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Project Engineer - Geotechnical

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Discover your full potential. At Tetra Tech, we are collaborating with industry-leading experts for a sustainable future for our world. We combine consulting and engineering with advanced analytics and technology to solve the world’s most complex challenges. Our innovation hubs across the globe will enable you to share ideas and best practices while growing your professional network. Wherever you are in your career journey, you will benefit from working with world-class engineers, scientists, and technical specialists.


Apply today and join the company that is Leading with Science®.


Tetra Tech’s geotechnical office in Diamond Bar provides a very broad range of services to a very broad range of clients.  Our projects include dams, levees, surface mining and reclamation, landfills, brownfield redevelopments, infrastructure projects, and of course conventional geotechnical engineering projects involving foundations for hi-rises, commercial, industrial, single family buildings, landslides and embankments, as well as offers forensics, expert, and agency review services.  Our clients include federal, state, county, and local government agencies as well as private entities.  Our staff includes certified and mostly higher degree geotechnical engineering, geology, and field construction staff.  Although most of our projects are in Southern California, we routinely provide services in Northern California, Arizona, and New Mexico, and occasionally across the country and internationally.


To support the growth, our office is seeking a full-time Project Engineer to perform engineering and project management tasks.  Expertise in several project types and clients listed above, adequate writing and communication skills are the primary job requirements.  Marketing experience is welcome but not required. 


Your Role:

  • Preparation of scopes and budgets for proposals
  • Management of junior and field staff to procure and conduct field investigations
  • Management and lead of data processing and engineering analyses efforts for preparation of reports
  • Preparation of reports including management of the support engineering, geology, and drafting staff, leadership role in writing of well-structured reports suitable for senior review
  • Participation and overseeing field efforts during both investigation and construction
  • Interaction with clients to resolve scheduling, technical, and budgetary issues
  • Provide mentorship to junior staff



  • PE Registration or eligibility to sit for an exam
  • 7 years of relevant experience
  • MSc in Geotechnical Engineering, PhD welcome
  • Experience in a geotechnical consulting firm is preferred
  • Competency in common geotechnical engineering analyses and reporting
  • Specialty in a certain geotechnical field, e.g., seismic, landfill, numerical modeling
  • Experience with grading observations and testing
  • Strong competency with Excel and Word is a must
  • Familiarity/competency with drafting and presentation software, e.g., Corel Draw, Adobe Illustrator, AutoCAD is a plus
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Willingness to work in the field as needed
  • Ability/willingness to occasionally travel
  • Ability to work outdoors under varying weather conditions, travel by foot over rough terrain, and lift at least 40 pounds


At Tetra Tech, health and safety play a vital role in our success.  Tetra Tech’s employees work together to comply with all applicable health & safety practices and protocols, including health orders and regulations related to COVID-19 that are mandated by local, state, and federal authorities as well as project requirements.


About Tetra Tech:


Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 450 locations around the world. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—21,000 associates working together to provide smart, scalable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.


Explore our open positions at https://www.tetratech.com/careers. Follow us on social media to learn more about our people, culture, and opportunities:


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Tetra Tech is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity, inclusion, and equity are among Tetra Tech’s core values. Throughout our history, the company has prioritized equitable inclusion of all people. All qualified candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, military or veteran status, gender, age, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information and any other characteristics protected by the law. We invite resumes from all interested parties. Please visit our website at www.tetratech.com to see the array of diverse services and exciting projects we are currently working on.


Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions.


We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


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