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Staff 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 geotechical 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 Staff Engineer.  A qualified candidate should be a graduate of a curriculum with focus on geotechnical engineering and have a genuine interest in the craft, be enthusiastic, analytical, and possess competent written and oral communication skills.  Although preferred, no previous experience is necessary, and training will be provided.


Your Role:

  • Procure and perform field investigations including site reconnaissance and field mapping, borehole logging, CPT coordination, infiltration testing, hand-auger sampling, and others
  • Perform field grading observations and testing including removal observations, bottom certifications, and compaction testing
  • Assist in sample processing and laboratory testing
  • Borehole log preparation
  • Basic drafting
  • Data processing
  • Perform assigned engineering analyses, i.e., slope stability, liquefaction, settlement, seismic demand determination, pavement design
  • Assist project professionals with preparation of reports



  • EIT or eligibility to sit for EIT exam
  • Graduate from relevant engineering program (geotechnical or similar area)
  • Experience in a geotechnical consulting firm is preferred
  • Familiarity with common geotechnical engineering analyses
  • 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
  • Adequate oral communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Willingness to work in the field as needed
  • Ability/willingness to 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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