Geotechnical Engineer

Job Category: Engineering
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: West Chester

Howell Engineering, a Civil Engineering/Land Planning Firm located in West Chester, PA, is seeking Geotechnical Engineer candidates with 5 to 7 years of experience in the design of residential and commercial subdivisions and land developments.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Management of Geotechnical Department and coordination with Civil Engineering and Land Surveying departments.
  • Perform a soil and geological engineering investigations and prepare reports.
  • Prepare subsurface exploration program.
  • Manage and administer test boring contracts.
  • Inspect borings, test pits, and probes, plus foundation grouting.
  • Perform soil infiltration testing and prepare a soil feasibility report.
  • Prepare laboratory soil/rock testing program.
  • Perform geotechnical analysis and prepare foundation report.
  • Investigate geotechnical stability, perform design, and prepare a report.
  • Prepare CBR recommendation report. Provide geotechnical reviews.
  • Perform pavement design.
  • Perform specialty geotechnical design.
  • Prepare technical proposals, cost estimates, plans, technical specifications, and reports, including the day-to-day correspondence.
  • Perform geotechnical analyses based on site conditions and requirements to support project designs.
  • Supports field instrumentation and monitoring activities.


  • B.S. in Civil Engineering; Professional Engineering license required
  • Working Knowledge of Autodesk Civil 3D is a plus but not required
  • Working Knowledge of Civil 3D Styles, Surfaces a plus but not required
  • Must be knowledgeable in Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Must have the ability to work independently or in a team environment
  • Must have good written and verbal communication.

A competitive benefits package is available that includes health, dental, vision, group life, short-term and long-term disability plans, a 401(k) program, and advancement opportunities – all in a business casual work environment.

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