Project Engineer - Geotechnical

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NTH Consultants, Ltd.
MI, United States

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Project Engineer - Geotechnical


Detroit, MI 

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Geotechnical Project Engineer
Who we are

NTH Consultants, Ltd. (NTH) has been providing professional engineering consulting services to the energy, community development, industry, transportation, and water markets since 1968. From a small, Detroit-based, geotechnical engineering firm, our company has grown into to a nationally recognized, full service infrastructure and environmental consulting firm, providing a wide range of services in civil design, geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, and facilities engineering. Those who join our team will see first-hand the impact they have on the environment, public infrastructure, renewable energy, and community development efforts through exciting, high-profile, and challenging projects. Every day, our staff solves problems and overcomes challenges that make an immediate difference to our clients and the people they serve.
A day in the life of a Geotechnical Project Engineer at NTH
  • Coordinate field observations and studies, including on-site direction of geotechnical drilling activities, as needed.
  • Observe test boring drilling, test pit excavation, monitoring well installation, and install and read geotechnical instrumentation.
  • Monitor construction operations, including earthwork, dewatering, and excavation support installations and prepare engineering field reports.
  • Coordinate construction quality control services, conduct periodic site visits, and review daily field reports prepared by others.
  • Conduct laboratory and field testing of soils and rock along with interpretation of data from a variety of tests.
  • Perform a variety of engineering analyses and calculations, with and without the use of engineering software.
  • Prepare technical proposals, cost estimates, plans/drawings, technical specifications, and reports, including day-to-day correspondence.
  • Develop and present project-specific or technical presentations to clients, technical organizations, and in-house staff.
What you need to apply
  • Bachelor of Science or Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering (emphasis on geotechnical engineering) or related degree from a 4-year accredited college or university.
  • Professional licensure in the State of Michigan or another state required.
  • 5-8 years of demonstrated experience in Civil Engineering or Geotechnical Engineering analysis and design.
  • Experience with geotechnical analyses and design, including slope stability, earth retention / shoring, settlement, shallow and deep foundations, and related items.
  • Experience planning, executing, and reporting geotechnical explorations to support analyses and design.
  • Experience working as part of an interdisciplinary team to solve a variety of challenges facing clients.
  • Experience with soft soil conditions and finite element modeling is highly desirable.
  • Ability to independently characterize subsoil conditions, starting from development of an exploration program through laboratory testing, evaluation of data, and design parameter recommendations.
  • Demonstrated ability to seek and establish new clients and build good business relationships with both new and current clients.
  • May be required to perform job duties in the field and office, during non-standard work hours, as necessary.
  • Must be able to lift and carry equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • May be required to enter and work within confined spaces, once appropriately trained.
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel to and conduct field work at job sites/offices in Michigan.
What you will enjoy (the perks!)
  • Become an employee owner with us: company contributions to a qualified retirement plan through the Employee Stock Ownership Plan.
  • We believe in work life balance: Flexible and hybrid work schedules available.  
  • Generous PTO package and paid holidays.
  • Participation in our total rewards program with competitive salaries, and low-cost health plans.
    • Cafeteria plan options for health, dental, vision plans, and a 401K plan with a company match.
  • Company paid employee assistance program for employees & families.
  • Paid parental leave.
  • Give back to the community through various volunteer events and fundraisers.
  • Tuition reimbursement for our long-life learners.
  • Professional development opportunities & paid professional memberships.
Why choose us?
In 2022, NTH has been named a Crain’s Cool Place to Work, a Detroit Free Press Top Workplace, and a National & Metro Detroit’s Best and Brightest Company.
As an employee-owned firm, we take our work seriously, but we know how to have fun. We promote a relaxed company culture that focuses on improving not only our staff members' professional life, but also their personal life. We regularly schedule company activities which support employee ownership, such as golf outings, off-site company holiday party, food trucks, book clubs, ESOP month Oktoberfest celebrations, and many more team building events. We also offer a robust engagement program that focuses on all aspects of wellness. Opportunities include regular challenges, educational presentations and health initiatives, impromptu activities such as group lunch walks, healthy snack days, after work bike outings, and more.  
Work Authorization
Authorized to work full-time in the U.S.A. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired are required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
AAP / EEO Statement
NTH Consultants, Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability.
NTH Consultants, Ltd. participates in E-Verify.