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Senior Geotechnical Engineer / Engineering Geologist (Underground Structures)

Tectonic Engineering Consultants, Geologists & Land Surveyors, D.P.C.
Forest Hills, New York
$140,000-$150,000 per year
Closing date
Apr 6, 2023

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Geotechnical Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Senior Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering

Tectonic is actively seeking a full-time Senior Geotechnical Engineer / Engineering Geologist with heavy civil construction inspection experience related to underground structures, including tunnels, shafts, rock reinforcement, piles and caissons, grouting, ground improvement, etc. for an exciting, high-profile project in the Queens, NY area!

This position offers a competitive salary and benefits package, and the opportunity for professional growth and development with a top firm!



Essential functions include performing various geotechnical engineering design, services, investigations, design and inspections, for projects related to underground structures, including tunnels, shafts, rock reinforcement, piles and caissons, grouting, ground improvement, etc. to ensure compliance with approved construction documents and referenced standards as required. This may include performing and supervising work including, but not limited to the inspection of test borings, test pits, subgrades, drilled and driven piles, underpinning, SOE systems, and deformation/vibration monitoring services.

In addition, the employee must regularly read, interpret, and perform technical review of blueprints, technical drawings, schematics, computer-generated reports, construction manuals, and project procedure guides to obtain a thorough knowledge of the applicable plans and specifications, and to confirm that the documents are sufficient. The employee will also perform complex calculations to verify the feasibility of various plans and specifications and will prepare necessary reports and drawings as required.



  • Valid New York State Professional Geologist License, with a BS Degree in Geological Science or similar;
  • Minimum of 6 years of related geotechnical or geological experience;
  • Experience with civil construction inspection required; more specifically, experience relating to underground structures (tunnels, shafts, rock reinforcement, piles and caissons, grouting, ground improvement, etc.) is required;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with effective oral and written communication skills and ability to effectively communicate with the client and contractor;
  • Diversified knowledge of technology, materials, equipment, design concepts and construction techniques;
  • Good computer skills, with basic functionality in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Microsoft Excel and Word, as well as design software programs;
  • Valid, clean driver’s license and personal vehicle to travel to project sites as needed.



In addition to providing competitive salaries, Tectonic offers a wide range of benefit options, including:

  • Comprehensive group medical insurance, including health, dental, vision and life
  • Opportunities for professional growth and advancement
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid time off, including vacation, sick and personal
  • Company–observed paid holidays
  • Short and long-term disability coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts for medical expenses and dependent care
  • Commuter benefit plan for public transportation costs
  • 401K retirement and profit-sharing plan.


We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and highly encourage resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, or any other protected class.

Tectonic participates in the USCIS E-Verify Program to verify that all new hires are authorized to work in the United States.


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