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See Terracon’s Safety Response to Covid-19 belowJob DescriptionGeneral Responsibilities:

Provide field engineering and geotechnical consulting services, consisting primarily of the following:

  • observing and documenting geotechnical exploration and testing programs (e.g., test borings, test pits, electrical resistivity testing, cone penetrometer testing, etc.);
  • observing geotechnical-related construction activities (e.g., earthwork, shallow foundation construction, ground improvement and deep foundation installation), perform applicable testing and document observations and test results;
  • performing geotechnical laboratory testing.

Essential Role and Responsibilities:

  • Follow safety rules, guidelines and standards for all projects, participate in pre-task planning and report any safety issues or concerns to management.
  • Maintain quality standards on all projects.
  • Maintain familiarity with routine geotechnical analyses learned in college.
  • Apply sound engineering principles in all aspects of work.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing, as required to supervisors, clients, contractors and other outside parties.
  • Be proficient with Microsoft Office and 2D AutoCAD and be fully capable of learning and operating routine business software needed to carry out day-to-day activities.
  • Work under the supervision of a Professional Engineer and seek guidance and direction regarding all aspects of work.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering.
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history.
  • Successful completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam


  • Master’s degree in Geotechnical Engineering (or in Civil Engineering with a focus in Geotechnical Engineering)
  • 1 to 3 years’ experience observing geotechnical field work (e.g., borings, test pits, earthwork, etc.)

Terracon’s Safety Response to COVID-19Committed to Our Employee Safety!

Terracon is passionate about your safety before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic. As Terracon continues to move forward and grow through this time, we are continuing to take every precaution to ensure the safety of our employee-owners. If you are as committed to your success as we are committed to your safety, then Terracon is the company for you!

Our goal has not changed. For Terracon, our guiding principle has been and will continue to be the safety of our employee-owners. It’s that simple. We want our employees to be able to work safely in every situation and go home safely each night. As we continue our vision of being “Best at People,” here are some of the things Terracon is doing to safeguard every employee-owner:

  • On-going communication with ALL employee-owners on a dedicated COVID Response page, and a portal for their families to have access to resources as well
  • Requiring specific COVID-19 Pre-Task Safety Planning Protocols for all tasks and projects
  • Empowering employees to speak up and say “no” to working in unsafe conditions
  • Providing an additional 40 hours of sick leave to anyone impacted by COVID-19, including those impacted by daycare and school closures
  • Offering voluntary reduced work schedule for anyone needing extra time to care for others
  • Load leveling work assignments across regions to maintain high productivity and chargeability
  • Ensuring proper PPE and sanitation on all project sites by providing field employee-owners with mobile hand washing stations and supplies, masks, and sanitizing kits
  • Utilizing technology for more remote work opportunities and innovation using everything from video conferencing to drones
  • Following all CDC guidelines including social distancing on job sites, in offices, and in our labs
  • Implementing a stand-by leave program to ensure our employees continue service and health insurance benefits during regional work shortages

If your passion lies in working with a company that truly cares for your safety, and if you’re interested in belonging to a 100% employee-owned organization that will help you grow and quickly progress in your career, consider Terracon and apply today!About TerraconTerracon is a 100 percent employee-owned consulting engineering firm providing quality services to clients. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon currently has more than 5,000 employees in more than 150 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon’s growth is due to valued employees exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.

Terracon’s vision of “Together, we are best at people” is demonstrated through our excellent compensation and benefits package. Based on eligibility, role and job status, we offer many programs including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, paid time off and holidays, education reimbursement, and various bonus programs.EEO StatementTerracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.