Project Engineer

at Terracon in Lombard, Illinois, United States

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Interested in being a part of an award-winning team who creates earth to sky solutions for our clients? If so, come explore with us! Our Chicagoland geotechnical team in leading the industry with our innovative solutions. Enjoy a flexible work environment and an inclusive culture with a nationwide leader!

The Terracon office in Lombard, Illinois is growing and has an opening for a Project Geotechnical Engineer. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a well-established and strong technical team, build and maintain client relationships, and continue growing our consulting engineering practice. Our Chicagoland team serves a broad array of projects and clients in the public works, transportation, commercial, communications, digital infrastructure, energy, and industrial sectors.

We know that an experienced Project Geotechnical Engineer is critical for the success of the team. A great Project Geotechnical Engineer would be a cornerstone for leading a project team on moderate to complex geotechnical projects and serve as a trusted mentor to field and staff engineer positions. They would also develop and maintain client relationships. Key skills include high attention to detail, organization and ability to prioritize work, clear and concise writing, proactive communication, and developing innovative geotechnical approaches to project challenges.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities:

+ Follow safety rules, guidelines and standards for all projects. Participate in pre-task planning. Report any safety issues or concerns to management.

+ Maintain quality standards on all projects.

+ Career level, fully competent engineering professional with responsibility for managing detailed phases of projects with moderate size and complexity.

+ Independently perform a variety projects or selected segments of larger projects.

+ Plan, schedule, conduct, and/or coordinate detailed phases of assigned project work.

+ Work closely with senior-level project managers to gain additional project management experience for more complex and larger projects.

+ Make design, engineering, and construction recommendations, adaptations and modifications.

+ Prepare proposals and reports for small and large projects of varying complexity.

+ Perform quality control review of proposals written by others.

+ Evaluate complex laboratory and field data for inclusion in reports.

+ Serve as a technical adviser to junior-level project team members.

+ Interact directly with client and project team on developing scope of services, communicating project progress and findings and recommendations.

+ Write and prepare routine and complex engineering reports detailing services provided, findings, and recommendations.

+ Participate in marketing, sales, and business development.

+ Supervise graduate, field, and project engineering staff.

+ Work under the supervision of an Authorized Project Reviewer.


+ Bachelor’s degree in Engineering.

+ Minimum 5-8 years’ experience.

+ Master’s degree in Engineering preferred.

+ Professional Engineer (PE) registration.

+ Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history.



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Project Geotechnical Engineer

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Regular, Full Time

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Lombard, IL

About Terracon:

Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned multidiscipline consulting firm comprised of more than 6,000 curious minds focused on solving engineering and technical challenges from more than 175 locations nationwide. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon’s growth is due to our talented employee-owners 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 Statement:

Terracon 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.

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Job Posting: JC259520958

Posted On: May 15, 2024

Updated On: Jun 14, 2024

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