Terracon Field Engineer in St. Louis, Missouri


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St. Louis

Job Description:

Terracon St. Louis is looking for an entry level field engineer/geologist. The position would consist of a variety of tasks, both in the field and in the office. The personnel would assist with geophysical investigations utilizing an array of geophysical techniques, including GPR, EM, ERI, Seismic, and more! The personnel would also perform soil boring logging with our in-house drill crews, as well as assist with other field coordination activities. The rest of the time would be spent in the office assisting our experienced geotechnical engineers and geophysicists preparing proposals and reports, where you have an opportunity to learn from some of the best in the industry. Terracon has access to some of the most sophisticated software and technologies, allowing you to grow to your potential. Consider joining our Terracon St. Louis Team, as this opportunity doesn’t come along often.

General Responsibilities:

Provide engineering and consulting services for a broad array of projects and clients. This may include performing and/or leading field investigations, engineering analysis, calculations, and recommendations, design and development of plans and specifications, observation and inspection, and the writing, preparation, and review of related reports for the services provided. Review drawings and construction to assure compliance with plans and specifications. Prepare proposals and cost estimates, track and evaluate project progress, budgets, and recommend changes. Research and resolve design and construction problems. Assign, review, and evaluate laboratory or field data for inclusion in reports. Apply sound engineering principles and be able to communicate complex engineering issues and concepts to technical and non-technical clients and project teams. Services may be provided for existing or proposed projects in the public works, transportation, commercial, communications, energy, and/or industrial sectors.

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.

  • Developing engineering professional; assignments are designed to develop knowledge and abilities.

  • Assist in research, data collection, field observation, inspection, and field and laboratory testing. Prepare associated reports or sections of larger reports.

  • Evaluate mostly routine laboratory and field data for inclusion in reports.

  • Consult with other technical people and supervisor on routine and less complex projects.

  • May perform basic calculations and engineering analysis

  • Drafts routine proposals and assists in the preparation of more complex proposals.

  • Performs plan drafting using CAD software.

  • May work with engineering technician crews in testing, observations and data gathering activities on project sites and prepare daily reports documenting activities and findings.

  • Works under the supervision of a Professional Engineer.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or Geology.

  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history.

Preferred Certification:

  • Engineer-in-Training (EIT) or Engineering Intern (EI) designation



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Posting Title:

Geotechnical Field Engineer

Employment Type:

Regular, Full Time

City, State (Office Location):

St. Louis, MO

About Terracon:

Terracon 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 4,000 employees in over 140 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 offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid holidays.

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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