• Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Full Time


Hillis-Carnes Engineering Associates is proudly a 100% employee-owned, top tier, multi-disciplined engineering firm. We have advanced capabilities in geotechnical and geostructural engineering, environmental consulting, specialty construction, construction materials engineering and testing, and third-party inspections.


Our depth of services let us see the big picture, while nearly 30 years in the field has trained us to pay attention to the details that matter most. From small residential projects to billion-dollar high-stakes projects, we've seen it all.


At HCEA, we can contribute our continuing success to multiple facets, but above all we are successful because of our knowledgeable, ambitious, and reliable employees who make every day count. For this exact reason, we strongly believe in fostering teamwork, rewarding ambition, and providing opportunities for professional advancement.


As a Geotechnical Engineer, you will work collaboratively with our knowledgeable geotechnical and materials testing/inspections departments and assist with a wide variety of projects for public and private sector clients.


Some duties may include but not limited to;

-Test boring/test pit observations, laboratory analysis, and preparation of geotechnical reports/calculation.

- Management of field staff, review of daily field reports, performance and oversight of on-site construction materials testing services.

-Supervising drill rigs, performing geophysical surveys, classifying soils, and assigning lab testing.

-Marketing and business development (ex. preparing and reviewing reports and proposals).

-Overseeing geotechnical and field services projects including permitting

-Eventually leading and mentoring a team of geotechnical engineers and project managers

REQUIREMENTS:4-8 years of related experience.

  • Professional Engineering license required
  • Familiarity with geotechnical software (i.e., GeoSystems, Gint, L-Pile, MSEW, etc.).
  • A valid driver's license/ satisfactory driving record accompanied with a reliable vehicle.
  • To participate in a pre-employment drug screening and background check.
  • The ability to occasionally work nights, weekends, and travel overnight.
  • To move up to 60-80 pounds (soil and concrete samples, nuclear gauges, etc).
  • Familiarity with engineering and construction plans/specifications.


We are proudly an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer an appealing benefit package. A few of these perks include: 100% Employer-Paid Benefits (Long-Term Disability, Basic Life & Employee Assistance Program), Health (W/ Health Savings Account Option), Disability, 401k w/ Company Match, Generous Compensation for Employee-Referrals, Tuition Reimbursement and many more!

Need another reason to join in on the success? We offer an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) in which employees are given shares in the company, held in an outside trust. The more successful the company is, the more valuable the shares become.

For the past four years, Engineering News-Record named Hillis-Carnes to its ranking of Top 500 Design Firms in the nation for its continued rapid growth.

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