• Washington, DC, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Hillis-Carnes Engineering Associates is a top tier, multi-disciplined engineering firm with advanced capabilities in geotechnical and geostructural engineering, environmental consulting, specialty construction, construction materials engineering and testing, and third-party inspections.

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.

As a Staff Engineer, you will collaborate with our knowledgeable geotechnical and materials testing/inspections departments and assist us with a wide variety of projects. Some of these duties may include but are not limited to: test boring/test pit observations, laboratory analysis, and preparation of geotechnical reports/calculation. Other functions include: field observation, testing, sampling and review of soils, aggregates, concrete, grout, masonry, fireproofing, and structural steel placement.

   Preferred Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 1 year of relevant experience.

  • Engineer in Training (EIT) certificate required

  • Familiarity with geotechnical software (i.e., GeoSystems, Gint, L-Pile, MSEW, etc.)


  • Ability to move up to 60-80 pounds (soil and concrete samples, nuclear gauges, etc.)

  • Valid driver's license and satisfactory driving record with reliable vehicle.

  • Participation in a pre-employment drug screening and background check.

  • Ability to work nights/overnight and weekends, as required.

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

    Want to grow with us? Apply now!

Minorities and Women are encouraged to apply.

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