HBK is searching for a Geotechnical Engineer. Our firm offers a professional work environment, excellent benefits, competitive salary and growth potential.


  • The person in this position will work on a variety of consulting projects involving traditional geotechnical engineering analysis and designs related to:
    • Shallow and deep foundations.
    • Slope stability and earth stabilization.
    • Bearing capacity.
    • Settlement analysis.
    • Earth and rock engineering.
    • Horizontal Directional Drilling operations.
    • Earth retention and excavation support systems.
    • Dewatering operations.
  • This position could include:
    • Performing geotechnical computer modeling.
    • Specifying investigation programs, testing protocols and interpreting geotechnical investigations.
    • Overseeing on-site and in-laboratory material testing, and instrumentation installations.
    • Conceptual and value engineering with emphasis on constructability issues.
  • Projects will focus on geotechnical design and analysis including the preparation of:
    • Calculations and plans (including CADD work).
    • Technical memos, reports, construction specifications and other written documentation.
  • The position will include field work such as:
    • Construction observation.
    • Subsurface investigations, in-situ testing, surveying, materials testing, and facility inspections.
    • Managing selected project tasks for scope, schedule, and budget compliance.


  • M.S. Degree in geotechnical engineering with additional coursework in structural engineering or rock mechanic preferred.
  • PE registration required or in the process of examination for current students.
  • 3 – 8 years of relevant work experience with traditional geotechnical engineering.

Essential Skills:

  • Strong technical skills in a wide range of geotechnical analysis and design.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and willingness to modify personal schedule as required to meet project deadlines and/or client needs.
  • Computer skills including CADD, word processing, and spreadsheets.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Geotechnical computer modeling capabilities.

Travel: Minimal travel required.

Primary Location: Chicago, IL or Oak Brook, IL

Other Location: Chicago, Van Burren Office

Offers contingent upon satisfactory results from our standard background check and receipt of results of a satisfactory drug screening test from a location specified by HBK.