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Become A Regional Geotechnical Leader

Join our expert team as a Geotechnical Engineer. Using advanced testing methods and tools, you’ll lead comprehensive subsurface investigations across the region for critical pre-construction phases. This role is ideal for an experienced professional with a strong background in soil and rock mechanics as well as a proven track record in geotechnical data analysis, comprehensive report writing, and geotechnical solutions. Work includes time in the office, field, and laboratory. If you’re driven by excellence and ready to lead impactful projects, we want to hear from you.

Responsibilities:

  • Writing clear, concise reports with an emphasis on technical accuracy, including field reports, inspection / engineering reports, and geotechnical subsurface investigation reports.
  • Planning and directing field investigations using various testing methods and equipment, which may consist of subsurface investigations and / or soil sample collection.
  • Supervising fieldwork and observing field activities of drilling personnel and soil technicians, including test borings and instrumentation installation.
  • Providing data analysis, organization, and interpretation in support of geotechnical and / or geological investigations for infrastructure; commercial developments; industrial sites; and a wide array of municipal, State, and Federal projects.
  • Executing and / or supervising engineering analyses, including shallow and deep foundation engineering, embankment construction, and seepage and slope stability.
  • Performing cost / quantity estimates, proposals, and project scheduling.
  • Providing construction support by assessing construction sites and providing technicians for material testing.
  • Conducting dam and / or levee safety inspections.
  • Communicating complex information to clients, coworkers, key stakeholders, and construction team representatives in clear terms and efficiently delegating tasks.
  • Overseeing the maintenance, cleanliness, upkeep, calibrations, and safe working condition of equipment at required intervals or usage.
  • Leading and mentoring technical staff.
  • Conducting field and laboratory testing, visiting project sites prior to and during construction, assisting with laboratory supervision, and working in the office, as necessary.

Please Note: Although this position has standard working hours when possible, this position is more task oriented relative to time oriented and requires flexibility with working hours to complete tasks, as required. This position is full-time. Seasonal additional work hours are likely and should be anticipated during busy seasons throughout the year, with additional time compensated.

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Qualifications:

  • Must have a Bachelor of Science in Civil, Geological, or Mining Engineering or related field of practice. A Master’s Degree with a Geotechnical focus is preferred.
  • Professional Engineer license in Missouri is required with the ability to obtain an Iowa and Illinois license in the immediate future.
  • 5+ years of experience in geotechnical engineering, with direct involvement in subsurface exploration programs, engineering analyses, and report completion.
  • Proven experience with design and development of engineering technical solutions, cost estimating, proposal development, and detailed report writing.
  • Solid project management skills with experience providing technical and project leadership to staff-level or junior engineers is necessary.
  • Knowledge of support analysis modeling and programs as well as personal computer proficiency are required competencies.
  • A strong background analyzing soil and rock mechanics and proficiency in various geotechnical computer software is considered essential for this position.
  • A valid driver’s license. Occasional out-of-town travel will be required.
  • Capable of working outside in varying weather conditions.
  • Should be capable of lifting up to 80lbs in and out of truck beds and able to walk across uneven terrain at job sites.
  • Ability to work independently or with others in a safe, friendly, organized, and productive manner.
  • Must be a dependable, trustworthy, and ethical individual with a great work ethic.
  • Must be a fast learner and willing to train for many different testing procedures.
  • Clear written and verbal communication is a must.
  • Must be able to organize, prioritize, and perform work assignments with minimal supervision.

NOTE: Klingner has eight office locations throughout Missouri, Illinois, and Iowa. The potential for transfer to another office location is based on need, capability, and mutual agreement.

The Perks

At Klingner, we offer excellent benefits, career growth opportunities, and a competitive salary depending on experience.

  • Mentor / Mentee opportunities
  • Professional development assistance
  • Health Insurance (three coverage options available)
  • VPTO, sick leave, and 7.5 paid holidays
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer match
  • Health savings and Flexible Spending
  • Yearly Wellness reimbursement
  • Bonus opportunities
  • Referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement
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What Sets Klingner Apart

Your experience is valued. Unique to the Architecture, Engineering, Surveying, and Geotech industry, Klingner & Associates, P.C. has an average employee retention rate of 9.5 years. As a nearly 120-year-old firm, this makes us proud. Each staff member provides a wealth of understanding and experience that helps drive our reputation for high quality deliverables. 

Client support is important to everyone in the firm. For over 10 years, Klingner has maintained an 85% client retention rate. We are also focused on staying ahead of the curve when it comes to technology, culture, and project delivery. 

With engaged leadership, Klingner acts on employee feedback and recommendations for continued evolution. At Klingner, we value quality, respect, professional advancement, and an enjoyable work environment. 

Apply today to become a part of a growing organization, deeply rooted in the communities we serve.

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Ready to Apply?

Applying is easy – Simply complete the Initial Interest Form below.


We are an EOE; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or marital status.

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