Geotechnical Engineers research and study soil to evaluate its suitability for foundations. They investigate and assess construction sites, conduct lab tests, create designs for structures, supervise construction, and write and present reports. Also, Engineers work on projects such as designing tunnels, roadways, retaining walls, and earth dams, as well as helping to create strategies for the clean-up and management of contaminated sites. Geotechnical Engineers’ analysis helps determine which materials should be used in new structures’ foundations or overall design, and whether the project needs additional safety measures.
Required Skills & Abilities
- Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering (Geotechnical and Transportation)