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Graduate Geotechnical Engineer (Available 2023)

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Graduate Geotechnical Engineer (Available 2023)

New York, NY
Full Time
  • Responsibilities


    Dedicated to sustainable development, Arup is a collective of designers, advisors and experts working globally. Founded to be humane and excellent, we collaborate with our clients and partners using imagination, technology, and rigor to shape a better world.


    • Prepare desk study reports on sites due for development

    • Use and manage subsurface information database systems

    • Observe construction site works and geotechnical investigation

    • Log and describe properties of geological (soil and rock) materials to aid design and construction works

    • Prepare laboratory test schedules

    • Interpret subsurface conditions and understand their impact on design and construction

    • Carry-out shallow and deep foundation design , slope stability calculations, and seismic assessments

    • Support the completion of temporary support - of - excavation designs, including for basements, shafts , and cut - and - cover tunnels/subway stations

    • Conduct preliminary ground movement predictions , hydrogeological impact and building damage assessments

    • Collaborate in multidisciplinary teams ( e.g. structural, civil, bridges & civil structures) to designs for subsurface elements

    • Observe the installation of subsurface elements during construction



    • Bachelor of Science in Geotechnical Engineering , Geological Engineering/Engineering Geology or Civil Engineering with a focus in Geotechnical Engineering

    • 3.0 GPA or higher

    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills essential for team-based working

    • Excellent planning and organization skills required for our fast-paced environment

    • Highly motivated, proactive, and willing to take on new challenges

    • Able to prioritize effectively, balance assigned work , and exceptional organization skills required for our constantly evolving environment

    • Presentation skills with colleagues and clients of all levels

    • Proficient in developing code or developing analysis tools ( e.g. MatLab , Excel, MathCAD etc.)


    • Master's or PhD preferred in Geotechnical Engineering or Geological Engineering

    • 3.5 GPA or higher

    • EIT/FE or GIT/PG desired

    • Advanced courses in foundations, soil mechanics, and rock mechanics

    • Knowledge of finite element analysis software ( e.g. Plaxis , LSDyna , FLAC, MIDAS etc.)

    • Practice in slope stability analysis software ( SlopeW , Slide, UTexas , etc.)

    • Exposure and interest in programming (Python, Visual Basic, Rhino, Leapfrog, etc.)

    • Knowledge of common types of shallow and deep foundation and retaining structures, including installation methodology.

    • Knowledge in geological and geotechnical interpretation with understanding of geological origin and process

    • Interest in the field of underground engineering

    • Active in engineering community through professional societies

    • Evidence of personal investment in academic or extracurricular field


    For over seven decades Arup has been at the forefront of the most ambitious and innovative design and engineering. From concert halls to national stadiums, renewable energy to driverless cars, we continue to add to that history every day. Notable projects from our Geotechnical team include:

    • 2nd Avenue Subway, New York

    • Salesforce Tower, San Francisco

    • Kensico Eastview Connection Tunnel, New York

    BENEFITS THAT WORK- At Arup, we have a comprehensive and valuable benefits program that works for our employees and their families while keeping costs low. These benefits provide health and welfare security for you as well as paid time off for rest and renewal. Our Global Profit Share Plan (paid bi-annually) provides an opportunity for you to share in the success of the Firm. As a valued employee of Arup, you can also choose to participate in our 401(k) plan with up to 10% company match to help you save for your future.

    FLEXIBLE WORKING - We believe that flexible arrangements create a more inclusive way of working that supports our diversity and the wellbeing of our people. Options for alternative schedules and the ability to work outside of the office for a portion of your workweek are available.

    ARUP IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. We consider all qualified candidates regardless of national origin, veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or other status protected by law. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please contact us at

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    Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, architects, consultants and technical specialists, working across every aspect of today’s built environment. Together we help our clients solve their most complex challenges – turning exciting ideas into tangible reality as we strive to find a better way and shape a better world.