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Entry-Level Civil, Environmental, or Water Resources Engineer 1/23/2020

Geosyntec Consultants Knoxville, TN

Knoxville, TN
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree


Looking for a place to grow your career? A place where you can work with industry recognized professionals who are solving tough environmental problems? Geosyntec is the place for you! We are seeking a highly motivated, organized Entry Level Engineer to support civil, environmental, and water resources engineering projects in our Knoxville, TN office, and southeast region. The position will work with a multi-disciplinary team where you will apply your academic knowledge and practical experience to real-world situations related to Water Resources while also learning and expanding the business skills needed for a successful consulting career.

Our clients ask us to address their new ventures and most challenging problems involving the environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure. Ranked by ENR in the top 20 design firms for the environment, Geosyntec is internationally known for its technical leadership, broad experience, and exceptional client service. Learn more by visiting

Knoxville, Tennessee, situated on the Tennessee River, is quickly becoming the go-to destination in the east for a myriad of year-round outdoor recreational opportunities. Knoxville is located in a valley between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to the east and the Cumberland Plateau to the west. Knoxville is also home to the Urban Wilderness, a system of trails located within the City limits used for hiking and biking. The Urban Wilderness provides access to rock climbing, kayaking, fishing, and swimming. Knoxville is centrally located to several metropolitan and cultural centers including Nashville, Chattanooga, Atlanta, Charlotte, Asheville and Lexington. The vibrant downtown district contains a variety of restaurants, breweries, distilleries, shops, and activities. The University of Tennessee is located adjacent to the downtown district and is a great place to catch a SEC football or basketball game. The lower cost of living coupled with numerous social and recreational opportunities make Knoxville a great place for young professionals starting their careers.


Is this the right position to help you achieve your professional goals? Some of the key responsibilities for the position may include:

* Hydrologic and hydraulic (H&H) analysis and modeling;

* Watershed, stormwater management, and stream restoration design and analysis;

* Surface water quality/hydrodynamic modeling and environmental data analysis;

* Green infrastructure/Low Impact Development Best Management Practice design;

* Dam and Reservoir modeling and design;

* Floodplain modeling and permitting;

* Erosion and sediment control design;

* Clean Water Act/National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) compliance;

* Civil/infrastructure design and site layout;

* Remedial investigations, feasibility studies, and remedial design;

* Site visits/field operations oversight; and

* Preparation of technical reports, calculations, drawings, specifications, etc.

You should expect to work closely with experienced professionals who will guide and integrate you into Geosyntec's culture, as you kick start your career. Here are some other things you should know about a typical Entry-Level Engineer position with Geosyntec:

* Training: We offer professional development opportunities including in-house seminars, webinars, and mentoring, that allow our professionals to build the technical and business skills necessary to become successful consultants

* Fieldwork: Up to 20%

* Overnight travel: Up to 20%

Your success is our success. We encourage our professionals to continually develop their interests and skills. Advancement is based on an individual's own performance and initiative.


* BS degree in civil, water resources, environmental, or biosystems engineering. (required)

* Advanced degree related to water resources engineering. (preferred)

* Prior research or professional experience in environmental or water resources engineering. (preferred)

* Certification as an Engineer-in-Training (EIT). (preferred)

* Ability to become a licensed Professional Engineer. (required)

* Experience with modeling/design tools such as HEC-RAS, AutoCAD Civil 3D, and ArcGIS. (preferred)

* Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite. (required)

* Valid U.S. driver's license and a satisfactory driving record for business travel. (required)


Geosyntec strives to hire and retain the best and brightest people in their fields. We look for exceptional interpersonal skills, communication skills, and problem-solving abilities, plus the passion for technical excellence and quality. We seek individuals with leadership potential, a commitment to lifelong learning and growth, and the desire to build a long and rewarding career with a growing Firm.


Geosyntec is a great place to build a career. If you're looking for an exciting place to work, a place with challenging and rewarding projects, and a place that has been nationally recognized for its employees' quality of life, technical expertise, and business success, then Geosyntec may be the place for you. You can learn more about careers and employment at Geosyntec by visiting

We are proud to offer our employees a highly competitive benefits package. Learn more by visiting


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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).

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