Professional Geotechnical Engineer

Primary Location FI-Helsinki
ID 2023-1760
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


Geosyntec prides itself in hiring the most highly qualified professionals who have a diverse skillset, an advanced innovative mindset, and can effectively develop forward-thinking ideas. We are seeking a Project Geotechnical Engineer to assist in growing our geotechnical engineering and dam engineering practices in Finland. Our new Finland business will be headquartered in Helsinki, but we are flexible on where the successful candidate is based. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of experience, a background in geotechnical engineering with a focus in dam engineering, tailings and mining infrastructures within the Finnish marketplace, and the ability to assist in building and leading a practice. 


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, our clients ask us to address their new ventures and most challenging problems involving the environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Is this the right position to help you achieve your professional goals? We expect that you’d work on a variety of challenging technical projects while leveraging your existing knowledge and experience to help Geosyntec expand its current practices and capabilities through business development and client management. Collaboration and mentoring are cornerstones of Geosyntec’s culture. You should expect to work closely with experienced professionals who will help integrate you into Geosyntec’s culture as you advance to this next stage of your career. Some of the task-level or project management responsibilities you will be asked to do include:

  • Designing, managing, and performing geotechnical, geoenvironmental, civil, mining, and/or geological engineering field investigations including drilling, instrumentation, and construction quality assurance;
  • Leading dam safety reviews for both mining and water dams;
  • Working with numerical modeling software programs for stability, seepage and settlement/deformation analysis;
  • Preparing and coordinating the integration of design calculations, drawings, technical specifications, construction cost estimates, reports, and permit applications;
  • Managing projects successfully to achieve goals for technical excellence, budget control, schedule compliance, quality, client satisfaction, and profitability;
  • Reviewing and managing written document production; and
  • Business development; including supporting/leading/bringing in new clients and obtaining repeat business from existing clients, leading proposal preparation, and developing and implementing a business development plan; and Staff management and mentoring.


Here are some other things you should know about this position:

  • Training: this position may require specific health and safety training which will be paid for by the firm. Additional required training may include OSHA/MSHA, first aid, and CPR training and medical monitoring, also paid.
  • We also offer professional development opportunities including technical conferences, in-house seminars, webinars, and mentoring, that allow our professionals to build the technical and business skills necessary to become successful consultants.
  • Overnight travel: Up to 20% of time.


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.


Education and Licensure

  • Bachelor's degree in Geotechnical/Geological/Civil Engineering. (required)
  • Advanced degree in the same fields. (preferred) 
  • Professional registration in Finland (e.g., EUR ING.). (preferred) 

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

We would like you to have the following training, knowledge, and experience:

  • We are looking for candidates with a master's degree in engineering ideally with experience working as a tailings or mining waste engineer. You likely have a master’s degree in civil, mining or geotechnical engineering from a technical university, or equivalent qualifications.
  • Your experience will have provided you with a good knowledge of mining infrastructures and the construction process, from feasibility studies and research to the preparation of working documents associated with a mining operation. 
  • You will need to have experience in independently leading and initiating new field assignments.
  • Experience in soil mechanics, slope stability analysis, numerical modelling and/or hydrogeology and water balances will be considered additional merit for this position. We would also like you to be interested in the sustainable development challenges facing the mining industry.
  • The position requires the ability to collaborate and communicate both internally and externally so bilingual proficiency in Finnish and English will be valued.

Culture/EEO Statement

  • At Geosyntec, we are dedicated to fostering an inclusive, equitable and diverse environment for all our employees, clients, partners, and the communities that we serve.
  • We strive to promote a culture where every employee can bring their whole self to work, where mutual respect and understanding is the cornerstone of our values. We believe that an inclusive workplace enhances our performance and leads to positive outcomes.
  • 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
  • Geosyntec offers excellent compensation packages commensurate with experience, along with a comprehensive employee benefits package.






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