Career Opportunity

Geotechnical Engineer (Minneapolis, U.S.A.)


Itasca Consulting Group, Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Employment Opportunity

Itasca, a growing international engineering company, is seeking a Consulting Geotechnical Engineer in its Minneapolis office. The successful candidate will have a background in engineering mechanics and statistics and have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in civil or geotechnical engineering with focus on geotechnical engineering. Primary responsibility will include characterization, 3D model development, geomechanics analysis for a range of projects such as slope stability, rock stabilization, rock fall mitigation, foundations, construction in soft soil, ground improvement, excavation and support, and soil-structure interaction. Experience using Itasca software (in particular FLAC3D) is highly desirable.

Primary expectations include the ability to:

  • Perform statistical analyses for geotechnical characterization.
  • Perform numerical modeling, analyze results, and communicate results to clients.
  • Work collaboratively with the software development team to develop and maintain Itasca’s software.
  • Communicate with Itasca consultants and external clients to understand needs and help find and develop effective solutions.
  • Continue professional development.
  • Travel as required to visit client sites and attend professional conferences, accounting for less than 10% of the individual’s time.
  • Be self-motivated with the ability to think creatively and solve problems independently.
  • Be willing and able to take on different responsibilities within a small consulting team, including testing, technical support, training, and other non-consulting tasks.

Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in civil or geotechnical engineering with a focus in geomechanics and statistics.
  • Three (3) years of experience with geotechnical analysis.
  • Field experience and Itasca software experience preferred.
  • English proficiency.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States. Itasca may be willing to facilitate work visa requirements under certain circumstances.

Other desirable skills:

  • Familiarity with 3D CAD software such as AutoCAD or Rhino
  • Familiarity with Python

This is a full-time position. The position is in Minneapolis, but remote working will be allowed for the near future due to COVID-19.

Salary is commensurate with the successful candidates’ experience. Itasca is an employee-owned company that provides stock ownership, 401(k) profit-sharing plan, performance bonuses, and other benefits including life, dental, disability, and medical insurances. Reasonable relocation expenses will also be provided. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Additional information can be found at

Please send cover letter and CV to the attention of:

Ben Harris via email to Please include the reference number ICG22-12 in the email subject line.

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