Geotechnical Engineer

ID: 38541 Location: Irvine, CA
Discipline: Geotechnical Posted Date: 09/30/2021

Langan provides expert land development engineering and environmental consulting services for major developers, corporations, energy companies, healthcare systems, colleges/universities, and large infrastructure programs throughout the U.S. and around the world. Our employees collaborate seamlessly among 30+ offices and gain valuable hands-on experience that fosters career growth. Langan culture is entrepreneurial from advancing innovative technical solutions, to participating in robust training and knowledge sharing, to making progressive change within the communities we live and work.


Langan is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment where employees are empowered to contribute their skills and knowledge to make impactful contributions. Langan is pleased to be recognized for three consecutive years as a “Best Firms to Work For” and top 100 “Hot Firms” in the nation.


Langan is seeking a Geotechnical Engineer to join its collaborative team in Irvine, CA. This individual will serve a key function in providing support to project managers and perform duties as a field representative during subsurface exploration and construction. As the successful candidate, you will have interest in performing calculations, preparing technical documents, providing recommendations for foundations, retaining walls, and other geotechnical-related aspects of a project in a dynamic environment. In this role, you will have the opportunity to work with a dynamic group of engineering professions on a wide variety of challenging project types ranging from high-rises, stadiums and arenas, to multi-family, logistics, and alternative energy projects both in the Southern California area and throughout the Western U.S. regions.


Job Responsibilities:


  • Assist with the planning and execution of field investigations, including logging borings and test pits, collecting samples, performing field tests, and collecting and recording data. Use field-testing equipment including a nuclear gauge with proficiency;
  • Observe foundation and earthwork construction activities and monitor conformance with the construction documents (plans and specifications). Issue non-conformance reports;
  • Conduct file reviews, site reconnaissance, and document searches;
  • Prepare report exhibits, figures, and plans using AutoCAD;
  • Assist with the preparation and modification of various engineering documents including report specifications, plans, construction schedules, cost estimates, and design plans for projects;
  • Collaborate with team members on project tasks and assignments; and
  • Assist other work groups within the same or different disciplines or office locations on an as-needed basis.




  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering; Master’s degree in Geotechnical Engineering strongly preferred;
  • Entry to 3 years of experience in geotechnical consulting or other relevant field;
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0;
  • FE/EIT certification preferred;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated ability to follow direction and work in a team environment;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Ability to spend at least 90% of work hours in the field while performing required field duties;
  • A valid driver’s license in good standing;
  • Position requires work Monday through Friday with occasional evenings and weekends; and
  • Local candidates preferred.


Langan is committed to employee wellbeing and providing a healthy and safe work environment.  Langan provides a rich array of programs and benefits to help its employees advance their careers and enhance the quality of their lives. Our comprehensive compensation package includes: full-time employment company paid medical, dental, and vision coverage; life insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance, and paid pregnancy disability leave; 401(k)/Roth with company match; paid time off including parental and military leave; employee referral and professional license bonuses; and educational reimbursement.


Langan offers flexible work schedules; extensive training; wellness programs; buddy and mentoring programs; employee resource groups; and much more!


Langan is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer committed to building a team that represents and values diverse backgrounds. Langan promotes a positive work environment of inclusion, where we respect each other’s differences and recognize that a diverse and inclusive environment is a key to our success.