Thielsch Engineering

Geotechnical Engineer

Job Locations US-RI-Cranston
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


As a CTS Engineering Technician, you will perform light to moderate labor-intensive field duties and testing under the direction of other engineers or staff professionals with minimal analysis of data required.


  • Perform on-site observation and monitoring, pre and post construction surveys, field and laboratory testing and analysis, field sampling of potentially hazardous soil, and subsurface investigations.
  • Write drafts of field reports, inspection/engineering reports, and technical specifications.
  • Data gathering in the field of various engineering support programs, such as geophysical surveying, subsurface investigations, air & water sampling, load testing, structural monitoring, electrical resistivity, mass concrete temperature monitoring, and deep foundation inspections.
  • Perform routine and non-routine geotechnical lab testing of soils, concrete, rocks and asphalt to determine compliance with project specifications with minimal supervision.
  • Occasionally conduct equipment repairs and calibrations.
  • Occasionally perform field testing of soils, concrete, masonry, and asphalt to determine compliance with project specifications. Assist the laboratory with index testing when there are high volumes of samples in-house.

This job operates in both a professional office environment as well as on a variety of outdoor job sites. Position will entail frequent exposure to outside work, dusty environments as well as occasional sedentary work.


Frequent local travel expected for this position. Valid driver’s license and clean record, driving company vehicle(s) is/are required.


This is a full-time 40-hour position. Days and hours of work vary but are most commonly Monday through Friday 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Hours may periodically include nights and weekends and overtime may be requested as determined by the needs of the department.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred and/or one (1) year experience.
  • Valid driver’s license and clean record, driving company vehicle(s) is/are required
  • Ability to acquire certifications from NCEES, OSHA, NICET, NETTCP, ICC and ACI


Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Degree or skills acquired from a College or Technical school


Compensation & Benefits

  • Competitive wages
  • Health Care - United HealthCare, Delta Dental and Vision Service Plan
  • Paid holidays and Paid Time off (PTO)
  • Employer-paid Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)
  • Employer-paid Life and AD&D insurance; access to short and long-term disability insurance.
  • Tuition reimbursement, Professional development and more! 

Thielsch Engineering, Inc. is an E-Verify participant and will conduct background investigations and pre-employment screening of candidates for employment Pre-employment activities will be conducted on qualified applicants after acceptance of a job offer. Thielsch Engineering, Inc. is an employee-owned company and an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We welcome applications from all backgrounds regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, disability, or any other classification protected by law


Who We Are

Thielsch Engineering, Inc. is a professional engineering firm that provides a complete range of consulting, design, and energy services to customers throughout the United States and internationally. Our multi-disciplined engineering and technical staff specialize in failure analysis, engineering design, process optimization, and condition assessment.  Our work demonstrates how creative collaboration can produce outstanding results for our clients and our communities.


Our Culture

At Thielsch, our customers come from all walks of life -- and so do our employees!  We hire amazing people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. We can confidently state that we are successful as a direct result of our diversity.

From day one and throughout your career with us, you’ll find a workplace with a culture with expansive personal & professional development opportunities, cutting edge technology, a place where relationships are valued, and work/life balance is always a priority.


We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within our walls and out in our communities. We strive to be a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other applicable federal or state-protected classification.


Your Division

Our Construction Testing Services (CTS) department provides on-site field inspection and geotechnical and construction materials laboratory services to assure the proper selection, quality, and workmanship of the construction materials being used and the services provided comply with the project specifications.


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