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Geotechnical Specialist I

Advantage Engineers, LLC – West Chester, PA

Company Overview

Advantage Engineers is a rapidly expanding and dynamic professional engineering consulting firm within the fields of telecommunications, environmental, geotechnical, construction observation and materials testing. Advantage Engineers designs, develops, and implements a wide-array of innovative, high-quality and effective specialty solutions that deliver turn-key results with full-scope consultation services. The firm consists of 17 offices from New York to California.

Advantage Engineers is dedicated to evolving its technical services in conjunction with the future advancements in the field and is continuously looking to better serve its clients. Our people have a passion for solving problems and are committed to taking initiative and providing on-demand services. We are dedicated to working as a team, making customer service and fulfillment a personal mission, and operating in the best interest of our customers and fellow coworkers. If you want to develop as a part of a team that is in growth-mode, then were looking for the best to join us.


Job Overview:

Do you like working outdoors? Are you interested in the Construction and Environmental field? If so, we have an entry level, full-time position for you with competitive benefits! All you need is a High School Diploma to be eligible.

Strong customer service, written and oral communication skills, and problem-solving skills are required. Knowledge of basic mathematical calculations and Microsoft Office is also essential.


What the Responsibilities Are:

Advantage Engineers (Advantage) has an excellent career opportunity for someone who is interested in the construction and environmental field. This position will require the successful candidate to provide quality control inspections and observations of the contractor s work on a daily basis as described in the plans and specifications.

Typical duties may include:

  • Conduct laboratory and field testing to determine the engineering properties of soils, rock, concrete, soil cement, concrete aggregate, and asphalt aggregate.
  • Perform basic laboratory tests on soil and concrete and prepare reports of results.
  • Prepare detailed and complete field reports with all relevant test results and inspections/observations provided.
  • Provide daily reports of observation and test results.
  • Monitor work procedures for compliance with project specifications.
  • Perform analysis or calculations to check accuracy, applicability and reasonableness of testing data.
  • Communicate with clients, contractors, and management staff regarding construction issues.
  • Perform other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.
Experience / Requirements
  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • Ability to life 60-80 pounds on a recurring basis.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Basic competency in mathematical calculations.
  • Intermediate experience with Microsoft Office.
  • The ability to multitask and work effectively under limited supervision.
  • Highly professional demeanor for interaction with all stakeholders.
  • Ability to speak fluent English.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Must have reliable transportation and being willing to travel to sites/work remotely.
  • Must be able and comfortable to work outdoors, in varying temperatures and weather conditions.
  • Must be able to work in a geotechnical lab setting, performing required materials testing.

What We Can Offer You:

  • A competitive starting hourly rate with opportunities for overtime.
  • 120 hours accrued of PTO accrued per year, right out of the gate!
  • 8 company paid holidays.
  • Educational financial support.
  • A collaborative team environment with company events!
  • Competitive insurance plans.
  • A 3% 401k matching program.
  • An innovative environment where ideas are encouraged!
  • Opportunities to learn and grow.
  • A collaborative work environment.

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