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WSP USA Geotechnical Engineer in Phoenix, Arizona

Our Business

We are a global leader in environmental consulting – made stronger with the recent acquisition of Wood’s Environment & Infrastructure business and Golder – with world-class expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG), climate resiliency & sustainability (CRS), and earth sciences. Combined we have over 20,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change.

As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from across the globe.

This Opportunity

WSP is currently initiating a search for a Geotechnical Engineer four our Phoenix, AZ office . The successful candidate will provide support to WSP’s project managers responsible for delivering geotechnical engineering projects to our clients. This is a great opportunity to work with an established consulting firm that values its employee’s enthusiasm and technical contributions. We are dedicated to developing the careers of our staff, providing the atmosphere to allow individuals to grow. We’d love you to join our team of friendly, hard-working, dedicated, and collaborative professionals. Our ideal candidate is seeking challenging work and is committed to quality. The ideal candidate will have an educational background in engineering fundamentals, with an emphasis on geotechnical/geological engineering; excellent interpersonal skills; written and verbal communication skills; and will be a proactive problem solver.

Your Impact

This position offers the opportunity to work with, learn from, and be mentored by senior engineering staff while executing the following roles/responsibilities:

  • Perform geotechnical field investigations and construction oversight.

  • Set up geotechnical investigations (i.e. driller acquisition, traffic control, permitting, utility locates, etc.)

  • Perform basic support and design engineering computations, including quantity calculations, foundation design, slope stability, etc. under the guidance of a senior engineer.

  • Design or redesign complex layouts and drawings from general written or verbal specifications from the project team.

  • Prepare geotechnical design reports under the guidance of a senior engineer.

  • Will travel to project sites in Arizona and possibly the western US. The job will be approximately up to 50% field work; and approximately 30% of the field work may require travel to project sites beyond the Phoenix metro area.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • BS in Civil Engineering, Geological Engineering, or related engineering degree.

  • 3-5 years+ relevant engineering experience.

  • EIT is required or the ability to obtain the EIT within 1 year of hire.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel.

  • Self-starter with good written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to follow instructions, organize and prioritize work to meet scheduled deadlines.

  • Superior time management, planning and ability to interact with clients.

  • Work well in a team environment.

  • Ability and willingness to travel to project sites in AZ and the western US. Approximately 10-30% overnight travel.

  • Physical requirements may require lifting up to 40 pounds and traversing over rugged terrain.

  • Must pass background check and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving (MVR) policy.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS degree in Geotechnical Engineering.

  • AutoCAD experience.

About WSP

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.


WSP provides a flexible and agile workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.


WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or other staffing services. Unsolicited resumes include any resume or hiring document sent to WSP in the absence of a signed Service Agreement where WSP has expressly requested recruitment/staffing services specific to the position at hand. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers or other business leaders, will become the property of WSP and WSP will have the right to hire that candidate without reservation – no fee or other compensation will be owed or paid to the recruiter, employment agency, or other staffing service.