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Universal Engineering Sciences Engineering Technician in Tri-Cities, Tennessee


UES is a privately held, rapidly growing engineering and consulting firm with nearly six decades of experience in geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing, building code compliance, threshold inspections and environmental consulting. With more than 3,600 professionals across 85 branches in high growth markets in the U.S., UES consults on projects of all sizes for public and private clients in industries ranging from transportation and healthcare to commercial, residential, and education.

Experienced and proven, UES is considered a pioneer of the industry and stands at the forefront of emerging technology and best practices. Our work includes public and private clients, as well as public-private partnerships, and consists of projects ranging from transportation and infrastructure to aviation and aerospace. Our engineers, geologists, certified inspectors, scientists, and drillers offer an unwavering commitment to excellence, approaching each project with the knowledge that precision, professionalism, and creative solutions are what drive success and cultivate enduring client relationships.

As UES continues to grow, it’s critical that we have a defined set of values that guide us like a north star. These values need to demonstrate who we are as a company and what we believe. STRIVE stands for Safety, Teamwork, Responsiveness, Integrity, Value, and Excellence.

Joining GEOServices a Universal Engineering Sciences (UES) offers you the opportunity to excel at the fastest growing Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) firm in the country. Experienced and proven, UES is considered a pioneer of the industry and stands at the forefront of emerging technology and best practices.

We are a family of companies with revenue of $500M, quickly rising through organic and acquisition growth. We are made up of 6 regions that include nearly 24 companies within those regions: Florida, West, Texas, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and Midwest. UES is a family of almost 3,800 team members who operate in 85 locations in 22 states. Our values guide the way we work, make decisions, and treat others, specifically our team members, customers, and the communities where we serve. We STRIVE for safety, teamwork, responsiveness, integrity, value and excellence.

At UES, you will collaborate with a team that places value in our collective vision, culture of community, and unwavering commitment to excellence. While being encouraged to promote innovative and creative ideas, you will be provided the support to bring those ideas to fruition. As our company continues to grow at a rapid pace, so do the opportunities for our current and future team members to learn and mentor for continued professional and personal development. Additionally, you can count on excellent benefits, a comprehensive PTO plan, uncapped career growth, and the best people in the industry. You can learn more about our career opportunities here: https://teamues.com/careers/


GEOServices Engineering, a Universal Engineering Sciences (UES) has an opening for an Engineering Technician in our Construction Services Department. UES is a nationwide leader in Geotechnical Engineering, Construction Materials Testing and Inspection, Building Code Compliance, Environmental, Occupational Health & Safety, and Building Envelope.

The Ideal Candidate

Energetic – Passion and high energy for delivering results in a fast paced and high growth environment; autonomous, strong self-starter with a sense of urgency.

Resourceful – Enjoys challenging projects, taking initiative to solve problems, and executing on deliverables.

Creative – Able to tell an engaging story with an expertise in technical writing and the ability to incorporate case studies and state-of-the-art graphics.

Team Player – Enjoys being on a team. Works well with others and brings a positive attitude.

Adaptable – Able to work on multiple projects simultaneously and remain flexible as business priorities change.

If this sounds like you, we invite you to keep reading and apply

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • As a Field Technician, you will be responsible for in-the-field testing of concrete, soils and other construction materials.

  • You will use a company provided vehicle to travel to job sites in the area to perform routine field-testing including compaction testing, sampling and observations of soils, stone and asphalt, utilizing nuclear density gauges and drive tube methods.

  • You will also perform concrete, grout and masonry quality control tests through sampling and visual observation, document and report your findings.

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements

  • Regularly exposed to outside weather conditions such as wet and/or humid environments, extreme cold and/or heat, dusty and noisy work environments

  • Field work on outside construction sites involving long-term standing and potentially repetitive motions

  • Typically, 50% field work and 50% office work

  • Ability to use your senses to see (including close, distant and peripheral vision, depth vision and ability to focus), smell, hear and touch (use your hands to reach, climb or balance, crouch, stoop, crawl, kneel and sit)

  • Some weekend and overtime work and/or overnight work and travel may be required

  • May be required to drive hundreds of miles per day

  • Ability to lift/move up to 75lbs.

  • Ability to regularly lift and/or move/shake up to 40lbs (soil and/or concrete tests and related apparatus); frequently lift and/or move up to 60lbs (soil and sand samples, and nuclear density equipment); and occasionally move more than 100lbs. (such as a loaded wheelbarrow of concrete samples)


  • Valid Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record

  • Prior experience as field/engineering technician preferred, but not required

  • Willingness to obtain TDOT Certifications , ICC Soils, NICET Soils Tech Level I, NICET Geotechnical Engineering Technician Level I, American Concrete Institute (ACI) Concrete Field Testing Technician -Grade I

  • Must be at least 18 years old for entry onto job sites, must be able to lift up to 75 pounds (lbs) repeatedly

  • Ability to read and write, ability to use a computer

Who We Are:

UES provides essential engineering services for some of the most prominent and significant projects in the nation. Our team members, from our drillers to administrative staff, contribute directly to projects that transform communities. With some of the greatest talent in Geotechnical Engineering, Construction Materials Testing and Inspection, Code Compliance, Environmental, Occupational Health & Safety, and Building Envelope, we are committed to delivering groundbreaking solutions for our clients. At the core of our success is our team members who make it all possible. We know that the projects we deliver are only as good as our people, which is why we offer enriching opportunities for career growth at every level.

Growing in Excellence

As the #1 fastest growing AEC firm on The Zweig Group's Hot Firm list in 2021, UES is poised to lead our industry into the future. As we evolve from a one-man operation to a company spanning 75 branches and 3,500 employees, we’re looking for enthusiastic talent to launch their careers and grow along with us.

Why Work at UES?

We value the individual contributions of our employees, and we show this through providing great benefits. Click here (https://teamues-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/p/sbielefeldt/EbEUX7QyRi9Np7gALiJOZlkBNwVgknUxkYY7P7dcARIV9Q?e=CSxw2C) to see how we support our people in and out of the workplace . Please ask your recruiter what benefits plans apply to you.

Check out our website: https://teamues.com/

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EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran Universal Engineering Sciences is a Drug-Free Workplace. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.