ESP Associates, Inc. has an opportunity for a Geotechnical Engineer to join our transportation team.  With employees and offices spread throughout the Southeast (and beyond), this role has flexibility to work from several ESP locations, including South Charlotte (Fort Mill – ESP’s corporate HQ), Greensboro, NC, Charleston, SC, and Raleigh, NC. This is an opportunity to continue to develop your career with a well-established, dynamic, and growing Engineering, Surveying and Planning firm.  

ESP’s Geotechnical Engineering Services Include:

  • Roadway subsurface investigations
  • Laboratory testing
  • Seismic analyses
  • Embankment settlement and stability analyses
  • Reinforced earth structure analyses and design
  • Structure foundation analyses and design
  • Ground improvement analyses and design
  • Report preparation
  • Foundation load testing
  • Construction engineering and inspection
  • Noise and vibration monitoring


  • Plan and execute field exploration and laboratory testing programs
  • Perform engineering analyses, geotechnical design, write technical reports


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering
  • Master’s Degree with a focus in Geotechnical Engineering preferred
  • EIT required.  PE preferred.
  • Must have relevant experience in transportation projects
  • Experience with NCDOT and/or SCDOT preferred
  • Displays strong technical skills in soil mechanics and geotechnical analyses and design 
  • Display experience with soft ground and high seismic geology
  • Must possess intermediate to advanced computer skills (MS Office and relevant technical software required, gINT and MicroStation are preferred), including the ability to learn various types of company/client software 
  • Candidate must be able to pass a drug screen, background check, and have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the company’s driving (MVR) policy 

Corporate Information:

ESP is a multi-discipline engineering design and consulting firm providing our clients with civil engineering, surveying, planning/landscape architecture, geosciences, environmental, subsurface utility engineering, and construction engineering inspection.  Through years of dedicated service to our clients, ESP has received ENR Top 500 Design Firm ranking of 288 in 2020. In the Southeast, ESP’s primary territory, the firm received the 2020 ENR Southeast Top Design Firms ranking of 39.

ESP offers an excellent employee benefits package including:   

  • Health and Dental Insurance 
  • PTO (Paid Time Off) & Holidays 
  • Life Insurance 
  • Flexible Benefits Plan 
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance 
  • 401(k) Plan