Staff Geotechnical Engineer

About New Fields  

NewFields is an environmental, engineering, and construction management consulting firm. Since 1995 we have been providing businesses with practical and tactical expertise. We collect, research, refine & provide the actionable intelligence needed to resolve our clients' complex business needs. While we provide client focused solution-oriented approaches to our projects, we recognize our greatest assets are our employees and they are the driving force behind our success. Our culture fosters mentorship and professional growth while maintaining personnel connectivity amongst our staff.  

About the Position

The Geotechnical Engineer will be responsible for conducting field geotechnical investigations, management of laboratory test programs and subsequent material characterization along with providing support for geotechnical analysis and design of mine infrastructure such as tailings storage facilities, heap leach pads and waste dumps using a variety of analytic tools and software. Experience with foundation, slope stability, seepage and settlement analyses is advantageous. This position requires superior written and verbal communication skills to effectively interface with staff personnel, clients and vendors. 

Classification: Exempt

Status: Full-time

Compensation: 55-65K annually, BOE

Location:  Elko, NV


Education Requirement: BS in Geotechnical Engineering, MS preferred

Experience Requirement: Entry level to 5 years of experience

Computer Software: Proficiency using Rocscience or GeoStudio suites, Autodesk Civil 3D and MS Office Suite; Numerical modeling experience is advantageous.

Required Registrations/Professional Designations: Registered Engineering Intern

Required Travel: Domestic and foreign travel required; approximately 30-60%

Physical Demands: Position may require sitting for long periods of time, extended hours working on a computer and lifting up to 30 pounds. Field assignments are located in a variety of climactic conditions and may require standing, squatting, bending, the use of machinery and a variety tools.

Position Responsibilities

  • Develop and conduct geotechnical field investigations.
  • Perform and assign laboratory testing of soil and rock materials.
  • Interpret and analyze geotechnical data to establish type, classification, and engineering characteristics of materials.
  • Complete or assist with geotechnical engineering analyses including, but not limited to, seepage, slope stability, earthquake-induced deformation and settlement analyses.
  • Perform geotechnical analysis and design of mine infrastructure such as tailings storage facilities, heap leach pads and waste dumps.
  • Use Autodesk Civil 3D to develop geotechnical analysis cross-sections and parameters.
  • Prepare accurate and professional technical reports and presentations.
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license that is in good standing with NewFields’ Driver Performance Rating System.
  • Cooperation and coordination with co-workers and project team to assist in on-time completion and delivery of high-quality technical work.



NewFields believes that in order to attract and retain the best and brightest employees, we need to offer an outstanding benefits package. We provide paid vacation, sick and parental leave, along with paid holidays.

  • Medical and Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Telemedicine
  • 401k and Roth
  • 401(k) Match
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Basic Life / Accidental Death & Dismemberment
  • Long Term Care
  • Short Term Disability (STD) Insurance
  • Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance
  • Supplemental Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Supplemental Income Protection
  • Supplemental Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

NewFields is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identify or protected veteran status