A Geotechnical Engineer is a specialized Civil Engineer who specializes in investigating soil and rock, specifically what is beneath the ground’s surface. This usually includes specialized knowledge of rocks and the Earth’s core, with a well-rounded knowledge of Geology, Geophysics, and other related sciences.
An important part of the Civil Engineering industry, Geotechnical Engineers tend to work in mining, coastal areas, petroleum fields, and other areas related to the construction of the earth’s core both offshore and onshore. The discipline also involves performing studying on man-made structures such as cliffs and slopes.
The outlook for this industry tends to be better than others. A specialized form of civil engineering, Geotechnical engineers are expected to be in high demand over the next few years as more and more people grow accustomed to the concept of this still new form of civil engineering. The average Geotechnical Engineer has a background in Civil Engineering, with many also having a Master’s Degree.
Geotechnical Engineering Jobs Include: Geomechanics Engineer, Hydrogeological Engineer, Resovoir Geometrics Engineer