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Geo-Careers: Geotechnical Consultant

Geo-Careers: Geotechnical Consultant

Credit: Eeekster
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ferguson-slide.jpg
License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Roads should never be covered by a landslide – it makes them impassible! Geotechnical consultants try to prevent events like this.

Why It Matters

  • Geotechnical consultants do a range of activities. They particularly assess activities that may damage people or property.
  • With a geosciences background, these professionals try to understand the processes that cause hazards.
  • Geotechnical consultants protect the public in ways they might never see.
  • Credit: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District
    Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/savannahcorps/7804068098/
    License: CC BY-NC 3.0

    Geotechnical engineers collecting soil samples using a Geoprobe Direct Push Rig [Figure2]


Explore More

With the link below, learn more about geotechnical consulting. Then answer the following questions.

  1. What sorts of organizations might a geotechnical consultant work for?
  2. What does a geotechnical consultant look for in the field?
  3. What tools do geotechnical consultants use for their work in the office?
  4. What should be in a good geotechnical consultants skill set?
  5. Why does the consultant in the video say that career opportunities in this field will be increasing?

Image Attributions

  1. [1]^ Credit: Eeekster; Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ferguson-slide.jpg; License: CC BY-NC 3.0
  2. [2]^ Credit: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District; Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/savannahcorps/7804068098/; License: CC BY-NC 3.0


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