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Engineering Geologist


Software Engineering


Reston, Virginia, United States


The Engineering Geologist will provide daily broad-based understanding of geological and geotechnical engineering disciplines in a defense environment. The selected candidate will have experience in drilling, core logging, mining, tunnel construction and design, trenchless technology, rock mass characterization and intelligence analysis skills.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Use exploitation products, intelligence resources and geological/geotechnical expertise to produce intelligence to characterize selected sites.

  • Provide geological/geotechnical guidance and judgment throughout the characterization process to produce accurate intelligence estimates.

  • Work within a matrixed team to include intelligence & imagery analysts, geologists, and engineers to translate characterization analysis to construct Underground Targeting & Analysis System (UTAS)/ Integrated Munitions Effects Assessment (IMEA) 3-D models for weaponeering.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Active TS/SCI security clearance with eligibility for CI Polygraph is required. Current/active CI polygraph is strongly preferred but we have the ability to hire at the TS/SCI level for otherwise qualified candidates who are willing and able to complete a polygraph post-hire.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering Geology, Geology or Mining/Geotechnical Engineering discipline with 4 or more years of related experience.

  • Strong background in geomechanics, computer modeling, field geophysics and tunnel/slope rock mass characterization geotechnical engineering.

  • Familiar with Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) and MATLAB.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current TS/SCI with Polygraph

  • Professional Geologist accreditation

  • Military targeting experience

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $68,900.00 - $124,550.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.