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Higher Job Growth

Over 10-Year Period


Larger Retirement

Great Place to Work


Rapid City, SD


Full Time


Entry Level

RESPEC is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, which includes equal pay for men and women. All information or testing, family and medical leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic is protected by law. Our Affirmative Action Plan for individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans are available upon request to any applicant during normal business hours. Pre-employment background check and drug screens are required for all positions.

Geomechanical Engineer (Entry-Level)

Rapid City, SD - M-Mining

RESPEC is a professional consulting and services company that specializes in applying engineering principles and innovative technologies to solve our clients’ most geomechanical engineer position in our Geomechanics group located at our Rapid City, South Dakota, office.

The primary focus of this position will be performing geomechanical evaluations of solution-mined caverns in subsurface salt deposits.  Projects include structural, hydrogeological, and thermal analyses of underground excavations, analysis of lab or field measurement data, ground subsidence analyses, and other conventional geotechnical analyses. 


  • Bachelor of science degree or master of science degree in mechanical, civil, geological/geotechnical, or mining engineering from an ABET accredited institution
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and technical communication skills (both written and oral) and fluent in English
  • Base-level knowledge in finite element analysis, numerical modeling, and solid mechanics
  •  0-5 years of engineering work experience
  • Fundamental understanding of rock mechanics 
  • Working knowledge of computer-aided engineering (CAE) software programs
  • Working knowledge of computer programming in a standardized language, such as Python, C/C++, FORTRAN, etc.
  • Fundamental understanding of materials testing and constitutive models

Compensation: Salary depends on experience and expertise. Compensation includes a comprehensive fringe-benefits package that consists of medical, vision, and dental insurance; holidays; paid leave; 401(k) Plan and Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP); continuing education; and professional societies. RESPEC is a 100% employee-owned company and employees are eligible for participation in the ESOP after a qualifying period.

Interviews: Interviews will be by appointment only.