Entry- Level Geologist

Shannon & Wilson, Inc.
Seattle, WA
Added: March 18, 2024
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Seattle WA - Seattle, WA

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Shannon & Wilson is an employee-owned consulting firm headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Committed to technical excellence and high-quality service, we provide integrated geotechnical engineering, engineering geology, environmental and natural resource services for clients worldwide. Since 1954, we have delivered comprehensive engineering and environmental solutions for the most challenging infrastructure planning, design, permitting and construction conditions.

We are dedicated to improving our communities, preserving the environment and utilizing the most innovative science practices in all our work.

Job Responsibilities

  • Perform field explorations, collect samples, construction observation, geologic reconnaissance, mapping, and preparing field reports.
  • Experience with drilling techniques including: hollow stem auger, down-hole bucket auger, rotary coring.
  • Organize laboratory data, conduct limited soil index property laboratory testing, and report data.
  • Interact and communicate with subcontractors, clients, and staff at all levels.
  • Assist with business development and marketing activities, including preparation of cost proposals.
  • Follow Shannon & Wilsons Quality Assurance policy.
  • Follow and promote Shannon & Wilsons Health & Safety and Loss Prevention policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • MS Degree in Geology or Engineering Geology, supported by a BS degree in Geology or Engineering Geology, preferred.
  • 0 to 6 years of experience as a Geologist, including soil sampling and some testing experience.
  • Have taken or are prepared to take LG exam.
  • Experience in geologic interpretation using soil and rock samples retrieved from explorations, soil classifications, Puget Sound geology, and glacial geology.
  • Experience with application to geotechnical engineering practice (rock mechanics experience a plus) and observation of earthwork, pile/shaft foundation and retaining structure construction a plus.

An Entry-Level Geotechnical Engineer will be hired in as a Professional I, II, III or IV.

  • Professional I range: $67,750.00 - $75,000.00
  • Professional II range: $70,000.00 - $85,000.00
  • Professional III range: $80,000.00 - $95,000.00
  • Professional IV range: $90,000.00 - $105,000.00

The pay range for this position depends on skills, education, and experience. In additional to base pay, all employees are also eligible for an annual year-end discretionary bonus. If an employee is exempt, they are eligible to accrue comp time in hours excess of 40 each week.

Shannon & Wilson offers a competitive benefits package to support our employees. These benefits include:

  • Employee ownership
  • Comprehensive medical, prescription, vision, and dental coverage.
  • Pre-tax health and daycare FSA
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Long-term care insurance
  • Profit sharing and 401(k) plans
  • Paid time off for vacation and sick leave
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Paid volunteer day
  • Free parking

Shannon & Wilson is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Please note that non-solicited resumes from external recruitment agencies will not be considered as introductions to our business, unless a preapproved agreement is in place and the external recruitment agency has been engaged to work on this specific vacancy.