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Entry-Level Geotechnical Engineer - Bay Area

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Shannon & Wilson, Inc.
Place
Concord, CA
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Added: March 18, 2024

Job Description

Shannon & Wilson is an employee-owned geotechnical and environmental consulting firm with offices in 15 cities. 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.

Our Bay Area office is seeking a staff level geotechnical engineer to join the team. This role will focus on classical geotechnical engineering including site characterization, soil mechanics, shallow and deep foundations, seepage and stability analyses, earth retention structures, seismic assessment, and soft ground construction. Projects include upgrading existing levees in the Delta; heavy industrial foundations; wetlands restoration; municipal roads, bridges and sewers; slope stabilization; and commercial and institutional buildings.

Job Responsibilities

  • Perform geotechnical engineering and geological analyses and calculations.
  • Prepare and write engineering and other reports.
  • Perform field explorations, collection of samples, geologic reconnaissance, and mapping.
  • Perform with construction observation on job sites and prepare summary logs and other documentation.
  • Perform geotechnical lab testing and communicate results.
  • Interact and communicate with clients, vendors, and staff at all levels.
  • Support marketing activities, including preparation of cost proposals.
  • Follow Shannon & Wilsons Quality Assurance policy.
  • Follow and promote Shannon and Wilsons Health and Safety and Loss Prevention policies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by your supervisor.

Job Qualifications

  • BS in Civil Engineering and MS or PhD Degree in Geotechnical Engineering.
  • 0 - 8 years of experience in Geotechnical Engineering.
  • Engineer-in-Training Certificate
  • On track to obtain Professional Engineering (PE) License.
  • Work experience (and/or coursework) in one or more of the following areas: soil mechanics; rock mechanics; rock and soil slope stability; shallow and deep foundations; tunneling; microtunneling; seismic design; earthquake engineering; and retaining structures.
  • Field/construction observation experience must include one or more of the following areas: logging geotechnical explorations, observation of pile driving operations, observations of earthwork activities, installation and recording of geotechnical instrumentation, field reconnaissance, and/or underground work.

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

The Entry-Level Geotechnical Engineer will be hired in as a Professional Services Level I, II, III, or IV and the salary range is $66,000.00 to $110,000.00 per year. 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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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