Geotechnical Engineer

Shannon & Wilson, Inc.
Jacksonville, FL
Added: May 11, 2024
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Jacksonville FL - Jacksonville, FL

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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 geologic evaluations in support of geology, earthquake hazard, engineering geology, and geotechnical engineering studies.
  • Design, plan, and perform field exploration, testing, and instrumentation programs.
  • Perform geologic reconnaissance and mapping.
  • Perform observation and testing during construction.
  • Perform soil and rock slope stability analyses.
  • Interpret soil samples geologically and construct geologic profiles
  • Assist with proposal and report preparation.
  • Interact and communicate with subcontractors, clients, and staff at all levels.
  • Lead, mentor, oversee, and/or supervise engineers and other employees.
  • OR Lead and oversee a group or a local office location.
  • Review technical and other reports, and calculations done by lower-level employees
  • Support business development and marketing activities, including preparation of cost proposals and presentations to existing and prospective clients.
  • 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.
  • State L.E.G., required
  • 17+ years of experience performing geologic field explorations and studies.
  • Mentoring and supervisory experience.
  • Experience analyzing LiDAR data, including for geomorphic/landform features.
  • Experience with field reconnaissance mapping for civil projects, including landslides.
  • Geologic interpretation and analysis using soil and rock samples retrieved from explorations.
  • Subsurface exploration techniques including hollow-stem auger drilling, mud rotary drilling, rock coring, and test pit/trench logging.
  • Organizing, contracting with, and directing subcontractors a plus.
  • Performing soil index property laboratory testing a plus.
  • Construction observation and construction material testing of earthwork a plus.
  • Pile/shaft foundation construction and retaining wall structure construction observation a plus.
  • Basic computer skills: MS Word, Excel, and ESRI ArcGIS required; MS Access, desirable.

Typically, depending on an applicants education, experience, other qualifications they possess, if they are a fit for the company and local office culture, and the current business needs, a Senior-Level Engineering Geologist typically would be placed at a Shannon & Wilson Associate or Senior Associate level.

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.