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


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 hydrogeologic characterization assessments for dewatering, environmental, mining, levee, and water resource projects which will involve field work and travel.
  • Perform quantitative analyses and modeling of groundwater systems using standard analytical techniques, and commercial numerical programs.
  • Prepare written technical reports, project correspondence, field activity reports, data reports, and work plans for internal and client review.
  • 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.


  • BS degree in Geology or Hydrogeology, MS degree preferred.
  • 0 to 8 years of experience in hydrogeology, including aquifer pumping tests, dewatering design and seepage analysis, stormwater infiltration testing, water quality sampling, and water supply system drilling and testing.
  • Some formal training and professional experience in groundwater modeling, including the MODFLOW and related suite of codes, and GEO-SLOPE codes.
  • Coursework and/or working background in hydrogeology.

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, an Entry-Level Hydrogeologist typically would be placed at a Shannon & Wilson Professional I, II, III, or IV level.

  • 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

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.