Mid-Level Geotechnical Engineer

Shannon & Wilson, Inc.
Sacramento, CA
Added: March 18, 2024
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Sacramento CA - Sacramento, CA

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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

The Sacramento office was established in 2007 to bring Shannon & Wilson’s legacy of technical excellence and strong client service to northern California. With a focus on high level infrastructure projects, the Sacramento office has established a strong foothold in the water/wastewater, rail, transit, and transportation markets. Soon we will be expanding to serve the dam and levee, and federal markets! As a small but growing office, we actively collaborate with other Shannon & Wilson offices, by providing technical development and professional growth opportunities to our staff. Their involvement in complex and challenging projects across the western U.S, is only one of the perks. The Sacramento area offers a vibrant urban street scene balanced with a laid-back lifestyle with a strong focus on cycling, skiing, white-water rafting, and other outdoor sports. There’s also easy access to several Coast Ranges, and the San Francisco Bay area.

We are looking for a geotechnical engineer with specific experience in levee design and construction to support our strong backlog of work. The candidate should be familiar with USACE design criteria and the Urban Levee Design Criteria. 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.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage multiple clients, contracts, and projects at the same time.
  • Perform geotechnical engineering analyses, studies, and calculations.
  • Prepare and write engineering and other reports.
  • Perform field explorations, collection of samples, geologic reconnaissance, and mapping.
  • Perform construction observation on job sites and prepare summary logs and other documentation.
  • Interact and communicate with clients, vendors, and staff at all levels.
  • Lead, mentor, oversee, and/or supervise engineers and other employees.
  • Review technical reports prepared by lower-level engineers.
  • Review engineering calculations prepared by lower-level engineers.
  • 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 and Wilsons Health and Safety and Loss Prevention policies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by your supervisor.


  • BS Degree in Civil Engineering (Geotechnical Engineering specialty)
  • MS or PhD Degree in Geotechnical Engineering (or Geological Engineering), supported by a BS Degree in Engineering or Geology.
  • 7 to 14 years of experience as a Geotechnical Engineer.
  • Professional Engineering (PE) License in the state office is located.
  • Mentoring and supervisory experience.

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 Mid-Level Geotechnical Engineer typically would be placed at a Shannon & Wilson Senior Professional I, II, or III level.

The base pay range for this job is $88,100.00 to $160,400.00 per annum. The pay range for this position depends on skills, education, and experience.

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