Senior Engineer

Wood Rodgers, Inc.
Reno, NV
Added: March 11, 2024
About The Company

Wood Rodgers, Inc. began in 1997 with two engineers looking to create an engineering firm that was different than all the others, focusing on delivering unparalleled service to clients, together with providing a dynamic workplace where staff is encouraged to grow. With over 300 employees companywide in offices located throughout California and Nevada, Wood Rodgers is an employee-owned firm that is the multi-disciplinary firm of choice for many private companies and public agencies. We are proud to provide our clients the aptitude and expertise typical of the large firms while also providing the responsiveness and regional experience found at the small local firms.

About The Role

Wood Rodgers is hiring a Senior Geotechnical Engineer to join our Geotechnical Department in Reno, Nevada. As a Senior Geotechnical Engineer, you’ll develop and maintain client relationships and work with clients to get their projects completed on time and within budget. You will work with limited direction with an engaged team focused on finding creative solutions to complex geotechnical problems for a wide variety of clients and projects. Typical projects include residential, commercial, industrial, and public works.


  • Develop and maintain internal and external client relationships, including project and non-project related face-to-face meetings.
  • Pursue additional business development opportunities.
  • Lead a technical team of staff engineers.
  • Prepare proposals for moderate to complex geotechnical projects.
  • Develop and execute services and analyses indicated in the project scope.
  • Perform engineering analysis using company and industry methodologies and standards.
  • Provide work direction and training for engineering staff in exploration, sampling, laboratory testing, analysis, and report writing.
  • Prepare engineering reports providing professional opinions and reasonable geotechnical solutions including:
    • Formulating design recommendations for civil, commercial, and residential structures.
    • Providing recommendations for roadway rehabilitation and new structural pavement sections.
  • Review of development plans for compliance with the project’s geotechnical report requirements.
  • Respond to Requests for Information (RFI) during construction.
  • Budget management and invoicing responsibilities.
  • Other duties as assigned, potentially including forensic investigations, development and design of innovative solutions to unique problems and writing technical reports from scratch (i.e. not relying upon a master report or template).
Education, Registration, And Experience

  • Master’s degree (MS) in Civil Engineering.
  • Immediate potential for or registration as a Professional Engineer in Nevada and California.
  • Ten or more years of experience in performing work as a geotechnical engineer.
  • Project management and management of and developing client relationships.
  • Managing and directing staff.
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel etc.)
  • Familiarity with software for assessing slope stability, liquefaction, pavement design, and deep foundations.

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Pay Range

$104,900 — $157,300 USD