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Job Description

  Aspect Consulting, LLC (Aspect), an earth science and engineering consulting firm, is seeking a Geotechnical Engineer to join our growing Geotechnical and Infrastructure Practice. Aspect’s geotechnical engineering staff tackle challenges on a variety of complex projects all over the northwest ranging from; landslide stabilization, transportation and roadway design, water and wastewater conveyance and treatment, urban infill and redevelopment, steep slope sensitive areas, and floodplain and natural habitat restoration.As an entry-level geotechnical engineer at Aspect, you can expect to work directly and closely with geotechnical engineers and engineering geologists to learn core skills and how to effectively apply engineering strategies and solutions on a variety of tasks including subsurface explorations and instrumentation, laboratory testing of soils and rock, a broad suite of geotechnical engineering analyses, the formulation of strategic and tailored deliverables, and construction oversight to ensure successful completion of projects. Due to the size of Aspect’s geotechnical group and geographic reach, you can expect an abundance of variety in their work, strong mentorship, and readily available avenues to expanded responsibility and career growth.As a strong candidate, you will exhibit characteristics that form the foundation of a successful engineering consultant and shows potential for growth and career advancement. Some of these characteristics include a can‑do mentality, a focus on client delivery, proactiveness, self-motivation, an eye for detail, good organization skills, and clear writing and excellent communication skills.Our geotechnical engineers are supported by a diverse and talented group of engineering geologists, hydrogeologists, water resource engineers, CAD/GIS professionals, and technical editors and conversely, our geotechnical engineers also support dynamic projects within Aspect’s environmental and water resource practices. See our Case Studies for a sampling of project types.

Required Qualifications:

  • A degree in civil or geological engineering from an ABET accredited college or university with geotechnical engineering course work
  • EIT Certification
  • Training and/or education in the application of foundation engineering, slope stability, and seismic evaluation analyses toward practical engineering solutions
  • Training and/or education in application of commonly utilized geotechnical analysis software for field data reduction, slope stability, foundation and shoring design, seismic analysis, etc.
  • Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions in rugged and sometimes remote field locations for extended periods of time
  • Able to travel long distances and accommodate occasional overnight travel. Travel is most often in central Washington, greater Puget Sound, and northern Oregon
  • Able to operate cars, vans, and pickup trucks in various weather conditions and after dark

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional engineering experience with increasing levels of responsibility
  • Field exploration and instrumentation experience related to subsurface explorations including various drilling methods, excavated test pits, geophysics, and installation and monitoring of inclinometers and groundwater transducers
  • Clear and professional written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to use AutoCAD to design retaining walls, levees and earthen embankments, and slope stabilization systems.
  • Field experience for overseeing geotechnical components of projects in construction
  • Ability to work on teams and interface with clients, architects, engineers, and contractors

Workplace Setting:

  • Interactive team of 110+ professionals across eight offices in Washington and Oregon
  • Casual, collaborative, and professional office environment


APPLY NOWLocation: Seattle or Bainbridge Island
Posted: June 23, 2020


Aspect Consulting, LLC, a specialty earth science and engineering consulting firm, is seeking a mid-level Licensed Hydrogeologist, Geologist, or Environmental Engineer with strong project and task management skills to join our Environmental Practice. The successful candidate will support project work for site investigation and remediation of contaminated properties. Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Manage small to mid-sized projects and parts of larger projects, including, but not limited to preparation of proposals, budgets, and schedules, and communication and coordination with clients and team members
  • Execute technical tasks for projects under the supervision of principals and associates, including data evaluation and report preparation
  • Assist in identifying technical issues with geologic and hydrogeologic site characterization and developing strategic problem-solving approaches to meet client needs
  • Design environmental and hydrogeologic field investigations to evaluate groundwater quality, groundwater-surface water interaction, contaminant nature and extent, aquifer properties, and chemical fate and transport
  • Implement soil, groundwater, and vapor intrusion investigations and manage oversight of drilling, borehole logging, well installation and development, and sampling and data collection activities
  • Develop and refine conceptual site models involving complex hydrogeology, geochemistry, and contaminant fate and transport
  • Manage and evaluate data for technical reports that include data visualization such as potentiometric surface maps, geologic and hydrogeologic cross-sections, and contaminant extent maps

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Bachelor or Master of Science (Masters preferred) in hydrogeology or geology/geoscience/earth science
  • Licensed Hydrogeologist or Geologist in Washington state
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • 8+ years of local professional environmental consulting experience
  • Applied knowledge of state and federal environmental regulations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience managing projects and working with clients
  • Experience in completing environmental due diligence (Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments), Remedial Investigations, and Feasibility Studies
  • Valid driver’s license required and ability to travel, if necessary, for project work and collaboration

Workplace Setting

  • Interactive team of 100+ professionals across seven offices in Washington and Oregon
  • Casual, collaborative, and professional office environment