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Location: Bainbridge Island, Bellingham, Olympia, Seattle, Wenatchee, Yakima, WA; Portland, OR
Posted: 9/21/2022Aspect 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 bridge replacements, landslide stabilization, transportation and roadway design, water and wastewater conveyance and treatment, reservoirs and dams, mid- and high-rise buildings, steep-slope sensitive areas, and floodplain and natural habitat restoration. Our geotechnical engineers are supported by a diverse and talented group of engineering geologists, hydrogeologists, water resource engineers, CAD/GIS professionals, and technical editors; 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.Job Description:

  • Work directly and closely with Aspect geotechnical engineers and engineering geologists to learn core skills and how to effectively apply engineering strategies and solutions on a variety of tasks.
  • Direct and document subsurface explorations, instrumentation, and laboratory testing of soils and rock.
  • Participate in a broad suite of geotechnical engineering analyses including slope stability analyses, seismic evaluations, shallow and deep foundation design, ground improvement design, excavation and shoring evaluations, and other challenging technical evaluations.
  • Participate in plan sheet development and material quantity estimates for site/grading plans and retaining walls using AutoCAD.
  • Assist in preparing strategic, tailored, and cutting-edge deliverables such written reports, figures, and maps with a team of professionals.
  • Collaborate with project teams outside of Aspect including clients, architects, engineers, and contractors to share project information, objectives, and geotechnical engineering recommendations.
  • Conduct construction oversight to ensure successful completion of projects.
  • Participate in new-hire on-boarding and orientation process with your hiring manager and colleagues.
  • Participate in on-going education and training opportunities related to geotechnical engineering, project and task management, and consulting.
  • Participate in periodic all-hands staff meetings and Aspect social events outside of the office setting, such as summer picnic and end-of-year holiday party at your option.

Due to the size of Aspect’s geotechnical group and geographic reach, an entry-level geotechnical engineer can expect an abundance of project-type variety in their work, strong mentorship, and readily available avenues to expanded responsibility and career growth. A strong candidate exhibits 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 service, proactiveness, self-motivation, an eye for detail, good organization skills, clear writing, and excellent communication skills.Required Qualifications:

  • A degree in civil or geological engineering from an ABET accredited college or university with geotechnical engineering course work
  • Ability to obtain Engineer-in-Training EIT Certification
  • Ability to work outdoors in a range of weather conditions in rugged and sometimes remote field locations
  • Ability to travel long distances and accommodate occasional overnight travel (travel is most often within Washington and northern Oregon)
  • Ability to operate cars, vans, and pickup trucks in various weather conditions and after dark

Workplace Setting:

  • Interactive team of 125+ professionals across eight offices in Washington and Oregon
  • Casual, collaborative, and professional office environment