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Field Engineer (Geotechnical Construction)

At Haley & Aldrich, a 900-person national engineering and environmental consulting firm, our creative, technically strong staff work collaboratively to deliver exceptional value to clients. We look for professionals with a passion for solving complex challenges and for creating change, which is a vital part of our culture, no matter what role a staff member holds. We are currently seeking an experienced  FIELD ENGINEER (GEOTECHNCIAL CONSTRUCTION) to work in a technical support role with highly skilled professionals on diverse project teams in a dynamic environment. We offer new staff professionals the opportunity to work on challenging geotechnical and environmental services projects for a wide range of clients. This position entails travel to job sites and working outside of the office setting conducting site and subsurface characterization for environmental and geotechnical projects and/or monitoring contractor's geotechnical and environmental-related activities during construction. This is a great "hands on" position, and the professional who takes on this role has the opportunity to advance and grow with the organization. This is a full-time position to be located in the Seattle, WA area.PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT AN INTERNSHIP - No visa sponsorship available for this position.

The successful candidate will:

  • Provide construction monitoring/on-site engineering observation for both geotechnical and environmental projects.
  • Perform site reconnaissance to observe existing conditions, assess for subsurface explorations, and identify important site features.
  • Monitor subsurface exploration activities that include the use of test boring and geoprobe rigs, and machine excavated test pits to gather soil and bedrock samples.
  • Conduct field investigations, including soil and groundwater sampling in accordance with applicable ASTM standards and other industry standard guidelines.
  • Compile, reduce, analyze, manage, and report field, instrumentation, geological, and/or environmental data, using spreadsheets and other tools.
  • Use of various geotechnical instrumentation and equipment.
  • Support preparation of written reports, proposals, cost estimates, and other client deliverables.
  • Adhere to Site Specific Health and Safety Plans prepared for each project site. As applicable, participate in site safety briefings and audits by both contractors and Haley & Aldrich.
  • Assist the onsite health and safety officer with monitoring and correcting safety behaviors and practices.
  • Assist and report directly to the onsite Construction Manager to support daily construction operations.
  • Preparation, maintenance, and implementation of various document control entities such as daily reports, material procurement logs, submittal logs, as-builts, testing and inspection logs, RFI logs, and change order logs.
  • Work as a liaison to design and engineering teams to provide detailed and real-time information of field conditions to resolve technical problems.
  • Perform onsite soil and groundwater sampling and testing duties as required to support the project for quality assurance.
  • Preparing agendas, documents, meeting minutes, and actions for various meetings including owner/architect/contractor meetings, subcontractor coordination meetings, safety meetings, and staff meetings.
  • Assist with status updates to the project schedule.
  • Obtain vendor quotations to confirm or acquire market pricing.
  • Assist with processing pay applications.


  • HS Diploma or equivalent.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, or Geology a plus 
  • Minimum 2-3 years of related geotechnical engineering, construction, internship or field work experience preferred 
  • Organized work approach with the ability to adapt and adjust as required to support the projects current needs.
  • A desire to seek out and resolve construction problems /conflicts that arise during design and construction phases.
  • Goal-orientated approach to promptly coordinate and resolve project issues within the project team (including interfacing with designers, engineers, and owners).
  • Excellent listening and strong communication skills.
  • Ability to identify and resolve complex issues.
  • Effective participation in team environment.
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite and AutoCAD.
  • A strong work ethic, a “can-do” attitude and a passion for construction.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER trained preferred but not required.
  • Nuclear Density Gauge Certification preferred but not required.

About Haley & Aldrich
Haley & Aldrich is committed to delivering the value our clients need from their capital, operations, and environmental projects. Our one-team approach allows us to draw from our 900 engineers, scientists, and constructors in more than 35 offices for creative collaboration and expert perspectives. Since our founding in 1957, we have had one goal in all we do: deliver long-term value efficiently, no matter how straightforward or complex the challenge. Learn more at Haley & Aldrich is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, age, disability, veteran, or any other legally protected status. We offer excellent career growth, a highly competitive total compensation plan, and a solid benefits package. Interested candidates should apply on our Careers page. Note to external search firms: Haley & Aldrich does not accept unsolicited resumes and will not be obligated to pay a placement fee for unsolicited resumes.The hourly range for this position in Seattle, WA is $26 - 33/hour. Actual compensation will be based upon a variety of factors such as education, related work experience, certificates, skills, and current market conditions. Haley & Aldrich reviews salary ranges each quarter to ensure we are competitive in the current market. This role is eligible to participate in the company’s discretionary bonus program. This role may be eligible to receive a sign-on bonus.#LI-BG1