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Job Description

  Job TypeFull-timeDescriptionEarth Systems provides a wide variety of services including geotechnical engineering, geology and hydrogeology, construction materials testing and inspection, and soils and materials laboratory testing. Earth Systems is founded on our people and has more than 55 years of experience working in communities throughout California.
We are currently recruiting for a leadership-driven and self-motivated Geotechnical Project Engineer in our Fremont, CA office.
The Geotechnical Project Engineer is responsible for planning, interpreting, organizing, scheduling and managing projects through all phases of development. Establishes and monitors budgets, manages project team, assists with project scheduling, and billing. This position is responsible for maintaining client relationships and has authority to direct, control, and monitor all project activities.
The Project Engineer must demonstrate experience in all phases of geotechnical engineering, including materials testing and inspections, and a growing knowledge of project management. Plan and may participate in field assignments that will include observation of explorations; geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring; and inspection of construction of geotechnical structures.
Core Competencies include strong business acumen, an understanding how to effectively negotiate and manage services, billable utilization, and the impact of financial drivers for the company. The Project Engineer models behavioral values, accepts personal responsibility, and encourages feedback to create team synergy in pursuing measurable goals. Accepts constructive criticism and implements feedback into resolution, uses empathy with communication, and identifies clear expectations to internal staff and external customers.
Education and Qualifications:

  • B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering with Geotechnical Engineering concentration required.
  • M.S. Degree in Geotechnical Engineering preferred.
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) required.
  • Licensed Geotechnical Engineer (GE) preferred.

Required Experience:

  • 5+ years of experience in geotechnical consulting.
  • The ideal candidate will have experience and familiarity with the local engineering practice.
  • Experience interacting with clients and initiating business development.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage geotechnical, forensic, and construction projects, including consulting with clients, design professionals, and contractors.
  • Plan and supervise soil exploration, logging, and classification.
  • Schedule laboratory testing to evaluate soil types, behavior, and engineering properties.
  • Evaluate geologic and seismic hazards, including liquefaction, lateral spreading, and dry sand settlement; provide mitigation recommendations when needed.
  • Analyze natural, fill, and reinforced slopes.
  • Evaluate distressed structures and failed slopes and give mitigation recommendations.
  • Provide bearing capacity, earth pressures, and pavement recommendations.
  • Provide analysis of and design recommendations for shallow and deep foundations.
  • Provide analysis of and design parameters for temporary and permanent earth retention.
  • Provide grading and ground modification recommendations.
  • Prepare proposals, schedules, and reports to achieve project goals while managing budgets.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Thorough understanding of project work plans, schedules, staffing, and budgets.
  • Ability to read and properly interpret project plans.
  • Ability to perform engineering calculations and analyses and understand validity of findings.
  • Advanced knowledge of building systems.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations pertinent to Geotechnical Engineering.
  • Advanced knowledge of testing and inspection of construction materials, standards, and codes.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects of a complex scope.
  • Proficiency in Project Management Software preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to effectively meet deadlines.
  • Ability to complete tasks with accuracy and with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work with integrity, trust and commitment, as outlined in core competencies.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely; both orally and in writing.
  • Understands AutoCAD and other design software.
  • Understands terminology, methods, practices, and techniques used in technical reports and project preparation.
  • Able to receive and execute the direction of Principal Engineers and/or Managers.

Availability to commute/relocate:

  • Reliably commute or plan to relocate prior to starting work (Required).

Benefits: We offer a competitive salary and benefits plan including medical, vision, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance, generous PTO, paid holidays, and 401(k) retirement plan with employer matching.
The expected starting pay range for this position is $85-115k per year. Exact rate is dependent on several factors such as experience, skills, education, licensures, and geographic location.
Employment is conditioned upon completing a background check, review of Motor Vehicle Records, drug screening, and a medical evaluation appropriate to the position.
Earth Systems provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.