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Job Description

Job available in these locations:

San Jose, CA, United States

Oakland, CA, United States

Walnut Creek, CA, United States

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 urgently looking to add new talent to our growing team! We are seeking experienced mid - senior level Engineering Geologists/Assistant Project Managers to serve our west coast business unit and clients. Our ideal candidate has experience with complex sites including Bay Mud and those with seismic hazards. The successful candidate will also have experience with mid to high-rise buildings including development of parameters for support of excavation (shoring) and permanent walls for basements.  This position is full-time and could be based out of our Walnut Creek, Oakland, or San Jose, CA office locations.
The successful candidate will:

  • Serve as a key member of the "core" geotechnical team to provide long-term strategic thinking for a highly integrated, collaborative, and mutually motivated client/consultant team to safely and efficiently achieve site closures. 
  • Work collaboratively with a passionate team supporting a wide variety of clients with numerous challenging projects.
  • Understand client needs and be able to develop strong client relationships.
  • Be capable of managing financial and technical aspects of projects.
  • Execute projects to meet technical, quality, budgetary and scheduling requirements.
  • Demonstrate very strong verbal communications and written skills including client deliverables.
  • Be effective in assigning and managing work.
  • Demonstrate strong coaching and mentoring skills to more junior level staff.
  • Possess skills in quality control, planning, cost estimating, and scheduling.
  • Direct geotechnical field observation and testing programs.
  • Be able to effectively prepare recommendations for various foundation systems, including driven piles, drilled piers, mat foundations, micro-piles, and spread footings.
  • Have advanced knowledge of the California seismic landscape and proven skills of developing hazard mitigation measures required.
  • Have experience specific to mid-and high-rise buildings; deep excavations, shoring and underpinning, mass grading, dewatering, and ground improvements techniques.
  • Develop a working understanding of H&A’s other consulting practice areas and actively support marketing other, additional services to existing clients.


  • Minimum of Bachelor of Science in Geology with specific coursework in geotechnical engineering or engineering geology; Master’s degree in Engineering Geology desired. 
  • Must be licensed as a CA Professional Geologist.
  • Must have CA CEG registration or be able to sit and get licensed for within 6 months REQUIRED.
  • Minimum 4-8 years of relevant site investigation, geotechnical analysis, and geotechnical engineering geology construction support experience, including professional services consulting experience in the Bay Area.
  • Minimum 1 – 2 years of cradle to grave Project Management
  • Proven client relationships supported by repeat business.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be proficient at writing, review, and editing technical reports to meet scope and quality objectives and client expectations.
  • Ability to comply with the Guiding Principles and Code of Behavior articulated in our Company. 

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.The salary range for this position in California is $105,000 - $115,000 annually. 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.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. Please do not send resumes to Haley & Aldrich employees. Please work through a Talent Acquisition Manager.#LI-JL1