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Associated Earth Sciences, Inc. is hiring for a geotechnical engineer and project hydrogeologist. See the links below to view the job listings.

AESI Geotechnical Engineer -Kirkland Tacoma

AESI Project Hydrogeologist


Associated Earth Sciences, Inc. (AESI) is a multi-disciplinary consulting firm specializing in geotechnical engineering, hydrogeology, geology, and geophysics. AESI has provided these services in the Puget Sound region to municipal, commercial, and residential clients since 1981. We consider our interdisciplinary approach critical to the success of our engineering philosophy, approaching our projects with a big picture perspective that incorporates the geologic and hydrogeologic context of our sites into our understanding of our projects.

The City of Seattle is hiring a Senior Civil Engineer for their Geotechnical Engineering review group at the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI). See the position description at:

Western Federal Lands Highway Division of the FHWA is seeking a Civil Engineer (Geotechnical), GS-0810-11/12 to join the GEO Team in Vancouver, Washington.  This position primarily serves our Federal Lands Highway Partners in NW US and Alaska.  The position is OPEN NOW and will close on Wednesday, April 12, 2023.

Relocation expenses are authorized for this position and a recruitment incentive may be offered to the selectee for up to 25% of the negotiated salary. If you are interested in our mission and this career opportunity, please visit the link above or the USAjobs link provided below to review the duties and requirements of the position and submit your application.  If you continue to scroll down this email, you will find more information with some associated informative links about Western Federal Lands Highway Division and FHWA.

If the above hyperlink does not work for you, this is USAJobs announcement FHWA.WFL-2023-0039 (Direct Hire):

Not interested? Ok, but could you still please help us out by forwarding this email to anyone you believe might be interested in this opportunity.  Do you know some great State DOT staff looking for a new opportunity?  Perhaps you know some good consultants that might consider working in the public sector!


If you are interested in….

  • Working in some of the most beautiful National Parks, National Forests, and other federal lands across the northwestern U.S. and Alaska?
  • Working for an agency with a focus on its people, partners, and projects?
  • Having fun with your colleagues while working in a challenging and innovative environment?
  • Public service with a highly collaborative team of professionals

Then Western Federal Lands Highway is the place for you!

Who is WFLHD?  WFLHD is responsible for the design and construction of transportation infrastructure projects that provide access within and into federal lands and tribal lands in the northwest United States and Alaska.  Our federal, tribal, state, and local partners rely on WFLHD to solve and manage unique program and project challenges that are wide-ranging in environment, geography, and complexity, through engineering solutions that are sensitive to the context of the beautiful places we work.  WFLHD is a project delivering agency that operates similar to a private consultant or state DOT.  Our projects are located within or adjacent to some of the most beautiful locations across the country and include National Parks, National Forests, Fish and Wildlife Refuges, Bureau of Land Management, and Bureau of Reclamation recreational areas and sites among others.

Are you an Ideal Candidate?  The ideal candidate is a geotechnical engineering professional with diverse experience in various aspects of field investigation planning and implementation, planning laboratory testing for soil and rock, analysis, design, preparation of geotechnical memos and reports, and providing support of their design in construction related to the construction of highway facilities, roads, and bridges.  The ideal candidate will have proven experience and full professional knowledge of geotechnical engineering concepts, processes, practices. They will have practical experience in soil mechanics, foundation engineering, slope stability analysis, geotechnical laboratory testing, field exploration, and geotechnical software programs. The ideal candidate will also have the ability to lead the Geotechnical Section in delivering quality products and services on time and within budget. They are keenly interested in the success of the organization and have the skills and enthusiasm to coach, mentor, and develop each employee to his or her full potential. The ideal candidate is passionate about the Federal Lands Highway mission, and is able to clearly articulate that mission and geotechnical specifics to partners and potential customers. Experience in highway/bridge design and construction is highly desirable.

What is the difference in specialized experience between a GS-0810-11 and GS-0810-12?


  • Experience in various geotechnical aspects of transportation projects including the planning and implementation of subsurface field investigation programs, planning laboratory testing for soil and rock, familiarity and performance of geotechnical design analysis, and preparation of observations, methods employed, and findings in geotechnical memos and reports.
  • Experience providing recommendations with senior level oversight for structure foundations, slope stability, and retaining wall systems to include cost considerations and constructability.
  • GS Pay Schedule with Portland/Vancouver area 24.34% locality pay is $70,853 to $92,104.


  • Experience in all geotechnical aspects of transportation projects which include independent planning and implementation of subsurface field investigation programs, planning laboratory testing for soils and rock, performance of geotechnical design analysis, and preparation of observations, methods employed, and findings in geotechnical memos and reports.
  • Experience in independently evaluating and determining structure foundations, slope stability, and retaining walls systems to include cost considerations and constructability while providing guidance in preliminary design decisions and construction support.
  • GS Pay Schedule with Portland/Vancouver area 24.34% locality pay is $84,923 to $110,404.

Why Apply?  FHWA has been named one of the best places to work in the Federal Government and ranked as the top Agency within the US Department of Transportation.  WFLHD is committed to professional excellence and delivery of high-quality projects with a focus on integrity, respect, personal development, and collaboration.  We have a strong focus on our people, their leadership and technical career development, and providing a work-life balance many of us seek!

Benefits?  The Federal Government offers a competitive package of benefits, leave, salaries, and flexibilities unparalleled in private industry. See this link for more details: Benefits (

 Professional growth: we advocate for training and rotational growth opportunities to help navigate your long-term career path.

    • You will be budgeted for 80 hours of training per year and develop an individual development plan (IDP) with your supervisor.
    • Application and acceptance to Leadership Development Academy (120 hour training commitment from FHWA for each employee)
    • Registration is paid for you to join up to 2 professional organizations, such as American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
    • Reimbursement for professional licensure renewals (one per year).
    • Professional licensure training reimbursement if it leads to successful registration.
  • Employee Recognition Programs: we have a variety of incentive and performance awards, including monetary, time off, and honorary, to recognize employees for their outstanding work and contributions.
  • Flexible work schedules: Employees may choose to work under an alternative work schedule which allows you to have a three-day weekend every other week or a maxi-flex schedule with variable start/end times as long as core work hours of 9:30 am-2:30pm are maintained.
  • Regularly scheduled and Taskbased teleworking: Regularly-scheduled and Task-based Telecommuting are available options to employees where you are able to work from your residence or at another approved location away from your permanent office location. This helps reduce transportation congestion and employee commuting expenses, and would be approved for up to two times per week in this Team Lead position.
  • Insurance: You have a wide selection of health insurance plans, offering a variety of benefits, such as dental coverage, prescription discounts, and eye care services. In addition, as noted above, your health benefit coverage can be carried into retirement if you work for a minimum of 5 years with the government FOREVERHealth benefits are available for any eligible family member, including dependents (young or elderly).
  • Retirement: Employees are covered by an excellent retirement plan which offers the Thrift Savings Plan, a tax deferred savings option (roughly 401k comparable) of up to 10% of salary with matching government contributions of up to 5%.  Additionally, you will be eligible for a pension package calculated based on years of service and salary.
  • Family Friendly Leave: We have an impressive array of family friendly leave flexibilities, including annual leave, sick leave for personal medical needs and family medical care, leave for adoption, leave sharing programs, and leave for bone marrow and organ donation. New since 2020, there is paid parental leave benefits.
  • Annual leave and sick leave: accumulated separately, generally with new employees starting at 12 to 20 days (about 100-150 hours) annual leave per year and 12 days (about 100 hours) sick leave per year, depending on experience level.  Any unused portions can be added to retirement pension calculations.
  • Holidays: 11 paid Holidays per year (including the newest Juneteenth holiday added this year).
  • Mental Health Focus and Counseling: We have access to an Employee Counseling and Assistance Program (EAP) that offers confidential individual and family counseling services for free.
  • Health and Wellness programs: monthly benefit of $50/month for gym memberships or approved wellness programs.
  • Perks: government discounts for a variety of personal purchases, such as software and phones.

At Haley & Aldrich, we pride ourselves on our small-company culture, with big-company opportunities. Our staff appreciate that project diversity and flexible environment. Are you looking to start your career or take it to the next level? Bring your expertise, industry knowledge, and leadership to Haley & Aldrich – we’ll give you the flexibility and support to chart your own career path and explore the areas you’re passionate about. Haley & Aldrich is growing and hiring for multiple level engineers, geologists, and scientists in the Seattle area and beyond. To learn more please visit the links below.

Principal Geotechnical Consultant/Transportation Staff Manager

Principal Environmental Consultant

Principal Engineering Geologist (Seller/Doer)

Senior Geotechnical Project Engineer

Geotechnical Project Engineer

Project Geologist

Technical Geotechnical Engineer (entry level PhD)

Staff Geotechnical Engineer

Environmental Engineer/Scientist (Spokane)

Field Engineer (Geotechnical Construction)

Civil/Geotechnical Engineering Intern

Environmental Engineering Intern (Spokane)

Environmental Engineering Intern


About Haley & Aldrich Haley & Aldrich, Inc. 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 800 engineers, scientists, and constructors in 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. Visit


Updated by 12/21/2023

Jacobs is hiring for multiple engineering positions in the northwest. To learn more, see the job links below. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to join our  dynamic, fast-growing team and work on small to mega projects that bring a more connected and sustainable future to our communities and region!

Position: Business Development Engineer Keller is annually ranked the #1 Excavation/Foundation Contractor by Engineering News-Record, and provides Design-Build solutions for Grouting, Ground Improvement, Structural Support, and Earth Retention.  Keller is seeking a highly qualified and enthusiastic engineer with a geotechnical focus to represent our company in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, results-oriented, individual who desires to have an active role in expanding Keller’s ever-growing geotechnical construction footprint within the United States. The Business Development Engineer will assist with marketing and sales of Keller’s many specialty geotechnical construction technologies including understanding of the competitive landscape and implementing sales strategies to grow revenue in the area. To learn more about this position please contact Tim Avery at

Position: Senior Geotechnical Engineer Description of Organization: Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering’s Design-Build team is driving clients to turn to Kiewit during all stages of design-build projects.  Through our integrated design and construction approach, our multi-disciplinary team works together to improve schedule, control costs and minimize risk.  Our construction-focused engineers work collaboratively with our estimators and builders to design solutions that are innovative, constructible, and designed with a focus on safety.   Clients benefit from the proven processes and tools used by Kiewit to minimize project risk. We are an in-house resource that supports projects throughout the company. Our staff shares experiences gained, innovative concepts, and best practices for all projects that we support. Position Details: Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering has an immediate opening for a dynamic Senior Geotechnical Engineer in our growing Design Engineering Services (DES) Group. The role is located in our upcoming Bellevue location in Washington State with the opportunity for flexible work.  The Senior Geotechnical Engineer will work on an interdisciplinary team including: geotechnical engineers, structural engineers, roadway engineers, estimators, schedulers and construction experts to perform engineering analysis, design, and estimates in support of design-build pursuits and ongoing projects. You will be part of our rapidly growing Infrastructure Design Department, which includes structural, geotechnical, civil, drainage, roadway, rail/transit and systems, and materials disciplines, is a multi-faceted and leading-edge division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on the design-build delivery of infrastructure projects. Responsibilities

  • Support of the bid phase development of innovative and cost-effective design
  • Working within the pursuit team during the bid phase to help identify key design risks and develop plans to mitigate risks
  • Support efforts to capture and spread design lessons learned knowledge to all Districts
  • Support efforts to develop and spread design innovation knowledge to all Districts
  • Work with the interdisciplinary engineering team and design subcontractors to ensure the most cost-effective design is developed
  • Train and develop junior engineers


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil or Geotechnical Engineering; Master’s degree or PhD in Geotechnical Engineering is preferred
  • Registered Geologist and/or Geomorphologist would be a PLUS
  • 10+ years of relevant geotechnical engineering experience with infrastructure transportation related projects, 15+ preferred
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in the U.S
  • Strong all-around academic knowledge of geotechnical engineering
  • Experience with design of retaining walls, support of excavation, earth retention, slope stability, rock mechanics, soft soils, ground improvement, deep foundations, shallow foundations, dewatering…
  • Strong experience in seismic engineering is required
  • Experience working in a team setting and directing the work of others
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Strong people skills and an ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment
  • The physical ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environmental conditions
  • Ability to travel to project sites
  • EPC or Design-Build experience, preferred

Location:  This position will be based out of our upcoming Bellevue, WA location and includes travel to project offices and work sites.  Opportunities for flexible work are available. To learn more about this position, you can contact Metta Dollar at

Shannon & Wilson is hiring for two positions in Seattle. See the position descriptions at the links below.

Entry-Level Geotechnical Engineer – Seattle

Mid-Level Geotechnical Engineer – Seattle

You can learn more about Shannon & Wilson at View additional job openings in Seattle and other S&W offices HERE.

Snohomish County Public Works is hiring summer interns for a variety of positions, including in our Geotechnical & Materials Lab Group.
Learn more information at the link below:

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