Geotechnical Engineer


Job Title: Geotechnical Engineer


Location: Portland, Oregon

Position Type: Full-Time



Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing Opportunity

Compensated time off or pay for work beyond 40 hours

Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance

Relocation expenses and/or signing bonus available

401(k) plan with company contributions

8 holidays/year

17-19 days of paid time off per year initially and increased time with experience


Job Description:

Our client, a consulting firm specializing in geotechnical engineering and engineering geology, is seeking a motivated individual to join their team as a Geotechnical Engineer or Engineering Geologist. This role offers the opportunity to work on unique and challenging projects that require creativity and innovation to solve complex problems in aging infrastructure.


Plan and execute site investigations for dams, levees, and landslides

Develop and install groundwater, rockfall, and landslide related instrumentation

Complete design analyses and calculations for slope stability evaluations, seepage studies, seismic site response studies, and design for foundations and retaining structures

Write geotechnical reports summarizing engineering analyses and design recommendations

Perform specialized geotechnical inspection duties during construction

Develop construction plans with assistance from technical draftsperson

Develop construction specifications and cost estimates



MS degree in geotechnical, geological engineering, engineering geology, or civil engineering with geotechnical specialty

0 to 3 years of work experience

EIT/GIT or PE/CEG registration depending on years of experience and discipline

Strong background in soil mechanics

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Experience using geotechnical engineering and/or geologic engineering software (e.g., GeoStudio, RocScience Software Suite, LPILE, ESRI Software Suite, SHAKE or similar 1-D Site Response, OpenSees, FLAC, Python, etc.)

Experience collecting and reducing data from geotechnical instrumentation (inclinometers, piezometers, tiltmeters, etc.)

Basic proficiency with AutoCAD and/or Microstation

Willingness to learn, ask questions, and apply new techniques/tools

Ability to work effectively with project development teams of 2 to 5 persons

Ability to work on multiple projects and meet deadlines

Ability and willingness for some travel in the region

This is an equal opportunity employer. Assistance for moving costs is available for this position.


For more information reach out to Brandon McGill 



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