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Staff Geotechnical Engineer  


PGE is seeking qualified and enthusiastic geotechnical engineer with a geotechnical focus to represent our company in the Pacific Northwest. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, result-oriented, individual who desires to have an active role in expanding PGE’s geotechnical footprint within the Puget Sound area.   


Minimum Requirements:

BS or MS degree in Geotechnical engineering or Engineering geology degree

Good understanding and grasp in the theoretical principles of the geotechnical engineering and its application                   

Good math/geotechnical engineering problem solving skills

Strong computer application skills in the geotechnical engineering field

Able to read and understand the project plans and drawings and specifications 

Good writing and communication skills, and inspection skills

Nuclear Gauge Certification and Nicet Level I Soil Technician is preferred

Physically fit and capable to lift 50 lbs                                                 

Strong working ethics and kin to learn                                                              

Willing to work long hours in the field             

Willing to drive                        


Minimum Experience Requirements:

Must have experiences with soil mechanics principles and their applications in the geotechnical field, soil types, soil characteristics, and ASTM laboratory soil testing methods. Also, must have experiences with the geotechnical engineering special inspections in soil and asphalt compactions, pile driving, drilled pier installation, constructions of all types of retaining walls, e.g., rockery, MSE, and gravity block walls, foundations, slab-on-grades, and all types of excavation support systems e.g., shoring, soil nailing, and anchors, construction vibration monitoring, pre- and post-construction surveying of structures, geotechnical instrumentation, settlement monitoring, slope movement monitoring, soil stabilization, dynamic soil compaction, foundation stabilization and underpinning, pre-loading or surcharging, pile load testing, and in OSHA soil types and excavation safety, to a minimum.    


Duties include but not limited to:

Proposal writing

Subsurface explorations and soil logging 

Geotechnical engineering analysis and design, and computer application

Geotechnical engineering recommendations  

Geotechnical report preparation

Project management, technician supervision, client communications, and meeting attendance  

Laboratory testing of soils by ASTM methods

Field compaction tests of soil and asphalt

Inspection and monitoring of the geotechnical aspects of the construction activities

Field inspection report preparation

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