Full Time

Junior Geotechnical Earthquake Engineer

Posted 1 day ago by WSP
Redmond, WA
Application ends: March 1, 2023
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Job Description

**Junior Geotechnical Earthquake Engineer**

Req ID **10270**

**Junior Geotechnical Earthquake Engineer**

**Who We Are**

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all experiences, skillsets, backgrounds and walks of life. We actively foster a work environment and culture where inclusion and diversity is part of our fundamental structure. This is delivered behaviorally, through our policies, trainings, local partnerships with professional diverse organizations, internal networks and most importantly with the support and sponsorship of our leaders who help drive our commitment to an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and equitable work environment. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

**Our Business**

We are a global leader in environmental consulting – made stronger with the recent acquisition of Golder – with world-class expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG), climate resiliency & sustainability (CRS), and earth sciences. Combined we have over 14,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change.

As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from across the globe.

**This Opportunity**

WSP is currently searching for a **Junior Geotechnical Earthquake Engineer** to join our team in **Redmond, WA** . The successful candidate will provide expert advice in earthquake hazard assessment and support engineering analysis. Experience will be gained in all aspects of seismic hazards with an emphasis on seismic hazard analyses, site response analyses, and evaluation of liquefaction triggering and consequences. Services may be provided for projects for various transportation, mining, and/or marine facilities. Our team undertakes assignments for large-scale infrastructure projects in both USA and abroad and in both stable continental and seismically active regions.

This Engineer may also provide more typical geotechnical engineering and consulting services for projects and clients locally in Washington. This may include performing field investigations, engineering analyses, calculations, construction observations, and preparation of related reports for the services provided. Assign, review, and evaluate laboratory and field data for inclusion in reports.

**Your Impact**

+ Support geotechnical earthquake engineering related projects by performing analyses such as site-specific seismic hazard analysis, time history development, and site response analysis for various commercial, industrial, building, environmental, infrastructure, and transportation projects.

+ Perform professional geotechnical engineering work and assist with proposed and existing site conditions, including subsurface investigations, soil foundation engineering, settlement analysis, advanced earthquake engineering, lateral earth pressures, and slope stability to determine conformance with applicable rules, standards, construction, or operating permits for commercial, industrial, building, environmental, infrastructure, and transportation projects.

+ Work as an individual or as part of a cross-functional team of engineers, geologists, and scientific professionals to collect seismology data, build seismic hazard model and perform seismic hazard analyses.

+ Prepare data and visualizations such as tables, charts, reports, sketches, calculations, and illustrations for the interpretation or presentation of data, findings, or analyses.

+ Assist with development and scoping of small- to medium-sized projects.

+ Contribute to the preparation of technical reports and presentations that explain research and findings.

+ Work collaboratively with other engineers and team members on projects.

+ Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to

+ WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.

+ Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

**Who You Are**

**Required Qualifications**

+ Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in geology, geophysics or engineering.

+ Minimum of 1 year post-graduate training in engineering seismology, earthquake geology, geotechnical earthquake engineering or related fields.

+ Experience with major programming languages used in engineering and earth science applications, with a preference for Python and/or R.

+ Strong verbal and written communication skills

+ Analytical mindset to exercise sound judgement in evaluating situations and making decisions.

+ Critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to apply technical knowledge to reach conclusions from data collation, calculations, statistical analysis and arriving at the most effective and logical solution.

+ Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.

+ Ability to work schedules conducive to project-specific requirements that may extend beyond the typical work week.

+ Valid U.S driver s license and satisfactory driving record.

**Preferred Qualifications**

+ 2 to 4 years of experience in the field of engineering seismology, geotechnical engineering, earthquake geology, or similar.

+ Experience with an earthquake hazard programs such as OpenQuake, Haz45, and EZ-FRISK.

Compensation and Benefits:

WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

Expected Salary: $54,700 – $98,600

WSP USA is providing the compensation range and general description of other compensation and benefits that the company in good faith believes it might pay and/or offer for this position based on the successful applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities in addition to internal equity and geographic location. WSP USA reserves the right to ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and offer additional benefits and other compensation, depending on circumstances not related to an applicant’s sex or other status protected by local, state, or federal law.


**Additional Requirements**

+ To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

**Additional Details**

+ **Travel Required:** 10%

+ **Job Status:** Regular

+ **Employee Type:** Full

+ **Primary Location:** REDMOND – NE UNION HILL RD

+ **All locations:** US-WA-Redmond

**About WSP**

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com

WSP provides a flexible, agile and hybrid workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.