Full Time

Senior Geological Engineer/Engineering Geologist

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

**Senior Geological Engineer/Engineering Geologist**

Req ID **10572**

**Senior Geological Engineer/Engineering Geologist**

**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 Wood’s Environment & Infrastructure business and Golder – with world-class expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG), climate resiliency & sustainability (CRS), and earth sciences. Combined we have over 20,000 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 has a new opportunity for an experienced and motivated **Senior Geological Engineer/Engineering Geologist** to join the **Geoscience Team** in our **Redmond, WA** office.

We are looking for a self-motivated individual who would enjoy joining a team of geologists and geophysicists who are focused on client needs in the geosciences. Enjoy working in a team, setting goals, and working with senior colleagues to provide mentoring and growth opportunities to our junior staff. We are looking for someone who is client focused, delivers quality consulting services, and works to grow the client and project opportunities for the Geoscience Team and the office.

**Your Impact**

+ Build and maintain long-term relationships with clients by providing technical expertise, being responsive and providing quality and cost targeted consulting services.

+ Plan and manage simple and complex subsurface field geologic exploration programs including drilling and test pit explorations.

+ Provide final interpretation of core, televiewer, and hole alignment data.

+ Provide interpretation of subsurface conditions and develop conceptual geologic models.

+ Review geologic samples and assign geologic unit identification, assign laboratory testing, and supervise the preparation of exploration records.

+ Supervise and manage geologists to perform geologic field reconnaissance and mapping for the identification of geologic hazards.

+ Proficiency and familiarity with rock mass characterization and all rock and soil logging processes.

+ Ability to act as liaison between drill rig geologists and grouting experts.

+ Provide direction on the installation of monitoring wells and geotechnical instrumentation (VWP’s, inclinometers, transducers etc.).

+ Conduct geologic research, write, and review project proposals.

+ Interpret geologic data and write and review geotechnical and geologic reports.

+ Provides technical direction and oversight as well as mentoring and training to junior-level WSP staff.

**Who Are You**

**Required Qualifications**

+ Bachelor’s degree in Geology, Earth Sciences or Geological Engineering required.

+ Minimum of 10 years relevant post education experience.

+ Valid LEG, PE, or LG in Washington state or ability to obtain it.

+ Experience managing simple to complex subsurface investigations including drilling, soil classification, monitoring well installation and instrumentation.

+ Project experience with dams, hydroelectric power stations, tunnels and/or associated geohazard projects.

+ Excellent communication and writing skills.

+ Experienced with providing critical review for documents and preparing technical deliverables and plans with a high degree of complexity.

+ Candidates must be willing to work in the field conducting physically rigorous field geologic data collection in a variety of terrain and weather conditions.

+ Ability to safely lift up to 50 lbs.

+ Experience in planning and executing field exploration programs, writing proposals and reports, and managing client and project deliverables.

+ Well-developed critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to apply technical knowledge to reach conclusions from testing results, data collation, computations, statistical analysis and arriving at the most effective, economical, and logical solution.

+ Demonstrated effectiveness at coordinating and assertively directing subcontractors and others to consistently complete tasks safely and efficiently.

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

+ Must be flexible to a variety of schedules to meet business needs and able to prioritize responsibilities and quickly adapt to change in a pressure work environment.

+ Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.

**Preferred Qualifications**

+ Master’s degree is strongly preferred.

+ 15+ years of relevant post education experience.

+ Existing strong client relationships in the relative sectors.

+ Experience with tunneling, rock mass characterization, grouting and foundation design and improvement.

+ Track record of successful and strong business development activities.

+ Experience with management of mid to large-size, multi-disciplinary projects.

+ Specialized computer skills including database applications, AutoCAD, 3D modeling, GIS, Openground and/or gINT.

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: $104,400 – $213,000

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.

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**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:** 30%

+ **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.