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Terracon Consultants, Inc.

Geotechnical Earthquake Senior Staff Engineer

  • Mountlake Terrace, Washington
  • Regular, Full Time
  • Job ID 22227BR
  • United States
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Job Description
Come to Terracon and discover what great looks like. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to work with great people and work on great projects. At Terracon, you can have the opportunity to build a career focused on rewarding and exciting projects while receiving mentoring from industry leaders in geotechnical and earthquake engineering.

At Terracon, safety is a core value. Working safely is an uncompromising commitment at all levels of the company to ensure everyone goes home safe to their family each and every day.

Geotechnical engineering is being reinvented at Terracon. Innovation is key as we look to deliver solutions to our clients like no one has ever done before. If you are ready for a change and a challenge, we want to talk with you.

This Staff or Sr. Staff Engineer or Geologist will primarily provide engineering seismology and geotechnical earthquake engineering and consulting services for a broad array of local and national projects and clients. In this capacity, the engineer/geologist will apply sound engineering principles and learn to communicate complex geologic and engineering issues and concepts to technical and non-technical clients and project teams. 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, consequences and mitigation. Services may be provided for projects in the public works, transportation, commercial, communications, energy, and/or industrial sectors.

This Engineer/Geologist may also provide more typical geotechnical engineering and consulting services for projects and clients in the Puget Sound basin and eastern 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.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Geotechnical Engineering or Engineering Geology
  • Graduate level coursework in:
    • Seismic hazard analysis
    • Site response analysis
    • Dynamic behavior of soils
    • Soil liquefaction
    • Soil mechanics
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Foundation design and analysis
  • Numerical analysis

About Terracon
Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned consulting engineering firm providing quality services to clients. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon currently has more than 5,000 employees in more than 150 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon’s growth is due to valued employees exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.

Terracon’s vision of “Together, we are best at people” is demonstrated through our excellent compensation and benefits package. Based on eligibility, role and job status, we offer many programs including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, paid time off and holidays, education reimbursement, and various bonus programs.
EEO Statement
Terracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.
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