Senior Geostructural Engineer

See Terracon’s Safety Response to Covid-19 below

Job Description

Are you passionate about making a difference in your community? Terracon is growing and hiring a Geostructural Senior Engineer in our Seattle, WA office! As the Geostructural Senior Engineer, you will be responsible for assisting in leading and executing the Geostructural and Geotechnical projects for the Seattle Office. You will participate in multidisciplinary project teams, often involving multiple offices. Your ability to work with a high-performing team, commitment to exceptional technical excellence, meeting project submission deadlines, and exceeding our clients’ expectation, and active participation in business development or technical branding will make you the perfect fit for our team.
Typical Geostructural projects include analyses and detailed design of support of excavation systems, underpinning of existing structures, stabilization of slopes and other earth structures, steel and concrete design, soil improvement, shallow and deep foundation systems, earth retaining structures, grouting programs, design and oversight of positive cutoff walls, and numerical analysis. You are expected to apply sound engineering principles and be able to communicate complex engineering issues and concepts to technical and non-technical clients and project teams. Services may be provided for existing or proposed projects in the public works, transportation, communications, energy and/or industrial sectors.

If your passion lies in working on design projects that help your community, and if you're interested in belonging to an employee-owned organization that allows us to set our course together and benefit when our hard work creates financial success, then Terracon is your kind of company! We share your passion.

All screening and hiring will be in compliance with COVID-19 CDC safety guidelines.

Essential Roles Responsibilities:
  • Lead the safety efforts and practical application of all safety rules and procedures to ensure that safety guidelines are being met. Responsible for creating and modeling a safe work environment. Promote pre-task planning and conduct periodic safety checks to ensure adherence to all Terracon safety practices.
  • Promote continuous quality monitoring and improvement on projects. Ensure best practices are being followed and Geostructural standards adhered to
  • Provide exceptional leadership, guidance and mentorship to all junior staff
  • Senior project management, contract negotiations, risk management, budget adherence and business development efforts
  • Coordinating Geostructural design services for internal and external clients
  • Responsible for assisting in creating and modeling a safe work environment; demonstrating prescribed safety practices. Promote pre-task planning for all projects
  • Team management and execution of all projects. Travel if necessary to meet project deadlines
  • Preparation and review of proposals and presentations
  • Preparation of detailed design calculations, drawings and construction specifications
  • Willingness to be part of a dynamic team and to maintain a collaborative and team-first mindset
  • Develop an understanding and be aware of Terracon project-related risk policies ensure that risk is mitigated on every job
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Civil Engineering coupled with a Minimum 12 or more years’ of experience.
  • Professional Engineer (P.E.) certification or the ability to obtain one
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Effective time management and interpersonal skills
  • Be able to collaborate and work in a dynamic team environment
  • Advanced understanding and working knowledge of AutoCAD drafting software
  • Must be able to pass a background check, drug screen and have an acceptable driving record.


Terracon’s Safety Response to COVID-19

Committed to Our Employee Safety!

Terracon is passionate about your safety before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic. As Terracon continues to move forward and grow through this time, we are continuing to take every precaution to ensure the safety of our employee-owners. If you are as committed to your success as we are committed to your safety, then Terracon is the company for you!

Our goal has not changed. For Terracon, our guiding principle has been and will continue to be the safety of our employee-owners. It’s that simple. We want our employees to be able to work safely in every situation and go home safely each night. As we continue our vision of being “Best at People,” here are some of the things Terracon is doing to safeguard every employee-owner:

  • On-going communication with ALL employee-owners on a dedicated COVID Response page, and a portal for their families to have access to resources as well
  • Requiring specific COVID-19 Pre-Task Safety Planning Protocols for all tasks and projects
  • Empowering employees to speak up and say “no” to working in unsafe conditions
  • Providing an additional 40 hours of sick leave to anyone impacted by COVID-19, including those impacted by daycare and school closures
  • Offering voluntary reduced work schedule for anyone needing extra time to care for others
  • Load leveling work assignments across regions to maintain high productivity and chargeability
  • Ensuring proper PPE and sanitation on all project sites by providing field employee-owners with mobile hand washing stations and supplies, masks, and sanitizing kits
  • Utilizing technology for more remote work opportunities and innovation using everything from video conferencing to drones
  • Following all CDC guidelines including social distancing on job sites, in offices, and in our labs
  • Implementing a stand-by leave program to ensure our employees continue service and health insurance benefits during regional work shortages

If your passion lies in working with a company that truly cares for your safety, and if you’re interested in belonging to a 100% employee-owned organization that will help you grow and quickly progress in your career, consider Terracon and apply today!

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 offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid holidays.

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.