We’re Hiring! – Geotechnical Project Engineer

  • Published on December 1, 2023

Geotechnical Project Engineer

Experience: 3 – 5 years geotechnical engineering & construction support
Education: M.S. Geotechnical or Geological Engineering
Salary: $110,000 – $125,000 + OT
Start Date: January / February 2024

About the Role & Team

Atlas Geotechnical has an opportunity for one P.E. or P.E.-track engineer with interest in heavy infrastructure design, construction, and troubleshooting on projects in western North America and the Pacific (Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, and farther).

  • The position involves about equal amounts of design and construction troubleshooting.
  • Travel is expected to be about 1 week out of 8, some months with none, some trips just a couple of days, and some trips up to 2 weeks long.

Atlas is a small, founder-managed team strong on mentoring and professional development. We are 100% remote with staff in Santa Cruz, Seattle, Boise, and St. Louis.

Responsibilities include:

  • Site characterization using data almost always generated by others.
  • Design soldier pile, sheetpile, and secant pile shoring and groundwater cutoff using DeepEx.
  • Analyze pile drivability using WEAP. Produce complete submittals for review and approval.
  • Analyze site response for ground improvement design using DeepSoil.
  • Design permanent and temporary soil nail and tieback retaining walls with Slide.
  • Light CADD drafting with AutoCAD, usually preparing sketches as communication tools.
  • Travel to construction projects to facilitate executing completed designs and submittals.

Qualifications / What You’ll Bring


  • Required: M.S. in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Preferred: An undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering or Geological Engineering


  • Required: 3+ years of relevant site investigation, geotechnical analysis, and geotechnical engineering construction support experience.
  • Preferred: At least a few assignments that required coordination with Superintendent, Project Engineer, and Project Manager staff on heavy construction projects.


  • Availability to travel to construction sites for 0.5 – 2 week engagements up to 8x per year. The most interesting problems, in our experience, rarely happen in uninteresting places.
  • U.S. work authorization
  • Ability to pass base access screening for U.S. Department of Defense facilities
  • Ability to work independently on a remote team
  • Enthusiasm for deep excavations, piledriving, nearshore infrastructure, ground improvement, and other heavy civil construction
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Benefits / What We’ll Bring

Working at Atlas Geotechnical will expose you to critical problem solving on the most interesting heavy infrastructure projects in the Pacific. In addition, this position offers the following benefits:

  • This position pays overtime in accordance with CA state law, regardless of employee’s location.
  • 2 weeks paid vacation annually
  • 13 paid holidays + 5 sick days annually
  • Medical insurance (50/50) offered upon employment
  • Dental insurance offered for purchase upon employment
  • 401k salary deferrals available after 3 mo service, profit sharing after 12 mo service
  • Company-paid 3% 401k salary contribution
  • Additional up to 7% annual performance bonus
  • Employer-sponsored professional development opportunities
  • Company credit card

The Key to Working at Atlas Geotechnical

Atlas’ typical project is fast-paced and intensely technical. Most often when we engage on a project it’s because the work is not progressing using conventional approaches. Most important is that you enjoy the challenge of learning new skills. You should enjoy collaborating with diverse teams of construction professionals. We serve our clients best when we help them identify and avoid quality problems, keep their project moving forward, and ensure the work is done right.

Exceptional Candidates

Atlas Geotechnical is an uncommon consultancy, and we can always make room for candidates of uncommon caliber. If the work at Atlas seems interesting to you but you’re farther along in your professional journey, or if you’re uniquely qualified in a way we can’t anticipate as we write this posting, get in touch and we’ll talk about it.

Every Voice Matters

Atlas Geotechnical encourages applications from Indigenous Peoples and native islanders, women, the LGBTQ+ community, mature workers, people with disabilities, and people from different cultural backgrounds. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or anything else that makes us different and interesting.

How to Apply

Interested? We look forward to hearing from you! Please send your resume/CV to: