Senior Engineer

Exponent - Oakland, CA4.1

Full-timeEstimated: $71,000 - $110,000 a year
Exponent is a leading engineering and scientific consulting firm. Our multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, physicians, and regulatory consultants brings together more than 90 different disciplines to solve complicated problems facing corporations, insurers, government entities, associations and individuals. Our approximately 1000 staff members work in 26 offices across the United States and abroad. Exponent has over 800 consultants, including more than 500 that have earned a doctorate in their chosen field of specialization.

Exponent's Civil Engineering Practice is currently seeking candidates for an Associate (Geotechnical Engineering) position in our Oakland, CA office. This position will be responsible for the inspection, analysis, and evaluation of root causes of failures of geotechnical systems (e.g., foundations, retaining walls, excavation support systems, levees, dams, and slopes), assisting with the peer reviews of geotechnical systems, evaluation of construction claims, and preparing conceptual designs for the repair/restoration of damaged geotechnical systems.

Exponent's Civil Engineering staff has experience with the following types of geotechnical systems/failures:

Foundation and retaining wall failures
Excavation support systems
Earthquake-induced ground failure
Expansive and collapsible soils

Qualifications for this position include:
Ph.D. in Civil Engineering specializing in Geotechnical Engineering from an accredited university or M.S. plus 5 years' experience
Degrees, experience or related coursework in Geology/Geological Engineering, Groundwater/Surface Water Hydrology or Structural Engineering a strong plus
Strong analytical and critical thinking skills and potential to develop successful client relations
Attention to detail, dedication to quality and accuracy, desire to work in a fast paced environment, and effective leadership skills
Ability to work independently or support multiple group projects and to interact with other engineers, administrative staff, and clients
Ability to gather information from a wide variety of sources (e.g., field investigations, document reviews, and interviews) and to synthesize and convey technical conclusions to individuals in engineering, business, and industry
Knowledge of geotechnical modeling software, graphing software and imaging software a strong plus
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