Staff Geotechnical Engineer

ID 2023-6072
Job Locations
US-CA-San Jose | US-CA-Oakland | US-CA-Rancho Cordova | US-CA-Stockton | US-CA-Fresno | US-CA-Santa Rosa
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Job Description


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Take Your Geotechnical Career to the Next Level

Are you ready to be challenged, make a difference, and experience professional growth in your career? Kleinfelder's Geotechnical team is looking for you! From earthquake and seismic engineering to the latest trenchless technology methods, Kleinfelder's Geotechnical Services support the planning, engineering, and construction of complex projects, and our specialists are leading experts in their fields.


Step into Your New Role


Kleinfelder is currently seeking an ambitious and skilled Staff Geotechnical Engineer to join the team in NorCal with flexibility to include our San Jose, Oakland, Sacramento, Stockton, Fresno and Santa Rosa, CA offices.


The ideal candidate will:

  • Perform and develop scopes for field and office tasks (technical and non-technical) and independent analysis.
  • Safely conduct field exploration, sampling, inspection, analysis and technical support under supervision.
  • Coordinate tasks and small projects with guidance and interaction by senior operations/technical staff.
  • Prepare designs, reports and calculations on complex projects for review. 


We are looking for someone with the ability to provide quality technical support on commercial, municipal, transportation, energy and water projects. Experience on design/build projects is preferred.


Strong analytical skills are required in areas including:

  • soil and rock classification,
  • slope stability analysis,
  • earth retention systems,
  • shallow and deep foundation design,
  • materials testing and engineering
  • soil improvement techniques, and
  • pavement design. 

Minimum requirements:

  • 3-6 years of Geotechnical Engineering consulting experience
  • B.S in Civil Engineering or Geotechnical Engineering - M.S. degree preferred
  • EIT is required
  • Must have a positive work attitude and ability to work safely and efficiently when managing multiple tasks
  • Ability to work independently or with a team in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Intermediate knowledge of MS Office, Including Word, Excel, and Power Point preferred
  • The successful candidate will have the ability and willingness to travel and perform field work, even under inclement weather and physically demanding conditions.
  • Position will require the candidate to adhere to work assignments/schedules, be self-motivated, organized and have a keen sense of detail.
  • Candidate must be willing to work in addition to a standard 40-hour work week when needed. 


Preferred qualifications:

  • Nuclear-gauge certification
  • OSHA 40 hour training 
  • Knowledge of infrastructure, drilling operations and heavy civil project design and construction 

Move Forward with Kleinfelder

Kleinfelder has been connecting great people to the best work since 1961. We are engineers, scientists, and construction professionals providing solutions that improve our clients' transportation, water, energy, and other private infrastructure. As a responsive, cross-disciplinary team of bright, curious, and innovative problem-solvers, we are dedicated to doing the right thing, every day, on every project from over 85 offices in the US, Canada, and Australia. Connecting great people to the best work is our purpose - together, we deliver.


Progress with an Employer that Values You

Kleinfelder is an inclusive organization free from discrimination. We are a stronger organization when we are a diverse workforce and believe that through diversity, equity, and inclusion comes creativity, innovation, and unity. We are proud to offer the following:


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

The expected salary range for the position is displayed in accordance with the California Pay Transparency Law. Final agreed upon compensation is based upon individual qualifications and experience. Salary range: $50,081 - $83,486.


Career Development: We are committed to investing in the professional development of our staff, offering each employee every opportunity to grow, develop, and take control of their career paths. We support these efforts through reimbursements for continuing education as well as many of the expenses associated with trainings and certifications, and opportunities for career development through our internal Mentoring Program.


Equal Opportunity: Kleinfelder is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans. (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 rules)



Please note that Kleinfelder does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, Kleinfelder will not consider or agree to payment for any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Kleinfelder explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resume, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Kleinfelder. 



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