Associate/Sr. Associate (Geotechnical Engineering)

Exponent, Inc. Oakland , CA 94604

Posted 3 weeks ago

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/Sr. 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

  • Levees/dams

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

To learn more about life at Exponent, check out our Graduate Students page at!

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity, Veterans and Disabled Employer.

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