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Soils Technician/Construction Observation

Associated Earth Sciences, Inc. (AESI) is a multi-disciplinary consulting firm specializing in geotechnical engineering, hydrogeology, geology, and geophysics. AESI has provided these services in the Puget Sound region to municipal, commercial, and residential clients since 1981. We consider our interdisciplinary approach critical to the success of our engineering philosophy, approaching our projects with a big picture perspective that incorporates the geologic and hydrogeologic context of our sites into our understanding of our projects.


We are seeking hard-working, self-motivated candidates to join our team. This position will provide you with a valuable opportunity to gain experience in both the construction and consulting industries. In this position, you will provide construction observation services in support of a variety of projects including schools, public service buildings, municipal, residential, and commercial projects in your local community. You will see projects through the construction phase and witness progress from the ground up.

If you love being outdoors, playing in the dirt, and taking in the beauty of Puget Sound geology, we encourage you to apply!



  • Perform soil density testing on construction sites

  • Site specific observations

  • Read, review, and interpret project documents including geotechnical reports, plans, and laboratory test results

  • Produce daily field reports based on site observations



  • Geotechnical engineering consulting experience, particularly in the Puget Sound lowlands.

  • Expand knowledge of regional geology

  • Gain familiarity with the regulations of area municipalities

  • Experience working with a variety of industries and individuals

  • Educational Roundtables, on the job training, and direct access to professionals in the field for mentoring and training.

  • Onsite Soil Lab Training



  • Primary field work in variable weather conditions on construction sites.

  • Ability to lift 30 pounds.

  • Driver’s license and current insurance.

  • Personal vehicle to travel between offices and job sites (mileage reimbursable).

  • Optional overtime.

  • Voluntary Nights and weekends.

  • Reside in the Puget Sound region.

  • Background check required.



  • Associate degree or actively pursuing one.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Dependable and problem solving skills.

  • Interest in working outdoors.

  • Experience working in fast paced environments. Construction experience is a plus.



Job Type: Full time

Salary Range: $25-$30 per hour


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision – Paid by AESI 

  • Performance Bonus 

  • 401K with matching 

  • HSA and Café Plan 

  • Paid Holidays, Vacation and Sick time 

  • Continuing Education Opportunities 



  • We provide competitive compensation and generous benefits, including health coverage, a substantial 401K match, and paid holidays and vacation time.

  • At AESI, we offer a supportive and inclusive work culture that emphasizes continuous professional growth. As part of our team, you'll have access to a range of opportunities for development, from monthly technical and safety roundtables to reimbursements for local professional events and online training.

  • Engage with our highly collaborative, interdisciplinary team of geotechnical engineers, geologists, hydrogeologists, scientists, and geophysicists, learning from their collective expertise (and sharing yours!)

  • We practice a flexible work environment, encouraging in-office work to foster team camaraderie and development of early career staff while supporting hybrid working arrangements as appropriate for the role requirements. Our organizational structure and an open-door policy foster collaboration and accessibility to senior leadership.

  • Join us in celebrating work-life balance through various activities like office barbecues, happy hours, holiday parties, and other social events, making AESI a fulfilling place to grow both professionally and personally.



  • We welcome all qualified applicants, regardless of background. Reasonable accommodation is available during the application process; please contact HR at for assistance.

  • At AESI, we believe that inclusivity is essential to creating a better world.  We define inclusivity as creating an environment where everyone is treated with respect, dignity, and fairness, and where everyone has equal access to information, services, and opportunities.  

  • Our company provides an all-inclusive work environment that is accepting, welcoming, and affirming. 

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