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Senior Engineer

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 an experienced and licensed geotechnical engineer to join our Team. Your engineering expertise will support schools, public service buildings, municipal, and commercial projects in your local community. You will see projects from site characterization and through design and construction. You’ll be engaged and challenged by diverse responsibilities encompassing traditional engineering analyses, natural hazards assessments, and construction support.

We see this role as a tremendous growth opportunity for the right individual. Work with the support of senior engineers with decades of experience on diverse projects in the Puget Sound region. Refine your understanding of the local soils and groundwater by collaborating with regional experts in geology and hydrogeology.


  • Perform engineering analyses, including retaining walls, pile foundations, and slope stability, utilizing software such as CLiq and SlopeW.

  • Complete site characterization, including planning, scheduling, and participating in field exploration programs, selecting, and reviewing laboratory testing, and assessing natural hazards such as liquefaction, seismic site response, and steep slope stability.

  • Prepare technical reports.

  • Manage projects, including scoping, budgeting, preparing proposals and contract documents, and reviewing field reports.

  • Mentor and guide early career staff.

  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with internal departments and external stakeholders including clients, contractors, regulatory officials.

  •  Use and working knowledge of common programs (Office 365, Teams, Adobe).

  • Develop and maintain client relationships.

  • This is a Full-time opportunity.


  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Civil/Geotechnical Engineering

  • Washington Professional Engineer (P.E.) License

  • 5-10 years of geotechnical engineering experience



  • Local geotechnical engineering experience, particularly in the Puget Sound lowlands.

  • Familiarity with the regional geology

  • Familiarity with the regulations of area municipalities

  • Experience in performing the essential duties outlined above.


  • Generally, office-based work using a PC. Various site visits throughout the Puget Sound Region 

  • Flexible Hybrid work schedule

  • Driver’s license and current insurance

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

  • Background Check Required

  • Already Reside in the Puget Sound region or already be in motion to relocate. We do not offer relocation assistance.

  • Occasional fieldwork in variable weather conditions at construction sites.

  • No overnight travel required.


Salary Range: $85,000-$120,000+ per year


  • 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. Our best estimate for the salary for this role is $85,000 to $120,000 and will depend on the qualified candidate’s experience and internal equity.

  • 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, 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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