Cornerstone Earth Group looking for a Senior Engineering Geologist

Looking for a career at a fun, growing company? Join Cornerstone Earth Group!
Bay Area based- with offices in Sunnyvale and Walnut Creek

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Senior Engineering Geologist

This candidate should be able to demonstrate broad experience in planning, scheduling, budgeting, writing proposals, providing management and oversight of complex geologic field investigations, site specific geologic evaluations, landslide mitigation, understanding seismic hazard constraints, and preparation of geologic and geotechnical reports.


  • B.S. and preferably M.S. in Geology or Engineering Geology preferably with engineering geologic emphasis
  • California CEG license preferred, or PG license working towards CEG registration in 6 months.
  • 5 to 15 years of increasing responsibility in engineering geology, including experience with CGS Note 48 compliance for schools and hospitals
  • Strong leadership and decision-making skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Assist with updating and/or creating digital and hard-copy reference library
  • Self-motivated with strong interest in career advancement
  • Ability to work well with small teams and work independently
  • Clean DMV record with current driver license and suitable vehicle for travel to project sites
  • Preferably live in the San Francisco Bay Area


  • Field exploration programs may include logging of exploratory borings, bedrock coring, fault trenching, geologic research, aerial imagery interpretation, and detailed site reconnaissance and field mapping
  • Senior engineering geologist will work closely with geotechnical project managers and principles throughout the project timeline and be able to supervise and train less experienced geologic staff personnel

When applying for this position please indicate your compensation expectations ($/hr). Cornerstone Earth Group provides pick-up trucks and a gas card or fuel reimbursement.
Driver’s license verification required; must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with Cornerstone’s driving policy.
Relocation expenses are not provided.

For immediate consideration, email your cover letter and resume in confidence to

AEGSF is sad to announce the passing of longtime member John Williams

It is with a sad heart that AEG announces the passing in early July of one of our strongest supporters and AEG Association Past President, Dr. John W. Williams.

Dr. Williams was an active AEG member of the San Francisco Section/Chapter, professor of engineering geology and Department Chair at San Jose State University (1976 – 2010), and former AEG National President (1988). Dr. Williams also served as the Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG) President and a founding Officer and President of the Engineering Geology Foundation (1996), now the AEG Foundation.

Additional information on Dr. Williams will be shared during our Annual Meeting in San Antonio and future issues of the AEG News and EEG Journal.

Memorial Donation for John Williams

To honor John Williams’ service to our profession, AEG, and the AEG Foundation, John’s wife has requested in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the AEG Foundation. The intent of the donations would be to fund existing scholarships for geology students.  

You can use this link to donate on the AEG’s Foundation page.  Go to the Greatest Need/Memorial Fund line, enter the “Gift Amount.”  Check the “anonymous” box if you wish to be anonymous to the public.  At the “frequency” box select your desired frequency.  In the “Made in Memory/Honor of” box, enter John Williams.  Then, provide your payment information.

Short Course: May 20-21, 2021

New Technologies for Geotechnical Infrastructure Sensing and Monitoring
presented by the UC Berkeley Faculty of the Geosystems Group

The course will provide a review of some of the latest technologies that are about to, or are already impacting the way we design, maintain, or operate geo-infrastructure and the way we manage risk. Technologies to be discussed are sensor-equipped Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (or drones), 3D model creation using optical (Structure-from-Motion) and LiDAR, infrared sensing, Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), wireless sensing fundamentals, ShapeArray Accelerometers and distributed sensing using fiber optics.

The instructors (pictured below) have significant expertise in the technologies presented and will outline the principles of operation and the advantages and disadvantages, as well as share examples of projects where these technologies have been successfully implemented.

Due to COVID, the course will be offered online, but is accommodating participants in all time zones by making the recorded lectures available online for two weeks following the completion of the course, as well as arranging “office hours” even a week after the “live” short course.

More information, and registration for this course can be found here: