February 2018 Meeting: Jahns Lecturer John Wakabayashi

AEG and ASCE-SFGI welcome the 2017/2018 Jahns Lecturer

Professor John Wakabayashi
California State University Fresno


“Attempting to Bridge the Growing Gap Between Academic and Applied Geology:  A Personal Odyssey”

on Tuesday, February 13th 6PM-9PM

Meeting at:
Spenger’s Fresh Fish Grotto
1919 Fourth Street
Berkeley, CA

Tickets are $50 for all members (regardless of membership affiliation), $60 for non-members, and $20 for students.

Spaces are limited, REGISTER NOW!
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UC Berkeley Geotechnical Engineering Research Symposium

The UC Berkeley GeoSystems program invites you to attend their First Annual

Geotechnical Engineering Research Symposium.

Thursday February 1, 2018

Banatao Auditorium – Sutardja Dai Hall
University of California CITRIS and the Banatao Institute
University of California, Berkeley

This event is an opportunity for current PhD students and Research Associates to share their research with the geotechnical/geological engineering industry. The agenda also includes a discussion session where attendees can share current issues in geotechnical engineering and industry research needs. Register now to attend and learn about the exciting research going on in the UC Berkeley GeoSystems department.

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January 2018 Meeting

Register today to attend the San Francisco Chapter January 2018 Meeting!

Holly Nichols, CEG  lead geologist for CA DWR on the Oroville Spillway Recovery Project presenting:

“The Oroville Spillways – Geology and Why it Matters”

on Tuesday, January 9th

Meeting at: 
Spenger’s Fresh Fish Grotto
1919 Fourth Street
Berkeley, CA

6 pm: Registration & Social Hour
7 pm: Dinner (Choice of: Beef / Salmon / Vegetarian Pasta)
7:45 pm: Announcements and Presentation

Cost:  $45 for AEG members and members’ guests, $55 for non-members, $20 for AEG student members

AEG Student Membership is FREE (apply for FREE student membership)!

Reservations: Spaces are limited! RSVP, please online by noon, Monday, January 8, 2018.

January 2018 Meeting Announcement

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Please Join us for our annual PEMA-AEG-GRA Holiday Mixer!

Mix and mingle with NCal PEMA, AEG and GRA Members at this special networking event featuring delicious food, drinks and a premium raffle.

Date & Time: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 6-9pm
Location: Scott’s Seafood
Scott’s Seafood, 2 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607
Cost: $45/person
Walk-ins are fine. 

For Details or to RSVP, please visit http://ncalpema.org/holiday-mixer.html


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Trihydro looking for Geologist in their Concord office

Trihydro CorpGeologist (experienced) – Concord, CA Trihydro Corporation, a growing Engineering and Environmental consulting firm has an opening for an experienced Geologist in Concord, CA.

Applicants must have a BS in Geology, a Professional Geologist (PG) license, and at least 6 years of professional experience.  Duties will include overseeing drilling projects, installing groundwater and soil vapor wells, construction/contractor management, multi-media sampling, remediation system operation & reporting, environmental site assessments, preparing investigation work plans, project management, and writing technical documents.  Applicants must have excellent technical writing skills, a clean driving record, and a demonstrated commitment to safe operations.  This position will require field work and some travel.  Applicants must be eligible to obtain a TWIC card.

This is a full-time position with excellent benefits (including a 10% 401(k) match).

Apply at https://www.trihydro.com/about-us/careers with application, resume, and cover letter.  Trihydro is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or because he or she is a protected veteran.

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November 2017 Meeting Announcement

Register today to attend the San Francisco Chapter November 2017 Meeting!

“Rock Scour, Lady Gaga, and Drones…A Recipe for Success?!?”

Mike George, PhD PE
BGC Engineering, Inc.

Date and Time:
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
6pm: Social Hour and Sign-In
7pm: Dinner
8pm: Presentation


Howden (Spice Monkey) Restaurant
1628 Webster Street

Cost:  $45 for AEG members and members’ guests, $55 for non-members, $20 for AEG student members

AEG Student Membership is FREE (apply for FREE student membership)!

Reservations: To RSVP, please register online by noon, Monday, November 13, 2017.

November 2017 Meeting Announcement

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SAGE Engineers is Looking for a Project to Senior Engineering Geologist

To apply: https://sageengineers.com/careers/project-senior-engineering-geologist/

Project to Senior Engineering Geologist


The Project to Senior Geologist fosters SAGE’s passion for providing exceptional services by managing and performing advanced technical work for a wide variety of engineering geologic and seismic hazard assignments. This role involves working on small projects and/or large, complex projects with multi-disciplinary teams and subconsultants. Responsibilities include interacting with clients; managing project budgets, schedules and deliverables; managing and conducting technical work; and preparing and reviewing deliverables.

Essential Functions

  • Conduct engineering geologic investigations related to critical water and energy infrastructure, as well as governmental, commercial, and essential services buildings and facilities. Identify the primary geologic opportunities and constraints to be considered during project design and construction
  • Characterize seismic hazards on both regional and site-specific scales, develop/update seismic source characterization models, and provide geologic input to probabilistic and deterministic seismic hazard analysis
  • Work closely with engineers to provide input and assessment of regional and site-specific geologic and tectonic conditions pertinent to structural performance
  • Plan, direct, and conduct field investigations that include geologic mapping and logging of soil/rock borings, test pits, trenches, and natural/constructed exposures
  • Identify and utilize new technologies for collection and interpretation of field data
  • Conduct and review engineering geologic analyses related to soil and rock
  • Prepare and review comprehensive technical reports
  • Provide geologic support during construction

Other Functions

  • Perform periodic client coordination and attend client meetings
  • Manage projects, resources, and budgets in database
  • Direct geosciences/engineering personnel to accomplish tasks
  • Assist with managing existing clients, developing new clients, and identifying new business opportunities

Position Type and Work Schedule

Regular, Full-time.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position may supervise geosciences staff.

Required Education and Experience

  • BS degree in geology, geosciences, or earth sciences
  • 5 to 10 years of experience with increasing responsibility in engineering geology and seismic hazards with emphasis on water and energy infrastructure projects
  • Professional Geologist registration in California, or a state that provides comity with California

Preferred Education and Experience

  • MS degree in geology, geosciences, or earth sciences
  • Certified Engineering Geologist registration in California, or a state that provides comity with California
  • Experience with assessing rock stability (in cut slopes and within tunnels), performing computer-based stereonet/kinematic analysis and rockfall simulations, and performing design of rock support/rockfall mitigation
  • Experience with performing probabilistic and deterministic seismic hazard analysis
  • Rope access training or certification (e.g., SPRAT) a plus

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Passion for delivering high quality work
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly effective interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to shift priorities in a dynamic environment
  • Proficient use of standard office software programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)


  • This position requires up to 30% travel, including overnight and extended field assignments
  • Occasionally may be assigned to field work at a specific site for an extended period of time

Work Environment

This position is based in an office setting, but requires periodic field work that involves exposure to steep, mountainous terrain and inclement weather such as heat, cold, rain, and wind. Field work may involve working from elevated equipment (e.g., scissor lifts, crane-suspended platforms, etc.) and within underground tunnels.

Physical Demands

Frequent standing, walking, and sitting. Occasional lifting up to 25 lbs., kneeling, climbing, stooping, crawling, and reaching.

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Free Technical Workshop: Increasing Remediation Success

Screen Shot 2017-10-17 at 8.01.27 PMISOTEC, along with three others (GEO, XDD, and AST Environmental), will be hosting a FREE technical remediation course in San Francisco and Sacramento in November.

This course has been approved for 5 CA SWRCB contact hours. Additionally, ISOTEC is an approved course provider by the New York State Education Department Office of the Professions as well as approved by The New Jersey State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. Our previous courses have been approved by The New Jersey Site Remediation Professional Licensing Board for continuing education credits, the Licensed Site Professional Board of Massachusetts, and the Board of Examiners of Environmental Professionals in the state of Connecticut. We have presented courses at Montclair State University in New Jersey, and our presenters have each presented at a number of conferences and other various educational events throughout their careers. The upcoming courses will offer continuing education credits for LSRPs, LEPs, LSPs, and NY and NJ PE’s.

This is the first time presenting in California. They are presenting the same course on November 14th and again on November 15th in San Francisco and Sacramento, respectively. For more information and to register, visit ISOTEC’s website (http://isotec-inc.com/register) and you can contact Ashley Fein (AFehn@insituoxidation.com) with any questions.

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Welcome New AEG SF Officers

We are pleased to announce the election of the 2017-2019 officers for the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (aka AEGSF!):

Chair – Julien Cohen-Waeber

Vice-Chair – Ryan Coe

Treasurer – David Abbott

Secretary – Courtney Johnson

Please give our new officers a warm welcome when you see them next! And if you or someone you know would like to volunteer with AEGSF, we’re always looking for new fresh faces to help plan our meetings and events, connect with local student chapters, participate in legislative advocacy events, and more.

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October Chapter Meeting: FREE Student / Professional Resume Workshop & Mixer

Join us for our FREE Student / Professional Resume workshop and mixer!

October 11, 2017

Established/Experienced Professionals:

Come meet the future of our profession! This is a fantastic opportunity to get a head start on your recruiting efforts and meet current and future job candidates in a constructive and personal environment. We’ll ask you to share some of your professional experience, what upcoming opportunities/positions you will be looking to fill and what a successful candidate’s resume looks like.  You’re an integral part of shaping the future of our young professionals and we really value your participation!

Students and Professionals in Transition:

Get a head start on your job search! The purpose of this meeting is to get you to think about your career direction in engineering and geology and start building the most appropriate and effective resume.  We want to highlight the different paths people take in the field and the variety of jobs available.  Bring your current resume, compare notes with others and get constructive feedback from experienced professionals on what they’re looking for!

Workshop Format (6-9 pm):

-       Ice breaker (to practice your hand shake, and conversing with professionals),

-       Chair’s message,

-       Presentation on the state of practice and job search,

-       Attendee introductions,

-       Brief presentations on career experiences by professionals,

-       Resume review/discussion,

-       Open session talks with professionals.


Pizza, Salad and soft drinks will be provided starting around 6:30 pm.

Date:  Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Location:  Kleinfelder offices – 1330 Broadway, Suite 1200, Oakland CA 94610.

Time:  Social hour and sign-in at 6 pm, Workshop 7 pm, Dinner/Refreshments 7 pm.

Cost: FREE for all AEG members.  Suggested voluntary participation for Professionals $10.

AEG Student Membership is FREE (apply for FREE student membership)

RSVP:  Please register online by noon, Monday, October 9 2017.

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