SAGE Engineers is Looking for a Project to Senior Engineering Geologist

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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 ( and you can contact Ashley Fein ( 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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Congratulations San Francisco co-winner of Chapter of the Year Award!


AEG Treasurer Cynthia Palomares with Maddie German (Carolinas Chapter) and Morley Beckman (San Francisco Bay Area Chapter)

Congratulations San Francisco Bay Area Chapter!

You are co-winners (with Carolinas Chapter) of the AEG 2017 Chapter of the Year Award!  The award, which includes $350 in prize money, was accepted on behalf of the Chapter by immediate past-chair and new Regional Director, Morley Beckman.

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Geoscience in your state!

AGIAGI has published a nifty double-sided geoscience informational fact sheet for each of the states.  While intended to inform policymakers about how geoscience impacts their state, this information is also great for students or to convince your parents that geoscience is a worthy career!

Here’s the AGI datasheet for California: CA_GeoscienceInYourState_AGI

Download a copy for other states:



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IAEG / AEG 2018 promotional lapel pins!

Get your official 2018 San Francisco promotional lapel pin at our next meeting, or at the Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs!

2018 lapel

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Upcoming Events!

Upcoming Meetings & Events:

July 10, 2018: Josh Wagner, CE&G -  Utilization of Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Spillway Assessment and Terrain Modeling
July 14, 2018: FIELD TRIP -  Ring Mountain Melanges with John Wakabayashi
August 14, 2018: (TENTATIVE) Open Forum 5 minute “Pop-Up” talks.
September 15-23, 2018: XIII IAEG GEOCONGRESS & AEG National Meeting -  Hyatt Regency, San Francisco CA.

We’re looking for Speakers for October 2018 and beyond! Email if you’re interested.

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IAEG / AEG 2018 Congress Info


IAEG 2018


May 30, 2018 at 1pm Pacific- Next Monthly Planning Committee call, email if you would like to attend.

Registration is now OPEN for the 2018 meeting! Register early, as your Full Registration includes your choice of one of 20 tours on Wednesday of the meeting.  Many tours have limited space available.  Tours include the Geology of Alcatraz, West Napa Fault, Calaveras Damsite, Black Diamond Mines & Keller Canyon Landfill, Syar Lake Herman Quarry, San Francisco Waterfront Geological Walking Tours, and many more! Visit the meeting website to register & book your hotel room:

Abstracts - Oral presentation & poster abstract acceptance will occur by May 6 for IAEG / AEG 2018 Congress in San Francisco.

Event website:


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Sage Engineers Looking for a Principal Engineering Geologist

Sage Engineers

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Principal Engineering Geologist


SAGE is looking for a self-motivated Principal Engineering Geologist interested in shaping the company’s future. With a successful 20-year foundation to build upon, candidates must share our passion for providing exceptional service.

The Principal Engineering Geologist is responsible for achieving business development goals, managing and mentoring technical staff, and providing expert technical input and/or oversight on large, complex projects with multi-disciplinary teams and subconsultants. This is a strategic role reporting directly to the president, and is based in either our Oakland or Roseville, CA office.

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