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.