Engineering Geologist - 45964
San Diego CA 92121

Engineering Geologist - 45964

Be involved in projects with our Geotechnical & Tunneling Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.
At WSP, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives. Our devotion to teamwork has allowed us to build communities and expand our skylines. Here at WSP, anything is within our reach- and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!
WSP is currently initiating a search for an Engineering Geologist for our San Diego - Vista Sorrento office.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Planning and conducting subsurface investigation and laboratory testing programs
  • Preparation of technical memoranda and reports
  • Providing geologic/geotechnical support during construction
  • Providing hydrogeologic and geologic analyses, geologic mapping and rock mass characterization
  • Field inspection and logging of boreholes
  • Investigation/evaluation of fault activity to locate and characterize fault hazards and risks
WSP offers great growth potential and the opportunity to work on significant projects with national exposure.
Talent is the essence of meeting our client’s objectives, goals and challenges.  If this sounds like a fit for you, we’d love to have that first discussion of you joining our team.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • BS in Earth Science or Civil Engineering program from an accredited University
  • MS or PhD in Earth Science, Civil Engineering or Geological Engineering (focus on engineering geology, desired)
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in engineering geology or geological engineering practice
  • Functional understanding of structural geology and rock discontinuity characterization
  • Knowledge of Sand Diego/South Coast geotechnical and geologic practices in geology and hydrogeology
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies
  • Ability and willingness for some travel and field work.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Certified Engineering Geologist (CEG) in the State of California
Preferred Qualifications
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in engineering geology or geological engineering practice
  • Knolwedge in using geotechnical engineering software such as SLOPE/W, SEEP/W, GINT
  • Experience with slope stability evaluations, landslides, rockfalls and rockfall mitigation, and methods to mitigate movement
  • Experience with effective use of geophysical investigation methods including seismic, electromagnetic, electrical resistivity and GPR methods
  • Previous experience in fault hazard investigation studies and boreholes logging in accordance with Caltrans requirements
  • Experience using graphical software (such as Adobe Illustrator) and GIS databases

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the transportation, buildings, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 9,500 people in 150 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.
WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.
At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base.  Your daily contributions to your team will be a key piece in our meeting client objectives, goals and challenges.  Are you ready to get started? 
As a federal contractor and recipient of federal funds, WSP USA is a drug free workplace and Equal Opportunity Employer  - Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status  
The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.