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Geologists - Soil Technicians

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At HWA GeoSciences we get excited about providing smart geotechnical solutions for our communities and our planet! Located in Bothell, Washington, HWA is a geotechnical and environmental firm providing leading geo-environmental and geotechnical consulting services. Our work is exceptional, we delight our clients, and we get to play in the dirt and have a lot of fun while we grow our business! We are passionate about what we do, foster a culture of teamwork and growth, and we strive to positively impact the earth each day.

We also love coming up with creative and smart solutions to gnarly problems that hinder our state’s infrastructure, stability, and environmental impact.

We have opportunities for both Experienced and Entry-level Geologists / Soils Technicians for full-time and seasonal work.

Here’s what you’ll be doing:

  • Field and laboratory work, often a blend of the two

  • Prepare clear and intelligible handwritten and computer-rendered reports of field observations.

  • Construction Inspection and Materials Testing (soils/aggregate, concrete, and asphalt) for public works and private development projects across the Puget Sound region.

  • Exploration for upcoming work, including geotechnical drilling, hand auger, Drop weight Cone Penetrometer (DCP), inclinometer, and geologic mapping

  • Landslide observation and mapping

  • Aerial drone imagery/mapping

  • Seismic data collection

  • Environmental sampling during construction

  • Infiltration testing for stormwater design

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • Minimum of 2 years soil and asphalt construction inspection and testing experience (preferred)

  • Associate, technical, or bachelor’s degree (preferred)

  • Knowledge of current WSDOT Standard Specifications (preferred)

  • Knowledge of Materials Section of WSDOT Construction Manual (preferred)

  • Reliable, punctual, attention to detail

  • Driver’s license and reliable transportation

  • Ability to use computer software, including MS Office Suite

  • Comfortable working in the field year-round in various weather

  • Willing to work on site location if needed for multiple days

  • Ability to move boxes and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds, in the field, on uneven ground

Here are just a few reasons why you’ll love working at HWA:

Amazing people – We are passionate about the environment and geotechnical engineering, and we positively impact the earth each day.

Positive and relaxed environment – Fun work events, professional mentoring, training and professional educational hours with support to work toward ASBOG licensure from the National Association of State Boards of Geology, and a flexible work schedule with a focus on work/life balance where it’s okay to wear jeans.

Great location – Just off I-405 in Bothell, we have plenty of free parking and are surrounded by trees and greenspaces with trails for a nice afternoon walk!

Robust benefits – Two medical plan options (one with an HSA), prescription, vision, dental, basic life, AD&D insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401(K) retirement savings plan with a generous employer matching contribution, and paid time off that includes holidays, vacation, and sick leave.

Here are some other things to know:

  • Starting compensation for this role is $60,000 - $95,000 per year, based on your experience and qualifications

  • This is a full-time role

  • Monday to Friday is the typical workweek, however construction needs sometimes dictate night and weekend work, especially during summer months

  • Work is performed in-person, onsite and HWA and in the field

  • HWA is committed to safety, including following all CDC and Washington State Covid 19 Guidelines for workplace safety

If you’re excited by this opportunity and have what we’re looking for, we want to meet you! Please send your resume and cover letter to

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