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Senior Geotechnical Engineer

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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, strive to foster a culture of teamwork and growth, and bring positive impacts to 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.

and we are seeking a Senior Geotechnical Engineer that has the same passion for geotechnical engineering and is ready for the next major step in their career!


We Are Seeking A True Leader. You are not only good technically, but you take pleasure in teaching others such as junior engineers and even our clients. You want to see the business do well and want to make an impact on its success and be rewarded for it. You develop relationships easily and enjoy meeting new people. You are independently motivated and are good at rallying the team to move all in the same direction. Your specialized expertise, coupled with proven client focus, project management, leadership, and business development skills could lead to significant leadership management and ownership opportunities at HWA for the right person.


In addition to a positive attitude, a drive to succeed, and loving geotechnical engineering, candidates should have technical expertise in some/all of the following areas:

  • Excellent project management skills

  • Shallow and deep foundations

  • Retaining structures

  • Slope stability

  • Tunneling and trenchless methods

  • Soft ground engineering

  • Ground improvement methods

  • Geotechnical instrumentation

  • Seismic evaluation and design

  • Highway pavements

  • Analysis and design

  • Ability to write and review technical reports

  • Actively participate in marketing and business development activities

  • Staff training/mentoring

Job Requirements:

  • 15 - 20 years of experience

  • PE / MS in Geotechnical Engineering

  • Excellent communication skills (English), written and verbal

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Able to juggle multiple projects

  • Ability to effectively work independently and in a team environment

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 $130,400 to $228,000 per year, based on your experience and qualifications

  • This is a full-time role

  • Monday to Friday is the typical workweek

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

  • 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 with “Senior Geotechnical Engineer” in the subject line to


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