Staff Engineer


Northern California


As a Staff Engineer with Slate, you’ll be joining a world-class group of engineers, geologists, and earthquake scientists with one primary guiding principle: Do Good Work.

So, what kind of work is that exactly? Our work is heavily focused on providing earthquake engineering solutions to a diverse list of clients and projects.

Our Staff Engineers get exposure to, and experience working on, geotechnical-based engineering problems including: slope stability evaluations, earthquake hazard (PSHA and DSHA), seismic site response analysis, consolidation settlement calculations, liquefaction triggering and hazard evaluations, foundation design support (both shallow and deep foundation elements), lateral earth pressure calculations, and groundwater seepage evaluations.

You’ll likely get some exposure to that, and more, in just one year with Slate, too. Field assignments include subsurface investigations, construction observation of earthwork and foundation components, visual inspections, and instrument readings. Office assignments include: engineering calculations/evaluations, analysis of laboratory test data, report preparation. Sure, it’s early in your career, but that doesn’t mean you should get stuck doing that one menial project task for months on end just because you’re “the new kid.”


$85,000 to $115,000 (dependent on experience)

Minimum Requirements

  • 0-3 Years experience in geotechnical engineering consulting or similar industry
  • M.S. in Civil Engineering (with geotechnical focus)
  • E.I.T. preferred
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to drive throughout California
  • MS Excel – Moderate to Advanced user (VBA knowledge a plus)
  • Exposure to computer modeling software for geotechnical applications (e.g., SLOPE/W, L-PILE, FLAC, PLAXIS, or similar)
  • Ability to clearly communicate engineering concepts both verbally and written
  • Ability to work on multiple assignments under rigid schedule and budget constraints
  • Ability to work in a collaborative setting with engaging co-workers and clients
  • More than a passing interest in soil mechanics


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