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Past president Brian J. Olson is now actively looking to fill at least one Project Engineering Geologist Position - for a very exciting and rapidly growing company: Energy Services West. The current position is advertised for a new office we are currently populating in Sandy Utah, here: href=", Options may exist in Spokane Washington, Scottsdale Arizona, Rancho Bernardo CA, Blacksburg Virginia and Las Vegas Nevada.

LGC Geotechnical, Inc. has an immediate opening for a Staff Geologist - with a solid work ethic, organizational skills, and the capability of working in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.

  • Education: B.S. in Geology required. M.S. in Geology preferred. GIT preferred (or the ability to obtain within 1 year).
  • Entry level to 3 years of geotechnical consulting experience, including conducting subsurface evaluations, laboratory testing, analysis of field and laboratory test data, preliminary geotechnical analysis and design, construction observation and testing, drafting of geotechnical information.
  • Strong computer skills in the use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe, AutoCAD and Google Earth.
  • Strong communication and report writing skills.
  • Ability to work independently or in close coordination with a team in a multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Ability to organize and adjust to changing priorities and assignments, strategically plan and coordinate multiple tasks in an efficient manner.
  • Must have own vehicle, a valid driver's license and willing to travel locally to job sites.
  • Positive work attitude and a thirst to learn and achieve continuous improvement in a team environment.
The Staff Geologist will be expected to have strong analytical skills, technical knowledge of the principles of geology and field geologic mapping skills and experience.

Project tasks may include the following:
  • Planning, scheduling, conducting and/or coordination of field and laboratory testing.
  • Performing preliminary field geologic mapping, sampling and logging of exploratory borings and trenches, preparation of geologic maps and cross-sections, and drafting for geotechnical projects.
  • Preparation of proposals, report writing, reviewing drawings, geotechnical reports, calculations, and maps.
  • Performing grading and construction observation and testing.
We offer competitive benefits and salaries and an excellent work environment. Our benefits package includes employee health insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance, paid time off, 401k, vehicle and mileage compensation, and educational reimbursements. Group rates are also available for family health insurance, dental and vision insurance. Salary determination is based on experience.

Please submit a PDF copy of your resume and cover letter to Amanda Amado ( Come join our dynamic team!

About the Company
LGC Geotechnical, Inc. is a geotechnical consulting firm providing professional services, from preliminary design through project completion, throughout Southern California. LGC Geotechnical is currently involved in some of Southern California's most technically challenging and diverse projects including master-planned residential communities, industrial developments, municipal improvements, public facilities, and custom residential developments. Current projects involve providing recommendations for grading, landslide stabilization, liquefaction mitigation, groundwater control, soil improvement, shallow and deep foundation design, observation of deep excavations, and design of earth retaining structures. LGC Geotechnical is located in San Clemente, California. Our project sites are typically located in Orange, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino and Los Angeles Counties.

CGS Engineering Geologist - The new position is to backfill a previous position and will focus on a combination of geologic mapping, hazard zone mapping, and technical review of consultant reports for school sites and hospital sites submitted to CGS. The position will be based in our Los Angeles office, but teleworking is currently an option for most of the time. Here is the link to the job posting, which provides additional details (position closes on December 4):

Brian J. Swanson, PG, CEG
Senior Engineering Geologist
STATEMAP Coordinator
Regional Geologic and Landslide Mapping Program
California Geological Survey
Junipero Serra Building
320 West 4th Street, Suite 850
Los Angeles, CA 90013
T: (213) 435-9138

The California Geological Survey is seeking a geologist to join the CGS Seismic Hazards Program in our Los Angeles office. This dynamic role involves a dual focus:

Seismic Hazard Mapping: Use a diverse array of data sources, including aerial and satellite imagery, digital topography, field mapping techniques, and subsurface data to create seismic hazard zone maps. These maps are instrumental in identifying areas prone to liquefaction and earthquake-induced landslides.

Geologic Hazard Report Review: Evaluate geologic hazard and geotechnical investigation reports prepared for public school construction projects statewide to ensure these reports effectively document site conditions and assess potential geological and seismic hazards.

This is a great opportunity to contribute to seismic safety in California. To learn more about the position, its requirements, and application instructions, please visit our official job posting: Job Posting Link [].

IMPORTANT NOTE: This position requires the submission of a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ). Applications without an SOQ, or those that do not address the provided items/questions and do not adhere to formatting instructions, will be excluded from the selection process. Resumes and cover letters cannot substitute for the SOQ. For detailed information, please review the Statement of Qualifications section.

The final filing date for applications is November 16, 2023. Don't miss this opportunity to be part of our dedicated team working to enhance seismic hazard preparedness and resiliency in California.


Brian Olson, CEG
Senior Engineering Geologist
Seismic Hazards Program
California Geological Survey
320 W. 4th Street, Suite 850, Los Angeles, CA 90013
M: (213) 507-1080

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