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Universal Engineering Sciences Senior Geotechnical Engineer in Sacramento, California

UES is ready to hire a Senior Geotechnical Engineer in our growing West Sacramento office in California. We are seeking a dynamic, creative, and experienced engineer ready to apply their skills to a wide variety of projects. The ideal candidate has not only the technical skills needed for this position, but also the ability to communicate effectively with all team members regarding geotechnical projects from conception through construction. This is an opportunity to step into an established firm with broad experience in Northern California and a diverse base of repeat clients. UES is a nationwide company always looking to expand the types of services we provide and support our employees in their professional growth.

Starting at $160k/annually

*Salary is negotiable, depending on experience, skillset, and certifications.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform and manage geotechnical engineering investigations and studies

  • Work closely with clients, including owners, architects, and other design professionals to determine project needs

  • Prepare scopes of service, proposals, and budget estimates

  • Work closely with project management and field staff to provide technical recommendations

  • Train, mentor and guide graduate professionals

  • Analyze field and laboratory data

  • Prepare and review geotechnical engineering reports

  • Other duties include geotechnical plan review, business development, and attending project design and construction meetings when needed


  • B.S. in Civil Engineering required, Master’s degree preferred

  • California PE registration is required, GE registration is required or can be obtained within 12 months

  • 6 or more years of experience in geotechnical engineering or closely related discipline preferred

  • California project experience, including schools and hospitals, strongly preferred

  • Must possess strong written, and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and clients

  • Strong attention to detail with excellent analytical capabilities

  • Ability to effectively work in a team environment

  • Valid California Driver’s License and clean DMV report

  • Willing to help with business development and market to new clients

About UES

UES is a national leader in Geotechnical Engineering, Construction Materials Testing and Inspection, Building Code Compliance, Environmental Consulting, Occupational Health & Safety, Virtual Design Consulting, and Building Envelope. With over 3,400 team members across 70+ branches in the United States, UES provides essential engineering services to some of the most prominent and significant projects in the country. As the #1 fastest growing AEC firm on The Zweig Group’s Hot Firm list in 2021 and 2022, UES is poised to lead our industry into the future.

Our Team Members

Our team members bring unique skill sets, licenses and certifications, and experience to our firm, which diversifies our team and allows us to provide a wide variety of services uniquely grounded in excellence . Our team STRIVES to uphold our core values of safety, teamwork, responsiveness, integrity, value, and excellence to ensure we meet client expectations, support our communities, and build a strong, reliable team. Our UES team members are kind, passionate, and driven, which creates collaborative workspaces and a sense of camaraderie among our team members. At UES, we are eager to hire, teach, and train the next generation of industry leaders and learn from the expertise of each team member who walks through our doors. To learn more about UES, visit teamues.com

Our Benefits

We understand that our team members are the glue that holds our business together. We value the individual contributions of each person, and we show this by offering comprehensive benefits, including medical insurance options, PTO, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, and so much more. If you have additional questions about our benefits, please contact our Recruitment team at westcareers@teamues.com

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EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran Universal Engineering Sciences is a Drug-Free Workplace. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.