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Senior Geotechnical Engineer - St. Louis

Job Details

St Louis MO - St Louis, MO

Job Description

  • Perform geologic evaluations in support of geology, earthquake hazard, engineering geology, and geotechnical engineering studies.
  • Lead, mentor, oversee and/or supervise engineers and other employees.
  • Review technical and other reports and calculations done by junior employees. 
  • Support business development and marketing activities, including preparation of cost proposals and presentations to existing and prospective clients.
  • Design, plan, and perform field exploration, testing, and instrumentation programs.
  • Perform geologic reconnaissance and mapping.
  • Perform observation and testing during construction.
  • Perform soil and rock slope stability analyses.
  • Interpret soil samples geologically and construct geologic profiles
  • Assist with proposal and report preparation.
  • Interact and communicate with subcontractors, clients, and staff at all levels.
  • Follow Shannon & Wilsons Quality Assurance policy.
  • Follow and promote Shannon & Wilsons Health & Safety and Loss Prevention policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Job Qualifications

  • MS or PhD Degree in Geotechnical Engineering or Geological Engineering, supported by a BS Degree in Engineering or Geology.
  • PE License required in the state of Missouri.
  • 14+ years of experience performing geologic field explorations and studies.
  • Mentoring and supervisory experience.
  • Experience with field reconnaissance mapping for civil projects, including landslides.
  • Geologic interpretation and analysis using soil and rock samples retrieved from explorations.
  • Subsurface exploration techniques including hollow-stem auger drilling, mud rotary drilling, rock coring, and test pit/trench logging.
  • Organizing, contracting with, and directing subcontractors a plus.
  • Construction observation and construction material testing of earthwork a plus.
  • Pile/shaft foundation construction and retaining wall structure construction observation a plus.
  • Basic computer skills: MS Word and Excel required; ESRI ArcGIS, desirable.

Typically, depending on an applicants education, experience, other qualifications they possess, if they are a fit for the company and local office culture, and the current business needs, a Senior-Level Engineering Geologist typically would be placed at a Shannon & Wilson Associate or Senior Associate level.


Shannon & Wilson offers a competitive benefits package to support our employees. These benefits include:

  • Employee ownership
  • Comprehensive medical, prescription, vision, and dental coverage.
  • Pre-tax health and daycare FSA
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Long-term care insurance
  • Profit sharing and 401(k) plans
  • Paid time off for vacation and sick leave
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Paid volunteer day
  • Free parking

Shannon & Wilson is an Equal Opportunity Employer.