Senior Engineer - Geotechnical
Established in 1960, Rutherford + Chekene is a leading California geotechnical and structural engineering practice. Known for our technical excellence, as well as warm culture and friendly and collegial atmosphere, R+C works closely with some of the Bay Area’s most prestigious clients. 

In this newly created role, you will have the opportunity to work on high-profile projects while learning from some of the most highly regarded geotechnical engineers in Northern California. 

Our ideal candidate will bring the energy and enthusiasm needed to be part of our fast-paced geotechnical team environment, as well as the following desired qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, and a Master's Degree in Geotechnical Engineering (required) 
  • 4-7 years of increasing responsibility in geotechnical engineering, including experience in field exploration and construction 
  • Possess a Geotechnical Engineer license or Professional Engineer license with the ability to obtain Geotechnical Engineer license within 1 year 
  • Skilled in seismic hazard analysis, liquefaction evaluation and mitigation, shallow and deep foundation design, slope stability analysis, and report writing 
  • Experience with healthcare (HCAI, formerly OSHPD), educational (DSA), and public agency clients is desirable 
  • Proficiency with geotechnical software:  
    • Required: gINT, ALLPILE, CLIQ, LPILE, AutoCAD and Microsoft Office suite of programs
    • Preferred: PLAXIS, Settle3, LiqSVs 
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills with strong attention to detail  
  • Excellent analytical, multitasking, and judgment capabilities and an ability to work both independently and in a team environment 

Rutherford + Chekene offers a competitive salary and benefits package: medical, dental and vision insurance, paid personal time off, 401(k) plan, and continuing education allowance. We believe in genuine work-life balance. R+C is an equal opportunity employer.  

Many of our clients ask for proof of COVID vaccination to attend in-person meetings or jobsites, as such our ideal candidate will be able to meet this requirement.  

How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and references to for immediate consideration.

The subject line of the email should read: Senior Engineer - Geotechnical [Candidate Name]