Geotechnical Lab Manager – Wilsonville, OR

Employment Full Time
Location Wilsonville, OR

Job Description

GeoDesign’s Wilsonville office is hiring! We’re seeking a Geotechnical Laboratory Manager for our corporate headquarters.

GeoDesign is an established firm (20 years this year!) with loyal clientele along the west coast.  Our firm is employee-owned and provides a full range of geotechnical engineering, environmental, geological, pavement, and mining consulting services. Companywide, GeoDesign’s team includes more than 90 dedicated engineers, geologists, environmental scientists, technical staff, and support personnel.

Our soils laboratory performs soil classification and soil property tests in support of our geotechnical engineering and construction observation services. We are seeking a hands-on laboratory manager who can complete laboratory testing as well as oversee our daily laboratory operations and maintain our accreditation through AMRL and ODOT.

Job Responsibilities

In your role as the geotechnical laboratory manager, you will perform laboratory testing, oversee laboratory technicians, complete and maintain QA/QC procedures, equipment calibrations, proficiency sampling, and annual inspections. In addition, you must be able to maintain our documentation, certifications, testing procedures, and supplies in an orderly manner that meets test procedure requirements.

GeoDesign is looking for an experienced and exceptional individual with the ability to self- manage and maintain our laboratory with a minimal amount of oversight.  Must be able to work with laboratory staff and establish an internal training program aimed at maintaining the quality, attention to detail, and timeliness for which we are recognized in the industry.


  • Exceptional technical capabilities (must be demonstrated)
  • Minimum 5 years  geotechnical laboratory experience
  • NICET or comparable certifications for geotechnical laboratory testing
  • Bachelor’s degree in geology, engineering, or similar field a plus

Compensation & Benefits

This position offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package, including fully paid employee premiums for medical/dental/vision/RX/alternative care/orthodontia; 401(k) with company match; fitness benefit; education assistance program; short-/long-term disability; life insurance; and flexible spending accounts.

To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume, and references.

In your cover letter, please explain why you would make a strong contribution in this role and provide one example of what you are most proud of accomplishing in your previous employment. References must include at least three supervisors and all references will be validated.

If you do not have access to a computer, call 503.968.8787 to obtain a hard copy application. Mail your applicant package to:

GeoDesign, Inc.
9450 SW Commerce Circle, Suite 300,
Wilsonville, OR 97070