Project Geologist – Wilsonville, OR

Employment Full Time

Job Description

NV5 (NASDAQ: NVEE) provides engineering and consulting services to public and private sectors, delivering solutions through five business verticals: Construction Quality Assurance, Infrastructure, Energy, Program Management, and Environmental. With offices nationwide and abroad, NV5 helps clients plan, design, build, test, certify, and operate projects that improve the communities where we live and work.

As engineers, scientists, architects, construction/program managers, environmental professionals and beyond, we play a significant role in shaping our communities through the services we provide. We are looking for passionate, driven individuals to join our team focused on Delivering Solutions and Improving Lives.

GeoDesign is an NV5 company and provides a full range of geotechnical engineering, geological, mining, and environmental, consulting services. Companywide, GeoDesign’s team includes more than 65 dedicated engineers, geologists, environmental scientists, technical staff, and support personnel; but we are part of a more than 4,000-person firm offering vast opportunities nationwide.

GeoDesign’s Wilsonville office is seeking a Project Engineering Geologist for projects focused primarily in the Portland metro area market but including sites across the Pacific Northwest.


In your role as a Project Engineering Geologist, you’ll be working alongside GeoDesign’s Principal Engineering Geologist, supporting geological investigations, geohazard evaluations, and mine resource and permitting projects from start to completion. This will include assisting with proposals, developing project budgets, performing field-based and desktop analyses, and preparing reports or permitting documents for our clients.

GeoDesign’s Engineering Geology (EG) Group works hand-in-hand with our Geotechnical Engineering Group to characterize site conditions and provide design recommendations for both private and public projects.  Our team also investigates and designs mitigations for geohazards such as landslides, rockslides, and liquefaction potential.

In addition, the EG Group works with a variety of miners in the construction aggregate and industrial minerals sectors.  We evaluate mine resource potential, volume, and value; develop mine plans and mine expansion strategies; and assist miners in obtaining operating permits and maintaining permit compliance.

GeoDesign invests in the latest technology, such as our unmanned aerial systems (UAS, or “drone”) capabilities.  We have fixed-wing and quadcopter UAVs capable of collecting precision imagery to create orthorectified aerial photos or map topography.  We regularly use ArcGIS for analyzing topography, site history, and slope hazard potential.  We also provide geophysical services such as vibration monitoring and ground-penetrating radar (GPR) surveys.

GeoDesign is looking for an exceptional individual with the ability to support our efforts in the Pacific Northwest, develop and maintain local client relationships, and provide an exceptional level of customized engineering geology consultation.

Ties to the local A/E/C industry and mining community are preferred. This is a wonderful opportunity for a geologist looking to further their career with a team of experts in the field.


• Exceptional technical capabilities combined with a passion for business development
• Exceptional writing and interpersonal communication skills
• Proficiency with ArcGIS and geospatial applications
• Minimum five years project-level engineering geology experience
• Bachelor’s Degree in Geology or Geological Engineering, required
• Master’s Degree in Geology or Geological Engineering, preferred
• CEG or ability to obtain CEG in Oregon within 12 months, required

Compensation & Benefits

This position offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package, including, but not limited to: medical/dental/vision/RX, PTO, 401(k) savings plan, short-/long-term disability, life insurance, and flexible spending accounts.

To be considered for this position, please click the “Apply Now” link below.

If you do not have access to a computer: Call 503.968.8787 to obtain a hard copy application.