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San Francisco Bay Area Geotechnical consulting firm Murray Engineers, Inc. has an entry-level opening for a Field/Staff Engineer (or Geologist), with a strong interest in pursuing a career in geotechnical engineering and/or engineering geology, to join our team in Spring 2024.

Job Responsibilities/Details

  • Field construction observation and testing, logging and sampling of exploratory borings and test pits, field mapping, performing various soil laboratory tests, and preparing technical documents.

  • Opportunity to perform various other geotechnical consulting tasks, such as plan review, analysis, preparing technical deliverables, etc. and ultimately advance into project management role after gaining field experience.

  • Full-time, non-exempt position with a competitive compensation, benefits package, and opportunity for future advancement within our firm. Compensation to be commensurate with experience.

  • Typically approximately 40-hr per week average (+/- seasonally), with opportunity for seasonal overtime

  • We emphasize and encourage continuing education and professional development/advancement. Most work in this position can be applied toward State requirements for Professional Engineer (Civil) exam registration, and portions may be applicable towards Professional Geologist exam registration.


  • Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s preferred) in Geotechnical, Geological Engineering, Engineering Geology, or related course of study.

  • Prior experience in geotechnical consulting (particularly field investigation and/or construction observation/testing) is beneficial, but qualified entry-level candidates will be considered and training will be provided.

  • Candidates must have reliable transportation, maintain a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record, be able to lift up to 50 pounds regularly, and be proficient with MS Word, Excel, and Outlook.

  • Ideal candidates should demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, prepare technical reports, work well both independently and as part of a team, be self-motivated, possess a strong work ethic, and enjoy working outdoors.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Approximate Regular Hourly Compensation Range: $35 to $48.50/hour (depending on education/experience/performance level)

  • Health Care (HMO), Dental, Vision, & Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

  • Incentive Compensation Plan (ICP/”Bonus”) program

  • Paid vacation (accrual-based), holiday, and sick time

  • 401(k) retirement plan with employer matching contribution

  • Use of company laptop and mobile phone

Company Profile

Murray Engineers, Inc. is a regional geotechnical consulting firm with two San Francisco Bay Area offices that specializes in geotechnical engineering, engineering geology, construction observation, and soils laboratory testing. We serve a variety of projects and clients, with an emphasis on exceptional custom single-family home construction.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to

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