Geotechnical Engineer


Geotechnical Engineer


Earth Sciences



Job Type


Job Description

R&M CONSULTANTS, INC. (R&M) is a well-established, employee-owned multi-discipline Alaskan professional services firm. Since 1969, R&M has participated in some of Alaska’s most significant and technically challenging infrastructure projects. Originally founded as a geotechnical firm, R&M is an industry-leading provider of geotechnical, geological and environmental services throughout Alaska. We offer these services to a variety of clients, including the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities, Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska Railroad Corporation and many municipal governments.

R&M is seeking a Geotechnical Engineer to support expansion of our Earth Sciences Department. The successful applicant will support geotechnical engineering work. Working in an interdisciplinary environment that includes dedicated environmental, planning, engineering, geological, geospatial and construction services professionals, the successful applicant will provide services in subsurface investigation and site characterization, planning, budgeting and executing geotechnical/environmental site investigations, develop geotechnical recommendations, and technical report writing. The position will include performing geotechnical analyses, including: slope stability, bearing capacity, lateral earth pressures, settlement, axial and lateral pile capacity, structural pavement section design, and liquefaction potential.

R&M distinguishes itself by providing high-quality work products that meet the needs of our clients. The successful applicant should expect to put their talents in geotechnical analysis, writing, research, interpersonal communication, and site characterization to use within our existing client relationships and should also be ready to broaden their expertise to remain responsive to new opportunities.

The successful applicant will be expected to represent R&M and actively participate in professional organizations and community activities.

Minimum Qualifications

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in geological engineering, civil engineering or a closely-related discipline. A Master’s degree in geotechnical engineering is preferred. The ideal candidate will be a licensed civil engineer with 5 to 10 years of experience and have a working understanding of GIS and AutoCAD. Experience with numerical modeling methods, seismic hazard evaluation, and frozen ground engineering would be a benefit. The successful applicant must possess strong written and verbal communication skills and good interpersonal abilities.

The position requires travel throughout Alaska, and the ideal candidate must be willing to work in project locations throughout the state for extended periods of time, in all seasons. Applicant must be able to lift at least 50 pounds and be ready to perform physically demanding field work in remote settings as required.

Please submit R&M Employment Application, EEO Form (optional), Cover Letter, and Resume to:

Andrea Story
R&M Consultants, Inc.
9101 Vanguard Drive
Anchorage, Alaska 99507