Why Work at Aspect?

Aspect Consulting is the home of regionally-focused earth+water specialists in hydrogeology, geology, environmental remediation, and engineering. A diverse blend of public and private projects, ranging in technical complexity, provides you a balance between applied problem solving, technical analysis, and design. For ambitious entry-level and seasoned practice builders alike, Aspect offers a supportive, collaborative workplace designed to help you thrive and grow professionally.

Active, engaged, and growing

Our steady growth creates opportunities for skilled professionals. We encourage entry level and experienced candidates with advanced degrees, strong communication skills, and relevant background to contact us. We recruit nationally and provide relocation assistance when appropriate. Aspect offers a competitive benefits package and incentive compensation system to reward the collective team and recognize individual contributors.

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Aspect Consulting, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values workplace diversity. It is our policy to recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, political ideology, age, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, veteran and military status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability.

Current Openings

Mid-Level Geotechnical Engineer – Urban Redevelopment

Level: Mid-Level
Job Location: Seattle, or Bainbridge Island, WA
Date: 4/25/18


Aspect Consulting, LLC (Aspect), a specialty earth science and engineering consulting firm, is seeking a Geotechnical Engineer to join our growing Geotechnical and Infrastructure Practice. This position particularly seeks an individual with geotechnical experience on Seattle area urban redevelopment projects. Aspect’s geotechnical engineering staff collaborate on a wide variety of public and private infrastructure projects including; transportation, water and wastewater conveyance and treatment, urban infill and redevelopment, steep slope sensitive areas floodplain and natural habitat restoration. Our geotechnical engineers are supported by a diverse and talented group of engineering geologists, hydrogeologists, water resource engineers, CAD/GIS professionals, and technical editors and conversely, our geotechnical engineers also support the Aspect’s environmental and water resource practices. See our Case Studies for a sampling of project types.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree (MS or Ph.D.) in geotechnical engineering
  • 5 to 15 years of local professional geotechnical consulting experience
  • PE registration
  • Seattle area urban redevelopment experience
  • Field exploration, geotechnical analysis, reporting, and construction phase experience
  • Experience applying foundation engineering, slope stability, ground improvement and seismic evaluation analyses toward practical engineering solutions
  • Experience operating commonly utilized geotechnical analysis software for field data reduction, slope stability, foundation and shoring design, seismic analysis, etc.
  • Geotechnical design experience (AutoCAD capabilities is a plus)
  • Proactive, self-motivated, continuous-learning, can-do mentality
  • High-quality standards and an eye for detail
  • Good organizational skills and focused task or project manager
  • Client-focused thinker
  • Clear writing and excellent communication skills
  • Ability to travel for project work and collaboration across Washington and Oregon

Staff Geologist, Hydrogeologist or Environmental Engineer

Level: Entry-Level
Location: Seattle, WA
Posted: April 5, 2018


Aspect Consulting, LLC, an earth science and engineering consulting firm, is seeking an entry-level Staff Geologist, Hydrogeologist, or Environmental Engineer to join our team of strategic advisors supporting our environmental practice on assessments of contaminated properties. This is a full-time, career-track position, with the initial professional development focus on field data collection, growing over time into either geologic and hydrogeologic analyses or remediation engineering, and eventually project and client management. We are looking for a motivated self-starter with attention to detail that can work on the following primary responsibilities:

  • Conducting field activities at closed landfills and contaminated sites, including drilling and soil logging and sampling; well installation and development; aquifer testing; groundwater sampling; air monitoring and sampling; landfill gas monitoring; and construction oversight
  • Operations and maintenance of soil and groundwater remediation systems
  • Compiling and analyzing data, including preparation of graphical representations of subsurface conditions and geologic/hydrogeologic conceptual site models
  • Performing simple quantitative analysis of groundwater systems
  • Technical report writing

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in geology, hydrogeology, environmental engineering, or closely related field
  • Geologist-in-Training (GIT) or Engineer-in-Training (EIT) registration
  • 0 to 5 years of experience conducting field work on environmental assessment and remediation projects
  • Experience working on construction or industrial sites and around hazardous materials
  • OSHA 40 hour HAZWOPER training
  • Experience with and/or coursework focused on Pacific Northwest geology including glacial deposits and Columbia Basin basalts;
  • Ability to collect quality field data with high attention to detail and thorough documentation
  • Practical knowledge of GIS/CAD, data entry and management using Excel and database software (e.g. EQuIS), and environmental data collection and analysis methods
  • Knowledge of soil classification standards
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • Clear writing and communication skills

Special Requirements

  • Valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to work outdoors in all weather conditions, and in rugged and sometimes remote field locations for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to travel long distances and accommodate overnight travel
  • Must be able to operate cars, vans and pickup trucks in various weather conditions and after dark

Mid-Level Licensed Hydrogeologist

Level: Mid-Level
Location: Seattle or Bainbridge Island
Posted: April 5, 2018


Aspect Consulting, LLC, a specialty earth science and engineering consulting firm, is seeking a mid-level Licensed Hydrogeologist to join our Environmental Practice to support project work in environmental due diligence and site investigation and remediation of contaminated properties. Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Perform technical execution of projects under the supervision of project managers and principals, including preparation of proposals, budgets, schedules and reports
  • Assist in identifying technical issues and developing strategic problem-solving approaches to meet client needs for geologic and hydrogeologic site characterization
  • Design environmental and hydrogeologic field investigations to evaluate groundwater quality, groundwater-surface water interaction, contaminant nature and extent, aquifer properties, and chemical fate and transport
  • Implement soil, groundwater and vapor intrusion investigations; manage oversight of drilling, borehole logging, well installation and development, sampling and data collection activities
  • Develop and refine conceptual site models involving complex hydrogeology, geochemistry and contaminant fate and transport
  • Conduct data management and evaluation and prepare technical reports that include data visualization such as potentiometric surface maps, geologic and hydrogeologic cross-sections, and contaminant extent maps

Required Qualifications:

  • A Master of Science in hydrogeology or geology/geoscience/earth science with a hydrogeology emphasis
  • Licensed Hydrogeologist in Washington State
  • 4+ years of experience applying hydrogeology principles to environmental projects
  • Applied knowledge in state and federal environmental regulations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong quantitative skills, including groundwater hydraulics and numerical modeling
  • Expertise in chemical fate and transport behavior
  • Experience in municipal well siting, design, construction management and testing

Project Environmental Engineer

Level: Project
Location: Seattle or Bainbridge Island, WA
Posted: April 5, 2018


Aspect Consulting is seeking an experienced mid-career engineer to join our growing Environmental Practice and support cleanup, redevelopment, and solid waste projects. The candidate will be responsible for engineering technical support on a variety of projects requiring interaction with multi-disciplinary teams, independent engineering work and judgment, selection/design/implementation of remediation systems and to apply a motivated and problem-solving approach. This is a long-term, career-track position as the candidate will, in time, develop their own practice through effective project delivery and client service. The candidate will be expected to manage and deliver tasks such as Feasibility Studies, engineering cost estimates, request for bid packages, and design plan sheets and specifications.

Required Qualifications:

  • BS or MS degree in engineering
  • `5-10 years of progressive engineering experience, preferably in engineering consulting in remediation industry
  • Professional Engineer (PE) licensure, minimum Engineer-in-Training (EIT) registration
  • Functional understanding of MTCA regulations and strategies, and the cleanup process
  • Familiarity with remediation technologies and experience with design, construction, and operation of remedial systems
  • Clear and professional written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work on teams and interface with clients, attorneys, and regulators
  • Experience with the design and operation of mechanical systems such as AS/SVE, or landfill gas collection systems
  • Must be able to travel, operate vehicles, and work remotely on field assignments. Field assignments would account for approximately 25% of total workload

Desired Qualifications:

  • OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER training
  • Mechanical skillset and understanding of electrical and controls systems necessary for remediation system O&M
  • Experience working on construction or industrial sites and around hazardous materials
  • Consulting experience, including client and regulatory interface, stakeholder management, and reliable delivery of project assignments
  • AutoCAD proficiency

Environmental Chemist/Data Manager

Level: Junior to Mid Level
Location: Seattle
Posted: April 2, 2018


Aspect Consulting is seeking a highly-organized, experienced environmental chemist to join our growing practice. The selected candidate will provide both general and project-specific support for environmental chemistry-related tasks across Aspect’s full range of disciplines and services (including environmental site assessment, remediation, water quality assessment, stormwater management, infrastructure/geotechnical engineering, and mapping/geospatial analysis).  As Environmental Chemist/Data Manager, your responsibilities will include:

  • Database management and reporting of analytical data (using EQuIS);
  • Coordination of field sampling efforts with laboratories, project managers, and field staff;
  • Analytical data quality validation in accordance with EPA guidelines;
  • Assistance with development of Quality Assurance Project Plans (QAPPs), Sampling and Analysis Plans (SAPs), and other work plans;
  • Assistance with data screening for regulatory compliance;
  • Data visualization and map/graphics production support;
  • Collaboration with coworkers in the development of procedures and programs to streamline data collection, management, and delivery.

Required Qualifications, Skills, and Experience:

  • BS or MS in chemistry or environmental sciences (or equivalent professional experience and demonstrable expertise)
  • Functional working knowledge of environmental/analytical chemistry
  • Strong, demonstrable data skills (experience with relational database management is a huge plus)
  • Demonstrable, high-level proficiency with Microsoft Office (Access and Excel in particular)
  • Highly organized and self-motivated, with an unflinching commitment to data integrity and attention to detail

Desired Qualifications, Skills, and Experience:

Our ideal candidate possesses some of the skills or experience below. However, general aptitude and interest in the following is most important. You’ll develop some of these skills as part of our team.

  • Experience working in (or closely with) analytical laboratories (experience working with LIMS systems a huge plus)
  • Experience with Earthsoft EQuIS or other environmental database management systems (EDMS)
  • Experience with data validation and formal quality control procedures
  • Familiarity with state and federal environmental regulatory standards
  • Familiarity with state and federal data submittal systems and protocols (EIM, WQX, etc.)
  • Experience with environmental field data collection and sampling (particularly soil and groundwater)
  • Data visualization/BI/reporting services chops (Tableau, PowerBI, Crystal Reports, SSRS, Plotly, D3, etc.)
  • Familiarity with the application of statistical methods in environmental data (Trends, Normality, Outliers, etc.)
  • Understanding of GIS systems and geospatial data management
  • Consulting or professional services background

Senior Environmental Scientist/Engineer

Level: Associate/Principal
Location: Oregon
Posted: April 4, 2018


Aspect Consulting’s growing Northwest practice is creating opportunities for a senior-level environmental professional based in Oregon, likely Portland but could easily be elsewhere in the state. The successful candidate is one who works well in an advisory capacity among decision makers in the private sector—environmental attorneys, property owners, and developers. This position carries business development and team leadership expectations and rewards.

This is a prime opportunity for an individual who has built their career by specializing in relationship-building within Oregon’s legal profession. Bring your relationships and entrepreneurial spirit to a firm that provides the perfect foundation for your practice to thrive. Work where you live, and join our mission to make the communities we live in better.

Responsibilities will include technical project management and reporting, client management, and project opportunity identification/development. Aspect has a bright team of remediation engineers, hydrogeologists, and visual data specialists capable of aiding in your success. Aspect is known in the industry as an incubator for forward-looking professionals that can grow and tackle new challenges. We have a strong senior peer group for guidance and a diverse and talented staff for support. Our technical reputation will enhance your professional growth and project opportunities. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in engineering, hydrogeology, or closely related field
  • 15+ years of applied consulting experience
  • PE license or Registered Geologist in Oregon
  • Demonstrated success in client portfolio development and management
  • Applied knowledge of state and federal environmental regulations
  • Strong conceptual skills with multidisciplinary capability
  • Applied knowledge of due diligence, site characterization, and remediation
  • Clear writing and communication skills
  • Problem-solving and client-service mindset

Geotechnical Engineer

Location: Yakima, WA
Posted: May 15, 2017


Aspect Consulting, LLC, a specialty earth science and engineering consulting firm, is seeking a Geotechnical Engineer to join our growing Geotechnical and Infrastructure Practice. Aspect’s geotechnical engineering staff collaborate on a wide variety of public and private infrastructure projects. We provide geotechnical engineering services for market sectors including: transportation, water and wastewater conveyance and treatment, urban infill and redevelopment, steep slope sensitive areas floodplain and natural habitat restoration. Our geotechnical engineers are supported by a diverse and talented group of engineering geologists, hydrogeologists, water resource engineers, CAD/GIS professionals, and technical editors.

This position will allow the successful candidate to build upon his or her existing geotechnical experience and client relationships, to mentor junior staff, and help manage the execution of our existing projects. The successful candidate will also have the flexibility to branch out from Seattle to join our growing geotechnical team and be the first geotechnical engineer in our Yakima office. The position requires periodic travel to various project sites around the state, and occasionally to our other offices for in-person meetings and collaboration.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Master of Science in Civil Engineering, geotechnical engineering emphasis
  • PE in Washington State
  • 5+ years of experience in geotechnical engineering
  • Demonstrable business development acumen
  • Proven experience and success managing large and small geotechnical engineering projects
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-starter accustomed to working independently 

Workplace Setting:

  • Interactive team of 90+ professionals across 6 offices in Washington and Oregon
  • Casual, collaborative office environment