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

Entry-Level Hydrogeologist

Level: Entry
Location: Yakima, WA
Posted: Open

Aspect Consulting, LLC, an earth science and engineering consulting firm, has an exciting opportunity for an entry level Geologist-in-Training with experience and interest leading to licensure as a Hydrogeologist. This position will support our growing Water Resources practice on a variety of existing an upcoming projects in 2019. The role is a full-time, career-track position with an initial professional development focus on field data collection, growing over time into hydrogeologic analyses, and eventually project and client management.


  • Conduct hydrogeologic field investigations, including sampling and logging of soil and rock during drilling, water supply well siting, design, installation, and development, and aquifer testing; groundwater monitoring, streamflow gaging, infiltration testing, and a range of related activities to support environmental remediation projects.

  • Compile and analyze data, including preparation of hydrographs, water quality diagrams, and graphical representations of subsurface conditions, and development of site-specific conceptual hydrogeologic models.

  • Performing simple to complex quantitative analysis of groundwater systems.

  • Technical report writing.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master of Science degree in hydrogeology or geology with a strong emphasis in hydrogeology.

  • 0 to 2 years of experience conducting fieldwork on environmental assessment and remediation or water supply projects.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Geologist-in-Training (GIT)

  • Ability to collect quality field data, including a high level of attention to detail and thorough documentation.

  • Practical knowledge of GIS/CAD, data entry and management using excel and database software, and environmental data collection and analysis methods.

  • Knowledge of and experience with aquifer test methods and analysis.

  • Knowledge of soil and rock classification standards, geochemistry, and analytical and numerical groundwater flow modeling.

  • 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 in rugged and sometimes remote field locations for extended periods of time.

  • Must be able to travel long distances and accommodate occasional overnight travel. Travel is most often in central Washington, greater Puget Sound, and northern Oregon.

  • Must be able to operate cars, vans, and pickup trucks in various weather conditions and after dark.

Project Geologist

Level: Mid-Level
Job Location: Seattle or Bainbridge Island, WA
Date: 10/25/2018


Aspect Consulting, LLC (Aspect), a specialty earth science and engineering consulting firm, is seeking a Geologist to join our growing Geotechnical and Infrastructure Practice. 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, residential developments, steep slope sensitive areas, and floodplain and natural habitat restoration. Our Geotechnical and Infrastructure Practice is supported by a diverse and talented group of geotechnical engineers, engineering geologists, hydrogeologists, remediation engineers, water resource engineers, CAD/GIS professionals, and technical editors. Conversely, the staff within our Geotechnical and Infrastructure Practice also support dynamic projects within Aspect’s environmental and water resource practices. See our typical Aspect geotechnical projects for a sampling of typical project types.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree (MS or PhD) in geology

  • 5+ years of local (Puget Sound) professional experience, preferably in consulting

  • Licensed Geologist (LG) or Licensed Engineering Geologist (LEG), or the ability to obtain licensure within 12 months of employment

  • Construction phase field experience

  • Analytical and design experience with landslides

  • Proactive, self-motivated, continuously-learning, can-do mentality

  • High quality standards and an eye for detail

  • Good organizational skills and focused task manager

  • Client-focused thinker

  • Clear writing and excellent communication skills

  • Ability to travel for project work and collaboration across Washington and Oregon

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Act as the field lead in technical roles for engineering geologic conditions and hazards for landslides, rock falls, earthquakes, soft foundation soils, weak rocks, steep slopes, wave and stream erosion, tsunamis and debris flows and other challenging conditions

  • Interpret and develop conclusions on engineering geologic hazard mitigation

  • Identify and evaluate geologic hazards

  • Establish work priorities, plan and coordinate investigations, and manage subcontractors

  • Assist in planning and developing project goals and objectives, budgets and definition for the scope of each project