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RH2 Engineering Geotechnical Engineer in East Wenatchee, Washington

RH2 is currently seeking an experienced, collaborative Geotechnical Engineer to add to one of our offices in Washington, Oregon or Idaho. If you are a detail-oriented professional with 8+ years of experience in geotechnical engineering or civil engineering with a strong geologic background, excel at critical thinking, and enjoy working in a collaborative team environment providing exceptional client service, we encourage you to apply and join our talented team.

About RH2

RH2 Engineering, Inc. is a multi-disciplinary, employee-owned consulting firm headquartered in Bothell, Washington with offices throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho. We provide high-quality engineering and scientific services primarily to municipal clients. Services include project conceptualization, planning, design, permitting, construction management, services during construction and administration. RH2 is primarily focused on water, wastewater and transportation fields.

About the Job

As a Geotechnical Engineer at RH2 you will be working and collaborating with other RH2 team members in the planning, designing and construction of water, wastewater, irrigation, stormwater, and transportation projects.


  • Identify, characterize, and evaluate soil and geologic units for geotechnical parameters

  • Oversee and perform geotechnical investigations.

  • Geological hazard assessment and mitigation recommendations

  • Shallow and deep foundation analysis, design and construction

  • Retaining wall and embankment design and construction including:

  • Tiebacks

  • Soldier Piles

  • Soil Nails

  • Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls

  • Gravity Walls

  • Shoring analysis, design and installation including:

  • Z sheets

  • Sheetpile walls

  • Slope stability analysis and mitigation design

  • Construction observation of geotechnical project components

Required Experience and Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Geologic Sciences or Civil Engineering

  • 8+ years of experience as a multi-disciplined geotechnical engineer or civil engineer with geotechnical experience in the Pacific Northwest

  • Experience managing and directing soil and geotechnical drilling, testing, and monitoring programs

  • Experience with analysis and reporting of geotechnical properties

  • Experience with analysis and design of foundations, retaining walls, engineered slopes and embankments

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

  • Professional Engineer in Washington, Oregon and/or Idaho. State or equivalent licensing in another state with the ability to pass and obtain a Washington, Oregon and/or Idaho license through reciprocity within 1 year.

Preferred Requirements Experience and Education

Preference given to Master of Science in Geotechnical or Civil Engineering, or with additional coursework in Engineering Geology or Applied Geologic Sciences


Individual compensation will vary within a range based on a candidate's skills, qualifications, and experience as they relate to the requirements for this position. RH2 values our employees' work/life balance and compensates overtime for hours exceeding 40 regular hours in a work week.

Our benefits package includes:

  • Health benefits include medical (3 options), dental (2 options), and vision (1 option) with employer paid premiums paid at 100% for employee only base plans and buy-up options available. Dependent coverage is subsidized with discretion.

  • Health Savings Accounts (HSA) with an annual discretionary employer contribution

  • 401k retirement plan available to contribute with first pay. A discretionary employer match upon meeting eligibility requirements.

  • Group Term Life, AD&D, Short-Term Disability, and Long-Term Disability premiums paid by employer

  • Defined contribution retirement benefits include profit-sharing and employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) with eligibility requirements

  • 9 paid holidays

  • Vacation and sick leave combined as PTO with a bi-weekly accrual rate of 6.15 hours per pay period

  • Company issued cell phone benefit

  • Costco membership reimbursement

About Us

We don't just live and work within our communities, our communities depend on us for the services and quality results for which we have become known. We plan and design the systems that keep our cities flowing and moving, including water, wastewater, irrigation, stormwater removal, and transportation projects.

We look to hire the best and the brightest, and in turn, strive to keep our employees challenged and satisfied. Our company-wide team-building and social events give everyone a chance to unwind and have some fun outside of the work environment. We believe our success can only be achieved through the people we hire. We make every effort to offer a rewarding and positive work setting, provide exciting and challenging projects, and deliver the best in compensation, benefits, work-life balance, and career advancement opportunities.

Many of our staff have worked at RH2 for most of their careers. We attribute the longevity of our employees to RH2's commitment to engage staff, cultivate an environment that fosters innovation and collaboration between offices, specialties, and experiences.

RH2 is an equal opportunity employer of all qualified individuals; including minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law. RH2 will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all federal, state, and local ordinances.