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Honesty. Quality. Teamwork. Family. Fairness. Fun. Growth.

Our core values translate into an engaging and positive work environment. We care about our employees, and work hard to help them succeed. Employees’ success is so important to us, that it’s part of our mission statement: “We provide excellent and economical engineering solutions and fertile ground for employee growth.”

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  • Resident Engineer

    LOCATIONS: West Sacramento, CA

    Blackburn Consulting is seeking a full-time Resident Engineer to manage flood control projects. Resident Engineer at Blackburn Consulting will work under the direction of the Director of Construction Services and senior firm leadership. This candidate should have 5+ years of experience performing resident engineer services on water and flood control related projects. This position requires travel to project related sites, project management, cost negotiation, and client and public relations.

    Technical Duties:

    • Complete project tasks while following deadlines and budgets
    • RFI review
    • Submittal review
    • Change order review and negotiation
    • Coordinate inspection and quality assurance staff
    • Manage internal and project budgets and schedules
    • Daily construction management and inspection duties
    • Conduct project meetings
    • Documentation of quality of construction
    • Knowledge of industry standards
    • Ability to interpret plans and specifications
    • Document and administer the quality system

    Essential Duties:

    • Communication with clients, team members, and contractors
    • Understanding of project scopes and Blackburn’s services
    • Identify and resolve project issues, including changes to scope
    • Coordinate with multiple parties to complete work

    Essential Abilities:

    • Communication skills internally and externally
    • Multi-task between projects
    • Ability to deliver a high-quality deliverable in a timely manner
    • Technical writing
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Self-starter

    Technical Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering
    • 5+ years of construction management and inspection (10+ years preferred)
    • Valid driver’s license
    • Professional Engineer license (PE)
    • Computer Savvy (Windows based systems)
    • CPM Scheduling Software
    • CQM certification a plus

    Physical Requirements:

    • Read, write, and speak English
    • Communicate clearly in person and over telephone
    • Visual acuity to perform job duties
    • Physical ability to bend, reach, stand, walk, sit, push and pull up to 40lbs amounts of weight

  • Senior Geotechnical Laboratory Technician

    LOCATIONS: West Sacramento, CA

    Senior Geotechnical Laboratory Technician – West Sacramento, CA

    Position Summary:

    Blackburn Consulting (Blackburn) is seeking a full-time Senior Geotechnical Laboratory Technician. The Senior Geotechnical Laboratory Technician will be able to perform all geotechnical laboratory tests and assist the Geotechnical Laboratory Manager with overall laboratory management in Blackburn’s West Sacramento testing laboratory.  The Senior Geotechnical Laboratory Technician will be supervised by the Geotechnical Laboratory Manager.  This candidate shall have at least five years of experience performing tests in accordance with ASTM and CalTrans test methods, entering data, and generating test result reports in a geotechnical laboratory.  Experience with strength testing (direct shear and triaxial compression), hydraulic conductivity and/or R-value testing is preferred. This position may require some limited travel (<15%) to project sites or other testing laboratories to pick up and deliver samples.

    Blackburn Company Overview:

    Blackburn provides geotechnical, geo-environmental, construction, forensics and lab engineering services throughout California with offices in Auburn, West Sacramento, and Fresno. Blackburn has been in business since 1998, and is employee owned and operated. We pride ourselves in our family-like work environment and culture. Each employee strives for high quality and constant improvement. Everyone here has the opportunity to make a big impact!

    Position Duties:

    • Complete laboratory test schedules within deadlines and in accordance with appropriate testing methods
    • Assist the Geotechnical Laboratory Manager with overall laboratory management including equipment maintenance, certification renewals, equipment verifications and calibrations, space and sample management, and laboratory organization/cleaning
    • Communicate with Blackburn managers to provide input on proper laboratory test selection, test interpretation, and test schedules
    • Schedule lab tests
    • Enter laboratory test data into the computer-based testing program, generate test reports, circulate for review and provide final copies to the Blackburn manager in charge of the project

     

    Essential Abilities:

    • Perform typical calculations associated with laboratory tests
    • Communication skills internally and externally
    • Multi-task between projects
    • Ability to deliver a high-quality deliverable in a timely manner

     

    Technical Qualifications:

    • High school degree, Bachelor’s degree preferred
    • At least five years of relevant experience
    • Valid driver’s license and personal vehicle
    • Experience with standard computer operations (Windows based systems)

     

    Physical Requirements:

    • Read, write, and speak English
    • Communicate clearly in person and over telephone
    • Visual acuity to perform job duties
    • Physical ability to bend, reach, stand, walk, sit, push and pull up to 40lbs amounts of weight

     

    Blackburn Consulting provides an Equal Employment Opportunity for all applicants and employees, and does not discriminate on any basis protected by local, state, or federal laws, including, but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, gender, origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military status, or marital status.

  • Materials Testing Technician

    LOCATIONS: Fresno and Kern Counties, CA

    Blackburn Consulting is looking for experienced Field Construction Materials Testing Technicians for On-Call Caltrans contracts in Fresno and Kern Counties. Per Diem available. Prevailing wage rates apply. Premium pay rate available, dependent on experience. We need candidates who demonstrate a strong work-ethic with a professional attitude. The ideal candidate will have construction soils testing experience for a geotechnical engineering or materials testing company.

    Responsibilities Include:
    • Timely documentation of all testing activities and construction observations.
    • Daily coordination with Caltrans and Contractor representatives.
    • Strict adherence to Caltrans test methods.
    • Performance of duties in a safe manner.

     

    Position Requirements:
    • Physically able to regularly lift and /or move up to 75 lbs.
    • Valid drivers’ license.
    • Must be insurable under company vehicle policy.
    • Four years’ experience performing similar work in public works construction.
    • Ability to read plans and specifications.
    • Nuclear gauge user HAZMAT certification.
    • Current Caltrans certification in various test methods relating to soil, concrete, and hot mix asphalt testing.
    • Other certifications are a plus (such as ACI, NICET, ICC, QSP).

     

    The successful candidate will be encouraged to expand their skills and certifications through company-provided training and mentoring. This is a great opportunity to be part of a highly successful, fast-paced team with a steady and growing projects list. Blackburn Consulting offers an excellent benefits package for our full-time employees: medical, dental, vision, 401k, vacation & sick leave, paid holidays, and employer-paid life insurance & AD&D coverage. Blackburn Consulting is an EEO and Drug-Free Workplace.

  • Geotechnical Transportation Lead

    LOCATIONS: Greater Sacramento Area, CA

    Blackburn Consulting will hire an experienced and motivated lead project manager for transportation projects. The ideal candidate will have 5-10 years of geotechnical engineering experience on public works transportation projects. This person will play an active role in both business development and project management.

    Responsibilities Include:
    • Actively develop client relationships and transportation project opportunities.
    • Prepare proposals and cost estimates.
    • Provide project oversight.
    • Supervise junior technical staff during field investigation and report preparation.
    • Perform engineering analysis.
    • Write clear and concise reports.

     

    Position Requirements:
    • B.S in Civil Engineering or related degree.
    • California Professional Engineering License.
    • 5-10 years experience of geotechnical engineering on public works transportation projects.
    • Strong interpersonal skills.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Valid CA Driver’s License, and must be insurable under company vehicle policy.

     

    Benefits: Blackburn Consulting offers an excellent benefits package for our full-time employees: medical, dental, vision, 401k, vacation & sick leave, paid holidays, and employer-paid life insurance & AD&D coverage.

  • Lead Dam Engineer

    LOCATIONS: Greater Sacramento Area, CA

    Blackburn Consulting will hire an experienced and motivated lead project manager for dam projects. This person will play an active role in both business development and project management. The ideal candidate will have:

    • 10+ years of geotechnical engineering experience on public works dam projects
    • Strong understanding of the issues related to dam engineering including:
      • Geotechnical
      • Hydrology
      • Hydraulics
      • Spillway Alternatives evaluation
      • Plans and Specifications
      • Environmental Permitting
      • Construction QA services
      • Dam Breach analysis
      • Emergency Action plans
      • Risk Analysis
    • Experience with DSOD and FERC
    • Experience with FERC Part 12D inspections

     

    Responsibilities Include:
    • Actively develop client relationships and dam project opportunities.
    • Prepare proposals and cost estimates.
    • Provide project oversight.
    • Supervise junior technical staff during field investigation and report preparation.
    • Perform engineering analysis.
    • Write clear and concise reports.

     

    Position Requirements:
    • B.S in Civil Engineering or related degree.
    • California Professional Engineering License.
    • 10+ years of geotechnical engineering experience on dam projects.
    • Strong interpersonal skills.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Valid CA Driver’s License, and must be insurable under company vehicle policy.

     

    Benefits: Blackburn Consulting offers an excellent benefits package for our full-time employees: medical, dental, vision, 401k, vacation & sick leave, paid holidays, and employer-paid life insurance & AD&D coverage.

  • Part-Time Engineer

    LOCATIONS: Greater Sacramento Area, CA

    BCI offers part-time and on-call engineering positions. For veteran engineers, we offer the opportunity to work on a controlled basis on projects that interest you. Roles can vary from technical review/expert opinion to full project management. We tailor the position and responsibilities to match the project needs and your desired commitment level. For young engineers, we offer the opportunity to gain valuable industry experience and build your resume. We provide training and support for varied tasks on diverse project types. Part-time can turn into a full-time position if there is mutual need and interest.

    Responsibilities vary per position
    Requirements vary per position

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