Published: Sept. 20, 2022

Lithos Engineering was formed with the vision of serving our communities by providing our clients and their projects with recognizable value through prudent site evaluations, constructible solutions, and an understanding of project risks. Lithos focuses on geotechnical, tunnel, trenchless, and geological engineering and design services through innovative, collaborative, client focused consulting uniquely tailored to suit the needs of our clients and their projects.

Staff Professional 1


The Staff Professional I role is an entry-level position suited for obtaining experience in the field of practice (geotechnical, geological, and tunnel/trenchless design), learning the fundamentals of field and office tasks, developing professional communication and collaboration protocols, while implementing tasks with significant supervisor mentorship and colleague support.

Duties and Responsibilities (by estimated percent of time):

  • Perform and document geotechnical investigations including civil geotechnical drilling, well construction, field mapping, communicating with subcontractors, and other field work with the purpose of obtaining geotechnical data (35%).
  • Create design and construction drawings using AutoCAD and other graphic software under the supervision of a Professional-level or above staff (30%).
  • Record project-related activities (primarily tunnel or geotechnical construction inspection) by documenting observed field and office activities using electronic and written means (10%).
  • Perform geotechnical, tunnel, and trenchless design calculations using Mathcad, Excel, and geo- oriented software under the supervision of a Professional Engineer (10%).
  • Prepare geotechnical, tunnel, and trenchless deliverables under the supervision of a Professional- level or above staff (10%).
  • Provide other tasks to support project engineers and project managers (5%).





Education (degree)



Relevant Experience (years)





Qualified to become exam-based Engineer-in-Training (EIT) or Geologist-in-Training (GIT)




Software Skills

Microsoft Office suite PDF printing and editing AutoCAD LTE

Minimum plus AutoCAD LTE, GeoStudio or Rock Science software suites, MathCAD, PLAXIS or related software.



As required by the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination


  • Underground construction and design for civil
  • Material sciences (steel and concrete)
  • Applied mathematics
  • Fluid dynamics (pipeline, open channel, and groundwater)
  • Geologic hazards (assessment, mitigation, and design)
  • Geologic site investigation techniques
  • Soils and bedrock identification
  • Soil and rock mechanics


  • Geology (civil applications)
  • Engineering (civil, geotechnical, or structural)


None required


  • Strong attention to detail with excellent collaboration skills, organizational tactics, analytical, judgment and problem- solving capabilities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Have reliable transportation to access job sites and a valid driver’s license in good standing

Working Conditions

  • Field tasks will be performed in all reasonable working conditions:
    • Temperatures 0 - 100 degrees Fahrenheit
    • Winds < 60 mph
    • Clear to wet
    • Lifting loads up to 50+ pounds may be required several times per day (i.e. lifting supplies/samples in and out of company trucks)
    • Tasks may require occasional travel on steep/uneven terrain and in confined spaces for durations up to 12 hours per day.
    • With prior communication, tasks may require rare non-standard business hours/working days such as night or weekend shifts.
  • Office tasks will be performed in individual cubicle spaces with communal areas.
    • All relevant precautions will be taken for COVID or other extreme events, including work from home.
    • Outside of COVID and field tasks, employees are expected in the office between general hours of 9 AM to 5 PM.

For further information, employees will be provided with, and expected to review, a Lithos Employee Handbook and can consult with their immediate supervisor for clarifications or adjustments to job responsibilities and expectations.

Compensation for this position is commensurate with experience. The Staff Professional 1 base salary ranges from $55,000 – 65,000 and includes excellent benefits such as paid PTO, health insurance, retirement savings, and gym and cell phone reimbursement. The ideal candidate will fill the position located in Denver, CO.

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Ryan Marsters at