AEG Sacramento

Welcome to the blog and newsletter for the Association of Engineering and Environmental Geologists, Sacramento section.

Visit this site to learn more about the association’s recent news including relevant local projects, fundraising events, legislative activities, and publications. Visit the official website at aegsacto.org to RSVP to our monthly meetings or register as a member.

We hope you enjoy this new site, and let us know what you think using the comments section!

Sacramento AEG September Meeting with Garry Maurath!

Hello AEG Sacramento and Friends!

We are excited to welcome (and say goodbye to) Garry Maurath, Ph.D., PG, CHG from the California Energy Commission for an in-person meeting at Aviators on September 20 at 5:30PM! Garry will give a talk titled “Groundwater and Politics of the Bahamas Or: What do the pirate Captain Morgan and Carnival cruse lines have in common?” This will also be Garry’s last event with AEG Sacramento before he moves out of the area so we we definitely hope to see you there! Additional Information on Garry and his contributions, as well as further information regarding the topic for the evening, can be found HERE!
 
Meeting Information:

Where: Aviators – 6151 Freeport Boulevard in Sacramento, CA 95822
When: Tuesday September 20, 2022 starting at 5:30 PM.
Registration: $35 for members and $40 for non-members.

PLEASE NOTE! Student price is only $10 but be one of the first 5 students to RSVP and use the code STUDENT to attend for free!  

Register for the in person meeting online HERE!

Sponsorship Opportunities:

To help offset event expenses and fundraise for future meetings, we are offering organizations the opportunity to sponsor our monthly meetings for $100. Sponsors will be recognized for their generous donation at the event, and their logos will be featured on our website, the event landing page, and given a chance to speak during the meeting. If you are interested in attending and sponsoring this meeting, please RSVP and chose the $100 Sponsorship registration option through the online platform.

Please also feel free to reach out to us with any questions and to submit company logos to aegsacto@gmail.com.  

CalGeo October 2022 Regional Meeting!

The regional CalGeo chapter is hosting a talk by Mr. Jeremy Zorne, PE, GE on “All About the Dirt of the New SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity (MOSAC)“. The talk will be held at the new SMUD Museum on Friday October 28, 2022!

See below for further information regarding the event:

MOSAC, on the banks of the Sacramento River, is an adaptive reuse of an abandoned power station building. Vacant for over half a century, the 30,000-square-foot former powerhouse building underwent a complete structural and historic rehabilitation.

The project site presented many geotechnical challenges including soft, compressible soil; seismic-induced liquefaction susceptible soil; and dynamic instability/lateral spreading potential. Geocon performed an extensive geotechnical evaluation of the site that used past geotechnical studies and new geotechnical exploration, in-situ testing, and laboratory testing. Geocon collaborated with the project team to develop cost-effective seismic hazard mitigation and foundation solutions for the project. Jeremy Zorne, PE, GE, was the project manager and geotechnical engineer for the project. Jeremy will provide an overview of the project and describe the geotechnical challenges and solutions that helped make the project a success.

Meeting Information:

When: Friday October 28, 2022

Location: 400 Jibboom Street in Sacramento, CA 95811

Schedule: Prior to 4pm – Museum Tour (Optional)

4pm – Food/Drinks/Social Hour

5pm – Talk

Register HERE to attend this awesome event! If you have additional questions please contact info@calgeo.org.

Department of Conservation is Hiring Various Senior Engineering Geologists!

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is hiring for various senior engineering geologists (SEG) positions in the Fault Zoning, Liquefaction, and Post-Wildfire Geologic Hazards units! Interested candidates should review the following job postings and apply by the final filing dates of 8/25 (for the Post-Wildfire Geologic Hazards program) and 8/29 (for the Liquefaction and Fault Zoning Units). Be sure to have taken and passed the Senior Engineering Geologist Exam before applying!

SEG Post-Wildfire Geologic Hazards Program:

Job Code #: JC-321355
Position #(s): 538-101-3751-001

Work Location: Sacramento County
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

SEG Fault Zoning Unit:

Job Code #: JC-321344
Position #(s): 538-102-3751-504

Work Location: United States
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Facility: Primary Cert Contact

SEG Liquefaction Unit:

Job Code #: JC-321239
Position #(s): 538-102-3751-002

Work Location: United States
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Facility: Primary Cert Contact

Further information about the DOC can be found HERE. Good luck candidates!

CGS is Hiring: Senior Engineering Geologist (Supervisory)

The California Geological Survey (CGS) is looking for a highly capable, self-motivated Senior Engineering Geologist (Supervisor) with experience in slope stability, fluvial geomorphology, and surface water hydrology to develop and lead staff as part of the Post Wildfire Geologic Hazards Program. Please see the attached flyer and the following URL for additional information:  https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=321355

Final filing date for the job posting is August 15, 2022.

AEG July 19 Meeting: Cindy Pridmore (CGS) – The California Post Earthquake Clearinghouse – With insights from the Ridgecrest Earthquakes Response

We are excited to welcome Cindy Pridmore, PG, CEG from the California Geological Survey for our in-person meeting at Aviators on July 19th at 5:30PM! Cindy will give a talk titled The California Post Earthquake Clearinghouse – With Insights from the Ridgecrest Earthquakes Response. We hope to see you there! Registration is $35 for members and $40 for non-members (slight increase in cost this year due to rising costs of everything). Student price is only $10 but be one of the first 5 students to RSVP and use the code STUDENT to attend for free!

More information and to RSVP by clicking HERE!

California State Air Resources Board is Hiring

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is currently accepting applications for an Engineering Geologist (EG) vacancy! Under the direction of the Air Resources Supervisor I, the EG will be part of a team responsible for implementing CARB’s Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) Protocol. The EG will be primarily focused on the well integrity and subsurface requirements of CCS projects and will coordinate with program staff from other CARB programs. 

The application deadline is Thursday, June 30! For more information and to apply: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=312139

An Evening with AEG National President Maddie German June 15 Jackrabbit

We are excited to host the AEG National President, Maddie German, to Sacramento next week! In lieu of a traditional meeting, we are going to keep it more informal by meeting at Jackrabbit Brewing in West Sacramento on Wednesday, June 15th from 4:30-6:30PM. Maddie will give a brief presentation/update on AEG National items but should be plenty of social time. No cost for this event (suggested $20 donation) but the first 20 to RSVP will receive a free beverage of choice

Registration and additional information found by clicking HERE!

Provost & Pritchard is Hiring! Sonora, CA

Provost & Pritchard is looking for an experienced and motivated candidate to join their Geostructural team! The Geostructural Division works on wine caves and small to medium sized civil tunnel projects primarily for water districts. Wine cave work is typically for projects located in the Napa/Sonoma Valley, Central Coast and Sierra Foothills regions. Our work also includes personal wine libraries, fire refuge caves and alternate underground uses.

To learn more about working with Provost & Pritchard please visit: https://provostandpritchard.com/

If interested, please submit your resume to hr@ppeng.com or apply online. 

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