AMEC Job Posting

Position: Seismologist / Engineer

Division: Environment & Infrastructure

Job Location: Oakland, CA

Job Reference#: 12583BR

AMEC Environment & Infrastructure (AMEC) is a leading full-service environmental engineering and construction/remediation services firm across the globe, providing environmental and geotechnical engineering and scientific consulting services.

AMEC is a focused supplier of consultancy, engineering and project management services to its customers in the world’s oil and gas, minerals and metals, clean energy, environment and infrastructure markets. With annual revenues of some £4.2 billion, AMEC designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets and employs over 29,000 people in around 40 countries worldwide. See AMEC shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange where the company is listed in the Oil Equipment and Services sector (LSE: AMEC.L). Since 2000, Engineering News Record magazine has ranked AMEC among the top International Design Firms. AMEC has also ranked at the top of its sector in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index since 2005.

AMEC offers competitive salaries along with a complete benefits package including: medical, vision, & dental coverage, 401K Matching, Educational Reimbursement, and a variety of Training and Development Programs to help you develop the skills you need to succeed in your chosen career path. Additional information can be obtained from our website at



AMEC is seeking a staff seismic hazard analyst (Technical Professional Level I or II) to join our Decision Analysis group in the Oakland, California, office. We are looking for a motivated individual, interested in working on high profile projects within a strict regulatory environment.


· Compile and analyze earthquake catalogs; calculate earthquake recurrence parameters; set up, execute, and document probabilistic seismic hazard analyses.

· Prepare and verify calculation packages in compliance with Quality Assurance (QA) procedures.

· Verify and document AMEC custom-made probabilistic seismic hazard software.


· Master’s degree in seismology or engineering, with focus on aspects of probabilistic seismic hazard analysis; Ph.D. a plus.

· Experience with probabilistic seismic hazard analysis (a minimum of 2 years), in particular development and analysis of earthquake catalogs; set up and execution of PSHA calculations.

· Programming experience (FORTRAN preferred).

· Good written and oral communication skills.

· Good organizational skills with the ability to work as part of a team.

· Familiarity with site response analysis, time history selection, or ground motion modeling is not required, but will be considered a plus.

How to Apply: Apply online at Molly.Mapes

Kelly Crook

Recruiting Administrator


Environment & Infrastructure

400 Executive Center Dr. Ste 200

Greenville, SC 29615

(864) 458-3780 office

(864) 458-3700 fax


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