April 19, 2011
I started a new job yesterday! After a few months of searching, I finally found an engineering company to take me in. I'm working as a Senior Staff Engineer for Icicle Creek Engineers. It's a small company (less than 10 employees) and is owned and run by a married couple. My office is currently in the basement of their house in Carnation, WA, so it's a bit of a commute but seems manageable so far. The work we do is centered around geology, geologic engineering, hydrogeology, and geotechnical engineering. The projects I will be working on are much smaller than I'm used to and have nothing to do with mining! Okay, some projects might be mining reclamation related, but that's cleaning up the mess rather than making it. I'm still hoping to teach the occasional NOLS course, and my new employers seem like they'll be willing to work with on that when the time comes.