Residential Foundation & Drainage Inspector/Engineer


BEAR Engineering is seeking an engineer (civil, structural or geotech) to perform on-site foundation & drainage inspections of homes in the Bay Area. This person will play an integral role in the development of an early-stage startup that is changing the way individuals & families manage and understand their homes.


Primary Responsibilities

  • On-site inspection of residential properties for foundation, drainage, seismic & retaining wall issues

  • Summarizing findings for the clients (buyers, sellers or concerned homeowners) onsite in a concise & understandable manner

  • Written report completion 

  • Remote consultations on home issues


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering (or similar)

  • Minimum of 3 years prior work experience in the engineering or construction field

  • Thorough understanding of soils, foundations, drainage, structure, seismic & overall residential construction practices

  • Ability to enter tight crawlspaces & walk on steep hillsides

  • Detail-oriented and technical, but also capable of seeing the big picture

  • Ability to multi-task & adapt to rapidly changing project requirements and timelines

  • Highly motivated self-starter with excellent writing and verbal communication skills

  • Willingness to put in additional hours as needed to meet deadlines & company goals

  • Ability to work independently with minimal oversight

  • Strong desire to be a part of a world class team focused on achieving amazing results

  • 5-Star Customer Service skills 

  • Reliable vehicle, valid driver’s license & meet all legal requirements for work in the US


Preferred Qualifications

  • California license as a Civil P.E., Structural S.E. or Geotech G.E.

  • 5+ years of experience in demanding professional settings

Compensation (Made up of three components)
1) Base salary which starts at $80K per year (negotiable based on experience

2) Potential for an annual bonus if set personal & company goals are met

3) Equity that vests on a standard 4 year schedule with a 1 year cliff; will be negotiated during the first year of employment 

No benefits are offered at this time, but will be if the company continues on its upward trajectory.  (Note: this is a full-time position but there is the potential to start as part-time 1099 contractor for the right candidate.)


About BEAR Engineering 

BEAR is changing the way individuals & families manage and understand both their greatest investment & where they spend the vast majority of their lives - their homes.  We founded BEAR out of a passion for homes and a belief that there is a need for engineering expertise applied at a homeowner level, a service that is both affordable and accessible to the average person. 

Our clients range from families purchasing their first homes, to homeowners who are observing potential issues, to owners listing their home for sale. Our niche expertise in the foundation & drainage field has allowed us to truly focus on giving our clients expert, independent & objective guidance that ensures we have their best interest as our top priority. 

Expansion of BEAR

We are currently in the early to mid stages of developing and actively testing a remote consultation service (via video chat, email, text & phone calls) for clients needing quicker answers but at a more affordable price-point. This early testing process is also helping us develop a software platform where the vision is to be a convenient go-to for homeowners to guide them through the entire home lifecycle.  In short, the company is both an onsite physical inspection business with a proven 10 year track record of excellence combined with a promising scalable technology component.


BEAR is committed to hiring and developing top talent and each individual is expected to perform at the highest levels.  We are not a traditional engineering company; we strive for innovation and evolving to deliver the best customer service to our clients. In this early stage role, you will have an opportunity to significantly help BEAR’s core on-site inspection business as well as help build a technology company that will become a household name in the future. We look forward to hearing from you!

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