Posts Tagged geotechnical engineering

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Laboratory Technician

Red Rock Consulting is seeking a full-time soils laboratory technician. No experience necessary. The best candidate will be a well organized, self motivated, team player with a good attitude and attention to detail. Mechanical and/or math background is preferred. Candidate will be required to perform basic geotechnical laboratory testing, which will be taught on the job. Tests include, but are not limited to, Atterberg limits, grain size analysis, moisture content and processing of material. Candidate must be authorized to work in the United States and have a high school diploma or equivalent. Though overtime and weekend work is rare for this position, candidate must be willing to work these hours when required.

Job Type: Full-time

Starting Salary: From $14.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Work Location: In person

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Dynamic Duo

DSO, RRC, Red Rock Consulting, Todd Simpson, Kristi Simpson, Kristi Bumpas, Kristi Kelty, Oklahoma geotechnical engineer, drilling services
Todd & Kristi Simpson

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Barge Life – Drilling on the Arkansas River

In Septemeber of 2022, Red Rock Consulting and Drilling Services of Oklahoma (DSO) spent some time on a barge as part of the geotechnical investigation for a new bridge along SH 100 over the Arkansas River. This team has the most experience conducting geotechnical work from a barge in Oklahoma. The project required approval by USACE, environmental clearance and a ton of coordination to get everything and everyone going. GREAT work, guys!

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Our friends with Northwest Crane assisted in getting the barge on the water and the rig on the barge.
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Almost ready to ride!
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A trip down the Arkansas River.
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The perfect spot. 🙂
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Jordan Sanders (DSO) is ready to drill!

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May 2020 Employee of the Month :)

Emma Coggin, EI

Emma Coggin, EI, joined Red Rock Consulting in May, 2020. Emma comes to us straight from the University of Oklahoma, where she earned both her Bachelors and Masters of Science Degrees in Civil Engineering. She is a real go-getter and you are going to LOVE her!

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Family Fun at OSU

Kristi Bumpas, along with Todd and Colin Simpson with DSO, had some (FRIGID) family fun at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater this past week. The field investigation for the new DASNR Teaching Research Lab included pressuremeter (PMT) testing. While PMT testing is always entertaining, it is even more so when the temps drop below freezing! Luckily a propane heater kept things moving along. Thanks, Todd!

Kristi Bumpas (Red Rock) with Todd & Colin Simpson (DSO) at OSU

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It’s been 10??!!

I cannot believe it has already been 10 years since Red Rock Consulting started with 1 employee out of my home office.  It has definitely been interesting!  and stressful!  and exciting!  We had a little fun along the way, too.  While Robel and Michaela couldn’t make it in person, we did get to group chat with them during the party.  It was good to see so many of our clients and friends.


Polly and Melanie made this wonderful collage out of pictures of all the employees and parties we have had. And the Most Valuable Client awards are always fun!




Daniel and Spencer





Our banker, Rob Noeller









Miss Polly and Dr. Jim Nevels




Tommy Bounds, Norman Tan and Siv Sundaram




Dewayne, Alexis and Alayne




The Piersons




Our favorite insurance ladies, Angie Dickey and Michelle Early, always come to party!

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E Week 2019 2.0


It’s not always easy coordinating a bus trip from 2nd grade to Red Rock Consulting, so E Week 2.0 happened in May.  Second graders got a field trip to Red Rock Consulting’s office to learn about soil sampling and testing.  They “cored” into layers of cake, candy, frosting and other sweet treats to get a tasty sample to eat as they learned about geotechnical engineering.  They also explored the lab and performed real soils testing with the lab guys.

Founded by NSPE in 1951, E Week is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers.  For information about E Week 2020, follow the link below:


Kristi Bumpas talks to 2nd graders about landslides and geotechnical engineering.


2nd grade students enjoyed “coring” into these sweet layers of soil!


Melanie Russell assists 2nd graders with coring operations.



Our favorite 2nd grader, Camryn, with her core. 🙂


Chad Pierson teaches 2nd graders about soil testing.


Shawn Allred explains the different types of soil to 2nd graders.

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DMT Demonstration at OU

On a beautiful day in April, Red Rock Consulting’s Kristi Bumpas, along with DSO’s Brad Bettes and Bennett Stone, traveled down to OU to demonstrate the flat plate dilatometer (DMT) to civil engineering students in Dr. Amy Cerato’s in situ testing class.  The future Dr. Tommy Bounds (our friend and former Red Rock employee) stopped by to say hello and showed off some of the new professor presentation skills he’s been working on at OU.


Kristi explained how to run the DMT to OU engineering students.


Just like old times with Dr. Tommy.


Brad and Bennett donated some drilling time.



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E Week 2019


Employees with Red Rock Consulting took time to work with 4th graders at an Edmond elementary school during E Week 2019.  Founded by NSPE in 1951, E Week is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers.  Each year we enjoy talking to kids about geotechncial engineering.  This year we had fun with 2 experiments that demonstrated liquefaction.  A mess was made and fun was had by all.


For information about E Week 2020, follow the link below:

For an experiment with liquefaction, follow the link below:


Jeremy Basler demonstrates liquefaction principles to 4th graders.


Daniel Bolin buries a “storage tank” while teaching 4th graders about engineering.


Kristi Bumpas visits with 4th graders about geotechnical engineering.


Shawn Allred looks on as 4th graders experiment with water and sand.

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Red Rock / DSO Christmas 2018

It’s not a holiday without the Red Rock Consulting / DSO Christmas party!!  Guests were welcomed to the North Pole by the cast of a Christmas murder mystery, who looked a lot like some of their coworkers.  The acting got steadily worse as the night went on, but in the end, 2 teams were able to figure out the guilty character.  So how did we figure out which team won the cash prize?  With an impromptu Christmas carol-off, of course!  We found out Jordan actually can be embarrassed and some people don’t know the words to Frosty the Snowman.  🙂

Mrs. Claus (Maresa Bettes), Santa (Brad Bettes), Frosty the Snowman (Tommy Bounds) and Abominable Snowman (Todd Simpson)


Jordan and a friend being shy instead of singing!


Spencer and Anna looking up lyrics to Frosty the Snowman for the win!



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