Recommendations on how to get into geotech design?
Hi there! I've been working a total a 7 years and I'm 3 years out of grad school. My career has taken me some weird places but in the end I realized there's a great divide on what I thought Geotech was when I was in school. Basically, I find that most projects here are actually geo-environmental. There isn't much design going on at consulting firms and it hasn't been easy finding out who is actually designing these projects, especially when it comes to buildings (not so much for big infrastructure).
I'm wondering if anyone has recommendations as to how to approach job searches to break into geotech design. I have pretty good experience doing the whole consulting thing and pretty much none in design. I feel like I'll have to learn/review a whole lot to be comfortable in designing/assessing since I haven't used any of it since grad school. I also have a sense that companies are looking for fresh out of college people (most likely a pay grade thing) or very senior people (most likely business development and design experience). Any advice for someone trying to break in about where to look and steps to take?