Meet Erik Fjeldsted, EIT
Title
Staff Geotechnical Engineer

Expertise
Geotechnical Engineering

Location
Boise

Hired
2016

Most days, Erik is getting his hands dirty in the field performing sampling. By carefully recording soil data, Erik gives other geotechnical engineers the information they need to complete design work.

“Knowing that the data I bring back is used to determine design parameters and build something is really cool,” Erik says.

Erik first heard about GeoEngineers while pursuing his master’s degree at Utah State. Braydan DuRee visited one of Erik’s classes to talk about GeoEngineers’ response to the Oso landslide, and Erik was intrigued.

“I knew right away that I needed to look into Geo and see what else they did,” Erik says.

Erik likes to spend time outside, both on the job and off it. He enjoys giving his toddler rides in a trailer behind his road bike, skiing in the winter, and everything Star Wars. “I spend a lot of time reading Star Wars books,” he says.