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Geostructural Team Leader

Are you looking for interesting and meaningful work, a fun atmosphere, and ample opportunities to grow and excel?

Welcome to the Schnabel family. For over 60 years, Schnabel Engineering, an employee-owned company, has been focused on solving the most challenging problems related to the earth and environment all over the world. We tackle problems with creativity and innovation. The work we do provides high-end geotechnical engineering, geostructural design and environmental services to our clients who understand the value we bring.  

We are looking for a talented Geostructural Engineer with an entrepreneurial spirit to join our dynamic team as a Team Leader in the Rockville, MD office.

About the Role:

As the Geostructural Team Leader, you will be responsible for growing the geostructural business. You will participate in multidisciplinary project teams, often involving multiple Schnabel offices. Your demonstrated success in business development, ability to lead a high-performing team, and commitment to exceptional client service and technical excellence, while balancing project risks and business needs, make you the perfect fit for our team!

Typical geostructural projects include analyses and detailed design of support of excavation systems, underpinning of existing structures, stabilization of slopes and other earth structures, steel and concrete design, soil improvement, shallow and deep foundation systems, earth retaining structures, grouting programs, design and oversight of positive cutoff walls, and numerical analysis.

The responsibilities of the position also include:

  • Senior project management including contract negotiation and risk management
  • Business development in a predominantly seller-doer role
  • Coordinating geostructural services with internal and external clients
  • Preparation and review of proposals and engineering reports
  • Preparation and review of detailed design drawings and construction specifications
  • Oversight of the work of geostructural staff
  • Construction administration
  • Meeting deadlines
  • Some field work and overnight travel
  • Team management and administrative duties
  • Other tasks as required to support projects and business goals

You Bring:

  • Advanced degree in Geotechnical Engineering or Structural Engineering
  • 10+ years of relevant experience
  • PE certification in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia (or ability to acquire within 6 months)
  • Demonstrated business development success
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative team environment
  • Confidence and independence, with a shared sense of responsibility
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Computer savvy
  • Basic understanding and working knowledge of AutoCAD drafting software
  • Effective time management and interpersonal skills

Qualified candidates will have a valid driver’s license and the ability to pass a pre-employment drug screening and background check which may include criminal history, motor vehicle record and credit checks. U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident status is required.  No visa sponsorship will be provided.

Your Experience May Also Include:

  • Seismic hazard analysis and dynamic response modeling
  • Cost estimating
  • MicroStation drafting software
  • Previous experience working for a construction contractor

About Us:

Schnabel is an ENR Top 250 geotechnical engineering firm dedicated to excellence in client service, high quality, and value-added solutions. Recognized by CE News one of the Best Engineering Firms to Work for, Schnabel provides employees a competitive benefits package, including health, dental, life and disability. We engage in a wellness program that offers incentives for employees to pursue a healthy lifestyle, and reward employees through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan.

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