Geotechnical Engineer/Project Manager

Location: Rockville, MD

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

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 Geotechnical Engineer with an entrepreneurial spirit to join our dynamic team as a Project Manager and all-around problem solver in the Rockville, MD office.

About the Role:

As Geotechnical Project Manager, you will work as part of multidisciplinary project teams, sometimes involving many Schnabel offices, to support project planning, proposal preparation, contracting, site investigation, engineering analysis, report preparation, plans/specifications development and construction services. Your demonstrated commitment to exceptional client service and technical excellence, while balancing project risks and business needs, make you the perfect fit for our team!

The responsibilities of the position include:

  • Project management including actively managing project scope, budget, schedule and staff resources
  • Developing strong client relationships for repeat business
  • Oversight of the work of geotechnical staff
  • Planning and oversight of geotechnical investigations
  • Geotechnical engineering analysis and design calculations
  • Preparation of proposals and geotechnical engineering reports
  • Preparation and/or review of design drawings and construction specifications
  • Reviewing and interpreting field and laboratory testing results
  • Construction administration
  • Meeting deadlines
  • Some field work and overnight travel
  • Other tasks as required to support projects and business goals

You Bring:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Geotechnical Engineering or Geological Engineering
  • 5+ years of relevant experience
  • PE certification in Maryland, Virginia, or the District of Columbia (or ability to acquire within 6 months)
  • 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
  • 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.

Your Experience May Also Include:

  • Negotiating contracts and change orders
  • AutoCAD, MicroStation, LPile, SlopeW, Mathcad
  • Slope stabilization design
  • Design of retaining walls and support of excavation
  • Construction field services for earthwork, foundations, tiebacks and pavements
  • Numerical modeling

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 as 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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