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Staff Engineer

The Richmond, VA office of Schnabel Engineering is seeking a Staff Engineer to support our geotechnical engineering and construction materials testing groups beginning in May 2018. Qualified candidates will be well-rounded problem solvers with an interest in developing both field and analytical skills. The successful candidate for this position will gain practical knowledge and experience while solving real-world engineering problems under the supervision and mentoring of senior engineering personnel. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Plan and coordinate geotechnical and materials testing field work
  • Use GIS and GPS to aid in planning and executing geotechnical field work
  • Log test borings
  • Observe geotechnical-related construction and perform materials testing
  • Prepare field reports
  • Create basic plans and figures using AutoCAD and GIS
  • Assign and review laboratory tests
  • Perform calculations to support geotechnical designs
  • Provide support on preparation of geotechnical reports and proposals

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from an ABET-accredited program
  • Completion of geotechnical-focused undergraduate coursework
  • 0-3 years of professional experience
  • EIT certification or the ability and willingness to obtain certification prior to employment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Ability to multi-task  
  • Strong work ethic and a desire for continual self-improvement
  • Willingness and ability to perform field work and travel, including assignments that may last several months away from the office 
  • Ability to lift 60 pounds and be physically able to negotiate construction sites, enter trenches, climb ladders and work outside
  • Ability to pass a background check which may include criminal history, motor vehicle record and credit check
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment employment drug screening

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Prior internship or professional work in a related field (i.e. geotechnical engineering, construction, civil engineering, etc.)
  • Prior internship experience in construction materials testing

Benefits:

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About Us:

For over 60 years, Schnabel Engineering, an employee-owned company, has been focused on solving problems related to the earth and environment through specialization in geotechnical, geostructural, dam and tunnel engineering. We are an ENR Top 250 engineering firm dedicated to excellence in client service, high quality, and value-added solutions.

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