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Senior Geotechnical Engineer/Office Leader

Schnabel Engineering, Inc. is seeking an organized, responsible, personable, experienced, entrepreneurial, and motivated individual to serve in a Senior Geotechnical Technical Leadership/Office Leadership role within the upstate New York and western New England areas. This position will help expand Schnabel Engineering’s presence, services and client base in these areas. This role will provide technical guidance and review, project implementation, mentoring, client and business development/growth, outreach, office startup and project management. 

Schnabel serves the federal, state and municipal sectors as well as private A/E firms and contractors, with DBB and DB project development and delivery on civil works, dam, transportation, water resources, industrial, and heavy construction projects. Our geotechnical focus and support on projects includes subsurface exploration and testing, analysis, detailed design, value engineering, construction-phase engineering and forensics. Services include support of excavation (SOE) systems, underpinning of structures, geo-hazards and stabilization of natural and man-made slopes and other earth systems/structures, steel and concrete design, ground improvement, shallow and deep foundation systems, earth retaining structures, embankment and gravity dams, grouting programs, design and oversight of positive cutoff walls, dewatering systems, and numerical analysis.

Preferred qualifications include an advanced degree in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited university with a minimum of 15 years of demonstrated geotechnical/geostructural engineering and project management experience. The candidate must be a licensed Professional Engineer in New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire or Connecticut and have an established client base in this geography. Extensive knowledge of advanced geotechnics, soil and rock mechanics and LRFD methodology is required. U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident status is required. No visa sponsorship will be provided. The position requires effective time management, written communication skills, analytical skills, interpersonal skills, and the ability to efficiently balance multiple concurrent tasks, responsibilities, and commitments. Some travel is likely. Starting salary will be based upon experience and skill level.

Senior Technical Leader responsibilities on a typical project include:

  • Review project documents including architectural and structural plans, and geotechnical reports
  • Communicate main project conditions and potential solutions to technical engineering staff
  • Develop scope of services and fee estimates
  • Develop and supervise the development of engineering sketches or drawings, engineering calculations, and project specifications
  • Oversee field observation by field personnel during construction
  • Develop reports and written communication with client
  • Enforce quality procedures of Schnabel Engineering
  • Manage own time and staff’s time according to project budget
  • Perform project management roles including maintenance of client communication, project scope and budget review, invoice review and accounts receivable

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. If you have an interest in joining our team, please apply via our website: http://www.schnabel-eng.com/careers/opportunities/.

Candidates must undergo a background check which may include criminal history, motor vehicle record and credit check, plus a drug screen.

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