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Staff Geotechnical Engineer

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 Staff Geotechnical Engineer to join our dynamic Geotechnical team and in the Rockville, MD office.

About the Role:

The successful candidate for this position will gain practical knowledge and experience while solving real engineering problems under the supervision of senior engineering personnel.  You should be well-rounded and be ready to broaden your practical knowledge of field work and analytical skills.

Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Field work and travel, including assignments that may last several months away from the office.
  • Geotechnical analysis and calculations related to foundations, retaining walls, soil and rock slope stability, tiebacks, soil nails rock bots, ground improvement and geotechnical instrumentation.
  • Geotechnical design support through preparation of draft reports, calculations, plans and specifications.
  • Logging of test borings.
  • Construction inspection.
  • Preparation of field reports.

You Bring:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited four-year program.
  • 0-3 years of relevant experience; prior professional work or summer intern work in a related field is desirable.
  • Demonstrate good oral and written communication skills.
  • Positive attitude!
  • Computer literacy including Microsoft Office Suite and AutoCad experience; GIS and Microstation experience is preferred.
  • Ability to lift 60 lbs. and be physically able to negotiate construction sites, enter trenches, climb ladders, and work outside.

Successful completion of the E.I.T. is required within 6 months of hire.

Qualified candidates will have a valid driver’s license, the ability to pass a background check which may include criminal history, motor vehicle record and credit check, and the ability to pass a pre-employment employment drug screening. U.S. Citizenship is required.

About Us

Schnabel is an ENR Top 300 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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