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Job Description

The Glen Allen / Richmond, VA office of Schnabel Engineering is seeking a Staff Engineer to support our geotechnical engineering and construction materials testing groups beginning in May 2019. 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

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


View our comprehensive benefit package.

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 500 Design Firm and Top 200 Environmental Firm dedicated to excellence in client service, high quality, and value-added solutions.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability