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Job Description

Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Schnabel is an employee owned, professional consulting firm that focuses on solving problems related to the earth and environment through specialization in geotechnical, geostructural, dam, and tunnel engineering. Schnabel’s high standards for quality, business ethics, and concern for the communities they live in and support, are a vital part of who they are and what they offer. Founded in 1956, Schnabel has experienced tremendous success and growth through its dedication to excellence in client service, high quality, and value-added solutions. Schnabel is an ENR Top 500 Design Firm and Top 200 Environmental Firm with 330 employees in 19 offices throughout the United States.

Recognized by CE News as one of the Best Engineering Firms to Work for, Schnabel provides employees with a competitive benefits package, including health, dental, life and disability. Engagement in Schnabel’s wellness program offers incentives for employees to pursue a healthy lifestyle, and the firm rewards employees through its Employee Stock Ownership Plan.

Position Summary:

Schnabel Engineering is seeking a Senior Geotechnical Engineer with strong experience in the power and energy market sector to support our growing business. The ideal candidate will have established relationship within key utilities and industry partners and will be able to demonstrate identifying, winning, and delivering geotechnical design and construction services. Options for the location of this position include our office in Alpharetta, GA; Blacksburg, VA; Wilmington, NC; Richmond, VA; Sterling, VA; Rockville, MD; Baltimore, MD; Dallas, TX; or Chadds Ford, PA. Other office locations are also available for consideration.

Job Responsibilities:

Identify and pursue new clients within the market sector

Provide client management for existing and new strategic clients

Contribute to Schnabel’s public profile by actively participating in leadership and technical roles in professional organizations

Review project documents and geotechnical reports

Communicate project conditions and potential solutions to technical engineering staff

Supervise the development of engineering sketches or drawings, engineering calculations, and project specifications

Enforce quality procedures of Schnabel Engineering

Perform project management roles including maintenance of client communication, project scope and budget review, invoice review and accounts receivable

Efficient at balancing multiple concurrent tasks, responsibilities, and commitments

Required Skills and Experience:

Senior project management experience for power, energy and utility projects, across multiple subsectors including both generation and transmission

Knowledge of the Power and Energy market and experience/relationships with utility providers and industry designers

GeoStudio, MFAD, LPile, and GIS experience

Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering; Master’s degree preferred

Professional engineering license

10-15+ years of demonstrated geotechnical engineering experience

Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

Effective analytical and time management skills

Additional Requirements:

U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident status (no visa sponsorship provided)

Ability to conduct business travel

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

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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