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Job Description

GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. (GZA) is actively growing its dams, levee and water resource practice in the New England and Mid-Atlantic areas. We are currently seeking a Dams/Geotechnical Project Manager for our Norwood, MA. The position offers great potential for professional growth in an exciting working environment and the opportunity to apply the latest technologies to our dam/levee-related projects. The qualified candidate must have strong leadership and project management experience. Skills and the ability to generate direct business development experience during their career, with the ability to generate project leads and build client relationships is preferred. A strong background in dam and/or levee engineering is preferred.

This position that requires direct interaction with clients and the ability to manage and mentor GZA staff level engineers. The role will also require collaboration with GZA’s current dams/levees/water resources staff located in the Springfield (MA), New Hampshire, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

Key Duties:

Conducting dam and/or levee safety inspections

Supervising fieldwork including test borings and instrumentation installations and construction monitoring for dam and levee rehabilitation projects

Providing data analysis, organization, and interpretation in support of dam/levee inspections, evaluations, and rehabilitations projects

Executing and/or supervising geotechnical engineering analyses including seepage and slope stability analyses of embankment dams and levees, toe drain and filter designs, gravity dam stability analyses

Coordinating with GZA’s Water Resources engineers regarding hydrologic and hydraulic analyses for spillway capacity evaluations and dam break analyses and Emergency Action Plans

Familiarity with FERC regulations and Part 12 Inspections

Writing inspection/engineering reports and assisting in preparing permit applications

Preparing construction plans and technical specifications

Performing cost/quantity estimates and project scheduling

Communicating effectively and efficiently with team members, clients and contractors.

Providing leadership/mentoring to technical staff

Preparing technical and cost proposals

Working with a GZA Principal and interacting with clients and regulatory agencies

Executing project management duties including managing and tracking budgets, invoicing, assessing staffing requirements


B.S. in Civil Engineering or related field of practice is required. M.S. in Civil Engineering (Geotechnical focus) is a plus

Professional Engineer license in MA is required with the ability to obtain PE in CT, NJ, and NY

An ideal candidate will have at least 7 to 10 years of experience in civil – geotechnical engineering, with direct involvement in dam safety inspections, condition assessments, subsurface exploration programs, engineering analyses, dam rehabilitation design, and regulatory permitting

Direct experience completing projects with public sector/municipal agencies in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey ,and New York is highly preferred

Proven experience with design and development of engineering technical specifications, cost estimating and other related bidding documents

Strong interpersonal skills and ability to speak publicly

Solid project financial management skills; knowledge of production support systems and personal computer proficiency are all required competencies

Experience in providing technical and project leadership to staff-level or junior engineers

A strong background using various geotechnical computer software such as SEEP/W, SLOPE/W. Experience with finite element analysis software such as PLAXIS will be a plus

Proven experience with and directing staff with AutoCAD and ArcView-GIS is considered essential for this position

Experience with the US Army Corps of Engineers, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and/or the New York City Department of Environmental Protection is preferred

Occasional out-of-town travel will be required. Candidate must have consistent means of transportation to/from project sites

GZA’s Dam and Levee Safety Group is made up predominately by geotechnical engineers. Typical project teams include hydrologic and hydraulic engineers from our Water Resources Group and ecological professionals from our Natural Resource Group. GZA’s Norwood Dam and Levee Safety Group routinely executes project in the New England and Mid-Atlantic States and occasionally in other areas of the country.

GZA is a leader in providing quality engineering consulting services to a diverse and exciting client base. We attract experienced professionals who understand proactive client service, safety, risk management and loss prevention practices, quality control, teamwork, and mentoring of younger staff. We seek employees who enjoy their work, desire continuous opportunities for learning, and want to contribute to the vision and growth of a quality, employee-owned, professional firm.

GZA values diversity and is committed to providing an accepting and inclusive work environment for all employees. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. GZA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, marital or veteran status, age or other protected status.

GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. is an Affirmative/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, marital or veteran status, age or other protected status.

Department: Dams

This is a full time position