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Job Description

GZA’s Manhattan office has an opening for a Geotechnical Project Manager. The successful candidate will represent the Company with our clients throughout proposal, contract and project performance phases, will be responsible for day to day execution of technical and financial aspects of each project, will be involved with marketing activities and networking events, and will be involved with the development and mentoring of staff. Project Managers work to successfully execute all aspects of projects under the guidance and supervision of a company Principal. The successful candidate will have ownership opportunities with the firm and the potential for advancement to principal levels.

Primary Responsibilities:

Internal and client communications

Managing project team, delegating to office and field staff and executing day to day activities of projects

Monitoring team performance for compliance with contractual agreements and budgets

Overseeing and execution of technical design deliverables in accordance with our QA/QC guidelines

Preparing proposals and reviewing/writing geotechnical deliverables with Principal guidance and review

Staff training and staff reviews

Managing project contractual and financial issues (including terms of agreement, changes in scope, billing process, and account receivable)

Providing business development support

Typical Duties May Include:

Manage and mentor GZA existing staff of staff-level and project-level engineers

Monitoring and documenting geotechnical aspects of construction projects

Conducting/reviewing technical analyses/calculations

Participating in meetings and agency consultation

Site compliance inspections and occasional Special Inspection as P.E.

Developing construction plans and specifications

Preparing construction cost/quantity estimates

Performing and overseeing geotechnical computer modeling. Experience with geotechnical engineering programs including SEEP/W, SLOPE/W, L-pile and Plaxis is preferred.

Instrumentation, deep excavation support systems and urban geotechnical design experience desirable.


Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Civil Engineering preferred

6-8 years of relevant experience since college graduation

Experienced computer skills using MS Office and geotechnical engineering software

Excellent communication, problem solving and organizational skills

Experience with financial project management

Demonstrated delegation, leadership, and team building skills

Experience in execution and management of multiple office and field tasks

P.E. required, New York preferred.

Out of town assignments may be expected.

About our GZA Manhattan Office:

Leadership Training

Convenient Midtown Location

Professional development and enrichment

Exciting and friendly work environment

Technical training

Generous benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and 401K retirement plan

Professional society involvement and sponsorship

Commitment to technical excellent and client relationships

Collaborative and cooperative work community

Ownership opportunity

Commuting allowance

Financial and travel opportunity for technical paper publication or presentation

Eligible for annual performance bonus

GZA is an employee-owned multidisciplinary engineering consulting firm with a history of more than 50 years of providing innovative engineering solutions to improve the natural and built environment. We are an ENR Top 500 Design firm focused on geotechnical, environmental, water, ecological, and construction management services. With a staff of interrelated professionals dedicated to providing high-level expertise on complex projects above, below and at ground-level, GZA’s experts provide seamless integration across practice areas, client type, and location.

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: Geotechnical

This is a full time position