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Job Description

GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. (GZA) is currently seeking a motivated Waterfront Senior Project Manager (SPM) to support our marine/waterfront practice in the Northeast region. This person can be based out of any of our offices in the following locations: New Jersey, New York City, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, and Massachusetts. The successful candidate should be versatile, having had significant experience in both the structural and geotechnical aspects of waterfront facility design, as well as, experience with business development, client interaction, financial business practices, management, and project delivery. A sufficiently strong technical background and a professional demeanor to lead a group of waterfront engineers are required. Starting position will be based upon the candidate’s education and experience. Advancement will be dependent upon the candidate’s abilities, initiative, ambition, and success.

GZA’s Waterfront Sr. Project Managers, work on a wide variety of assignments related to the marine environment. In addition to waterfront structural and geotechnical engineering, projects encompass interdisciplinary components including civil and environmental engineering, regulatory permitting and construction support. As a Waterfront SPM, the responsibilities of the successful candidate will include developing work through client relationships; organizing a team of waterfront engineers to complete assignments; serving as the primary client contact; mentoring junior staff; and managing project billings, financial terms and performance. GZA’s close-knit culture and interoffice collaboration will allow you to apply your expertise and diversify your skill set by participating in challenging projects. Our success relies on this collaborative environment.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Pursue marine and waterfront project opportunities

Develop proposals

Manage junior staff with engineering analyses/calculations for the assessment, design and construction of piers, bulkheads, transfer bridges, mooring structures, and shore protection structures

Manage field tasks such as condition surveys and evaluations of existing waterfront structures

Lead a team in conducting technical analyses/calculations including but not limited to development of environmental loading criteria, berthing and mooring analyses, structural modeling, soil structure interaction, member and detail design, construction support, and cost estimating

Mentor junior waterfront engineers by sharing your technical knowledge and providing technical guidance

Be responsible for project completion, quality control, billing, project performance, and client management

Monitor and document geotechnical and structural aspects of construction projects

Contribute to multidisciplinary project teams within inter-GZA core service groups and external subconsultants and contractors

Communicate effectively and efficiently with contractors, clients and team members

Complete 10-hour Construction Course, 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER training, and obtain a TSA TWIC card


Collaborate within GZA’s marine group to grow the east coast practice and market share

Collaborate within GZA’s marine group on business and market plans to increase business opportunities

Lead a project team to complete a multiple range of waterfront/marine related projects

Manage project teams, delegate office and field staff, and execute day to day activities of projects

Conduct internal and client communications

Monitor team performance for compliance with contractual agreements and budgets

Attain P.E. registration (if not already attained)


Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering (Master’s Degree specializing in Structural Engineering a plus)

Professional Engineer License

15+ years of structural engineering or related experience with knowledge of applicable codes and regulations

Experience with business development, client interaction, pursuit of opportunities, and proposal development

Significant experience in the design, preparation of construction documents and construction phase management of waterfront focused projects

Ability to manage a team of waterfront engineers to perform field operations and project deign

Demonstrate professional judgment, consistency, and strong attention to detail

Demonstrate performance of analysis, problem solving and strong organizational skills

Strong oral and written communication skills

Experience in the northeastern United States or similar climate

Out of town travel may be expected. Candidate must have consistent means of transportation to/from project sites.

About GZA:

GZA is an employee-owned multidisciplinary environmental consulting, geotechnical engineering, geo-civil engineering, construction management and environmental remediation firm. We are an ENR Top 500 Design firm focused on geotechnical, environmental, waterfront, 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 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: Waterfront/Marine

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