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Job Description


Seeking a Geotechnical Senior Staff Engineer. This position is responsible for assisting with the management of projects, preparing geotechnical engineering reports, performing geotechnical engineering calculations, and performing special inspections in support of: borings, test pits, earth retaining structures (temporary and permanent), soil and rock inspection, deep/shallow foundations, construction plan and specification adherence, and field coordination with subconsultants.

This position requires work primarily out of South Plainfield, NJ office, but also occasional travel throughout the tri-state area.


Knowledge of lab and field equipment for making evaluations of soil conditions/properties

Proficient in performing geotechnical field investigations and construction inspections

Prepare daily detailed site inspection reports based on field operations completed

Perform technical research and utilize computers in developing solutions to engineering problems including geotechnical evaluations to prepare calculation documents; preparation of detailed geotechnical engineering reports; analysis of geotechnical samples; field testing of soils

Prepare technical reports, write memos, make recommendations and convey engineering solutions/recommendations

Maintaining client relations

Managing project budgets for field inspection and design efforts

Experience with field testing and data collection requirements

Work with several other team members including engineering professionals, designers and technicians, permit specialists, planners, CAD and graphic specialists, architects, construction management specialists, and several other disciplines

Managing field staff and reviewing staff field documents/reports

Efficiently delegating tasks to team members

Field personnel coordination

Proposal writing and review, includes pricing from subcontractors

Procurement of subcontractors for support during geotechnical investigations/design

Review of drawing sets and calculation packages

QA/QC of design work

Approval of time and expense sheets for field staff

Assist with invoicing

Physical Requirements:

Continually required to stand, walk, and sit

Continually required to utilize hand and finger dexterity

Continually required to talk or hear

Continually required to utilize visual acuity to operate office and field equipment

Occasionally required to bend, stoop, and kneel

Occasionally required to lift and carry items less than 35 pounds

Occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions


B.S. in Civil, Geotechnical, or related engineering degree

Engineer-In-Training working towards obtaining a Professional Engineering license (P.E.)

3+ years of experience

Proficiency in design software tools including Microsoft Office Suite and AutoCAD

Proficiency with gINT geotechnical engineering software

Proficiency in LRFD/ASD design and complex analysis software including RISA, DeepXcav, and AllPile

Experience in analysis of below grade walls, retaining structures, and foundations

Experience in conducting geotechnical and construction special inspections

Ability to communicate effectively with managers, clients, and contractors

Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as strong design skills

Valid driver’s license and reliable means of transportation

Company background check


M.S. in Civil, Geotechnical, or related engineering degree

Project management experience is a plus

About The Company:

MFS is #17 best places to work in NJ (NJ BIZ 2019).

MFS is #76 on the Top 100 NYC Design Firms (ENR 2019).

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.