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Job Description


Tectonic is a multi-disciplined engineering firm that has been in business for over 30 years, and has a reputation for delivering professional, quality services without sacrificing integrity or value. We are also one of only a few uniquely positioned consulting engineering firms that can provide our clients with a higher level of quality services by offering special inspections and in-house laboratory material testing services.

Tectonic is currently seeking qualified Professional Engineers to perform various special inspections on behalf of one of the New York City metro area’s highly respected engineering/inspection firms. The ideal candidate will have a BSCE and a NYS PE license or the ability to obtain in a short period of time, and geotechnical or building construction experience.


Essential functions of this position includes performing various special inspections of building for which the design requires professional engineers to ensure compliance with approved construction documented and referenced standards required by the NYC Construction Building Code. The Senior Field Engineer will also perform additional special testing, including the subsurface investigation including soil borings, test pits, and soil percolation testing. This requires readings and interpreting various related documents and drawings, maintaining special inspection records, and preparing official field reports. The Senior Field Engineer may also perform various other inspections, as well as all other related duties as required.


Valid Professional Engineering License required;

BS Degree or equivalent in Civil Engineering or similar; MS Degree is a plus;

Must possess a minimum of 3 years of geotechnical engineering or construction building inspection experience, preferably in NYC;

Ability to complete OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety and Health Training within a reasonable time period;

Ability to prepare and submit timely and accurate field inspection reports;

Excellent oral and written communication skills;

Understanding of the fundamentals of building inspection codes and requirements in order to carry out testing, including, but not limited to, International Building Codes, ASTM Standards, and TMS standards;

Diversified knowledge of technology, materials, equipment, design concepts and construction techniques;

Ability to solve complex issues with limited direction;

May also require valid, clean driver’s license and personal vehicle to travel to job sites.


While performing the essential functions of this position, it is frequently necessary to:

Assume a stationary position;

Handle, inspect, and/or feel documents, materials and/or equipment relevant to the job;

Communicate with colleagues, supervisors, and clients using Company email and telephone systems;

Move around on the job-site, including ascending or descending on the landscape or on a ladder, and positioning oneself appropriately to access necessary testing materials and equipment, usually for prolonged periods of time,

Lift and/or move up to 10 lbs. for some types of monitoring and inspections,

Good visual skills, including focused depth perception, and

Regular daily operations of a motor-vehicle or use of public transportation, which may require remaining stationary for extended periods of time.

Employees may also be required to undergo substance abuse testing in accordance with project requirements, US DOT Regulations, and/or Company policy. The employee may occasionally be required to operate a computer, as well as other related office machinery, such as calculators, printers, and copy machines.

The physical demands described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


In addition to providing competitive salaries, Tectonic offers a wide range of benefit options, including:

Comprehensive group medical insurance, including health, dental, vision and life

Opportunities for professional growth and advancement

Tuition reimbursement

Paid time off, including vacation, sick and personal

Company–observed paid holidays

Short and long-term disability coverage

Flexible spending accounts for medical expenses and dependent care

Commuter benefit plan for public transportation costs

401K retirement and profit sharing plan.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and highly encourage resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, or any other protected class.

Tectonic participates in the USCIS E-Verify Program to verify that all new hires are authorized to work in the United States.