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Job Description

Schnabel is an employee-owned, professional consulting firm that focuses on solving problems related to the earth and environment through specialization in dam, geotechnical, geostructural, and tunnel engineering. Schnabel’s high standards for quality, business ethics, and concern for the communities they live in and support, are a vital part of who they are and what they offer. Founded in 1956, Schnabel has experienced tremendous success and growth through its dedication to excellence in client service, high quality, and value-added solutions. Schnabel is an ENR Top 500 Design Firm and Top 10 Dams and Reservoirs Design Firm with 330 employees in 19 offices throughout the United States and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

Recognized by CE News as one of the Best Engineering Firms to Work for, Schnabel provides employees with a competitive benefits package, including health, dental, life and disability. Engagement in Schnabel’s wellness program offers incentives for employees to pursue a healthy lifestyle, and the firm rewards employees through its Employee Stock Ownership Plan.

Job Description:

Are you looking for interesting and meaningful work, a fun and flexible atmosphere, and opportunities to learn, grow, and excel? If so, then welcome to Schnabel! We approach problems with creativity and innovation. The Philadelphia Area (Chadds Ford), PA office of Schnabel Engineering is seeking a senior level, well qualified and experienced engineer with expertise in geotechnical engineering to support our growing dams and levees business unit. We are looking for a motivated candidate with attention to detail, a passion to continue to develop as a profession, and a design to be part of a strong team.

Job Responsibilities:

Plan and oversee geotechnical exploration and instrumentation programs to support evaluation and design of dams and levees

Provide technical oversight of geotechnical evaluations of dams and levees including seepage and slope stability analyses, functional drain and filter evaluations, and gravity dam stability analyses

Prepare design reports, and support development of construction drawings, technical specifications and cost estimates for design of new dam and dam rehabilitation projects.

Participate in Risk Assessments and Potential Failure Mode Assessments related to dam design, construction and operation

Provide technical support during construction of dam and levee projects

Manage client relationships and business development opportunities and develop proposals

Perform project management activities including communicating resource needs, planning and delegating work, managing project budgets and invoicing

Manage and mentor junior engineers

Required Skills/Experience:

Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited university. Master’s degree with specialization in Geotechnical Engineering preferred

Licensed Professional Engineer with the ability to be licensed in Pennsylvania

Minimum of 10 years of experience in geotechnical engineering, preferably with an emphasis on dam and levees. Design experience is also preferred.

Other Requirements:

U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident status (no visa sponsorship provided)

Ability to pass a background check which may include criminal history, motor vehicle record and credit check

Ability to pass a pre-employment employment drug screening

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability