Job DescriptionSME is seeking a Senior Geotechnical Engineer for a regular, full-time position to join our team in our Columbus, Ohio office. This is a key role within our Geotechnical Services team. Activities will include working with key clients and prospects to secure business opportunities, and managing a wide variety of engineering and design projects.Description of Position ResponsibilitiesIdentifying and securing clients and business/project opportunities both independently and in support of other local, regional and corporate business development activities. Preparing successful proposals, negotiating professional service fees and contracts. Identifying and participating in professional and business organizations and other networking activities that will foster relationships with clients and potential clients. Learning about other SME services to assist in promoting and expanding geotechnical and other SME services to new and existing clients. Preparing design calculations, drawings and specifications for earth retention, grouting, deep foundation, and reinforced earth systems projects. Completing analytical modeling for geotechnical evaluations. Preparing geotechnical evaluation reports. Mentoring and leading project Team Members to successfully complete assigned responsibilities.Technical Skills Required
- Preference will be given to candidates who have related experience in consulting engineering practice and familiarity with Mathcad, Slide, CT shoring, and Allpile or LPile.
- Ability to build a practice by bringing or establishing a network of prospects and clients to get new business.
- A clean driving record and experience driving in the U.S.
- Willingness to travel to cover out-of-town overnight projects.
- Ability to work overtime, including weekends, on an as-needed basis.
Preferred Behavioral TraitsTeam Member must have excellent written and oral communication skills. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and customer service skills. Identify and solve problems, and work well in a team environment. Motivated self-starter and able to work independently. Exemplify safe work practices and follow the company's compliance standards. Punctual and hard worker. Strong leadership skills and ability to train and motivate staff. Strong analytical ability and problem solving skills.SME is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran/military status, disability, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. SME is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.