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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 400 employees in 22 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. Our Sterling, VA office is seeking a Senior Engineer to support our growing business. Qualified candidates will be well-rounded, organized problem solvers with an interest in managing and developing junior engineers. The successful candidate for this position will gain practical knowledge and experience while solving real-world engineering problems. Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop geotechnical engineering scope of services and fee estimates
  • Planning and oversight of geotechnical investigations
  • Manage geotechnical and construction phase observation and testing field work performed by others
  • Assign, review and interpret geotechnical laboratory tests
  • Create basic plans and figures using AutoCAD and GIS
  • Perform geotechnical engineering analysis and calculations
  • Develop geotechnical engineering recommendations and write geotechnical engineering reports
  • Perform project management activities including communicating resource needs, planning and delegating work, management of project budgets, invoicing and backlog reporting
  • Manage client relationships and business development opportunities
  • Manage and mentor junior engineers, commensurate with experience level
  • Work as a team member within the geotechnical engineering department and across other Schnabel offices to effectively balance workload among available resources
  • Occasionally perform field work such as logging test borings, construction observation and on-site client consultation

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from an ABET-accredited program, Master’s degree preferred
  • 10+ years of professional experience in consulting geotechnical engineering
  • P.E. certification is required
  • AutoCAD and GIS skills suitable for developing geotechnical deliverables
  • Proficiency with gINT software
  • Proficiency with standard geotechnical engineering analysis software such as LPILE, APILE and SHAFT, GeoStudio, Settle3D and FoSSA, or similar programs.   
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Ability to multi-task  
  • Strong work ethic and a desire for continual self-improvement
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative team environment
  • Confidence and independence, with a shared sense of responsibility
  • Effective time management and interpersonal skills

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