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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 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 Sterling, VA office of Schnabel Engineering is seeking a Staff Engineer to join our growing practice.  We are looking for a motivated candidate with an interest in developing both field and analytical skills, a passion to continue to develop as a professional, and a desire to be part of a strong team. This position would start in May of 2021.  Job Responsibilities:

  • Plan and coordinate geotechnical and materials testing field work
  • Use GIS and GPS to aid in planning and executing geotechnical field work
  • Log test borings
  • Observe geotechnical-related construction and perform materials testing
  • Prepare field reports
  • Create basic plans and figures using AutoCAD and GIS
  • Assign and review laboratory tests
  • Perform calculations to support geotechnical designs
  • Provide support on preparation of geotechnical reports and proposals

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from an ABET-accredited program
  • Completion of geotechnical-focused undergraduate coursework
  • 0-2 years of professional experience
  • EIT certification
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Ability to multi-task 
  • Strong work ethic and a desire for continual self-improvement
  • Willingness and ability to perform field work and travel, including assignments that may last several months away from the office 
  • Ability to lift 60 pounds and be physically able to negotiate construction sites, enter trenches, climb ladders and work outside

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Master’s or Doctorate Degree in Geotechnical Engineering or related discipline from an ABET-accredited program
  • Prior internship or professional work in a related field (i.e. geotechnical engineering, construction, civil engineering, etc.)

Other Requirements:

  • Ability to pass a background check which may include criminal history, motor vehicle record and credit check
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment screening

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability