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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 we are and what we 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 22 offices throughout the United States.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 Lexington, Kentucky office of Schnabel Engineering is growing, and we are seeking a Geotechnical Engineer to join our practice.  We are looking for a motivated candidate with attention to detail, a passion to continue to develop as a professional, and a desire to be part of a strong team.  Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide engineering support on geotechnical projects during the assessment, design, and construction phases
  • Planning and performing subsurface investigation and testing programs
  • Project and task management
  • Proposal development
  • Scheduling, coordination, and oversight of junior staff during subsurface investigations and deliverable development
  • Performing geological and geotechnical engineering analyses
  • Reviewing field test logs and geological/engineering reports
  • Perform and oversee construction observation of specialty geotechnical works and foundation construction
  • Survey interpretation, calculation of quantities, and creation of various other supportive drawings and graphics
  • Development of geotechnical drawings and specifications
  • Must be willing to travel, including some overnight stays to support project needs

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil or Geological Engineering, from an ABET-accredited institution.
  • 4+ years of relevant geotechnical engineering experience.
  • Licensed Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, or the ability to obtain such licensure within 6 months.
  • Prior experience with public sector (local, state, or federal government) projects.
  • Ability to navigate investigation and construction sites, enter trenches, climb ladders and work outside.
  • Experience with geotechnical analysis and design software such as:  LPile, SPW911, GeoStudio, etc.
  • Valid driver’s license and dependable transportation.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills.
  • Strong professional work ethic and desire to perform at a high level.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Attention to detail and well-organized.

Other Requirements:

  • Ability to pass a background check which may include criminal history, motor vehicle record, and credit check
  • U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident status is required.
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment drug screening.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)