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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 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.Schnabel Engineering is seeking a Senior Geotechnical Engineer to support our growing business. Qualified candidates will be well-rounded, organized problem solvers with an interest in managing complex projects, working with a team of skilled engineers, and developing younger staff. The qualified candidate should possess detailed knowledge and practice of geotechnical theory associated with building foundations, slope stability, ground improvement measures, etc., particularly on major commercial, state, federal and industrial projects. Projects are in the SC area, as well as regional, national and possibly international. Job Responsibilities: 

  • Develop geotechnical engineering scope of services and fee estimates
  • Planning and oversight of geotechnical investigations.
  • Manage/review geotechnical and construction phase observation and testing field work performed by others
  • Assign, review and interpret geotechnical laboratory tests
  • Perform/review geotechnical engineering analyses and calculations
  • Develop geotechnical engineering recommendations and write geotechnical engineering reports
  • Perform project management activities including communicating resource needs, managing client expectations, planning and delegating work, management of project budgets, invoicing and backlog reporting
  • Manage client relationships and business development opportunities
  • Manage and mentor junior engineers, geologists and technicians commensurate with experience level
  • Work as a team member within the office and across the business unit in other Schnabel offices to effectively balance workload among available resources

 Required Skills/Experience: 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from an ABET-accredited program, Master’s degree preferred
  • Professional Engineering registration in South Carolina. Registration in other southeastern states is also desirable
  • 10 to 20 years of relevant professional experience in consulting geotechnical engineering
  • Willingness and ability to travel
  • AutoCAD and GIS skills suitable for developing geotechnical deliverables
  • Proficiency with gINT software and standard geotechnical engineering analysis software such as LPILE, APILE and SHAFT, GeoStudio, Settle3D and FoSSA, or similar programs.  
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • 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

  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 drug screening

  EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability 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)