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Job Description

  Company Overview

McPhail Associates, LLC (McPhail) provides geotechnical engineering, geoenvironmental engineering, geothermal energy, contracting support, and below-grade waterproofing consultation services to architects, owners, contractors, institutions, and developers. McPhail’s professional team is made up of practical, detail oriented, and highly motivated problem solvers who hold professional certifications and degrees in civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, environmental science, and geology.

Job Summary

We are seeking a confident, highly motivated, technically talented engineer to join our growing team of exceptionally skilled leaders. The complex glacial geology of the Bostonarea provides numerous geotechnical challenges and we’ve been able to provide practical solutions to these challenges for our clients since 1976. As a geotechnical project manager, you would have a direct hand in managing a diverse variety of projects, which range in complexity from single-family residences to high-rise buildings with multiple below-grade levels, from start to finish. The ideal candidate will be a well-rounded individual who has observed and prepared recommendations for a variety of foundation types including footings, ground improvement techniques, piles, and/or slurry walls.

Job Responsibilities

- Prepare project cost estimates and proposals. - Oversee subsurface exploration programs. - Oversee field and project engineering staff. - Make regular site visits to ongoing construction projects. - Perform geotechnical engineering analysis. - Prepare geotechnical-related engineering reports, specifications, and drawings. - Review contractor submittals. - Coordinate with the project team including the client, owner’s project manager, architect, other engineers, and the contractor.

Job Qualifications

- Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or related discipline. - Master’s degree in geotechnical engineering or related discipline. - Minimum of fifteen (15) years of relevant geotechnical experience. - Minimum of eight (8) years of project management experience. - Engineer-In-Training (EIT) certification required. - Professional Engineer licensure required. - Experience with geoenvironmental issues related to construction is a plus. - Strong technical writing and verbal communication skills. - Current 10-hour OSHA Construction Industry Training and/or 40-hour HAZWOPER training is preferred but not required. - Computer Skills - Microsoft Office, Bluebeam, Adobe, Settle3, Slide2, LPILE, MathCAD.  


- Ability to travel to project sites in Massachusetts and surrounding areas. - The position requires individuals to work in potentially dangerous surroundings, sometimes in inclement weather conditions including rain. You must have the ability to walk and stand for extended periods of time.


 Competitive wages plus overtime eligibility. - Annual personal equipment/gear stipend. - Monthly cell phone stipend. - Expense reimbursement. - Medical coverage to eligible employees with premiums fully paid for by the company. - Dental and vision coverage options. - Pre-tax Health Savings Account option. - Paid holidays, paid vacation, and sick time. - Generous employer contribution to the retirement plan. - Employer-paid Life and Disability insurance. - Education reimbursement. - Opportunity for professional growth and advancement. - Annual summer and winter company-wide outings, and much more!

McPhail is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, and local laws.   

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