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Schnabel is an employee-owned, professional consulting firm that focuses on solving complex infrastructure and environmental challenges through innovation and specialization in dam, geotechnical, geostructural, and tunnel engineering. Our high standards for quality, business ethics, and commitment to our core values and local communities are vital parts of who we are and what we offer. Founded in 1956, Schnabel’s dedication to excellence in client service, quality and technical expertise, and value-added solutions has resulted in sustained growth, success, and industry recognition.  Schnabel is an ENR Top 500 Design Firm and Top 10 Dams and Reservoirs Design Firm.Recognized by CE News as one of the Best Engineering Firms to Work for, Schnabel provides employees with a competitive benefits package including maternity leave, tuition reimbursement for continuing education, health, dental, life and disability insurance, and more. 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 atmosphere, and opportunities to learn, grow, and excel? If so, then welcome to Schnabel! We approach problems with creativity and innovation.  The Schnabel Services team in Herndon, Virginia is seeking a Project/Senior Geotechnical or Structural Engineer to support our interdisciplinary team.  We are looking for an experienced, motivated candidate with attention to detail, a passion to continue to develop as a professional, and a desire to be part of a strong multi-disciplinary team. The Schnabel Services group provides a core of geotechnical and geostructural design and construction services. We are a hands-on team of civil, mechanical, and geotechnical engineers which provides customized solutions to Federal clients. At Schnabel Services we design, test, and field a range of structural and mechanical systems requiring multidisciplinary support in engineering, design and construction. Our team is practical, hands on, and motivated to deliver on high value efforts.Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform geotechnical and structural engineering activities within an interdisciplinary team designing, building, testing, and documenting team developments and deliverables. 
  • Design, install, and interpret instrumentation for use in engineering recommendations
  • Prepare and review design calculations, engineering reports, construction drawings and technical specifications.
  • Planning and performing material and system testing programs
  • Project and task management.
  • Proposal development.
  • Scheduling, coordination, and oversight of junior staff and deliverable development.
  • Performing geological, geotechnical, and structural engineering analysis.
  • Preparing and reviewing field test logs and geological/engineering reports.
  • Perform and oversee construction observation of specialty geotechnical features.
  • Development of geotechnical drawings and specifications.
  • Must be willing to travel; some overnight travel should be expected.
  • Work as a team member within the SSI team and across other Schnabel offices to effectively balance workload among available resources.
  • Current Secret Security Clearance

Required Skills/Experience:

  • 5+ years of relevant geotechnical engineering experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil, Geotechnical, or Structural Engineering is required
  • Master’s Degree in Geotechnical Engineering or Civil Engineering is preferred
  • Licensed Professional Engineer with the ability to obtain reciprocity, or on track toward Professional licensure
  • Previous geotechnical evaluation, design, and construction experience is a plus
  • Prior engineering design experience in the geotechnical or structural fields.
  • Knowledge of design codes including IBC and AASHTO
  • Valid driver’s license and dependable transportation
  • Familiarity with word processing, spreadsheets, AutoCAD, MicroStation, and data management computer programs  
  • Experience with geotechnical analysis and design software
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Familiarity with safe use of common wood and metal working tools
  • Ability to multi-task
  • A strong work ethic and the desire to perform professionally at a high level
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Attention to detail and well-organized
  • Willingness and ability to perform field work and travel
  • Ability to lift 60 pounds and be physically able to negotiate construction sites, enter trenches, climb ladders and work outside in various weather conditions

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 including Veterans and DisabilityEqual 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)  

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