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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 As a GeoStructural Engineer, you will be working with a dedicated team of engineers, geologists, and scientists on project-related tasks involving foundation-related construction. You will focus on contractor support services, which includes assisting with preparation of design submittals for excavation support systems, underpinning, bracing, slurry walls, and other geostructural systems. Your responsibilities will also include consulting services that comprise preparing project proposals and budgets, coordinating field investigations, performing geotechnical and structural analyses, and preparing engineering reports for projects located in the Greater Boston area and throughout the northeast. Responsibilities 

  • Perform geotechnical/structural analyses and calculations.
  • Assist with designs involving temporary and permanent excavation support systems, pile load test reaction systems, foundation piles, construction dewatering, slope stability, and underpinning.
  • Prepare project proposals and budgets.
  • Plan and execute subsurface exploration programs.
  • Make regular site visits to ongoing construction projects.
  • Prepare geotechnical/structural-related engineering reports, specifications, and drawings.
  • Review contractor submittals.
  • Interact and communicate with staff, clients, and subcontractors.
  • Responsible for additional geotechnical/structural-related tasks, as required.

 Qualifications and Skills 

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering is required.
  • Master’s degree with focus on geotechnical or structural engineering is required.
  • Engineer-In-Training (EIT) certification is required.
  • Minimum of 3 - 5 years of relevant professional experience is preferred.  
  • Minimum of 1 - 3 years of experience monitoring subsurface explorations and/or foundation-related construction involving earth retention systems in the field is preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience performing earth support design, geostructural analysis, and other related tasks is preferred.
  • Strong structural engineering skills (structural analysis and steel design) is preferred.
  • Experience in planning, organizing, estimating, scheduling, and monitoring projects involving both overhead and underground engineering systems.
  • Strong organizational, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Excellent time management skills and detail oriented.
  • Possess ability to maintain effective working relationships with project managers and contractors through clear communication and accurate detailed reporting.
  • Current 10-hour OSHA Construction Industry Training or 40-hour HAZWOPER training is preferred, but not required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Experience with Bluebeam Revu, PLAXIS, LPILE, CT Shoring, Settle3D, Slide2, MathCAD, MODFLOW, Blastware, GRLWEAP, and/or Shake is preferred.


  • Valid driver’s license with reliable daily transportation.
  • Ability to travel to project sites throughout New England.
  • 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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