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Job Description


GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. (GZA) is currently seeking a Senior Geotechnical Project Manager to join our growing Geotechnical and Rock Slope Engineering team in our South Portland, Maine office. This is a great position for someone local in Maine or an individual who is looking to relocate. The South Portland, Maine office is located less than 2 hours from beautiful beaches, sizable mountains, and many lakes and streams. It is the perfect place to work on geotechnical and rock slope engineering projects. GZA offers opportunities for professional growth in an exciting and family friendly work environment where you can apply the latest technologies to our geotechnical projects.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Internal and direct client communications
  • Managing project team, delegating to office and field staff and executing day to day activities of projects
  • Monitoring team performance for compliance with contractual agreements
  • Providing business development support
  • Preparing proposals with Principal guidance and review
  • Staff training and staff review
  • Mentoring of junior staff
  • Managing project contractual and financial issues (including terms of agreement, changes in scope, billing process)
  • May be called upon to perform technically complex field assignments
  • Out of town assignments are anticipated. Candidate must have consistent means of transportation to/from project sites and client meetings across northern New England.


  • BS in Civil and MS degree in Civil with a Geotechnical Engineering or Engineering Geology concentration required
  • 10 - 15 years relevant experience since college graduation
  • Strong computer skills using MS Office and geotechnical and rock engineering software
  • Coursework or other knowledge of deep and shallow foundation design, rock slope engineering and tunneling, earth retaining structures design, slope stability analysis, GIS
  • Excellent communication, problem solving and organizational skills
  • Experience with financial project management
  • Demonstrated delegation, leadership, and team building skills
  • Experience in execution and management of multiple office and field tasks and activities
  • Professional Engineer license is required with the ability to obtain PE in ME within 6 months of hire.

About GZA South Portland: 

  • Easy access to year-round outdoor activities from ocean and lakefront to mountains
  • Portland is a known regionally as a foodie, brewing, arts and music hub
  • Small office feel with technically challenging projects across the northeast
  • Professional development and enrichment
  • Opportunities to work with other GZA offices as one team
  • Focus on work-life balance
  • Generous, company-subsidized benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and 401K retirement plan
  • Opportunity to become a shareholder/owner of GZA within one year of hire

GZA is an employee-owned multidisciplinary environmental consulting, geotechnical engineering, geo-civil engineering, construction management and environmental remediation firm. We are an ENR Top 500 Design firm focused on geotechnical, environmental, water, ecological, and construction management services. With a staff of interrelated professionals dedicated to providing high-level expertise on complex projects above, below and at ground-level, GZA’s experts provide seamless integration across practice areas, client type, and location.

GZA values diversity and is committed to providing an accepting and inclusive work environment for all employees.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.  GZA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, marital or veteran status, age or other protected status.