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Take Your Geotechnical Career to the Next LevelAre you ready to be challenged, make a difference, and experience professional growth in your career? Kleinfelder's Geotechnical team is looking for you! From earthquake and seismic engineering to the latest trenchless technology methods, Kleinfelder's Geotechnical Services support the planning, engineering, and construction of complex projects, and our specialists are leading experts in their fields. Step into Your New RoleKleinfelder's Bay Area Region is looking for a Geotechnical Project Manager to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 7-10 years of geotechnical engineering experience with a BS in Geotechnical Engineering (MS preferred). This individual will provide high-end technical leadership on complex projects. Strong analytical experience is required in the areas including, soil/rock classification, slope stability analysis, earth retention-systems, deep foundation design, soil improvement techniques, and pavement design. Knowledge of infrastructure, drilling operations and heavy civil project design and construction are preferred. Experience in leading technical projects, directing multi-functional teams and developing and mentoring junior staff.  Candidate may report to any of the Bay Area offices located in Oakland, Santa Rosa, Walnut Creek, or San Jose. ***We are offering a minimum $10,000 sign on bonus for this role!*** Requirements:

  • Proven experience in providing engineering analyses and oversight of technical delivery,
  • Leadership in proposal preparation, project scheduling and deadline delivery
  • Strong capabilities in developing work with new and existing clients
  • Ability to effectively lead and mentor project teams and staff
  • Stewardship of quality, and Risk management
  • Experience in Northern California strongly desired
  • Ability to bring personal client relationship/portfolio work to Kleinfelder a plus
  • Adherence to project budgets and financial performance


  • Minimum 7-10 years of related experience in geotechnical engineering and knowledge of applicable laws and regulations required
  • Proven experience in geotechnical engineering in either a technical or project management role in a professional services firm
  • PE in CA or the ability to obtain within 4 months required, GE preferred

Move Forward with Kleinfelder Kleinfelder has been connecting great people to the best work since 1961. We are engineers, scientists, and construction professionals providing solutions that improve our clients' transportation, water, energy, and other private infrastructure. As a responsive, cross-disciplinary team of bright, curious, and innovative problem-solvers, we are dedicated to doing the right thing, every day, on every project from over 85 offices in the US, Canada, and Australia. Connecting great people to the best work is our purpose - together, we deliver.   Progress with an Employer that Values You Kleinfelder is an inclusive organization free from discrimination. We are a stronger organization when we are a diverse workforce and believe that through diversity, equity, and inclusion comes creativity, innovation, and unity. We are proud to offer the following:  Benefits: Kleinfelder offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid holidays. The expected salary range for the position is displayed in accordance with the California Pay Transparency Law.  Final agreed upon compensation is based upon individual qualifications and experience. Salary range: $93,787 - 161,990. Career Development: We are committed to investing in the professional development of our staff, offering each employee every opportunity to grow, develop, and take control of their career paths. We support these efforts through reimbursements for continuing education as well as many of the expenses associated with trainings and certifications, and opportunities for career development through our internal Mentoring Program.   Equal Opportunity: Kleinfelder is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans. (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 rules)   NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES  Please note that Kleinfelder does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, Kleinfelder will not consider or agree to payment for any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Kleinfelder explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resume, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Kleinfelder.    

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