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Job Description


Schnabel is an employee-owned, professional engineering and consulting firm that focuses on solving problems related to the earth and environment through specialization in geotechnical, geostructural, tunnel, and dam engineering. Schnabel’s high standards for quality, business ethics, and concern for the communities in which we live are a vital part of who we are. Schnabel is an ENR Top 500 Design Firm with 550+ employees in 25 offices throughout the United States.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 a wellness program. As an employee-owned company, through the Employee Stock Ownership Plan, Schnabel employees directly benefit from the success of our growing firm.Benefit options include:

  • Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Employee life & ADD insurance (100% company-paid)
  • Short-term disability (100% company-paid)
  • Long-term disability
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • 401(k) and profit-sharing plan
  • Employee stock ownership plan (ESOP)
  • Bonus program
  • Paid time off
  • 9 Paid Holidays
  • Wellness program
  • Professional development and tuition reimbursement

Job Description:Are you looking for interesting, challenging, and meaningful work, a fun and flexible atmosphere, and opportunities to learn, grow, and excel? If so, then welcome to Schnabel! We approach problems with creativity and innovation. The Glen Allen/Richmond office of Schnabel Engineering is seeking a Geotechnical and Materials Construction Project Manager to join our team of engineers and geologists. We are looking for a motivated candidate with an interest in working on our nation’s critical infrastructure, a desire to develop both field and analytical skills, and a desire to be part of a strong team of geologists and engineers.Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead the completion of construction materials testing and Special Inspections for building and infrastructure projects including budget management and client communication
  • Develop construction materials testing and Special Inspections proposals including scope of work and fee estimates
  • Preparation of reports related to routine construction materials testing as well as reports regarding exploration of existing structures or evaluation of construction materials related issues
  • Familiar with reading and interpreting construction drawings and specifications
  • Understand inspection and testing requirements for foundations, earthwork, concrete, masonry, reinforcing steel, fireproofing, and asphalt
  • Interpretation of soil boring logs, geotechnical reports, and laboratory test data, and development of geotechnical construction recommendations
  • Troubleshooting and interpretation of construction materials test results and geotechnical and structural materials issues during construction
  • Perform construction observations to evaluate problems or complex conditions or as occasionally needed for more routine services
  • Scheduling and coordination during construction phases
  • Management and training of construction materials testing staff working on your projects
  • Communicate effectively with clients, business partners, subconsultants, and Schnabel team members

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Experience conducting construction materials field and laboratory testing in accordance with AASHTO, ASTM, VDOT and USACOE Standards
  • Experience with interpreting construction materials field and laboratory data
  • Project Management Experience
  • Familiar with heavy civil construction means and methods
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Strong professional work ethic and desire to perform at a high level
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a multi-person team
  • Attention to detail and well-organized
  • Willingness and ability to perform field work and travel, typically locally (within about 1 hour from the office)
  • Ability to lift 60 pounds and be physically able to negotiate construction sites, enter trenches, climb ladders and work outside

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited program
  • 3 to 5+ years of relevant construction related geotechnical and/or materials engineering experience in consulting
    • Licensed Professional Engineer or EIT with ability to obtain PE within a year
  • As an alternative to a Civil Engineering degree and engineering license, candidates with 15+ years of experience in construction materials testing and ICC, AWS, or NICET Level 3+ certifications may be considered

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

Equal 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)