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Job Description


Schnabel Engineering is an employee-owned, professional consulting firm that focuses on solving problems related to the earth and environment through specialization in dam, geotechnical, geostructural, and tunnel engineering.  Schnabel’s high standards for quality, business ethics, and concern for the communities they live in, and support are a vital part of who we are and what we offer.  Founded in 1956, Schnabel has experienced tremendous success and growth through its dedication to excellence in client service, high quality, and value-added solutions.  Schnabel is an ENR Top 500 Design Firm and Top 10 Dams and Reservoirs Design Firm with over 500+ employees in 26 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 health, dental, life and disability. 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.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:Schnabel Engineering is seeking a mid-level Geostructural Engineer to help support our national practice. We are looking for a motivated candidate with attention to detail, a passion to continue to develop as a professional, and a desire to be part of a strong team.  Our Geostructural group provides a broad range of consulting services including construction documents (plans and specifications) for owner’s and contractors, detailed design, value engineering, construction-phase engineering, and forensics. Services include design of support of excavation (SOE) systems, underpinning of structures, geo-hazards and stabilization of natural and manufactured slopes and other earth systems/structures, marine and waterfront structures, steel and concrete design, ground improvement, shallow and deep foundation systems, earth retaining structures, grouting programs, design and oversight of cutoff walls, dewatering systems, cofferdams, and numerical analysis.The position provides excellent long-term professional opportunities for candidates to develop their technical, project management, client service, and business development skills to advance their careers.Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead the planning, management, and execution of complex geostructural projects.
  • Develop engineering scope of work and cost estimates.
  • Development and/or checking of design calculations and for-construction drawings and specifications for geostructural projects and providing design support during construction.
  • Occasionally perform and oversee construction observation of specialty geotechnical works and foundation construction.
  • Collaborate with multidiscipline and multi-location internal and external teams.
  • Scheduling, coordination, and oversight of junior staff during design and construction phases.
  • Mentor and train junior staff.
  • Some field work and travel may be required.

        Required Skills/Experience:

        • Bachelor’s degree focused in civil/structural or geotechnical engineering from an ABET-accredited institution. 
        • Relevant work experience of at least 6 years in structural and/or geotechnical engineering and a current Professional Engineering license are required.
        • Candidates who have familiarity with risk management and preparation of risk registers, slope stability and remediation, and/or business development are a plus.
        • Computer literacy along with a basic understanding and working knowledge of AutoCAD and MicroStation drafting software.
        • Possess excellent oral and written communications skills, a positive attitude, and the ability to work independently or as part of a team across offices. 
        • Effective time management, analytical skills, interpersonal skills, and the ability to efficiently balance multiple concurrent tasks, responsibilities, and commitments.

        Desired Skills/Experience:

        • Master’s Degree preferred.
        • A working knowledge of both geotechnical and structural engineering is a highly desirable.

              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)