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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 Senior GeoStructural Engineer (15+ years of experience) to help support our national practice with a focus on the Maryland, Virginia, and District of Columbia market area (National Capital Region).  As the Regional Team Leader, you will be responsible for growing the geostructural business, administering QA practices, managing technically complex projects, and performing review of design documents and calculations. You will participate in multidisciplinary project teams, often involving multiple Schnabel offices. Your demonstrated success in business development, ability to lead a high-performing team, and commitment to exceptional client service and technical excellence, while balancing project risks and business needs, make you the perfect fit for our 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 man-made 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.Job Responsibilities:

  • Senior review of construction documents including calculations, plans and specifications
  • Senior project management including contract negotiation and risk management
  • Review and preparation of proposals and engineering reports
  • Business development focused on the National Capital Region
  • Coordinating geostructural services with internal and external clients
  • Developing strong client relationships for repeat business
  • Oversight of the work of geostructural staff
  • Team management and administrative duties
  • Other tasks as required to support projects and business goals

      Required Skills/Experience:

      • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited four-year program and a Master's Degree in Civil Engineering (Geotechnical or Structural preferred.)
      • 15+ years of relevant experience
      • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. or ability to acquire by reciprocity
      • Ability to thrive in a collaborative team environment
      • Confidence and independence, with a shared sense of responsibility
      • Strong written and verbal communication skills
      • Effective time management and interpersonal skills
      • Transportation, support of excavation, and wall design experience preferred

      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)