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JOB DESCRIPTION

GEOTECHNICAL PRACTICEMichael Baker is a leading provider of geotechnical engineering services with global reach and mobility. Michael Baker has developed a long-term commitment to excellence in geotechnical services, including those for dams and levees, roadway, bridge design, construction, and preservation.  Our efforts culminate with innovative solutions that minimize uncertainty and create innovative efficient geotechnical solutions that add value, save costs, and benefit the design and construction process for our clients.With over 60 years of proven success, Michael Baker’s Geotechnical Practice has provided consistent, high-quality geotechnical engineering services to a vast network of local clients, international clients, and everything in between.  Michael Baker is currently the 6th largest Environmental and Geotechnical Firm in the Mid-Atlantic, as ranked by ENR in 2023.  We have established a legacy of responding to the toughest challenges with innovative and sustainable geotechnical designs.DESCRIPTIONRelocation assistance is available!Michael Baker is currently looking to continue to grow and enhance our Geotechnical Department in Moon Township, PA and we are seeking a motivated and dynamic Geotechnical Technical Manager to be a part of our Team. The ideal candidate will work directly under the supervision of the department manager and focus on delivering projects for a wide variety of clients. Ideal candidates will demonstrate expertise with design and analysis of complex transportation, bridge, and infrastructure projects. This position will provide engineering design and oversight through successful delivery as well as leading and mentoring project teams in design for various Transportation and Bridge projects.Michael Baker provides a flexible work environment with a balanced mix of office, home, and field work.  You’ll be leading a part of our team of talented engineers working on a variety of Transportation and Bridge projects that include planning, design, engineering, and construction support. Other responsibilities will include the oversight of the projects, including adherence to project scope, schedule, budget, and quality control/quality assurance.  The successful candidate will cultivate and maintain positive client relationships as well as lead proposal development.Our Geotechnical Practice thrives on challenges, big and small.  We are a cohesive team that supports one another through workshare and mentorship.  Michael Baker Geotech is a dynamic mix of creative minds, problem solvers, and go-getters. Join us!

  • Have a profound understanding of geotechnical and foundation engineering theory and practice.
  • Demonstrate experience in design and analysis of complex transportation, bridge and infrastructure projects.
  • Involve in all phases of design projects, from planning and feasibility studies to conceptual and final design.
  • Perform and direct others with analyses, reporting, design and provide technical guidance and mentor less experienced personnel on specific tasks.
  • Prepare and manage geotechnical field exploration and laboratory testing programs.
  • Prepare and review geotechnical reports detailing subsurface investigations, foundation recommendations, construction monitoring and quality assurance/control phases of work and other field / laboratory studies.
  • Develop geotechnical investigation programs  and perform site visits, report findings to Project Managers and Clients.
  • Prepare moderately complex studies, construction level drawings and specifications, drawings, maps, reports and supporting documentation such as those needed for highways, structures, landfills, dams and other large-scale facilities.
  • Communicate with clients regarding project issues, holds and attends meetings.
  • Assist Project Managers in ensuring that task and project schedules and budgets are met.
  • Coordinate with technicians to ensure timely and accurate completion of field activities and accurate document or drawing preparation.
  • Responsible for document preparation for regulatory agencies to obtain required permits.
  • Responsible for maintaining technical knowledge through completion of various training initiatives. 
  • Prepares scope of work and man-hour requirements for proposals.
  • Assist with marketing/business development initiatives.
  • Stays knowledgeable of trends and current developments within geotechnical technical areas.

 PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • BS degree in Civil Engineering with Master of Science Degree in Geotechnical Engineering preferred.
  • Minimum 20 years of experience in Geotechnical design and construction projects.
  • Extensive experience in design and analysis of complex transportation and infrastructure projects.
  • Proficiency with geotechnical software such as SLIDE, Slope/w, Seep/w, Sigma/w, LPILE,PLAXIS, FB-MultiPier and gINT is preferred.
  • Strong analytical and technical report writing skills.
  • Ideal candidates will possess PE License in Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (or other states with ability to obtain reciprocity within 6 months).
  • Experience working independently and within project teams.
  • Excellent technical writing and public/client presentation capabilities.
  • Sound problem-solving and communication skills.
  • Abilities to work in a dynamic environment and conduct multi-tasking efforts are essential.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Masters of Science Degree in Geotechnical Engineering.

COMPENSATION
The National salary range for this position is $100,942 - $166,543. The actual salary offered will be dependent on the experience and expertise of the incoming candidate, and relative to salary ranges in the offering office. BENEFITS 
We offer a comprehensive benefits package including: 

  • Medical, dental, vision insurance 
  • 401k Retirement Plan 
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) 
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) 
  • Life, AD&D, short-term, and long-term disability 
  • Professional and personal development 
  • Generous paid time off 
  • Commuter and wellness benefits 

MICHAEL BAKER INTERNATIONAL EEO STATEMENT Michael Baker International is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Michael Baker International provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. Michael Baker International maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified and all will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.   EEO is the Law. Applicants to and employees of Michael Baker International are protected under Federal law from discrimination. 

ABOUT US

Michael Baker International, a leading provider of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management, has been solving some of the world’s most complex infrastructure challenges for more than 80 years with a legacy of expertise, experience, innovation and integrity.

Based in Pittsburgh and with nearly 100 offices nationwide, we partner with clients on everything from roads, bridges, tunnels, mass transit, and airports, to water treatment plants, arctic oil pipelines, environmental restoration and specialized overseas construction. We serve as a trusted adviser to the communities we serve, making them safer, more accessible, more sustainable and more prosperous.

We provide visionary leadership in facilitating transformational change for our clients. Our work delivers differentiating innovations and dedicated experts who challenge the status quo and share a world of diverse experience and an impassioned entrepreneurial spirit. We deliver quality of life.

We Make a Difference.

Michael Baker International is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Michael Baker International provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. Michael Baker International maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified and all will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

EEO is the Law. Applicants to and employees of Michael Baker International are protected under Federal law from discrimination.