Power and Energy Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Alpharetta, Georgia
Oct 06, 2021
Nov 05, 2021
Energy Engineering
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Schnabel 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 they are and what they 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 450 employees in 22 offices throughout the United States and headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

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.

Job Description:

Schnabel Engineering is seeking a Senior Geotechnical Engineer with strong experience in the power and energy market sector to support our growing business.  The ideal candidate will have established relationship within key utilities and industry partners and will be able to demonstrate identifying, winning, and delivering geotechnical design and construction services.  Options for the location of this position include our office in Alpharetta, GA; Blacksburg, VA; Wilmington, NC; Richmond, VA; Sterling, VA; Rockville, MD; Baltimore, MD; Dallas, TX; or Chadds Ford, PA. Other office locations are also available for consideration.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Identify and pursue new clients within the market sector
  • Provide client management for existing and new strategic clients
  • Contribute to Schnabel’s public profile by actively participating in leadership and technical roles in professional organizations
  • Review project documents and geotechnical reports
  • Communicate project conditions and potential solutions to technical engineering staff
  • Supervise the development of engineering sketches or drawings, engineering calculations, and project specifications
  • Enforce quality procedures of Schnabel Engineering
  • Perform project management roles including maintenance of client communication, project scope and budget review, invoice review and accounts receivable
  • Efficient at balancing multiple concurrent tasks, responsibilities, and commitments

Required Skills and Experience: 

  • Senior project management experience for power, energy and utility projects, across multiple subsectors including both generation and transmission
  • Knowledge of the Power and Energy market and experience/relationships with utility providers and industry designers
  • GeoStudio, MFAD, LPile, and GIS experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering; Master’s degree preferred
  • Professional engineering license
  • 10-15+ years of demonstrated geotechnical engineering experience
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Effective analytical and time management skills

Additional Requirements:

  • S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident status (no visa sponsorship provided)
  • Ability to conduct business travel
  • Candidates must undergo a background check which may include criminal history, motor vehicle record and credit check, plus a drug screen.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The 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)