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Senior Associate

Delve Underground
Nashville, Tennessee
$126,000 - $195,000 per year
Closing date
Jul 3, 2024

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Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering
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Delve Underground is a leader in underground and heavy civil engineering serving the transportation, water, wastewater, and energy industries. Specializing in tunnel design, we provide practical solutions to the most challenging underground problems. We offer comprehensive design, construction management, and construction claims services, with expertise extending across a wide range of engineering disciplines, including civil, structural, and geotechnical engineering. Our primary focus is to make a significant impact on the advancement of infrastructure projects, which in turn shape and enhance the communities we serve. Founded in 1954, as Jacobs Associates, Delve Underground is an employee-owned firm with 25 offices and 350 team members throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

We want our employees to make a career doing what they love to do. We encourage an entrepreneurial spirit and help our team members forge their own path within the company. We support their efforts to stay on the cutting edge of technology while fostering a great work-life balance. In addition to working hard, we also have fun. We socialize and celebrate achievements at summer picnics, holiday parties, and company outings.

Benefits: Full Benefits Program consisting of Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, FSA or HSA, EAP, 401(k), ESOP, and company stock ownership program, 9 Paid Holidays, generous paid-time-off program, Work from home flexibility, and Health &Wellness Reimbursement

Pay Rate: $126,000 - $195,000

Senior Associate

A career changing opportunity awaits the right candidate in Music City, USA! Are you looking to expand your career in a new direction? If so, then dig a little deeper with us!

Delve Underground is looking for an influential technical professional to help grow our Nashville office and business presence across Tennessee. An entrepreneurial spirit is a must for this position. The successful candidate will be expected to build a dynamic and attractive office culture based on a collaborative approach. Building and maintaining relationships with Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County (especially Metro Water Services), Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), and Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) will be an important aspect of this exciting role. The individual chosen for this position will be expected to lead colleagues in implementing our corporate strategic plan on a local and statewide level.


  • Work with the Region Manager in the developing and executing a sales plan to capture work at the local and statewide level.
  • Identify specific project pursuits and collaborate with colleagues in developing and implementing strategies to earn the contracts.
  • Lead and/or facilitate the sales process on pursuits starting with positioning prior to RFP, during proposal phase, through the interview with the client.
  • Manage the operations of the Nashville office with an emphasis on facilitating the sharing of staff resources and project work with other offices.
  • Participate in the annual budgeting process, including the annual operations meeting.
  • Assist the Region Manager with developing a staffing plan including the recruitment of new hires.
  • Serve as a project manager on key contracts earned by the Nashville office.
  • Ensure project teams are meeting submittal deadlines within budget.
  • Verify project teams are adhering to the corporate QA/QC policy.
  • Manage project control staff, as required for project reporting and invoicing.


  • Professional engineer or geologist licensed in the State of Tennessee with 12 to 20 years of work experience.
  • Bachelor of Science in civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, or geology; master’s degree in these or related fields of study are considered an asset
  • Proven ability to earn work with Metro Water Services, TDOT and TVA
  • Minimum of five years of experience managing projects for Metro Water Services, TN DOT, and TVA; example project types can include underground utility infrastructure (water and sewer), solving highway geohazards (slope failures and rock fall mitigation), dams (new and rehab), and other heavy infrastructure projects.
  • Experience with tunneling and trenchless construction is considered a plus
  • Established reputation and active involvement within local professional societies (i.e. ASCE, ACEC, AWWA, etc.)


If you feel that you would be right for this position, please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application so that we can review your information. We look forward to meeting you!

Delve Underground is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and will make all employment related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Compensation reflects the cost of labor across our US geographic markets. Pay is based on several factors including market location, experience, knowledge, and skills.

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