Geotechnical Manager I & II

Location: Remote

Job Type: Full Time / Permanent


We’re currently looking to continue to grow and enhance our Geotechnical Department 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 remedial and new dam design projects, from planning and feasibility studies to conceptual and final design. This position will provide engineering design and oversight through successful delivery as well as leading and mentoring project teams in design for dams, levees, and other water retention structures.

You’ll be leading a part of our team of talented engineers working on a variety of dams, levees and other water retention structure 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. We’re a dynamic mix of creative minds, problem solvers, and go-getters.

The duties of a Geotechnical Technical Manager will consist of the following:

  • Have a profound understanding of geotechnical and foundation engineering theory and practice.
  • Extensive experience with design of dams, levees and other water retention structures.
  • Extensive experience in all phases of various remedial and new dam 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.
  • Extensive experience with stability, seepage, bearing capacity, and settlement analyses for various types of dams.
  • Prepare and manage geotechnical field exploration and laboratory testing programs.
  • Prepare 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.


  • 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 dams, levees and other water retention structures.
  • 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.


  • Masters of Science Degree in Geotechnical Engineering.


  • 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