Geotechnical Senior Staff Engineer

South Plainfield, New Jersey


Seeking a Geotechnical Senior Staff Engineer. This position is responsible for assisting with the management of projects, preparing geotechnical engineering reports, performing geotechnical engineering calculations, and performing special inspections in support of: borings, test pits, earth retaining structures (temporary and permanent), soil and rock inspection, deep/shallow foundations, construction plan and specification adherence, and field coordination with subconsultants.

This position requires work primarily out of South Plainfield, NJ office, but also occasional travel throughout the tri-state area.


  • Knowledge of lab and field equipment for making evaluations of soil conditions/properties
  • Proficient in performing geotechnical field investigations and construction inspections
  • Prepare daily detailed site inspection reports based on field operations completed
  • Perform technical research and utilize computers in developing solutions to engineering problems including geotechnical evaluations to prepare calculation documents; preparation of detailed geotechnical engineering reports; analysis of geotechnical samples; field testing of soils
  • Prepare technical reports, write memos, make recommendations and convey engineering solutions/recommendations
  • Maintaining client relations
  • Managing project budgets for field inspection and design efforts
  • Experience with field testing and data collection requirements
  • Work with several other team members including engineering professionals, designers and technicians, permit specialists, planners, CAD and graphic specialists, architects, construction management specialists, and several other disciplines
  • Managing field staff and reviewing staff field documents/reports
  • Efficiently delegating tasks to team members
  • Field personnel coordination
  • Proposal writing and review, includes pricing from subcontractors
  • Procurement of subcontractors for support during geotechnical investigations/design
  • Review of drawing sets and calculation packages
  • QA/QC of design work
  • Approval of time and expense sheets for field staff
  • Assist with invoicing

Physical Requirements:

  • Continually required to stand, walk, and sit
  • Continually required to utilize hand and finger dexterity
  • Continually required to talk or hear
  • Continually required to utilize visual acuity to operate office and field equipment
  • Occasionally required to bend, stoop, and kneel
  • Occasionally required to lift and carry items less than 35 pounds
  • Occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions


  • B.S. in Civil, Geotechnical, or related engineering degree
  • Engineer-In-Training working towards obtaining a Professional Engineering license (P.E.)
  • 3+ years of experience
  • Proficiency in design software tools including Microsoft Office Suite and AutoCAD
  • Proficiency with gINT geotechnical engineering software
  • Proficiency in LRFD/ASD design and complex analysis software including RISA, DeepXcav, and AllPile
  • Experience in analysis of below grade walls, retaining structures, and foundations
  • Experience in conducting geotechnical and construction special inspections
  • Ability to communicate effectively with managers, clients, and contractors
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as strong design skills
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable means of transportation
  • Company background check


  • M.S. in Civil, Geotechnical, or related engineering degree
  • Project management experience is a plus

About The Company:

MFS is #17 best places to work in NJ (NJ BIZ 2019).
MFS is #76 on the Top 100 NYC Design Firms (ENR 2019).

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

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