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.


  • 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 review of 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


  • B.S. in Civil, Geotechnical, or Related Engineering Degree
  • Engineer-In-Training working towards obtaining a Professional Engineer license
  • Minimum 4 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 communications as well as strong design skills
  • Valid driver’s license and means of transportation


  • M.S. in Civil, Geotechnical, or Related Engineering Degree
  • Project management experience is a plus

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