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Senior Geotechnical Engineer

  • Direct Hire
  • Bartlett, IL
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Bartlett, IL

Posted 12 months ago

Seeking a Senior Geotechnical Engineer for a Direct Hire opportunity in Bartlett, IL. The Geotechnical Engineer will supervise or monitor all projects in progress in the department to ensure that work is executed on time and in accordance with the client’s requirements and within company policies, procedures, and standards. Supervise the preparation of proposals and cost estimates to clients to ensure proper scoping of services, availability of manpower, and pricing to achieve desired profitability. Supervise the daily operations of a department including staff training, development, and performance review, utilization of equipment and facilities, safety oversight, quality of services and work product, timely delivery of services and deliverables, and adherence to policies and procedures. Plan for and participate in business development activities to identify, develop, win, and execute project opportunities and build and maintain client relationships.

This position is for a 10-plus-year professional experienced in projects of varying size and complexity. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record of experience in all phases of geotechnical engineering consultation including the ability to review/understand project design documents and construction plans & specifications; development of work plans and cost estimates for geotechnical site investigations; support our client’s design teams through bid-phase engineering consultation; construction-phase geotechnical/pavement analysis; design; engineering consultation; and inspection. The successful candidate will have strong leadership and staff mentoring & development skills with management aspirations.

Manage all aspects of a geotechnical engineering project to ensure that it is safely completed on time and within scope and budget. Responsible for completing the project as per its contracted scope; monitoring progress and performance against the project plan. Troubleshoot and recommend or resolve operational problems and minimize delays. Responsible for resource management, project scheduling, budgets, and forecasts, and working with external vendors, subcontractors, or contractors. Conducts meetings and prepares reports to communicate the status of the project-to-project team and client. Set priorities, assign tasks, and coordinate project staff to meet project targets and milestones. Responsibilities for communicating with the client and delivering work products to satisfaction of the client. Coordinates efforts with the project team to engage throughout the project, particularly at critical junctures. Is involved with approving invoices, preparing change orders, and collections. Responsibilities include maintenance of lab quality reviews and certifications and management of equipment inventory and calibration.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Analyze data and perform engineering calculations and analysis.
  • Conduct, coordinate, or supervise field investigations, laboratory testing, and evaluation of respective data.
  • Develop plans, schedules, conducts, and/or coordinate detailed phases of assigned project work.
  • Makes design recommendations, adaptations, and modifications for review and consideration by the Company.
  • Supervise field staff including graduate/field engineers, engineering technicians, exploration teams, laboratory staff, and other support personnel.
  • Interacts with client and project team in developing the scope of services and communicating project progress.
  • Manage all aspects of a large-scale and complex project.
  • Works with client to define project scope, schedule, and budget
  • Leads interactions with clients and stakeholders to ensure their goals are being considered in the execution of the work.
  • Design, communicate, and implement a project plan for completing a project.
  • Leads safety efforts including preparation and compliance with an approved safety plan.
  • Resolve operational problems and minimize delays.
  • Identify, develop, and gather the necessary resources to complete the project.
  • Prepare designs and work specifications; develop schedules, budgets, and forecasts; select materials, equipment, project staff, and contractors.
  • Estimate costs, resources, and time required to complete.
  • Prepares forecasts for expenditures and manages scope, and schedule to meet budget
  • Monitor activities, allocate resources, and assign tasks to ensure targets are met.
  • Conduct project meetings and prepare reports to communicate the status of the project within and beyond the project team.
  • Coach and mentor project staff and assist them to solve problems.
  • Coordinates with accounting for the financial management of business intelligence, invoicing, and collections
  • Develop an understanding and be aware of the project-related risks. Be familiar with what could go wrong on a project and how to protect the Company. Be familiar with company risk policies.
  • Lead safety efforts for the team and ensure the team follows safety rules and guidelines. Responsible for creating and modeling a safe work environment; demonstrates safety practices. Promote pre-task planning for all projects.
  • Promote continuous quality monitoring and improvement on projects. Monitor quality standards and practices
  • Responsible for the preparation of proposals and cost estimates.
  • With support from the Company perform business and client development activities.
  • With support from the Company develop and manage employee staffing plans, recruitment, selection, and onboarding.
  • With support from the Company prepare and execute annual business plan for the department.
  • With support from the Company oversee and manage the success of the key department metrics of revenue growth, staff chargeability, project billing and collections, and project profitability.
  • Develop an understanding and be aware of the project-related risk. Be familiar with what could go wrong on a project and how to protect the Company. Be familiar with company risk policies.
  • Lead safety efforts for the team and ensure the team follows safety rules and guidelines. Responsible for creating and modeling a safe work environment; demonstrates safety practices. Promote pre-task planning for all projects.
  • Promote continuous quality monitoring and improvement on projects. Monitor quality standards and practices. Engage APRs on projects at their onset.
  • Be a mentor to junior staff and ensure a learning environment is fostered.
Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering; Master's degree in Geotechnical Engineering a plus.
  • Professional Engineer (PE) registration in IL; additional registration in WI and IN a plus
  • A minimum of 10-plus years of relevant and progressively responsible work experience in Geotechnical Engineering.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
  • Willingness and ability to travel for work
  • Valid driver's license with acceptable violation history.
Position Benefits:

  • Full Healthcare, including vision and dental. (Multiple plans to choose from including HAS/FSA options)
  • Healthcare Reimbursement Account
  • 401K + 5% employer match
  • Life/Disability Insurance
  • EAP options
Contact the Recruiter:
Jenni McBride Headshot
Jenni McBride
Manager, Talent Advisory Solutions
Jenni McBride Headshot
Jenni McBride
Manager, Talent Advisory Solutions
jmcbride@messinagroupinc.com
847-692-0612
847-692-0612
I had an amazing time working with Jenni throughout the recruitment process. She made sure to check in with me every step of the way and even gave me tips about interviewing. I definitely wouldn’t hesitate to work with her again.
– Nia H.
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