Geotechnical Engineering Project Manager

ID 2023-6077
Job Locations
US-NC-Morrisville | US-NC-Greensboro | US-NC-Charlotte
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Job Description


Take Your Geotechnical Career to the Next Level 


Are you ready to be challenged, make a difference, and experience professional growth in your career? Kleinfelder's Geotechnical Engineering team is looking a leader like you!  Kleinfelder offers a variety of services designed to provide technically appropriate and cost-effective solutions.  


Step into Your New Role 


Kleinfelder has an exceptionally strong portfolio of Client relationships that is driving our ability to further grow and diversify our business. We are seeking a Geotechnical Project Manager to join our Team in the Southeast. Location is very flexible. 


The successful candidate will be an experienced Project Manager looking to lead a team of staff performing geotechnical investigations, geohazard assessments, engineering design and construction observation activities for a variety of infrastructure projects. This position provides a great career-growth opportunity for an entrepreneurially-minded and energetic person who can effectively collaborate with teammates and Clients.


The ideal candidate will:

  • Manage a portfolio of projects meeting client and company requirements for safety, quality, schedule, and budget.
  • Have experience with developing business pursuits and solid client relationships.
  • Coordinate and communicate effectively with internal and external clients to understand their needs.
  • Be an effective leader of a geotechnical group and project teams. 
  • Mentor and manage junior staff and project level geotechnical professionals through project performance.
  • Develop appropriate scopes for geotechnical field and office tasks.
  • Coordinate and manage small to large size multi-disciplined projects with guidance and support from senior operations/technical staff.
  • Safely supervise field exploration, sampling, inspection, analysis, and technical activities.
  • Prepare or review geotechnical designs, reports, and calculations as needed on projects.  


Strong analytical skills are required in areas including:

  • Soil and rock classification,
  • Slope stability analysis,
  • Earth retention systems,
  • Shallow and deep foundation design,
  • Construction support
  • Soil improvement techniques


Education, Experience, and General Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Civil, Geological, or Mining) or Geology 
  • Master's degree in Geotechnical Engineering or related field a plus.
  • 5+ years of related experience.
  • Engineer/Geologist in Training (EIT/GIT) license; PE or PG license preferred
  • Must have a positive work attitude and ability to work safely and efficiently when managing multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work independently or with a team in a multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Position will require the candidate to adhere to work assignments/schedules, be self-motivated, organized, and have a keen sense of detail.


Progress with an Employer that Values You 

Kleinfelder is an inclusive organization free from discrimination. We are a stronger organization when we are a diverse workforce and believe that through diversity, equity, and inclusion comes creativity, innovation, and unity. We are proud to offer the following: 


Benefits: Kleinfelder offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, PTO, and paid holidays.


Career Development: We are committed to investing in the professional development of our staff, offering each employee every opportunity to grow, develop, and take control of their career paths. We support these efforts through reimbursements for continuing education as well as many of the expenses associated with trainings and certifications, and opportunities for career development through our internal Mentoring Program. 


Equal Opportunity: Kleinfelder is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans. (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 rules) 



Please note that Kleinfelder does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, Kleinfelder will not consider or agree to payment for any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Kleinfelder explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resume, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Kleinfelder.



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