• Senior Geotechnical Engineer

    Job Location(s) US-NC-Charlotte
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  • Overview

    Froehling & Robertson, Inc., (F&R) has been proudly engineering stability in the country since 1881.  In addition to being one of the oldest, independent testing/engineering companies, F&R is also a minority-owned business offering   competitive compensation/benefits, and a positive work environment designed around the philosophy of mutual respect for all. Our individual employees display shared values of F&R of fairness, integrity, and high ethical standards.

    Come be a part of this talented and dedicated team.
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    Who we are looking for:


    F&R is seeking a Senior Geotechnical Engineer for our Charlotte, North Carolina office! The candidate will work in a geotechnical engineering department that provides professional services on a wide variety of projects including: buildings, bridges, roadways and pavements, retaining and shoring structures, underground infrastructure, storage tanks, towers, dams and other civil works projects.  This position will perform and manage geotechnical engineering services on public and private sector projects within our geotechnical engineering services group during both the design and construction phases of projects.  Since you will be the lead on a variety of project assignments, you will often have to coordinate the efforts of other members of the geotechnical services department.


    What you’ll be doing:


    Including, but not limited to:


    • Planning and coordinating field exploration programs including site reconnaissance.
    • Performing soil and rock classification.
    • Planning and coordinating geotechnical laboratory testing programs.
    • Performing geotechnical engineering analysis, calculations and computer modeling.
    • Developing geotechnical engineering design parameters and recommendations.
    • Preparation of geotechnical engineering project work scopes, schedules, budgets and proposals.
    • Preparation of geotechnical engineering reports and deliverables.
    • Managing geotechnical engineering projects from inception, including project schedules and budgets.
    • Overseeing, mentoring and providing guidance for support staff that may include other engineers, geologists, drill crews and subcontractors to ensure our goal of exceeding our clients’ expectations on every project.
    • Interacting with existing and potential clients, and working with business development staff.


    What you need to have: 


    • Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Geotechnical Engineering from an ABET accredited college/university (Master’s Degree preferred).
    • North Carolina and/or South Carolina registration as a Professional Engineer (P.E.), or ability to obtain within 6-months.
    • 5 to 10 years of progressive geotechnical engineering experience including analysis and project management. At least 2 years’ experience managing a team of geoprofessionals is preferred.Working knowledge of local and regional geology in North and South Carolina is preferred.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills along with the ability to work in a team environment.
    • Robust project and task management skills, including scheduling, execution and follow-up.
    • Must be able to communicate effectively, internally and externally, and demonstrate the ability to produce and review written reports for clients and senior staff.
    • Be a team player who is self-motivated and performance driven.
    • Local candidates with knowledge of area business and industry practices preferred.
    • Must be a problem solver that can address roadblocks with poise and control.
    • Travel will be required to and from project sites within the Charlotte area.
    • Valid driver’s license with insurable driving record required.

    Check out our Perks + Benefits:

    In addition to our welcoming company culture and competitive compensation packages, our employees enjoy the below benefits:

    • In-House continuous training
    • Comprehensive group medical insurance, including health, dental, vision and life
    • Opportunity for professional growth and advancement
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • Paid time off
    • Company–observed paid holidays
    • Short and long-term disability coverage
    • 401K retirement
    • Company Cell Phone
    • Usage of company vehicle

    We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and highly encourage resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. We extend equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual’s age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy status, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other reason protected by federal, state or local law. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    F&R participates in the USCIS E-Verify Program to verify that all new hires are authorized to work in the United States.


    EOE M/F/D/V/SO. Drug Free Workplace.


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