Summit Design and Engineering Services
  • Charlotte, NC, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, life, short term and long term disability insurance, HSA, medical and dependent care FSAs, 401(k), service awards, paid voluntary/community service leave and tuition reimbursement.

Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Summit Design and Engineering Services, one of the fastest growing companies in the Triangle area, is seeking a Senior Geotechnical Engineer with proven geotechnical engineering design and project management experience and who exemplifies industry leading knowledge in applicable design standards and client service. This person will join a growing and highly successful department consisting of exceptionally experienced and driven engineers, geologists and supporting technical staff. This position will report to the department manager. This position can be based in Hillsborough, Raleigh or Indian Trail, NC.

The primary function of this role is to drive, support and elevate our geotechnical design capabilities; to collaboratively work within our group to exceed client expectations through effective client communication, planning and executing project work, monitoring and controlling project budgets to deliver services while working to expand Summit's client base. Another important function of this role will be to provide mentorship and training and supplement existing QA/QC design practices.


  • Provide and assist with developing opportunities for Summit to diversify our client base and project types.
  • Provide sound engineering designs and solutions, in accordance with applicable design standards, supplement our technical design experience, and work collaboratively alongside our engineers and geologists to produce exceptional project deliverables.
  • Provide technical/quality peer reviews of other's work when not the lead designer on a project.
  • Assist with project pursuits, teaming opportunities and statements of qualifications (SOQ) for project opportunities.
  • Collaborate with team to develop scopes of work and man-hour estimates, project planning, progress reports, invoicing and responses to SOQs, RFPs and LOIs as needed.
  • Perform all aspects of project management for multiple projects ranging in scope, complexity, and contract values.
  • Collaborate effectively within our team and support projects and department initiatives.
  • Be an ambassador for exciting growth opportunities for Summit and our staff, and work within our tight-knit leadership team to mentor and facilitate the development of the staff within the office.
  • Set an example of excellence within the group and look for opportunities to mentor lower-level staff and foster team synergies.

Minimum Skills and Qualifications:

  • 10-20+ years of geotechnical design experience on Department of Transportation projects and/or private sector geotechnical projects. (i.e. - commercial, municipal, etc.)
  • Licensed Professional Engineer in North Carolina.
  • Proven track record with managing client satisfaction, driving team collaboration on projects and pursuits, and business development.
  • Ability to interface with clients and manage multiple projects simultaneously within scope, schedule, and budget.
  • Ability to provide proficient technical writing skills and perform design calculations, structures and foundations inventories and roadway inventories and recommendations, and review thereof.

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Technical expertise with NCDOT practices, policies, and procedures, including the Geotechnical Engineering Unit's 'Guidelines and Procedure Manual', as well as other applicable design standards. (i.e. LRFD)
  • Knowledge of NCDOT Prequalification codes related to Geotechnical Engineering and Geotechnical Design.
  • Industry-leading project management skills including key performance indicators, client management, and risk management.
  • Ability and desire to be a leader on the design side of our Geotechnical group and building a support team that supports growth and mentorship within the group.

Company Overview

Summit Design and Engineering Services is a multi-disciplined design and engineering services firm. Since 1997, Summit's success, tradition of service and expansion into new fields of practice have been based on our commitment to help our clients successfully complete projects of all types. We are headquartered in Hillsborough, North Carolina, with other offices in Raleigh, Asheville, Fayetteville, Pittsboro, Indian Trail, and Wilmington. Summit also has offices in Richmond, Franklin and South Boston, Virginia, Ft. Mill, South Carolina and St. Petersburg, Florida. For the past six years we have been named one of the fastest growing companies in the Research Triangle area.

Why Work for Summit?

We foster a caring and collaborative work environment that also encourages commitment to the communities that we serve, our employees and clients will succeed together. We strive to be integral to the success of the communities we build. We maintain a close-knit team culture where we measure our success by the success of our people and clients. We can help you take your career to the next level!

Criminal and driving background will be performed and must be in good standing. Summit Design and Engineering is an Equal opportunity employer/affirmative action. E-verify

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