Summit Design and Engineering Services
  • Wilmington, NC, USA
  • Full Time

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

Summit's Geotechnical Engineering department is seeking an individual 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 is available to work out of any of our North Carolina office locations.

The successful candidate in this position will drive, support and elevate our geotechnical design capabilities and work collaboratively within our group to exceed client expectations through effective client communication, planning and executing project work, monitoring, and controlling project budgets.


  • 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 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

Skills and Qualifications:

  • 10+ 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 record of accomplishment 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
  • Proficient technical writer/detailed reviewer of design calculations, structures and foundations inventories and roadway inventories and recommendations
  • Demonstrated 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
  • Demonstrated industry-leading project management 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 build a team that supports growth and mentorship

Company Overview

Summit Design and Engineering Services is a multi-disciplined design and engineering firm. Established in 1997 and operating as Summit since 2004, we are structured to adapt quickly and offer clients the most current technology, innovative design solutions and comprehensive project management for turn-key delivery. We are passionate about what we do and always pursue excellence for our clients. We are headquartered in Hillsborough, North Carolina and have other offices throughout North Carolina as well as Virginia, South Carolina, Florida and Colorado.

Why Work for Summit?

At Summit, we encourage and support each other in our endeavors. We welcome different perspectives and ensure everyone's voice is heard. We act with integrity and transparency, lead with purpose, and embrace diversity. We promote individual growth and share success with our team and partners. We strive to be integral to the success of the communities we build and invest in community and company events that help our employees and their families feel connected.

We are devoted to developing Summit team members to be the best in the industry because we are passionate about our pursuit of excellence. We offer flexibility and encourage people to have a strong work life balance. We value hard work, having fun, and enjoy spending time together.

We seek individuals that want to help us build a more diverse and inclusive engineering and design community. If you want take your career to the next level, please apply.

Summit Design and Engineering is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action. E-verify.

A background check, including a criminal and driving record check, will be performed. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify a candidate. Many factors will be considered when a conviction is present.

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