Mar 01, 2024

Geotechnical Project Manager

  • PEA Group
  • 1849 Pond Run, Auburn Hills, MI, USA
Full time Geotechnical Engineer

Job Description

General Summary

The Project Manager is responsible for managing multiple geotechnical projects for private land development clients. Projects include planning, design and management for our industrial, commercial, and residential clients.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

•         Consults with clients to determine site requirements and provides information regarding design of challenging geotechnical investigations, pavement investigations, design of slopes, retaining walls, foundations and pavement.

•         Establishes goals for the projects and assists with achievement of QA/QC goals.

•         Provides leadership and management of the day-to-day operational activities for the preparation of Geotechnical and CMT projects.

•         Coordinates with project architects, civil engineers, structural engineers, and other technical staff for project development and project delivery.

•         Manages project budgets and analyzes project profitability, revenue, margins, billing rates and utilization.

•         Facilitates meetings with project team and evaluates the project.

•         Prepares client-billing information on assigned projects and manages collections on outstanding accounts receivable balances.

•         Identifies additional scope and revenue opportunities that relate to the project and participates in business development activities.

•         Prepares and/or reviews and signs project proposals, change orders, and manages project scope in general.

•         Provides on-going communication with the client related to the project.

•         Mentors PEA Group staff and cultivates strong working relationships with clients. 

•         Oversees drilling and lab testing or projects.

•         Performs other duties assigned.


Formal Education, Licenses and Certifications

•         Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering

•         Michigan P.E. License or ability to obtain


Knowledge and Experience

•         3 years of project management experience. Healthcare education, residential, commercial or industrial land development project experience is preferred.

•         10 years of relevant geotechnical experience in site development including foundation design and soil bearing capacity recommendations, construction and pavement design recommendations, budgeting, and all other aspects of site development for a wide variety of project types.

•         Working knowledge of codes, regulations, and standards applicable to the geotechnical design and construction of major site development projects in Michigan.

•         Working knowledge of typical computer software programs used for geotechnical engineering design and management (Microsoft Office, etc.)


Competencies and Personal Attributes

•         Demonstrated ability to manage staff and multidiscipline projects.

•         Proven ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with clients, possess the desire to develop new clients, and expand the services of existing clients.

•         Effective written and verbal communication is necessary and independent judgment is essential.

•         Selfmotivated and the ability to motivate others.

•         Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to function effectively in teamwork environment.

•         Ability to work on several projects concurrently, prioritize work load and cope with tight timelines to meet all deadlines without compromising quality.

•         Good mentoring skills.

•         Excellent problem-solving skills; complete assigned tasks efficiently and exercise sound engineering judgment.

•         Strong attention to detail and has an aptitude for noticing small errors on engineering designs.

•         Strong understanding of financial management.

•         Strong well-developed conflict resolution skills and ability to focus on client satisfaction.

•         Possess the ability to change focus quickly during a typical day.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is performed mostly in office settings. Some outdoor work is required in the inspection of various land use developments, construction sites or public works facilities. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate drafting instruments, computers and various pieces of office equipment.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds.



This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and overtime as required.



Travel will be required to respective job sites and is primarily local during the business day.



The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

PEA Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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