Geotechnical Project Engineer

South Plainfield, New Jersey


Seeking a driven, career-minded individual to fill Geotechnical Project Engineer position.

The Geotechnical Project Engineer is responsible for the management of clients and projects, supervising the preparation of geotechnical engineering reports, geotechnical engineering calculations, and special inspections in support of: borings, test pits, earth retaining structures (temporary and permanent), soil and rock inspection, deep/shallow foundations, construction plan and specification adherence, and field coordination with subconsultants.

This position requires work primarily out of South Plainfield, NJ office, but also occasional travel throughout the tri-state area.


  • Knowledge of lab and field equipment for making evaluations of soil conditions/properties
  • Proficient in performing geotechnical field investigations and construction inspections
  • Prepare daily detailed site inspection reports based on field operations completed
  • Perform technical research and utilize computers in developing solutions to engineering problems including geotechnical evaluations to prepare calculation documents; preparation of detailed geotechnical engineering reports; analysis of geotechnical samples; field testing of soils
  • Prepare technical reports, write memos, make recommendations and convey engineering solutions/recommendations
  • Developing geotechnical designs and solutions from concept through final design stages
  • Maintaining client relations
  • Managing project budgets for field inspection and design efforts
  • Experience with field testing and data collection requirements
  • Work with several other team members including engineering professionals, designers and technicians, permit specialists, planners, CAD and graphic specialists, architects, construction management specialists, and several other disciplines
  • Manage field staff and reviewing staff field documents/reports
  • Efficiently delegating tasks to team members
  • Train entry level staff
  • Field personnel management and coordination
  • Proposal writing and review, includes pricing from subcontractors
  • Preparing scopes, budgets, and schedules for assignments
  • Procurement of subcontractors for support during geotechnical investigations/design
  • Reviewing contracts and approving subconsultant/vendor contracts
  • Develop project schedules and understand meeting deadlines
  • Preparation and review of drawing sets and calculation packages
  • QA/QC of drawings, calculations, reports, etc.
  • Approval of time and expense sheets for field staff
  • Invoicing
  • Prepare and manage project budgets and forecasts
  • Review project financials and report to senior management

Physical Demands:

  • Continually required to stand, walk, and sit
  • Continually required to utilize hand and finger dexterity
  • Continually required to talk or hear
  • Continually utilize visual acuity to operate office and field equipment
  • Exposed to outside weather conditions when on project sites
  • Occasionally required to bend, stoop, and kneel
  • Occasionally required to lift and carry items less than 25 pounds


  • B.S. in Civil, Geotechnical, or related engineering degree
  • Professional Engineering license (P.E.)
  • 6+ years of experience
  • Proficiency in design software tools including Microsoft Office Suite and AutoCAD
  • Proficiency with gINT geotechnical engineering software
  • Proficiency in LRFD/ASD design and complex analysis software including RISA, DeepXcav, and AllPile
  • Proficiency with Deltek accounting software
  • Experience in analysis of below grade walls, retaining structures, and foundations
  • Experience in conducting geotechnical and construction special inspections
  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff engineers, senior management, clients, and contractors
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as strong design skills
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable means of transportation
  • Undergo a background check (required)


  • M.S. in Civil, Geotechnical, or related engineering degree
  • Project management experience

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

About the Company:

MFS is an independent and innovative consulting engineering, surveying, and construction management firm headquartered in South Plainfield, New Jersey. We share a total commitment to excellence both internally and externally. Externally, we offer clients expertise in site/civil, structural, geotechnical and foundation, survey, geotechnical drilling, and construction management services. Internally, to those eligible, we offer excellent benefit packages that include: Paid Vacation, Sick, and Holidays, 401K, Medical, Dental, Vision, Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, Training, and Tuition Reimbursement. MFS is an EEO/AAP Employer.

Notice to Third Party Agencies:

Please note that MFS, which is comprised of MFS Consulting Engineers and Surveyor, DPC, MFS Construction, LLC, MFS Consulting, LLC and MFS Consulting Engineers, CORP, does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or staffing firms. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to the HR Department or any job sourcing ad of MFS, in the form of an e-mail, fax, or mail will be deemed to be the property of MFS. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a candidate without a previously signed agreement and approved engagement request from MFS' HR Department, MFS reserves the unrestricted right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without incurring any liability (financial or otherwise) to the recruiter, agency, and/or staffing firm.