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Waterfront - Coastal Engineer

Location: Franklin, MA, United States
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Your role at GEI.    

Our waterfront and coastal engineering group is seeking a Structural or Civil Engineer with relevant structural design experience.  The ideal candidate will have a background in structural engineering with experience in bridge, waterfront, heavy civil or infrastructure engineering. Previous experience of construction in or around water would be advantageous.  This position is expected to follow a hybrid model, with some time spent in the office mentoring junior engineering staff.  You will manage and perform various aspects of waterfront and coastal projects including marine terminals, port facilities, shipyards, recreational piers, harbors, marinas, and waterfront parks, as well as coastal revetment/retaining walls, shoreline improvements or restorations, and coastal resiliency or storm-hardening projects.    

Essential Responsibilities & Duties    

  • Perform and manage a variety of waterfront engineering projects throughout the region.
  • Lead teams performing above and below water field inspection.
  • Serve as on-site representative to monitor construction activities.
  • Perform engineering analyses and design. Perform computations, prepare spreadsheets & construction cost estimates, prepare and edit drawings using AutoCAD.
  • Prepare written reports and client correspondence.
  • Assist in marketing and business development efforts including proposal preparation, client development, and networking.
  • Mentor, coach and develop junior staff.

Minimum Qualifications    

  • B.S and/or M.S. in Structural, Civil, or comparable Engineering.
  • 5+ years of experience working on structural engineering design projects with steel and concrete design experience.
  • Experience leading field teams. 
  • Ability to travel for site visits / inspections, client meetings, and business development opportunities (to include overnight travel, as needed).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Candidate must have EIT and be actively seeking registration as professional engineer.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications    

  • Registered professional engineer in Massachusetts, or ability to obtain reciprocity in Massachusetts within 1 year of hire date.
  • Waterfront design experience.
  • Experience preparing scope of work and fee estimates
  • Experience with construction management
  • Small boat and/or SCUBA diving qualification with willingness to incorporate skills in workplace.
    We are GEI.    
     
    Some of the world’s most pressing problems – from climate change to sustainable development, to critical infrastructure and the future of our energy supply – need our brightest and diverse minds working together to create safer, more resilient communities for tomorrow.    
     
    We are technical experts, collaborators, and entrepreneurs who draw from diverse backgrounds to solve our clients’ most complex challenges.    
     
    With more than 40 offices across North America, we offer a range of engineering, science, and technical consulting services. Our range of expertise, project types, and culture make us the choice for top talent in the AEC industry.    
     
    Employee-owned. Employee-focused.    
     
    As a 100% employee-owned company, our employees support our flat leadership structure, have a say in how our business operates and benefit from our financial success. We are committed to employee growth with career development opportunities, competitive total rewards, a well-being program, flexible work arrangements and more. Our company culture is driven by our 4 Cs – we are Client-Centered, Curious, Collaborative, and Community Minded – which support our focus on sustainability, safety, diversity, equity and inclusion. Get to know us better by visiting GEI’s career site here.    
     
    GEI’s Total Rewards Package Includes  
    • Market-Competitive Compensation, including Eligibility for an Annual Performance Bonus
    • Comprehensive Benefits Program, including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability and More
    • Well-Being Program and Paid Parental Leave
    • Commuter Benefits
    • Hybrid Work Schedules and Home Office and Cell Phone Stipends
    • GEI University (GEIU) with Continuing Education Assistance and Tuition Reimbursement
    • Connecting Conversation Program with a Focus on Professional Development and Opportunities for Advancement
    • Support and Financial Rewards for Publication Awards, Professional Dues, and Professional Licenses
    • Paid Holidays and Generous Paid Time Off Program
    • Rewards and Recognition
    • GEI-Funded Profit Sharing and 401(k)
    • Opportunity to be an Owner and Shareholder (Learn more here)
    • A Vibrant Culture that is Focused on Partnership, Sustainability, Giving Back to Our Communities and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    • And More…

    Physical Job Requirements    

     

    Sedentary    

    X    

    Light    

     

    Medium    

    Other    

    Activity Level Throughout Workday    

    Physical Activity Requirements    

    Occasional    

    (0-35% of day)    

    Frequent    

    (33-66% of day)    

    Continuous    

    (67-100% of day)    

    Not Applicable    

    Sitting    

     

    4-6 hrs    

      

    Standing    

     

    4-6 hrs    

      

    Walking    

     

    2-6 hrs    

      

    Climbing    

    0-1 hrs    

       

    Lifting (floor to waist level) (in pounds)    

    0-30 lbs    

       

    Lifting (waist level and above) (in pounds)    

    0-10 lbs    

       

    Carrying objects    

     

    4-6 hrs    

     

    Push/pull    

    0-1 hrs    

      

    Twisting    

    1-2 hrs    

      

    Bending    

    2-3 hrs    

       

    Reaching forward    

    2-3 hrs    

       

    Reaching overhead    

    1-2 hrs    

       

    Squat/kneel/crawl    

     

    2-4 hrs    

      

    Wrist position deviation    

    0-1 hrs    

       

    Pinching/fine motor skills    

    1-2 hrs    

       

    Keyboard use/repetitive motion    

     

    4-6 hrs    

      

    Taste or smell (taste=never)    

    0-1 hrs    

       

    Talk or hear    

      

    6-8 hrs    

     

    Accurate 20/40    

    Very Accurate 20/20    

    Not Applicable    

    Near Vision    

     

    X    

    Far Vision    

     

    X    

    Yes    

    No    

    Not Applicable    

    Color Vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)    

    X    

    Sensory Requirements    

    Minimal    

    Moderate    

    Accurate    

    Not Applicable    

    Depth perception    

     

    X     

    Hearing    

    X    

     

    Environmental Requirements    

    Occupational Exposure Risk Potential    

    Reasonably Anticipated    

    Not Anticipated    

    Blood borne pathogens    

    X    

     

    Chemical    

     

    X     

    Airborne communicable diseases    

    X    

     

    Extreme temperatures    

    X    

     

    Radiation    

     

    X    

    Uneven surfaces or elevations    

    X    

     

    Extreme noise levels    

    X    

     

    Dust/particular matter    

    X    

     

    Other (exposure risks):    

     

    Usual workday hours:    

     X     

    8    

     

    10    

     

    12    

    Other work hours    

    GEI is an AA/equal opportunity employer, including disabled and veterans.    

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