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Senior Civil Engineering Project Manager

Location: Knoxville, TN, United States
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GEI is seeking a Senior Civil Engineering Project Manager to join a talented, highly motivated geotechnical team supporting our Knoxville, TN office.  The Senior Civil Engineering Project Manager will oversee site-civil and geo-environmental projects related to site development, heavy industry, and solid waste management associated with Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR).  The successful candidate will provide technical guidance, subject matter expertise, and multidisciplinary oversight to proposal and project teams, train/mentor junior staff, and provide innovative problem-solving leadership.  Must have subject matter expertise in one or more specific areas of remedial action engineering (e.g., site remediation optimization/exit strategy development; Power Plant decommissioning/demolition/decontamination; and Coal Combustion Residuals).  
GEI is searching for candidates with experience in the CCR market that are a leader and role model, client-focused, impactful and decisive.  The successful candidate will be a self-motivated and adaptable problem solver capable of interpreting data in real time to develop solutions that meet evolving regulatory, and client demands.  This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing team, while advancing your career with a leading national engineering and consulting firm.  Our clients include private and public (local, state, and federal government) entities throughout the United States and Canada.  We look forward to the selected candidate growing their career at GEI.  
Essential Responsibilities & Duties:  
  • Manage project teams in developing and executing technical approaches to problem-solving, specifically as related to preparing design-phase documents, obtaining project permits, and implementing remedial construction.
  • Prepare proposals and statement of qualification packages, project technical reports/deliverables, and regulatory compliance submissions.
  • Manage and develop CCR closure and groundwater remedial alternatives assessments and cost analyses, remedial action work plans, and construction cost estimates under specific states’ regulatory programs.
  • Manage and implement pre-design site investigations, design-phase documents (engineering design drawing sets and associated specifications), permitting, and remedial construction.
  • Manages project’s performance in the areas of growth, operations, and administration to ensure project achieves company goals.
  • Demonstrates leadership qualities that instill confidence from clients, subconsultants/vendors, and employees.
  • Plans, organizes, and manages the work at the jobsite location to ensure the work is accomplished in a manner consistent with organizational expectations and requirements.
  • Provide guidance to team members and monitors their performance, discipline, and attendance as defined by GEI policies and procedures.
  • Work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary project teams and nationwide company offices and client/project locations.
  • Administer construction-phase engineering support including submittals review, contractor pay requisitions, change order requests, and requests for information.
  • Manage construction field inspection, construction quality assurance, and HASP activities.
  • Understand client needs and support project principals to build and maintain trusted client relationships.
  • Technical leadership for hazardous waste remediation under CERCLA and RCRA programs throughout the project life cycle with focus on exit strategy and remedy implementation and completion.
  • Subject matter expert in one or more specific areas of remedial engineering, geology, or chemistry (e.g., site optimization, critical process analysis, risk and exposure assessment, HRSC, biological processes, system upgrades and technology advancements, etc.).
  • Demonstration of subject matter expertise for the analysis, design, installation, and operation of treatment strategies for wastes in soil, groundwater, air, sediment, drinking water, and providing engineering and scientific expertise to protect human health and the environment.
  • Provide input and develop written technical reports for delivery to clients, perform quality control review, and maintain deliverables of high quality to meet internal and client requirements.
Minimum Qualifications:  
  • B.S. or M.S. degree in Civil, Structural, Environmental, Geotechnical Engineering or related field.
  • Professional Engineering or Professional Geologist license preferred.
  • 10+ years progressive experience in Civil, Environmental or Geotechnical engineering with extensive technical background in field of expertise and at least 5+ years in a project management role and client relationship management role.
Desired Qualifications:  
  • Knowledge of EPA and various state CCR regulations (TN, AL, GA, VA, and NC).
  • Solid Waste Landfill design and operations experience.
  • Experience working within the utility industry.
  • Experience in determining material strength properties and evaluating stability of CCR basins
  • Large civil construction and earthwork engineering experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Federal and State regulatory and contract knowledge.
GEI's Total Rewards Package   
  • 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…
Functional Demands:    
Activity Level Throughout Workday (check one per row)  
Physical Activity Requirements 
(0-35% of day) 
(33-66% of day) 
(67-100% of day) 
Not Applicable 
6-8 hours 
0-1 hour 
0-1 hour 
Lifting (floor to waist level) (in pounds) 
0-10 pounds 
Lifting (waist level and above) (in pounds) 
0-10 pounds 
Carrying objects 
0-1 hour 
0-1 hour 
0-1 hour 
Reaching forward 
0-1 hour 
Reaching overhead 
0-1 hour 
Wrist position deviation 
3-5 hours 
Pinching/fine motor skills 
1-2 hours 
Keyboard use/repetitive motion 
6-8 hours 
Taste or smell (taste=never) 
0-1 hour 
Talk or hear 
3-5 hours 
Accurate 20/40 
Very Accurate 20/20 
Not Applicable 
Near Vision 
Far Vision 
Not Applicable 
Color Discrimination 
Sensory Requirements 
Not Applicable 
Depth perception 
Environment Requirements 
Occupational Exposure Risk Potential 
Reasonably Anticipated 
Not Anticipated 
Blood borne pathogens 
Airborne communicable diseases 
Extreme temperatures 
Uneven surfaces or elevations 
Extreme noise levels 
Dust/particulant matter 
Other (exposure risks):  
Usual workday hours: 
Other work hours 
GEI is an AA/equal opportunity employer, including disabled and veterans.