SME is seeking a Senior Staff Engineer for a regular, full-time position with our Geotechnical Services group in our Grand Rapids, Michigan office.
Preparing proposals, letters, reports and other project related correspondence;
Performing complex site inspections;
Installation and reading of geotechnical instruments;
Managing a variety of geotechnical reports;
Laying out and scheduling of drilling and geotechnical investigation projects; and,
Evaluating soils and construction materials.
The career progression for an entry-level engineer at SME is: Staff Engineer, Senior Staff Engineer, Project Engineer, Senior Project Engineer, Senior Consultant and Principal. Career paths accommodate those interested in serving senior technical, business development/marketing, project management, and/or management/leadership roles as you gain experience and zero in on what you love to do most! We also support and promote cross-training opportunities and transfers between SME's various service groups and offices: Geotechnical Services, Materials Services, Pavement Services, Environmental Services, and Corporate Leadership/Administration.
SME offers excellent opportunities for professional development and growth in a flexible, fast-paced working environment. Our robust benefits package for regular, full-time team members includes: Medical/Prescription coverage with no premiums required; life, disability and long-term care insurance coverage; matching 401(k); Profit Sharing; tuition reimbursement (up to $5000 per calendar year); and generous bonus and paid time off programs. SME is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran/military status, disability, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. SME is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
For immediate consideration, please email cover letter and resume, including salary expectations, to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requirements for this position includes:
A Master's Degree in Civil Engineering whose area of specialization is Geotechnical Engineering;
Preference will be given to candidates who have previous Co-op/Intern experience and EIT with intention to obtain PE license, and an interest in Consulting Engineering;
Ability to read plans and specifications;
Excellent communication, report writing and customer relations skills;
The ability to work independently and as part of a team;
Demonstrated ability to adapt to new challenges and learn new concepts;
A willingness to work hard in an efficient and organized manner;
A clean driving record and experience driving in the U.S.;
The ability to lift 50+ pounds, stand for long periods of time, work from heights and in tight spaces, and work in inclement weather;
Willingness to travel to cover out-of-town overnight projects; and,
Ability to work overtime, including weekends, on an as-needed basis.
SME, celebrating 50 years of engineering excellence, provides consulting engineering services in the geosciences, materials and the environment. For several years running, SME has been named one of southeastern Michigan’s “101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” by the Michigan Business and Professional Association, and is ranked number 353 among ENR’s top 500 design firms. We serve market...s in the built and natural environment, including Transportation, Development and Redevelopment, Education, Energy, Healthcare, Commercial, Industrial, Retail, State/Local Government, and Agriculture. Headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan, SME has regional offices in Lansing, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Bay City, Shelby Township, and Traverse City, Michigan; Cleveland and Cincinnati, Ohio; and Indianapolis, Indiana. In business since 1964, SME currently employs 250 people and serves clients locally and across the world by providing practical, sustainable solutions to challenging site, building and infrastructure problems. From land use and brownfield redevelopment to sustainable buildings and alternative energy sources, we are committed to helping our clients achieve a successful and sustainable future.