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Assistant Project Manager (Geotechnical)

Job Title
Assistant Project Manager (Geotechnical)
Job ID
Parsippany,  NJ 07054
Other Location
Join a company recognized for providing solutions, excellence, service, and integrity. We seek dynamic individuals to support organic growth. 

SESI Consulting Engineers has been selected as one of NJBIZ’s "FASTEST GROWING" Companies and Inc.'s "5000 America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies".

SESI Consulting Engineers, founded in 1976, is a well-established, progressive, consulting engineering firm in Parsippany, N.J. SESI has earned an excellent reputation for providing innovative Geotechnical, Site/Civil, and Environmental engineering solutions for owners, developers, and the construction industry throughout the NJ, NY, CT region.

SESI offers a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision insurance, 401(k), paid time off, tuition reimbursement, professional development assistance, bonus potential, employee engagement activities, just to name a few. SESI also engages its employees in all aspects of its projects and encourage them to participate in design and project management functions to their full potential.

Plans, coordinates, and institutes functional authority for planning, organization, control, integration, and completion of engineering project within area of assigned responsibility by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors. This is a transitional position for someone with the required field experience and/or education to gain project engineering experience in a supervised manner prior to advancing into the Project Engineer role.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.​
  • Solves complex problems and calculations, using engineering formulas and skills
  • Evaluates research by others and writes reports
  • Assists the Project Engineer in the preparation of proposal estimates of time and expenses required to complete the project
  • Assists the Project Engineer in scheduling staffing requirements for field projects
  • Assists the Project Engineer in supervising and instructing, as needed, the responsibilities of field personnel on projects assigned to them
  • Develops and maintains a schedule and budget for the assigned engineering project
  • Provides reports on the status of project milestones and adjusts schedules accordingly
  • Controls expenditures within limitations of project budget
  • Identifies project staffing requirements and coordinates staffing with supporting organization managers
  • Coordinates preparation and delivery of project deliverables, design documents, and bid packages
  • Coordinates activities concerned with technical developments, scheduling, and resolving engineering design and test problems
  • Participates in the integration of technical activities
  • Evaluates and presents changes for design, specifications, drawing releases, reports, etc to the Project Engineer and /or Project manager for approval
  • Prepares interim and completion project reports
  • Interfaces with customers to provide project status reports and ensure customer needs are met
  • Provides status and progress reports to customer, project team, and management
  • Performs site inspection to monitor progress/conformance to specs and procedures
  • Designs portions of a project
  • Makes calculations, using engineering formulas and skills
  • Instructs drafters how to reduce designs into completed drawings
  • Conducts routine geotechnical engineering laboratory checks
  • Leads concrete and rebar inspection testing
  • Performs research and writes reports
  • Prepares samples of materials for laboratory testing
  • Uses computer to run standard programs to solve engineering problems
  • Performs routine laboratory tests to determine various design parameters
  • Classifies soils according to standard types
  • Applies geological knowledge to engineering problems encountered in construction projects, such as dams, tunnels, and large buildings
  • Prepares geologic reports and maps, interprets research data, and recommends further study or action
  • Conducts or participates in environmental studies and prepares environmental reports
  • Directs drilling of exploratory borings and wells
  • Oversees installation of monitoring wells in accordance with state and federal requirements
  • Collects or supervises collection of soil and groundwater samples for analysis of chemical composition
  • Determines direction of groundwater flow based on review of historical records and site specific data
  • Determines the nature and extent of contamination in soil and groundwater at environmental sites
  • Participates in decision making regarding research priorities and provides information on feasibility of prospective projects
  • Plans schedule of research according to company’s or contracting organization’s timetable and establishes daily or weekly routines necessary to meet project timetable
  • Reviews project proposal or plan to determine time frame, funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing project, staffing requirements, and allotment of available resources to various phases of project
  • Supervises field work and performs field work when needed
  • Establishes work plan and staffing for each phase of project and arranges for recruitment or assignment of project personnel
  • Confers with project staff to outline workplan and to assign duties, responsibilities, and scope of authority
  • Directs and coordinates activities of project personnel to ensure project progresses on schedule and within prescribed budget
  • Supervises and delegates assignments to staff
  • Oversees staff’s daily activities to ensure it is correct and complete
  • Reviews status reports prepared by project personnel and modifies schedules or plans as required
  • Prepares project reports for management, client, or others
  • Confers with project personnel to provide technical advice and to resolve problems
  • Coordinates project activities with activities of government regulatory or other governmental agencies
  • Identifies the potential for new projects and seeks opportunities to promote the company’s services on an ongoing basis
  • Travels 25% up to 75% of the time which may be out of state
​​​Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has some supervisory responsibilities.


  • Ability to review and understand plans, specs, and reports including site, grading, utility, foundation, details, structural, drawings, architectural, grading, federal, state and local regulations.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field with a minimum of 3-5 years of field or related experience where a LSRP license counts towards that related experience, a bachelor’s degree in a related field, and demonstrates ability to meet the requirements of the job as set forth in this description. Previous construction experience is preferred.
  • Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) license is preferred or have the ability to become licensed within 2 years of being in this position.
  • 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER certification
  • Registered Professional Engineer (PE) preferred or have the ability to become licensed within 2 years of being in this position. 
  • ACI/NICET/NJ DCA Special Inspector and Nuclear Densometer certification a plus
  • Valid Driver’s License and possess reliable transportation to access job sites
  • Able to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of solid geometry and trigonometry. 
  • Able to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Proficient or familiarity with AutoCAD, Autodesk Civil 3D, NitroPro, GSLOPE, KeyWall, Rocscience, MS Word, Excel, Adobe
  • Position requires ability to use tools such as a lump hammer, shovel, hand auger, Nuclear Density Gauge.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here 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.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move under 50 pounds.  The employee is frequently required to use hands or fingers to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The majority of work will be conducted in an office setting.

Approximately 25% up to 75% of the work is conducted outdoors. Worker must be able to walk frequently on uneven hard and soft ground/terrain in all types of weather conditions to include cold, hot rain, snow, ice, etc. Employees working in the field may also be exposed to sun, wind, insects, plants, animals, etc. As a result, appropriate clothing for outdoor work, work boots, safety glasses, hard hat, safety vest is required while working in the field.

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959 Route 46E 3rd Floor, Suite 300
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Phone: 973.808.9050

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