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Geotechnical Engineer 

Category Engineering  

We are seeking a Geotechnical Engineer at Norfolk, VA.



The Geotechnical Engineer will provide independent, timely, and professional geotechnical engineering support, services, and consultation for the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of facilities for the Navy, Marine Corps, and other Supported Commands.


Additional Responsibilities Include, but are not Limited To:

  • Participate in conferences with project stakeholders and collaborate with other engineering and architectural disciplines to ensure system coordination and integration with specific project requirements.
  • Responsible for coordinating all activities in the specialized area of geotechnical and pavement engineering, in accordance with related UFC Criteria.
  • Support the design of In-House projects and Request for Proposal (RFPs) as a team member for complex projects.
  • Review designs (i.e., specs, drawings, and costs) and RFPs prepared by consultant Architects-Engineers (AEs).
  • Knowledgeable in the development of final working drawings utilizing current AutoCAD technology.
  • Monitor construction, ensuring the geotechnical aspects of the project are in accordance with the contract plans and specifications.
  • Review contractor submittals of shop drawings, samples of materials and other design-related items.
  • Confer with the construction contractor and designer (if A/E work) to resolve problems or latent conditions that may arise after construction.
  • Make recommendations for corrective and preventative measures, as appropriate.
  • Ensure that changes in costs, quantity, scope, schedules, design, or any other terms and conditions of the contract are coordinated or approved, as appropriate.
  • Analyze data and use geotechnical experience to determine and predict specially developed foundation shear strength and settlement potential for various materials encountered.
  • Determine testing parameters for soil conditions to design structural foundations.
  • Initiate field trips to project sites to evaluate scoping, design, and construction.
  • Inspect existing conditions of soils and foundations to ascertain possible problems and recommend corrective measures.
  • Interface with customer and other interested parties providing consultation and gathering pertinent information required to complete project scoping, designs and failure analysis and remedial measures
  • Assist with proposal development, if necessary.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.
Position Requirements


  • Five (5) years’ professional, mechanical engineering, code compliant facilities design experience for new construction, including renovation design experience.
  • Experience applying new developments and experienced judgment to solve novel and obscure geotechnical engineering problems.



  • Bachelor's or Master's degree accredited by Accreditation Board for Engineers and Technology (ABET) or National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) in one of the following disciplines: civil, structural, geotechnical engineering.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in geotechnical, civil, or structural engineering highly desired.


Other Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Must be able to effectively communicate with customer and fulfill all duties and responsibilities as listed in the contract.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite including, but not limited to: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Must have the ability to make technical decisions and recommendations for requirements due to the dynamic nature of the position.
  • Mastery of advanced concepts, principles and practices in geotechnical engineering that enables incumbent to serve as an expert in the complex areas of soil mechanics and pavement design.
  • Knowledge and experience with Autodesk software, Microsoft Office products, mechanical engineering design and analysis software, and other applicable DoD computer systems and software used by the Command.
  • Ability to produce results of analysis in writing and consolidate findings of others and evaluate recommendations and facts.
  • Ability to make oral presentations of proposed designs and results of studies.
  • Knowledge of budgeting, planning, and project management techniques including the ability to coordinate the work of others and lead teams.
  • Knowledge of and full compliance with Safety Policy and Guidance and use of personal protective equipment.


Security Clearance: Ability to obtain a NACI/T1 clearance.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:

  • Pursuant to Executive Order 14042, you must be able to meet the workplace safety protocol standards which require all federal contractors and subcontractors to be fully vaccinated by December 8, 2021.
    • If you cannot meet these protocols, you must submit for a legal accommodation due to a disability (which would include medical conditions) or because of a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Approval of legal accommodations is not guaranteed.

US Citizenship: This position supports a U.S. Government Contract whose terms require Sawdey Solution Services to staff it only with U.S. Citizens.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Req Number ENG-21-00017  
Location Norfolk, VA  
About the Organization Here at Sawdey Solution Services, Inc., an ISO 9001-14001 certified and CMMI-SVC v2 Level 3 appraised corporate headquarters, we have built a nationwide and global footprint by providing innovative, cross-disciplined professional services, engineering, and cyber solutions to Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Agencies, and commercial customers. Operating successfully since 2001, we are a Woman Owned/Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (WOSB/SDVOSB). Our mission is to provide employees with the best experience in a people focused, continuous process improvement environment. We are extremely proud of the culture we have created and encourage all prospective applicants to take a look at what other applicants and employees are saying about us:

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What We Offer:

Whether you are a transitioning service member or are an experienced government contracting professional, Sawdey Solution Services, Inc. offers a strong benefits package that extends beyond compensation. In addition to our healthcare plans, we also have benefits that encourage work/life balance, support your retirement goals, and aid in achieving not only your career goals, but your educational and training goals as well.

Don't just take our word (and others' words) for it… We invite you to come experience the Sawdey difference for yourself!

EOE Statement We are a Disabled-Veterans-41 CFR 60 1.4, Equal Opportunity Employer. Devoted to creating a diverse and friendly workplace, we do not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, physical or mental disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, or veteran status. Our goals and beliefs are that diverse backgrounds and experiences empower and enable us to offer our customers an unmatched level of service. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply!  
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