Geotechnical Engineering Technical Manager

Princeton Hydro is seeking a diverse, established, and highly competent senior-level Geotechnical Engineering - Technical Manager to join our firm! The qualified applicant will be primarily based out of our Sicklerville, NJ office, just 20 miles east of Philadelphia. The applicant will be required to travel to our other office locations (i.e., NJ, PA, DE, MD, and CT) up to a total of a few days per month and/or on a project-to-project basis as the need arises. Founded in 1998 with the specific mission of providing integrated ecological and engineering consulting services, Princeton Hydro offers expertise in natural resource management, water resources engineering, geotechnical design & investigation and regulatory compliance. We take great pride in producing high-quality, value-added designs, which is a direct result of our highly skilled and talented team. 

Reporting to the Director of Geoscience Engineering, the successful candidate will demonstrate a proven track record of successful responsibility both in terms of increased project complexity and project role (i.e., project engineer-to-project manager, client contact progression, budget responsibility, etc.), as well as technical deliverable preparation. The ability to independently solve engineering problems, concerns, or conflicts and take-on a project ownership role is essential. 

Relevant experience and progressive responsibility within several but necessarily all the following areas is required:

  • Performance of geotechnical field investigations (e.g., observing and logging test borings, test pits, evaluation of seasonal high-water table, performing infiltration testing);
  • Geotechnical and construction field inspection (e.g., subgrade, foundations, earthwork, stormwater management facilities, concrete, pavement, masonry, structural steel, etc.);
  • Significant competency with soils laboratory testing, soils classification, the performance of technical analysis and calculations (i.e., soil bearing capacity, shallow and deep foundation design, various earth retaining system designs, development of SWM recommendations, and seepage and stability analyses);
  • Dam compliance;
  • Dam rehabilitation design;
  • Shoreline protection design; and
  • Experience preparing project design plans, technical specifications, engineer’s estimates, and complete critical-path project schedules.  


  • Perform and provide QC reviews of technical work products associated with the firm’s geotechnical efforts, as well as water resource initiatives as the need arises;
  • Prepare proposals, concept plans, and general cost estimates for planned future work; 
  • Manage specific projects/tasks at the direction of Practice Area Leads or SPMs; 
  • Work with the Director of Geoscience Engineering and direct reports to ensure the delivery of high quality, value-added work products, that deadlines are achieved, and client satisfaction realized;
  • Manage multi-disciplinary projects (or components of projects/ tasks within your technical per-view) in the areas of water resources management, ecosystem restoration, flood risk management, coastal protection, navigation projects, and dam safety with applicable assistance from other practice areas/ centers of technical excellence; 
  • Prepare design/Project Documentation Reports; 
  • Prepare and manage complex comprehensive federal agency design submissions (i.e., plans, specifications, basis of design documents, studies, etc.);
  • Serve as the direct point-of-contact with clients associated with your areas of technical expertise.  
Qualified candidates must be willing to live our firm’s core values of 1) integrity, 2) creativity, 3) endeavoring to be the best, 4) fostering human potential, 5) a positive working atmosphere, 6) Quality, and 7) safety. 


  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with a concentration (or extra course work) in geotechnical engineering; 
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of Professional Engineering experience and five (5) years of experience in a role responsible as a technical lead (i.e., the responsible person-in-charge, engineer of record, etc.); 
  • Routine experience successfully collaborating both internally and externally on complex multi-disciplinary project design teams; 
  • Serving as a discipline-specific or practice area technical lead; 
  • Applying your understanding of civil and environmental engineering disciplines;  
  • Be passionate, energetic and apply your experience in the areas of project/program management and engineering; 
  • Regularly interact with engineers, scientists, ecologists, regulators, contractors and clients, focusing primarily on the analysis, modeling, design, permitting and construction oversight for a variety of civil engineering projects; 
  • Obtain professional engineering licensure as requested in various states; 
  • Versed in a wide range of geotechnical engineering design programs such as Slide 7.0, Settle3D, SEEP/W, APILE, LPILE, RetainPRO, and/or other applicable software;  
  • Apply strong organizational, research and technical writing skills; 
  • Work in team settings, as well as independently with minimal supervision and direction; 
  • Ensure the highest level of services for our clients
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.; and
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.


  • Master of Science or Engineering or other advanced degree;
  • New Jersey Professional Engineering Licensure or ability to obtain;   
  • Experience or familiarity with analytical/environmental sampling, environmental site design (i.e., erosion and sediment control and stormwater management design), and obtainment of various environmental permits or other project approvals;
  • Significant design and drafting (i.e., AutoCAD) experience.
Princeton Hydro is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers competitive salaries, health insurance, 401K retirement, paid vacations and a culture committed to changing our ecosystems, quality of life and communities for the better. Consider a career move to our award-winning environmental company by sending a cover letter and resume to with the subject line “Geotechnical Engineering - Technical Manager ”.