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Senior/Principal Engineer - Marine

  • R0004037
  • United States of America
  • Norfolk, Virginia
  • Regular

Job Description

The Senior/Principal Engineer performs independently on projects of standard to moderate complexity and scope by coordinating and supervising lower level professionals in the completion of the project. Supervises site investigations and laboratory programs.  Directs and provides mentorship to junior engineers on a project basis.  Prepares field, laboratory and engineering reports for final review by more senior staff. Recommends and implements improvements in specific operational area.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for team of four to six engineers and engineering assistants on a project basis.
  • Perform independently on projects of standard to moderate complexity and scope.  Plan and conduct standard assignments requiring independent judgment in the selection of techniques, procedures and criteria.  Act as a project professional on larger, more complex projects following guidelines set by project supervisor. 
  • Coordinate standard to complex field and laboratory operations and programs, solving most problems that arise and, if necessary, performing technical or special testing that may be requested or required to meet project needs. Required to perform routine and special field and laboratory testing, and data preparation, as required on a project basis.
  • Supervise and review lower level engineer’s field and laboratory instructions, design parameters, methods of analysis, calculations, and draft report text and illustrations.
  • Independently evaluates and develops foundation soil parameters.
  • Independently evaluates, selects, performs and checks standard engineering analyses.
  • Monitors project budgets, schedules and performance against KPIs
  • Assist in preparation of invoices for projects he/she is performing and supervising.
  • Assist in training of lower level professionals and review time and expense sheets of project professional under their supervision.
  • Prepares engineering and advanced laboratory testing proposals and establish project pricing as delegated and reviewed by Supervising Engineer of higher-level professional.
  • Adheres to quality management system and complies with HSE requirements.
  • Perform market maintenance, prepare administrative reports, and perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • 18 years of age
  • Authorized to work in the United States without restrictions
  • BS in Civil Engineering or equivalent required, advanced degree preferred
  • 4+ years of industry experience
  • Possess or able to obtain Professional Engineer (PE)
  • A good knowledge and understanding of the basics of technical specialty
  • Well-developed writing, speaking, and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of computers
  • Good engineering judgement
  • A general knowledge of sales, pricing, and negotiating
  • Travelling (international and offshore) may be required

Our Contribution to You (Growth Opportunity)

At Fugro, we focus on helping our employees at every level of their career identify and use their strengths to contribute their best every day. From entry-level team members to senior leaders, we believe there is always room to grow knowledge and experiences.  We support our employees by offering opportunities to sharpen their skills through on the job learning experiences to formal internal and external development programs.


At Fugro, we value people and offer a broad range of benefits which include, but are not limited to:

•              A choice of Medical, Dental and Vision Plans.

•              Basic Group Life and AD&D Insurance.

•              Short-term and Long-term Disability.

•              A broad range of voluntary benefits.

•              An employer matched, 100% vested 401(k) Plan.

Candidates having qualifications that exceed the minimum job requirements will receive consideration for higher level roles given (1) their experience, (2) additional job requirements, and/or (3) business needs. Depending on education, experience, and skill level, a variety of job opportunities might be available, including Senior Engineer, Supervising Engineer, or Principal Engineer.


We offer:

As the world’s largest integrator of geotechnical, survey, subsea and geosciences services, we offer talented individuals almost unlimited growth potential.

As a Fugro employee, you will get to work with talented people on a global scale who contribute as a team to our corporate strategy. Additionally, you will have access to ongoing training and development which will sharpen your skills and broaden your knowledge and abilities.

This combination of experience, ongoing training and development, and working with great people will allow you to grow your career and explore new opportunities with Fugro around the globe.

How to apply?

If you are interested in this role we look forward to discussing this opportunity with you. Please click on our ‘apply’ button and upload your resume and cover letter.

Disclaimer for recruitment agencies:

Fugro does not accept any unsolicited applications from recruitment agencies. Acquisition to Fugro Recruitment or any Fugro employee is not appreciated.

Fugro USA  posting Disclaimer

Fugro is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors.

Individuals with disabilities needing assistance in the recruitment process are encouraged to contact Human Resources directly at 713-369-5600, option 5 or recruiting.usa@fugro.com.

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