BSC is currently seeking a Senior Coastal Engineer with 8 to 15 years of experience to strengthen BSC’s coastal service area and to build a coastal engineering group while leveraging BSC’s existing expertise in structural engineering, environmental sciences, and resiliency. The position can be in BSC’s Massachusetts or CT offices.
The ideal candidate for this position is a seasoned consulting professional with a strong seller-doer aptitude and the motivation and desire to foster technical excellence and strong client relationships. The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic outgoing person with the desire and motivation to embrace external networking and marketing activities to help us locally grow our practice. Knowledge of the coastal engineering and resilience industry in New England.
The Senior Coastal Engineer must have a PE in MA and/or CT and have the ability to achieve their license in the other state and other New England states. As a Project Manager, the candidate will work with a staff of interrelated professionals dedicated to providing high-level expertise on a range of coastal engineering projects.
The successful candidate will also represent BSC with the client throughout proposal, contract, and project performance phases, will be responsible for day to day execution of technical and financial aspects of each project, will be involved with marketing activities and networking events, and will be involved with the development and mentoring of staff.
The candidate who fills this position will join a high performing team that provides clients with multi-disciplinary engineering and science-based solutions to coastal management challenges including coastal engineering, coastal flood risk and adaptation design, and dredged material management. Responsibilities of this position include both leading and supporting the technical execution of projects within BSC’s Boston, Cape Cod, and CT offices.
Exceptional candidates of any experience level will be considered.
Primary Job Responsibilities
- Identify and pursue business development opportunities in coastal engineering in MA, CT, RI, and NH.
- Assist in the development of SOQs and proposals for coastal resilience and coastal infrastructure-related RFPs.
- Assist in identifying potential team members in the pursuit of RFQs and help establish relationships with other firms for future pursuits.
- Manage and perform engineering analysis, preliminary, and detail design of coastal structures
- Manage projects (scope, budget, schedule) and work with sub-consultants and team members and assure quality control of work throughout project execution, including:
- all aspects for the design and permitting of waterfront development including residential and commercial piers, marinas and boardwalks;
- analysis and design of structures for flood and erosion control such as seawalls, bulkheads, revetments and breakwaters, wave fence and fendering, and private and public waterfront recreation structures such as fishing piers, marina docking structures, and boat launch ramps
- Contributing to beach nourishment and erosion solutions.
- Conducting/reviewing technical analyses/calculations
- Completing Mooring and Berthing Analyses and Design
- Geotechnical and soils analysis
- Dredging design and permitting
- Preparation of project specifications, bid and contract documents
- Construction contract administration
- Site inspections and reports
- Demonstrated technical and analytical skills, including technical writing and presentation skills.
- Familiarity with industry standard analysis and design software.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Demonstrated teamwork and leadership skills.
- Experience working on multidisciplinary teams involving surveyors, environmental scientists, structural engineers, civil engineers, landscape architects and planners.
- Support regional dredged material management and coastal restoration efforts
- Knowledge of FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program and experience implementing FEMA’s coastal flood hazard analysis and mapping methodologies.
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree with a focus on coastal/ocean science or engineering, oceanography, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
- Proven experience with project delivery for multiple Federal, State and local coastal agencies/clients, specific experience with USACE, FEMA, USGS, NOAA strongly preferred.