Geophysics Project Manager

St. Louis, MO /
Midwest – Specialty Testing Department - Geotechnology /
/ On-site
UES is a nationwide leader in Geotechnical Engineering, Construction Materials Testing and Inspection, Building Code Compliance, Environmental, Occupational Health & Safety, and Building Envelope.

Under the general direction of a supervisor, the Geophysics Project Manager independently applies professional knowledge and experience to complete projects of routine to high complexity.  The individual provides technical direction, independently interacts with clients, prepares and presents technical presentations to clients, prepares proposals, manages projects, evaluates and interprets data, and prepares reports. 

Job Responsibilities:

    • Project management of public and commercial/industrial geophysics projects and geophysical tasks that are part of internal company projects.
    • Responsible for project business development and client relationship management.
    • Attend professional society functions and exhibit/present at conferences.
    • Coordinate RFP and RFQ processes to initiate teaming opportunities.
    • Exhibit technical expertise in a variety of geophysical survey methods including cross-hole and downhole seismic, seismic reflection and refraction, cross-hole seismic tomography, electromagnetics, ground penetrating radar, electrical resistivity, induced polarization, multichannel analysis of surface waves, refraction microtremor, spontaneous potential, vibration monitoring, acoustic televiewer, borehole geophysical logging and radio frequency line locating.
    • Exhibit leadership qualities and be willing to do what needs to be done to complete projects on time and within proposed budgets.
    • Implement and follow corporate and project-specific health and safety procedures.
    • Supervise and train junior-level staff in fieldwork, report writing, and project management.
    • Prepare project deliverables and peer review documents from junior-level staff or other office groups.
    • Understand sensitive contract issues such as limitations of liability, indemnification, reliance, and dispute resolution.
    • Prepare proposals and cost estimates using logical and consistent procedures.
    • Manage project budgets, payable invoices, and receivable invoices.
    • Expected part-time travel in the areas of the country as needed.

Job Requirements:

    • Bachelor's, Master’s, or Ph.D. in Geophysics, Geology, Engineering, or related field.
    • Seven to ten years of experience in the technical field of choice, with recognizable achievements (minimum of three years at the management level).
    • Professional registration is not required but would be expected to be attained by state and degree, if applicable.
Who We Are:  
UES provides essential engineering services for some of the most prominent and significant projects in the nation. Our team members, from our drillers to administrative staff, contribute directly to projects that transform communities. With some of the greatest talent in Geotechnical Engineering, Construction Materials Testing and Inspection, Code Compliance, Environmental, Occupational Health & Safety, and Building Envelope, we are committed to delivering groundbreaking solutions for our clients. At the core of our success is our team members who make it all possible. We know that the projects we deliver are only as good as our people, which is why we offer enriching opportunities for career growth at every level.
Growing in Excellence
As the #1 fastest growing AEC firm on The Zweig Group's Hot Firm list in 2021, UES is poised to lead our industry into the future. As we evolve from a one-man operation to a company spanning 75 branches and 3,500 employees, we’re looking for enthusiastic talent to launch their careers and grow along with us.
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