Job Description

Fugro USA Land, Inc. in Walnut Creek, CA is interested in hiring a Project/ Senior Engineer with full technical responsibility for interpreting, organizing, executing and coordinating assignments. Plan and develop engineering projects concerned with unique or controversial issues. This involves exploration of subject area, definition of scope and selection of problems for investigation, and development of novel concepts and approaches. Requires extensive progressive experience. Manage and conduct both simple and complex projects and pursuits. Operate with independent action and responsible judgment. May supervise groups of staff or independent business units so the operation meets assigned financial goals and Fugro's professional standards.

Roles and Responsibilities

With limited supervision and heavy decision-making this role will be required to:

  • In a supervisory capacity, plan, develop, coordinate and direct a number of large and important projects or project of major scope and importance with a small staff of engineers. Responsible for successful execution of engineering program.
  • Conceive, plan, and conduct research in problem areas of considerable scope and complexity. Identify critical gaps, related to the problem that may be largely lacking due to the novel character of the project.
  • Participate in selecting project team, and assign duties to the project team, monitor their progress and check accuracy of completed work.
  • Serve as the technical specialist for the company in the application of advanced theories, concepts, principles, and processes for an assigned area of responsibility.
  • Mentor direct reports with the purpose of professional development. Requires identification and recommendation of advanced training needs.
  • Create and/or provide review of proposals and reports.
  • Typically, the "Engineer or Geologist-of-record" on major projects and approve changes to design during construction.
  • Ensure commitments to clients are met in budget, timeliness, and accuracy to maintain close relationship with client throughout development of the project and beyond.
  • Assist in business development, recruitment, and hiring.
  • Produce accurate and timely invoices with the ability to collect fees from clients in a timely manner.
  • Be able to travel extensively (required), both domestically and internationally.
  • Meet utilization goals as determined by senior management.
  • Provide leadership in the firm and set an example consistent with exemplary ethical standards.
  • Observe and follow all company safety rules and procedures.


  • Possess current driver's license with acceptable motor vehicle record.
  • 5-10 years of relevant experience necessary.  Management of medium to large engineering projects required.
  • Effective verbal and written communicator with excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to work as Team Leader to achieve desired results.
  • Ability to competently and professionally present project materials in client meetings, including identifying and mitigating client concerns.
  • Excellent written communication skills including comprehensive understanding of writing for engineering documents and related legal terminology. Mentor written communication skills in others.
  • Effective client relationship management with a dedicated client base and the proven ability to book annual revenue.
  • Proven ability to contribute inventions, new designs or techniques, which are of material significance in the solution of important problems.
  • Publish engineering papers, articles, and textbooks. Make presentations, give lectures, and provide training.
  • Stay abreast of current professional practices, periodicals, and technological advancements in engineering for the purpose of recommending changes in emphasis of programs or new programs warranted by such developments.  

Physical Qualifications

  • Performs moderate work exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
  • Possible international travel/assignments may be required.


  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from accredited college or university required; Master's degree or Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Geology or equivalent preferred.
  • Licensed Professional Engineer 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.

Additional Details

This job specification should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbent will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required by the supervisor.

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.

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