Geotechnical Lead

Geotechnical Lead


Location: Oklahoma City, OK, Tulsa, OK or Allen, TX

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CEC is a privately-held engineering firm, serving both public entities and private developers. We offer extensive services, which allow us to be involved with projects from conception to design, to construction. Our focus is to eliminate aging infrastructure and drive community growth through innovative and collaborative engineering design. CEC is a Top Workplace that offers excellent benefits, professional development and growth opportunities for employees.


  • Provide servant-leadership and embraces and models CEC values. 
  • Represent CEC professionally and technically with Technical, Marketing, and Industry groups to maximize CEC’s exposure to the Design and Construction Industry.
  • Apply specific technical experience (Geotechnical, Asphalt, Concrete, Aggregates, Lab Operations) for non-typical CMT projects and provide mentorship to CEC Testing Department staff.
  • Provide consulting services for a broad array of projects and clients.  This may include performing and/or leading field investigations, analysis, calculations, and recommendations, design and development of designs and specifications, observation and inspection, and the writing, preparation, and review of related reports for the services provided.
  • Ensure the quality, accuracy, and completeness of work; and provides training, technical and administrative guidance, mentoring, and instruction to personnel in the department.
  • Identify, develop, and gather the resources to complete the project. This may include developing project schedules, budgets, and forecasts; and selecting materials, equipment, project staff and outside consultants, if necessary.
  • Set priorities, assign tasks, coordinates project staff to meet project/client targets and milestones.
  • Take responsibility and oversight of efficient field/lab operations, including coordinating technicians assigned to a project/client for the duration of the contract.
  • Trains, manages, and reviews performance of technicians as necessary during the project and/or as pertains to services provided to a long-term client or contract.
  • Takes ownership for fiscal success of projects and monitors project costs.
  • Develops and maintains a client base.
  • Prepares, disseminates, and tracks project invoices, as necessary.
  • Develops, fosters, and maintains client relationships. Pursues repeat or follow-up work with current clients. Collaborates with Marketing and Business Development staff to respond to new business opportunities, including engaging in preparation of proposals, interviews, and presentations.
  • Provides project management at a client level, trouble-shoots, and negotiates complex client-designer-contractor conflicts.
  • Develops and implements departmental technical standards and procedures, including quality control/quality assurance processes. Assists in the development and coordination of practice and inter-departmental standards and procedures.
  • Maintains awareness of and executes corporate policies and procedures to ensure consistent departmental application and compliance.
  • Complies with all safety policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Maintains equipment and/or vehicle in good working condition and reports problems or repairs needed in a timely manner.


  • Provides engineering and consulting services for a broad array of projects and clients. This may include performing and/or leading field investigations, engineering analysis, calculations, and recommendations, design and development of plans and specifications, observation and inspection, and the writing, preparation, and review of related reports for the services provided.
  • Reviews drawings and construction to assure compliance with plans and specifications.
  • Prepares proposals and cost estimates, tracks, and evaluates project progress, budgets, and recommends changes.
  • Researches and resolves design and construction problems.
  • Assigns, reviews, and evaluates laboratory or field data for inclusion in reports.
  • Applies sound engineering principles and communicates complex engineering issues and concepts to technical and non-technical clients and project teams.
  • Conducts, coordinates, or supervises field investigations, laboratory testing, and evaluation of respective data.
  • Develops plans, schedules, conducts, and/or coordinates detailed phases of assigned project work.
  • May direct field staff including graduate/field engineers, engineering technicians, exploration teams, laboratory staff and other support personnel on a per project basis.
  • Interacts with client and project team in developing scope of services and communicating project progress.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Leadership
  • Communication proficiency
  • Problem solving/analysis
  • Technical capacity
  • Project management


  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) in engineering from four-year college or university and seven to ten years related experience. Master’s degree in Geotechnical Engineering preferred.
  • Oklahoma Professional Engineer license.
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • English language skills:  ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to write reports and business correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from peers, managers, clients, vendors, and the public, including responding effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints.
  • Mathematical skills:  ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Reasoning skills: ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, etc.). Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
  • Proficient personal computer skills including electronic mail, record keeping, routine database activity, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, etc., as well as proficiency with specialized engineering design software. Microsoft Office proficiency preferred.
  • Organizational skills:  ability to prioritize and organize tasks; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously; ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.


  • Light physical activity performing non-strenuous daily activities of a productive/technical nature.
  • Ability to talk and hear.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, work with the fingers, and perceive attributes of objects and materials.
  • Ability to sit up to eight hours per day.
  • Ability to manipulate computer mouse up to eight hours per day.
  • Ability to stand and/or walk, including over uneven surfaces, for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to see clearly 20 inches or less and 20 feet or more; ability to identify and distinguish colors; depth perception; and ability to adjust focus.


  • Well-lighted, heated and/or air-conditioned indoor office/production setting with adequate ventilation.
  • Moderate noise.
  • Occasionally outdoors exposed to changing weather conditions (rain, sun, snow, wind, etc.), dust, dirt, cuts, bites, or stings.
  • Requires use of protective and/or safety equipment.


  • Fixed schedule of 40 hours per week between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • May be required to work extended hours, weekends, and holidays.
  • May be required to work non-standard hours and schedules that include on-call and call-outs.

This position includes safety-sensitive job functions, and random screenings will be conducted in accordance with CEC’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy.

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CEC is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.