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Geotechnical Engineer / Project Manager - Fort Collins, CO

Posted: 03/31/2024

CTL|Thompson, Inc. is looking for a full time Geotechnical Engineer / Project Manager to work at our Fort Collins, CO office. The Project Manager will work on managing and completing complex design projects primarily involved with commercial, residential, and municipal structures. They will be responsible planning, analyzing and designing structural or geotechnical components of a project. They will use relevant software to perform engineering analysis and develop plans and reports. Project Managers are required to have a PE license and will review project recommendations and designs. Project Managers are responsible for client interactions and profitability of projects.

Project Managers are paid an annual salary between $80,000.00 and $120,000.00 plus discretionary bonuses.  Our offer will be based upon individuals experience and qualifications.  Our full time employees enjoy paid vacation and paid sick time as well as a generous benefits package which includes medical, life and long term disability insurances.  Voluntary benefits options include dental, vision, critical illness, accident, supplemental life, short term disability, a flexible spending account and a health savings account.  Retirement benefits include a 401K and profit sharing plan. 

As leaders in the industry, CTL|Thompson, Inc. employs only those with technical excellence and professionalism.  Individuals exhibiting these qualities are attracted to CTL|Thompson, Inc. by the potential for professional growth and advancement within our organization, and the opportunity to work alongside industry leaders.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Train and supervise Staff and Project Engineers.


  • Provide engineering analysis including foundation, slope stability, and earth retention design, and prepare project documentation and deliverables such as geotechnical reports and letters based on results from analysis.
  • Provide direct engineering service and project management with full understanding of, and consistent use of, in-house project management tools and the ability to successfully delegate project responsibilities to other staff.
  • Develop new clients and projects by participating in marketing and listening for and seeking out new projects that may exist or are being formulated. Have an understanding of business development. Participate in the development of proposals and contract negotiation.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for project clients, and ensure high client service by providing constructible designs, meeting deadlines, and creating clear communications with our clients.
  • Participation in administration which involves increasing responsibility in activities that include, but are not limited to, aspects of development and ongoing management of the project management process, financial management (including monitoring project status and accounts receivable).
  • Manage project finances by reviewing monthly invoices and budgets, and prepare and monitor change orders to ensure they are accurate and billed in a timely manner.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills with all levels of staff.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Must possess some understanding of construction methods. 
  • Increasing maturity and soundness of judgement in decision making and solving project-related problems and managing complex projects.

Education and Experience:

  • B.S. in Civil or related engineering field.
  • At least 7 years of experience within specified field.
  • Current Professional Engineer License in the state of employment or ability to obtain a license in 6 months of employment.
  • Licensure in Colorado and other States as required.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at times.

Work Environment:

This job operates in both an outside, field environment, in an office setting. Regular work on computers while in the office. While working in the field, may be exposed to extreme weather conditions, including rain, snow, cold and heat. Routinely uses PPE and other safety equipment as appropriate. Work will be project focused and client interactions will be required. 

Any offer of employment will be contingent upon:

  • Verification of your right to work in the United States, as demonstrated by your completion of the I-9 form upon hire and your submission of acceptable documentation (as noted on the I-9 form) verifying your identity and work authorization within three days of starting employment.
  • Satisfactory completion of a drug test from a laboratory certified by Colorado and chosen (and paid for) by CTL|Thompson, Inc. The laboratory will collect and test the drug test samples, for which the required notice will be included with any employment offer and for which the required consent forms will be provided by the laboratory.
  • A valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record in accordance with the company automobile insurance policy guidelines.

CTL|Thompson, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer/veterans/disabled.

Please note that CTL|Thompson, Inc. will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee in the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement.  In the event that a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, CTL|Thompson, Inc. explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.  Any such unsolicited resume, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of CTL|Thompson, Inc.