Kleinschmidt Group
  • 20-Aug-2021 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Compliance Engineering
  • USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Competitive salary, Bonus Program – annual and quarterly, Comprehensive medical/dental/vision package, 401(k) with 4% match employer match and 100% immediate vesting, 10 Floating Holidays, Paid Time Off , Short-Term Disability, Paid Parental Leave, Tuition Assistance, Employee Ownership

Kleinschmidt has a full-time opening for a Dam Safety Engineer to manage projects, people, and client relationships. Any location will be considered. Our flexibility and core value of relationships allow us to offer employees the opportunity to work in an office, or remotely, based on their personal needs. We understand the concerns with COVID-19 and have policies in place to help keep our employees safe.

Who You Are

A licensed Professional Engineer with a BS and a minimum of 10 years' experience within the field of dam safety with a focus in either structural or geotechnical engineering.

Skilled Independent Consultant: Approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to conduct Part 12 Dam Safety Inspections or the ability to receive this designation within three years.

Experienced: Experience with concrete and earthen dam safety inspections, seismic design and analysis, risk assessments and potential failure mode evaluation, and familiarity with regulatory and permitting processes. Additionally, the candidate will have experience with structural aspects of concrete and steel construction and/or geotechnical analysis of earthen embankments. Experience participating in and/or facilitating semi-quantitative risk assessments is a plus.

Relationship-focused: Enjoys collaborating with clients and co-workers, has a desire to mentor and coach staff. Ability to work effectively with a multidisciplinary team while applying civil/structural or geotechnical engineering skills from analysis and design through to construction. In addition to excellent technical skills, the candidate will possess strong communication skills, be self-motivated, and growth-oriented with demonstrated excellent problem-solving skills.

Additional Requirements

  • Available for travel throughout the US and Canada, as needed, typically 10% to 25% of the time
  • Must possess permanent authorization to work in the United States and able to acquire authorization to work in Canada
  • Must possess a valid driver's license

About the Position

The position includes a combination of project, people, and client relationship management for dam safety inspections and projects, and for unique engineering design projects for retrofits, rehabilitation, and new design efforts at existing or proposed dam and hydroelectric project sites. Tasks will include dam safety inspections throughout the United States and Canada and working with appropriate regulators and local agencies to assess the condition of structures and determine potential failure modes and corrective actions if required. This position provides an excellent opportunity to work on a team of technical professionals in the fields of hydroelectric, civil works design, geotechnical engineering, and dam safety.

Who We Are

Kleinschmidt is one of the few employee-owned consulting firms in North America specializing in hydropower and we have been doing it for more than 50 years. We focus on developing engineering, regulatory, and environmental solutions that benefit our clients by lowering costs, shortening schedules, and improving regulatory relationships.

Our people are passionate, engaged, and enjoy learning from one another while working on unique and creative projects. Technical excellence is at the heart of our continued success, and we strongly encourage learning and continuous improvement to create professional growth and new opportunities for our employees.


  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus Program - Annual and quarterly
  • Comprehensive medical/dental/vision package
  • 401(k) with 4% match employer match and 100% immediate vesting
  • 10 Floating Holidays
  • Paid Time Off
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Employee Ownership

Kleinschmidt is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. It is our company policy and culture to provide equal opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender status, disability status, national origin, veteran status, and all other dimensions of diversity.

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As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, Kleinschmidt is committed to a diverse workforce.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation.

If you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access the online application or need other accommodations, you may request an accommodation by contacting our recruitment coordinator at 207.416.1262.


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