Project Engineer

Position Summary:

GBA is seeking a self-motivated Civil or Coastal Engineer with 4 to 8 years of design experience to join our team and lead projects related to dredging, coastal and environmental restoration through beneficial use of dredged material. This is a hybrid role, located in our Baltimore, MD office, with some flexibility for remote work.  Relocation to the Baltimore metro area is a requirement.  The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the US.


  • Lead project teams in the design and oversight of civil and coastal projects for local, state, and federal clients along the Atlantic Coast with a focus on the Mid-Atlantic region.
  • Apply leadership and teamwork skills to effectively plan, execute, and manage scopes, budgets, and schedules to meet client needs.
  • Prepare design plans, technical specifications, and other contract documents. 
  • Prepare scopes, budgets, and schedules.
  • Assigns tasks to and coordinates work with engineers and technical staff.
  • Provide support, training and mentoring to direct reports and junior staff.

Required Skills & Duties:

  • Must have the ability to operate effectively in a fast-paced, high-production office environment, build successful team relationships and maintain positive coworker interactions.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, as well as part of a team.
  • Possesses effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills are required with AutoCAD Civil 3D and MS Office. 
  • Travel (up to 10%) may be required depending on project-specific requirements (i.e., client meetings, site visits, field investigations, inspections, etc.)

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with programs such as HyPack, Pix4D, Global Mapper, and Delft3D or similar are a plus.

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering (civil, coastal, or ocean) or closely related discipline from an accredited program. Master’s degree a plus.
  • Professional Engineering (P.E.) license required or ability to obtain.
  • 4 to 8 years of experience in civil or coastal projects with experience in some or all of the following areas:
    • Contract Documents - including preparation of design plans, technical specifications, engineer’s cost estimate, etc.
    • Navigation and Dredging Engineering - including design of ship channels, turning basins, berthing areas, new work and maintenance dredging projects, channel shoaling studies, etc.
    • Dredged Material Management Options - including innovative reuse, beneficial use, confined aquatic disposal, wetland/marsh restoration & creation, beach nourishment, etc.
    • Geotechnical Engineering - including subsurface investigations, dredged material containment facility (DMCF) dike design, slope stability analysis, soil properties and behavior, borrow suitability, etc.
    • Coastal Engineering – shoreline protection analyses and design including breakwaters, jetties, armoring and protected dike embankments.
    • Hydrographic surveying - including single beam, multi-beam, side scan, magnetometer, sub-bottom, geophysical etc.
  • All applicants must either have or be able to acquire a TWIC Card.

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



Baltimore, Maryland

Employment Type

Minimum Experience
4 Years

Experience Level

Work Model