RETTEW, a leading engineering and consulting firm, seeks a highly organized and detail-oriented Subsurface Utility Engineering/Geophysical Project Manager. Please ensure you meet the requirements below before applying to this position.

As the Geophysical Project Manager at RETTEW, you will serve as the main point of contact for Subsurface Utility Engineering and Geophysical Services in our Western PA, Ohio, and West Virginia Offices.


  • Manage multiple client relationships and projects; adherence to contract requirements and professional standards.
  • Managing single discipline projects with budgets up to 100K; multi-disciplinary project management experience a plus.
  • Manage project teams with 2 to 5+ staff.
  • Perform field investigations and prepare report deliverables.
  • Maintain an active role in business development for the team and company.
  • Maintain active membership in professional organizations.

This is a leadership track position with potential for growth into a Team Lead role.


  • Advanced skills in subsurface utility designating field techniques (metal detection, electromagnetics [EM], duct rodding, GPR etc.).
  • Ability to work independently to locate water, sewer, gas, fiber, telecom, electric sanitary and storm utilities.
  • Experience with concrete scanning GPR and rebar mapping a plus.
  • Experience and/or interest in learning advanced geophysical field investigation techniques (seismic, gravity, borehole, EM etc.).
  • Experience with GPS/GNSS surveying techniques.
  • Experience managing air/hydro excavating field activities (test holes).
  • Experience with CCTV video pipe inspection (storm/sanitary sewer) a plus.
  • Ability to prepare reports and exhibits.
  • Possess 5-10+ years of utility locating experience.
  • Highly motivated; willing to travel periodically; strong work ethic, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience in task management and client relations.
  • Passion for field work and building client relationships through quality work.
  • Strong commitment to safety culture.

About Us

At RETTEW, our mission is to empower every employee – arming them with the tools they need to provide solutions that promote success for both our clients and communities. As a 100% employee-owned company, we all work together towards a common goal of creating meaningful public health projects which put environmental stewardship first. We prioritize safety and quality culture to safeguard the well-being of our employees and achieve project success. We applaud diversity among our employees, celebrating their various backgrounds and perspectives, which allows us to form strong connections with one another.

Perks & Benefits:

  • Sign on bonus
  • Opportunity for advancement based on performance.
  • Highly competitive compensation package
  • ESOP – 100% employee-owned company
  • Flexible work environments
  • Generous Medical, Vision, and Dental insurance packages
  • Paid Time Off (no use it or lose it)
  • Life insurance and disability coverage for full-time employees
  • Employee assistance program providing access to counseling services and financial advice as needed
  • 401(k) with company match contributions for eligible employees
  • Regular forums on diversity, equity, & inclusion topics led by company leadership, experts, and allies
  • Paid registration and certification exam fees for applicable courses relating to the job role
  • Tuition reimbursement for approved educational courses
  • Paid professional association dues available for certain membership levels

Join the RETTEW family today! We are an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. From race to religion, gender identity, and more – our doors remain open for everyone looking for meaningful employment opportunities. Let’s work together toward success! #ZR