Senior Dam Safety Engineer/Geotechnical Engineer


Senior Dam Safety Engineer/Geotechnical Engineer



20+ years


Dam safety evaluations and design
Approved FERC Part 12 Independent Consultant
Geotechnical engineering related to dams and water retaining structures
Risk-based analysis
Marketing of professional services, proposal writing, cost estimating, and project scheduling
Provide technical guidance and mentoring

Salary Range

$120,000 – $165,000

Reward yourself—work for a company that appreciates you.

Do you enjoy challenging work and project variety? Are you interested in applying your talents to formulate innovative solutions for the water resource and energy sectors?

If so, Gomez and Sullivan Engineers would like to hear from you.

We have a growing regional practice in the Northeast and a national reputation for excellence in engineering relative to dams and hydropower projects.  We are seeking motivated individuals committed to continuing this tradition.

Gomez and Sullivan is a growing, employee-owned engineering and environmental science company working at the intersection of renewable energy and environmental restoration. We plan to continue our sustainable growth for current and future generations of our employees. We firmly believe in treating our team members as well as we treat our clients, and we maintain a personable, positive work environment.


Our company has an immediate opening for a Senior Dam Safety Engineer. The ideal candidate will be a Professional Engineer with a strong background in the geotechnical aspects of dam safety evaluations and design.  Approval as a FERC Part 12 Independent Consultant or the requisite experience to qualify for approval is required. Experience conducting risk-based analyses for dam safety inspections is desirable. We are seeking a committed, detail-oriented individual to utilize their knowledge and experience for our clients’ immediate and future projects.


  • Oversee, coordinate, and direct design teams for FERC and state-regulated projects
  • Perform dam safety evaluations and design, including FERC Part 12 inspections
  • Perform earthen embankment design and geotechnical evaluation of earthen dams (large and small), as well as civil works projects
  • Develop geotechnical monitoring and testing programs as well as analysis of results
  • Develop and/or review construction sequencing, design plans and specifications, and permit applications for dam-related civil projects
  • Lead technical discussions with regulators and clients as well as at public meetings
  • Technical writing for project documents, as well as review of other engineers’ technical writing
  • Technical guidance and mentoring for other engineers in their project work and professional development
  • Marketing of professional services, proposal writing, cost estimating, and project scheduling


  • BS in civil or geotechnical engineering, or other appropriate field (MS preferred)
  • Registered as a Professional Engineer and committed to maintaining registrations in multiple northeastern states to support our regional business practice
  • Qualified to become a FERC Part 12 inspector immediately, if not already approved
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Training and/or experience in risk-based analysis desired
  • 20+ years of experience preferred in the following areas:
    • Project management
    • Geotechnical engineering related to dams and water retaining structures
    • Dam safety evaluations and design
    • Development, implementation, and evaluation of geotechnical investigation, testing, and monitoring programs
    • Evaluation of earthquake response of embankments
    • Client interaction and staff mentoring
    • Proposal development
    • Familiarity with federal and state dam safety standards/guidelines desired
    • Experience with other aspects of dam safety, such as grouting repairs, hydrology/hydraulics, and/or structural engineering a plus


Our employees are considered the firm’s most valuable resource and our goal is to provide a challenging, collaborative and rewarding work environment. We believe in treating our employees with respect and maintaining a personable, positive work experience.   We offer competitive benefits including: 


  • Seasonally varying hybrid work schedule including extended remote work periods  
  • Additional flexibility as-needed to accommodate personal schedules 

Vacations and Holidays 

  • Up to 4 weeks of vacation per year depending upon education and experience  
  • 8 Holidays 

Health Insurance 

  • High Deductible Health Plan with employer contribution to premiums 
  • Employer funded Health Savings Account used to fund medical expenses 
  • Employer funded Health Reimbursement Account used to offset plan deductibles 

Dental and Vision Insurance 

Medical Leave 

  • Up to 64 hours per year accrued based on time worked 
  • Sick Leave Rollover Account for unused sick leave up to 64 hours per year 
  • Extended Medical Leave Account for unused sick leave in excess 64 hours per year  

Short and Long term Disability Insurance 

Parental Leave 

  • Up to 12 weeks of Parental Leave within 12 months after the birth of a child 

Retirement Plan 

  • Profit sharing with contributions well above the industry average 
  • Deferred salary 401K Program 

Professional Development  

  • Financial support for education assistance 
  • Publication and teaching opportunities 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, disability, marital status, or any other protected status.

If you qualify and are interested in joining our team, please submit your resume and cover letter addressed to Leah Belanger to: