ESP is currently seeking a Geotechnical and CMT Lab Coordinator / Project Manager for our Fort Mill, South Carolina operations. This role offers a Geotechnical/CMT professional the opportunity to work with clients, manage projects and coordinate operations in our AASHTO accredited soils and materials laboratory.


  • Client Interaction & Project Management Duties Including:
    • Proposal preparation
    • Managing and/or performing field engineering and testing
    • Technical analyses
    • Providing consultation/evaluation for field-related concerns
    • Report writing
    • Invoice Preparation
  • Laboratory Coordination and Oversight Including:
    • Management of AASHTO Quality System
    • Maintaining AASHTO Resource, CCRL and DOT accreditation
    • Reviewing laboratory data for internal QA/QC 
    • Providing guidance and implementation during revision to or addition of new laboratory processes, procedures, or test methods
    • Coordinating and scheduling laboratory testing assignments 
    • Coordinating timely calibrations and maintenance of field and laboratory equipment to industry codes and standards
    • Communicating field and laboratory observations and testing results with Project Management staff, general contractors, and clients 
    • Assisting Project Management staff with review of laboratory testing results and preparation of formal reports
    • Business planning related to expenses and capital expenditures

Technical Abilities in Some or All of the Following: 

  • Shallow and deep foundation analysis
  • Pavement design and analysis
  • Construction materials testing (CMT) procedures
  • Special inspection procedures and requirements
  • Analysis of laboratory test results including, but not limited to: Moisture-density relationships, Atterberg Limits, Grainsize analysis, Triaxial compression testing, consolidation testing, Hydraulic Conductivity, loss on ignition, etc.


  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in related discipline
  • 2 or more years of related experience (laboratory, geotechnical and construction materials testing) 
  • Engineering Intern (EI) registration is required
  • Professional Engineer (PE) registration beneficial
  • Familiarity with ASTM and AASHTO test methods specific to geotechnical and construction materials testing
  • Familiarity with AASHTO R18 Quality Management System (or comparable quality management system) 
  • Strong written/verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with processing and reporting geotechnical and construction materials test results using specialized computer software preferred 
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and ability to utilize and manage Lab Information Management System software 
  • Familiarity with geotechnical and material testing equipment and calibration procedures 
  • Familiarity with automated testing, data acquisition and instrumentation preferred
  • Must have good verbal and written communication skills
  • Candidate must be able to pass a drug screen, background check, and have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the company’s driving (MVR) policy.  

Corporate Information:

ESP is a multi-discipline engineering design and consulting firm providing our clients with civil engineering, surveying, planning/landscape architecture, geosciences, environmental, subsurface utility engineering, and construction engineering inspection.

Through years of dedicated service to our clients, ESP has received ENR Top 500 Design Firm ranking of 288 in 2020. In the Southeast, ESP’s primary territory, the firm received the 2020 ENR Southeast Top Design Firms ranking of 39.

ESP offers an excellent employee benefits package including:   

  • Health and Dental Insurance 
  • PTO (Paid Time Off) & Holidays 
  • Life Insurance 
  • Flexible Benefits Plan 
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance 
  • 401(k) Plan