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 a designation of 280 on the 2021 ENR Top 500 Design Firm rankings. For the firm's primary territory, the ENR Southeast Top Design Firms, ESP received a 2021 ranking of 49.

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