Geotechnical Department Manager

OWN, Inc. Springfield, MO

In 2023, we changed our name from Anderson Engineering, Inc. to OWN, Inc. to be more reflective of our team and the mindset that makes us go. While the name may be new, the links to the past have led us to what we are today: a community of talented employee-owners driven by mutual success.

OWN, Inc. is an engineering firm that believes in the power of employee-ownership. Our talented team builds futures while helping shape the built environment across the country from our offices in Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, and Florida. We serve the Private Development and Public Infrastructure markets with core offerings of Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Land Surveying, and Field Services. No matter the project or scope, our clients enjoy problem-solving and service that goes beyond the expected.

We are looking for a Geotechnical Department Manager to add to our Springfield, MO team. 

What you will get to do:

  • Build and lead a team of engineers

  • Develop strategies for the growth of the geotechnical division in the Southern Missouri region

  • Identify target clients to build partnerships with and participate in business development activities

  • Oversee lab operations

  • Prepare client proposals and contracts

  • Work on a variety of exciting projects in the Midwest which is one of the most unique geographic locations to perform geotechnical engineering due to the 8,000+ abundant sinkholes and over 32,000 mine features from past lead mining. 

  • Understand the “why” behind site conditions we encounter on our projects

  • Work alongside John Snider, who has over 35 years of experience in the field of engineering

  • Work with other geotech leaders to help grow the geotechnical division company wide

  • Work with our Rogers office leaders, drilling department, and leaders from across the company on multiple projects

You will be a good fit if:

  • You have a B.S. in Geology or Civil Engineering 

  • You are a licensed Professional Engineer

  • You have 7+ years geotechnical experience 

  • You are driven, motivated, and responsive 

  • You have leadership experience 

  • You have knowledge of geotechnical drilling, including soil sampling, rock coring, groundwater measurements, and planning geotechnical explorations

  • You are able to do heavy lifting, if required to assist drill crew

  • You have the ability to work effectively in a team environment

  • You have strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

  • You have a passion for growing a division

  • You are a strategic thinker

  • You get excited when you are challenged

  • You enjoy the outdoors and NW Arkansas region!

When you join us, you can find your own way through:

1. Community.  Giving of time, treasures, and talents to fulfill personal passions and show up in your community.

2. Empowerment. Our employees are given full reign and the trust to make decisions in the best interest of their clients and teams.

3. Flexibility. The freedom to be a professional. The freedom to be a person.

4. ESOP. Our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) is owned 100% by employees – equitably, a fact most employee-owned firms can’t claim.

5. Having fun. Laughing, jokes, high fives, celebrations – we take our work seriously but not ourselves.

6. Teamwork. A sense of belonging, learning from those around you, and feeling like you’re on the winning team.

It is the policy of OWN, Inc. to provide equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to their race, age, color, physical handicap or disability, military service record, religion, sex, national origin or any other categorization protected by law, and to promote the full realization of equal employment opportunity through a positive continuing program

OWN, Inc. is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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