Home | About Us | Schnabel Engineering


As a nationally-recognized firm with a tradition dating back more than 55 years, Schnabel Engineering, with our subsidiary, Lachel & Associates, has become a preeminent provider of GeoDesign, dam and tunnel engineering services. 

Schnabel’s specialized services include geotechnical and geostructural engineering, as well as dam and tunnel engineering, environmental services, geophysical and geosciences services, construction monitoring, and resident engineering. These coordinated GeoDesign efforts provide an integrated approach to every project from subsurface explorations and soil testing, through engineering analysis, design, and construction support.

Our commitment to our clients is a hallmark of our service. Schnabel combines the engineering capacity and expertise of a large firm with the client responsiveness of a small firm. We are dedicated to providing expertise, value, environmental stewardship, innovation, and insight on every project. This dedication to client advocacy allows us to provide a unique and valuable dimension to design teams not typically found in today’s industry. 

The people of Schnabel care about your project. From inception through construction, Schnabel is an integral part of your design team. We focus our energy on the unseen – the underground. As your advocate we: identify and address risk; incorporate creative solutions; and optimize schedule and budget.  An ENR Top 200 Engineering Firm and CE News Best Firm to Work For, Schnabel’s problem solvers go around the world to support our clients’ interests.

Schnabel continually develops our multi-disciplinary staff of more than 300 professionals to enhance our value to our clients and to the industry. As such, every effort is made to support our staff’s professional development through participation in industry societies, research, publications, industry outreach, and university support. Many of our professionals have proven this commitment and been recognized with leadership roles in organizations such as the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Deep Foundation Institute (DFI), International Association of Foundation Drilling (ADSC), Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), and the Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO). Involvement has included technical committees, Board of Director roles, and chairmanships.

Get to know the people of Schnabel Engineering and experience our dedication to making you a life-long client.