Environmental - Air and Water Pollution, Environmental Engineering
Description Job Title: Environmental Engineer Job Type: Full-Time, Exempt, Salaried Reports to: Environmental Practice Lead Location: Downtown Portland, one block from the Yamhill District MAX Station. Flexible work schedule available. Closing Date: Open until filled
GSI Water Solutions, Inc. is seeking a mid-level Environmental Engineer to join its team of environmental scientists, geologists, and engineers in Portland, Oregon. In this role, you will be working with our senior-level engineers, managing small to medium sized projects, and performing task management roles in support of large-scale remediation projects.
In 2000, GSI’s founders left a large, multi-national consulting firm to start something different. We take pride in being a company that facilitates projects in support of our local community, treats its employees with respect and fairness, and strives for all employees to feel they belong, that their insights are valued, and there is opportunity for growth and advancement.
We are actively seeking out a diverse pool of applicants with strong technical, time management, and writing skills who share our values and commitment to social equity, environmental justice, green practices, and carbon footprint reduction. You can read about our projects, including our involvement in the Portland Harbor Superfund Cleanup on our website: http://gsiwatersolutions.com/portfolio/
In this role you will be: • Coordinating with senior-level engineers to understand and carry out project management, budgeting, performance, and schedule control priorities for multiple projects simultaneously • Reviewing engineering and environmental data to develop and design remedial approaches and design documents, prepare reports, meet regulatory requirements, and move projects forward • Mentoring junior staff • Communicating regularly with clients, regulators, and management • Leading field teams during large data collection efforts • Preparing work plans, technical reports, and presentations.
Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
Work Environment and Physical Demands This job is conducted largely in a professional office environment with occasional field efforts. The role requires the use of standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and copiers, which would be provided upon employment. Field efforts may require lifting to 40 pounds.
Travel and Field Work Project areas are generally local or within approximately a two hour drive (Oregon and Washington). Some travel to project sites will be required.
Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations • Professional Engineer license • 40-hr OSHA HAZWOPER certification (Renewal training course and hours in class paid by GSI) • Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.
Education and Experience Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: • BS degree in engineering (Master’s degree preferred) • 7+ years of environmental experience • Experience working within the CERCLA and RCRA regulatory frameworks • Experience working on Oregon DEQ and/or Washington DOE cleanup sites strongly desired • Experience with contaminated sediment sites will be considered a differentiator • Experience preparing work plans, technical reports, and managing project budgets
Success Factors • Strong technical knowledge • Possess excellent communication, organizational, and report-writing skills • Have the ability to work independently and collaboratively • Have a desire to mentor junior staff • Support GSI’s equity and antiracism work • Be a champion in the shaping and sustaining of an inclusive workplace
Benefits • Employee-Owned company through Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) • Highly competitive medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance plans • Access to medical and dependent-care Flexible Spending Accounts • Generous and flexible paid time off • 401k with employer matching • Cell phone reimbursement benefit to assist with the cost of using a personal cell phone for business purposes • Reimbursement for professional registrations and renewals • Paid time off for certification and licensing exams • Paid memberships in professional organizations • Paid attendance at professional conferences in support of career development • Flexible work schedules
We are a specialized groundwater, environmental, and water resources consulting firm. We help clients protect and manage shared water resources with solutions that are practical, forward thinking, and built on a foundation of sound science.