Director Site Assessment & Remediation - Environmental Engineer - 8659

Lakewood, CO

Director Site Assessment & Remediation - Environmental Engineer - 8659

Our Business

We are a global leader in environmental consulting - made stronger with the recent acquisition of Golder - with world-class expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG), climate resiliency & sustainability (CRS), and earth sciences. Combined we have over 14,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change. 

As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from across the globe.

This Opportunity

WSP is currently initiating a search for a Director Site Assessment & Remediation - Environmental Engineer for our Denver Metro Area office. Be involved in projects with our Earth & Environment Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.

The successful candidate will support our contaminated land assessment, remediation, legacy site closure, abandoned mine lands, and environmental compliance services based in our Southwest Mountain District.  In this position, you will be involved in and lead projects and programs within our national Site Investigation & Remediation Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges. In this role, you will support our project delivery and growth in remediation and related sectors and will work closely with a rapidly growing team of geologists, environmental scientists, and engineers in our Southwest Mountain District and throughout the U.S.  Our ideal candidate will be a significant contributor both with strategy and delivery on a team providing project and program management services for site investigation, feasibility studies, remedial design, and construction management for both private and public clients.

Your Impact

  • Provide technical direction and oversight as well as mentoring and training to junior-level, mid-level and senior staff for site investigation and remediation projects.
  • Project and Program Management and client interaction.
  • Developing/maintaining client relationships to ensure project advancement of strategic priorities and key client relationships.
  • Pursuit management and proposal writing.
  • Working across business lines to function as a subject matter expert partner in all matters relating to contaminated sites and remediation.
  • Environmental remediation planning, site assessments (Phase 1 and 2), due diligence, feasibility study, remedial design and construction, operation, maintenance and monitoring, optimization, and permitting.
  • Hazardous waste characterization.
  • Preparation of Feasibility Studies under CERCLA and state programs.
  • Managing and performing remedial design under CERCLA and state cleanup programs.
  • Design, installation, and operation of treatment systems for site remediation.
  • Regulatory permitting, environmental compliance, and liabilities management, including leading regulator interactions.
  • Performance monitoring and reporting for permit compliance.
  • Completing assigned work scopes on time and within budget and in compliance with WSP’s project management and delivery requirements and guidelines.
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.
  • Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • B.S. in Environmental Engineering, or related discipline.
  • Professional Engineer registration, preferably in Colorado.
  • 12+ years of experience in environmental site assessment and remediation projects, including large scale program/portfolio experience.
  • In-depth experience in planning and executing investigation and remediation programs for a diverse set of clients, including in mine closure contexts.
  • Expert knowledge and design experience in remediation technologies for soil, groundwater, soil vapor and air.
  • Highly competent in advising clients in environmental liability transfer risk and opportunity assessment, closure/exit strategy, and litigation support.
  • Strong and effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated project management and team leadership skills, including with remote working teams.
  • Must be able to pass a HAZWOPER physical and be medically able to wear a tight-fitting respirator.
  • Strong technical knowledge and the desire to excel.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong client relationships, account management and account growth.
  • Demonstrated ability in business development and achieving annual sales/business development goals.
  • Strong knowledge of federal and state regulatory programs (e.g., MTCA, RCRA, CERCLA).
  • Must successfully complete and pass WSP’s Motor Vehicle screening. 
  • This role may be subject to a client-mandated drug/alcohol testing policy. As such, employee may be subject to random drug/alcohol tests. A copy of this policy will be provided during employee onboarding and is available upon applicant request. 
  • Position requires some travel and fieldwork.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience identifying and leading project pursuits.
  • Experience with on-call contracts for environmental services for state and municipal government agencies.
  • Experience in large legacy site closure, portfolio management, and closed mine site investigation, feasibility studies, and remediation.
  • Oil & Gas, municipality contracts, or PFAS experience would be beneficial.
  • Comfortable and demonstrated track record of presenting to executive level-client audiences.
  • Demonstrated experience in mentoring and developing junior staff.
  • 40-hr OSHA HAZWOPER certification.
  • Experience evaluating and designing treatment systems for site remediation.
  • Good knowledge of chemistry and process engineering, especially in the environmental remediation design.
  • Construction management experience.



Compensation and Benefits:

WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.  Expected Salary: $125,200 – 255,400

WSP USA is providing the compensation range and general description of other compensation and benefits that the company in good faith believes it might pay and/or offer for this position based on the successful applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities in addition to internal equity and geographic location. WSP USA reserves the right to ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and offer additional benefits and other compensation, depending on circumstances not related to an applicant’s sex or other status protected by local, state, or federal law.