Environmental Remediation Engineer - 7110

Kansas City, MO

Environmental Remediation Engineer - 7110

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 an Environmental Remediation Engineer for our Kansas City, MO office.  The following locations will also be considered:  St. Louis, MO and Minneapolis, MN.  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 have the opportunity to work large scale remediation projects, across a broad range of practice areas delivering remediation consulting, design and implementation services to our key clients. 

Your Impact

  • Collaborate with senior engineers to evaluate, select, and design site remedies involving contaminated soil, groundwater, and vapor.
  • Lead and manage site investigation and remediation projects and teams.
  • Develop environmental remediation cost estimates and proposals. 
  • Understand remediation system design and be able to guide junior engineers and subcontractors to diagnose and repair remediation systems.
  • Record, evaluate, and interpret data, prepare reports and work plans, and provide analysis and interpretations of findings.
  • Perform hands-on field implementation of site remedies, bench-scale and pilot-scale studies, remediation system operation and maintenance, contaminated media sampling, and contractor oversight.  
  • Supervise and direct various contractors while conducting site work.
  • Perform environmental construction monitoring and documentation.
  • Review and stamp/certify technical reports submitted to clients and regulatory agencies.
  • Provide assistance in evaluating compliance with environmental laws and regulations.
  • Perform site inspections and prepare or supervise the preparation of SPCC Plans, FRP, ERAP, SWPPP, and other related planning documents.
  • Assist in the analysis, evaluation, and interpretation of environmental data obtained during field investigations, offering input with developing action plans for moderate- to high-level threat mitigation activities.
  • Work with cross-functional teams in executing project work.
  • Comply with regulatory requirements pertaining to the data integrity, documentation, procedures, training, monitoring systems, and record compliance and retention.
  • Remain current in latest environmental engineering techniques.
  • 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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering or closely related discipline.
  • 5 to 7 years of relevant post education experience.
  • Engineer in Training Certification.
  • Professional Engineer (PE) License required; ability to obtain additional state licenses within 6 months if requested. NCEES certification a plus.
  • Valid US driver’s license and ability to travel independently by air and land up to 30% of the time.
  • AutoCAD, Civil3D and/or ArcGIS experience a plus. 
  • Environmental permitting and permit compliance experience a plus.
  • Certifications desired: OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training, OSHA 8 Hour HAZWOPER Refresher Training, DOT Training,
  • CPR and First Aid Training, and other related environmental certifications.  
  • Job assignments may involve work on waste disposal sites and sites requiring hazardous materials management.
  • Participation in an OSHA-mandated medical surveillance program will be required, and safety training will be provided before being assigned to work on these sites.  Applicants must be able to wear a full-face respirator.
  • Basic knowledge of U.S. environmental laws and regulations, international experience a plus. 
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems independently to meet internal and external deadlines.
  • Self-sufficient, self-motivated and ability to work under pressure of deadlines. 
  • Clear and concise verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work as a team member with people of differing backgrounds and experience, sometimes located in multiple offices.
  • Ability and willingness to mentor junior staff.
  • Highly capable self-leadership with attention to detail, multi-tasking, and prioritization of responsibilities in a dynamic work environment.
  • Ability to work independently and provide guidance and leadership to junior team or project members, with strict adherence to QA/QC.
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.
  • Ability to work schedules conducive to project-specific requirements that may extend beyond the typical workweek.
  • Must successfully complete and pass WSP's Motor Vehicle screening.
  • This role is subject to a client mandated drug/alcohol testing policy. As such, employee may be subject to random drug/alcohol tests. A copy of the client mandated drug/alcohol testing policy will be provided during employee onboarding and is available upon applicant request. 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or related discipline