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WSP USA Chemical/Environmental Engineer in Redmond, Washington

Chemical/Environmental Engineer

Req ID 9547

Chemical/Environmental Engineer

Who We Are

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all experiences, skillsets, backgrounds and walks of life. We actively foster a work environment and culture where inclusion and diversity is part of our fundamental structure. This is delivered behaviorally, through our policies, trainings, local partnerships with professional diverse organizations, internal networks and most importantly with the support and sponsorship of our leaders who help drive our commitment to an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and equitable work environment. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

This Opportunity

WSP is currently initiating a search for a Chemical/Environmental Engineer for our Redmond, WA office. The following locations will also be considered: Seattle, WA . Be involved in projects with our Federal Programs Environmental Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.

Provides support to technical staff and project managers for due diligence, investigation, remediation, and environmental permitting projects. Tasks will include, but are not limited to, assisting with the development of site investigations and/or sampling designs to assess sites impacted by hazardous and/or solid waste; the development of remedial approaches to mitigate contamination of water and land resources; and the review of environmental monitoring data to assess remedial performance. Generates accurate and concise documentation regarding field conditions, with the ability to evaluate and analyze environmental monitoring data to support decision making. Ensures that responsibilities are delivered and adhered to with a level of quality that meets or exceeds acceptable industry standards.

Your Impact

  • With minimal supervision, assist with collecting, identifying, and compiling environmental data from samples of soil, water, sediments, and other matrices for projects, investigations, and surveys.

  • Maintain quality control standards and procedures for accurate and precise measurements and advanced statistical analyses of environmental data.

  • Perform basic professional environmental engineering work relating to hazardous or solid waste facilities, industrial and agricultural facilities, pollution sources, existing site conditions, and water resources.

  • Assists with verifying the characteristics of a site, providing technical assistance on various environmental issues.

  • Write technical reports summarizing research with fndings and conclusions, generating complete, accurate, and concise documentation using electronic systems and software.

  • Assist technical staff and project managers with environmental risk identication and assessment, offering input and analysis to aid decision making on remediation projects.

  • Work with cross-functional teams in executing project work.

  • Assist with work plan preparation, review, and coordination of field work, in particlar Field Sampling Plans (FSPs) and Quality Assurance Project Plans (QAPPs) relevant to media encountered at contaminated sediment sites (e.g., surface waters, surface sediments, sediment cores, etc).

  • Complete training on assigned tasks.

  • 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

  • Degree in Chemical or Environmental Engineering; or closely related discipline.

  • 1 to 3 years of relevant post education experience in environmental engineering working on contaminated sediment sites, including the investigation and characterization of contaminated sediments and the application of engineering principles to design remedial actions (e.g., dredging and capping).

  • Knowledge of engineering principles, practices, and methods and their application to address contaminated sediment sites.

  • Familiarity with the concepts of reducing and eliminating the use or generation of hazardous substances, processes, or products., as well as awareness of mitigation programs.

  • Highly familiar with relevant environmental laws, regulations, compliance practices, and record-keeping requirements.

  • Familiarity with the techniques used in identifying, measuring, sampling and studying environmental contaminants in aquatic environments.

  • Analytical mindset with an ability to exercise sound judgement in evaluating situations and making decisions.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing ideas effectively and professionally to an engineering and non-engineering audience.

  • Capable self-leadership with attention to detail, accuracy, multi-tasking, and prioritization of responsibilities in a dynamic work environment.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, as well as part of a team to meet business objectives.

  • Basic proficiency with technical writing, office automation and communication, technology, math principles, predictive models, and tools.

  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite and technical software programs, to include GIS, Python, SYSTAT, MATLAB, and/or Origin.

  • 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.

  • Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Engineer in Training Certification.

  • 40-hour HAZWOPER Training, strongly preferred.

  • Masters or PhD in environmental engineering, strongly preferred.

  • Prior design experience, including experience using CapSIM to design sediment capping layers.

  • A member of and/or actively participate in local professional practice organizations.

Additional Requirements

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Additional Details

  • Travel Required: 10%

  • Job Status: Regular

  • Employee Type: Full

  • Primary Location: REDMOND - NE UNION HILL RD

  • All locations: US-WA-Redmond, US-WA-Seattle

About WSP

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com

WSP provides a flexible, agile and hybrid workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

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