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The Vertex Companies Project Manager - Senior Engineer / Geologist in Seattle, Washington

The Vertex Companies, Inc. (VERTEX) is an employee-owned Architecture Engineering and Construction (AEC) firm that offers forensic, engineering, construction and environmental solutions. We have approximately 500 employees occupying 25+ offices throughout North America. We care about our clients AND our employees, so we operate with a constant sense of urgency and always look to add-value. This strategy has allowed us to grow with our clients over the past 24 years at a rate of 30% per year. We have been able to maintain exceptional quality through this constant growth cycle because of our lifetime of learning program which keeps us ahead of the curve in a constantly evolving economy. Bottom line…we deliver.

Project Manager/Senior Engineer/Geologist

The position is a seller-doer role. Primary responsibilities would include management of brownfields redevelopment projects, leaking underground storage tank cleanups, RCRA closures, and other hazardous waste investigation and remediation projects.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan, implement, and supervise Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments and soil, soil vapor, and ground water investigation and remediation projects.

  • Conduct and supervise hydrogeologic studies, risk assessments, and ground water and chemical transport modeling.

  • Develop and implement effective health and safety plans to monitor and ensure the health and safety of site personnel.

  • Analyze environmental data and contaminant migration pathways. Plan and supervise environmental assessments to close data gaps.

  • Perform waste characterization to assess the requirements for remediation and waste disposal.

  • Estimate remediation costs and conduct feasibility studies and disproportionate cost analyses under Washington’s Model Toxics Control Act and other regional state regulatory programs.

  • Evaluate remedial technologies and process options; and perform treatability studies and pilot tests on selected remedial alternatives.

  • Design and oversee installation and operation of remedial systems that effectively treat hazardous waste and hydrocarbon impacted soil and groundwater. (engineering candidates)

  • Develop and implement effective closure strategies to bring sites to closure with the EPA, Washington Department of Ecology, PLIA, and other state regulatory programs.

  • Interact with current and potential clients and assist in business development and preparation of proposals for new projects.

  • Interact and develop relationships with regulatory agencies that can be leveraged for our client’s benefit.

Position Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in engineering, geology, or related field.

  • Licensed in Washington as a professional engineer or licensed geologist or hydrogeologist

  • 5+ years of relevant experience in assessment and remediation of hazardous waste, brownfields, and petroleum cleanup sites;

  • Strong background with Washington’s Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA);

  • Proven track record of business development and client following;

  • 40-hour OSHA training;

  • High-energy, self-motivated, and able to leverage client relationships to develop work.

  • Strong written and verbal technical communication skills.

  • Ability to interact with executive level clients, attorneys, and regulators to communicate complex technical issues

  • Strong project management skills; ability to complete projects within schedule and budget with a high degree of quality and customer service.

  • Must be able to successfully execute and prioritize multiple complex tasks simultaneously under various conditions;

  • Knowledge of computer operations and standard software packages (word processing, spreadsheets, Adobe) required.

  • Position requires Health & Safety Certification pursuant to OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 (HAZWOPER 40 Hour);

  • Occasional travel will be required. A valid driver’s license and clean driving record is required.

  • OSHA-10 or -30 certification required, training provided if necessary;

Physical Requirements

  • Walk job sites during field activities, sometimes on uneven terrain.

  • Carry field testing equipment (up to 30 pounds) onto job sites with regularity.

ID: 2020-1529

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Street: 810 Third Ave., Suite 307