energy | Junior Environmental Engineer - Spill Response in Chicago, IL

Junior Environmental Engineer - Spill Response

  • GHD
  • $87,653.33 - 162,460.00 / Year *
  • 3511 W 64th Pl
  • Chicago, IL 60629
  • Full-Time
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GHD is one of the worlds leading professional services companies operating in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation.

Privately owned by our people , GHD provides engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services to private and public sector clients across five continents. Focused on creating lasting community benefit, our connected global network of 10,000 people delivers projects with high standards of safety, quality and ethics.

Committed to sustainable development, GHD improves the physical, natural and social environments of the many communities in which we operate

Due to continuing growth, we are seeking a Junior Environmental Engineer to join our Spill Response Group in our Chicago, IL office.

GHDs Chicago Spill Response Group offers a wide variety of multi-discipline engineering experience and opportunities for the successful candidate. Our Team offers 24/7/365 response services to our clients in the transportation, insurance, and industrial industries (among others) within the Midwest and occasionally across the US and Canada, providing engineering support for various emergency incidents including; train derailments, pipeline releases, industrial fires, trucking accidents, chemical spills, residential heating oil release, etc. Some of these incidents require immediate response and quickly turn into short to long-term environmental remediation projects for GHD. Some of the environmental engineering services our Team provides include, environmental investigation, air monitoring, soil and groundwater remediation, water resources and storm water management, underground tank removals, regulatory compliance assistance, and Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments for both spill response and historical long-term environmental projects.

The Successful Candidate will be responsible for:

  • Conducting field work including; groundwater/soil sampling, water level monitoring, investigative drilling, monitoring well installation, soil and groundwater remediation (excavation, in-situ, etc.), contractor oversight, air monitoring, stream and river rehabilitation, site restoration, and construction inspections for both emergency spill response and long-term environmental investigation and remediation projects
  • Assisting with the preparation of technical engineering reports including environmental investigation and closure reports, remedial alternative / design / action plans, design project specifications, bid documents, regulatory submissions, and emergency response plans
  • Assisting Project Managers with preparing proposals, work plans, cost estimates, memorandums, letters, tables, figures, presentations, etc.
  • Performing data compilation, interpretation, and evaluation of environmental regulations for the preparation of engineering reports
  • Assisting Project Managers with coordination of field activities including coordinating field personnel, analytical laboratory project set up, and procuring subcontractors and equipment
  • Assist with coordination of internal GHD technical resources and support staff including drafting, database, chemists, and other personnel
  • Reviewing, understanding, and interpretation of provincial and federal acts and regulations
  • Travel to sites throughout the Midwest region.
  • Desired Skills, Competencies and Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Environmental Engineering or other relevant engineering program
  • 0-2 years ofengineering experience, co-op or full-time experience working in the consulting field would be considered an asset
  • Experience conducting fieldwork is preferred and willingness to travel to undertake fieldwork is required. Field demands can include working extended hours, working in inclement weather conditions, and heavy lifting (a 70/30 field to office ratio is expected initially, the percent of field work would decrease over-time as the successful candidate gains experience)
  • Flexible availability to assist with emergency spill response work (including weekends and nights) for clients when required (Note: emergency response services in this group are carried out as a team, the successful candidate would not be required to respond to every emergency event)
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills to be able to meet deadlines
  • Experience managing multiple tasks while maintaining a high degree of attention to detail in a consulting environment is considered an asset
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to effectively express technical information to multiple audiences including subcontractors, field staff, clients, colleagues, etc.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Motivated self-starter?with the ability to work effectively in both and individual and team environment
  • Valid drivers license and access to a vehicle
  • We offer an opportunity to be part of a growing, dynamic employee-owned company, a professional working environment with career development potential, flexible hours and competitive salary packages based on qualifications, skills and experience.

    As a multicultural organization, we encourage individual achievement and recognize the strength of a diverse workforce. GHD is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status or veteran status.

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    Associated topics: ehs, environmental engineer, environmental health safety, environmental protection agency, geologist, geotechnical, hazardous material, hydrogeologist, landfill, pollution


    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.