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Project Engineer/Environmental Geologist/Hydrogeologist

Herrera Environmental Consultants
Casper, Wyoming, US
Closing date
May 31, 2022

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Conservation science
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We are Herrera:

Envision yourself at a growing company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best while supporting your evolving career.

We are Herrera Environmental Consultants, a science and engineering consulting firm dedicated to working with clients to develop holistic solutions that provide social and environmental benefit. We protect the environment every day simply by doing what we do best.

For over 40 years Herrera has cultivated a collaborative, respectful culture that empowers our staff to achieve excellence, and we have fun along the way. Each of us has the unique ability to make a difference in the world, one person at a time and one project at a time. We provide our staff with the autonomy to pursue their professional interests and encourage professional growth - resulting in a high staff retention and repeat clients.

As our company grows, we are expanding our services in Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska, the Mountain West and Western Canada.

Your opportunity:

Herrera is seeking a Wyoming employee to support regional solid waste, mine waste, and hazardous waste projects. This position is a project support position executing work for professional services related to cleanup and/or containment of waste; CERCLA and RCRA compliance; performing sampling and analysis of soil, groundwater, and waste materials; conducting construction oversight and environmental monitoring; preparing written reports; and interacting with clients, contractors, and other consultants.

Our company provides a diverse range of engineering and environmental services to cities, counties, state and federal agencies, and private clients throughout the Rocky Mountains and Pacific Northwest. Working for public sector and private clients, the successful candidate will work with multi-disciplinary project teams and work to complete a variety of tasks using advanced problem solving, collaboration, and team leadership skills.

The successful candidate will work closely with our staff in Montana, Washington and Oregon. The best candidate will thrive in a team environment and have a passion for supporting complex projects.

The position will require work-from-home/office, planning/design throughout the entire year and occasional construction oversight throughout Montana and Wyoming during the summers.

In this role we will count on you to:
  • Provide project consulting support working on multi-disciplinary, complex project teams.
  • Provide on-site environmental monitoring and sampling and data collection.
  • Provide construction oversight and documentation for a range of projects throughout Wyoming and Montana and the Pacific Northwest.
  • Assist with business development activities including client relations, marketing pursuits, project proposals, statements of work.
  • Maintain an active role and visibility within local, regional, and/or national professional associations and organizations.

Required education and qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or Master's degree in civil or environmental engineering, environmental science, geology or hydrogeology
  • Applicants are to be a Wyoming resident, or ability to become one within 6 months

We are a strengths-based organization. The strengths you will need to succeed in this role include:
  • 1 to 5+ years professional experience
  • Construction oversight experience working on civil projects
  • Reclamation/Remediation Experience
  • Experience preparing design plans, construction specifications, and construction cost estimates

Additional Skills and Abilities Desired:
  • Collaborator and team builder with capacity to work with staff from diverse technical disciplines
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Dedication to health and safety practices when working in the field
  • Must be a highly motivated self-starter
  • Experience with AutoCAD / Civil3D
  • Familiar with sampling and analysis of soil, groundwater, surface water, and waste materials
  • Environmental sampling and monitoring experience and familiarity with natural resource issues
  • Experience preparing written reports; and interacting with clients, contractors, and other consultants.
  • Experience using field meters, mobile GPS units, and groundwater sampling equipment.
  • Helping complete Remedial Investigation / Feasibility Studies (RI/FS)
  • Assisting with Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments
  • Assisting with environmental drilling investigations, creating soil boring logs, groundwater contour maps, and report writing in the office.
  • Collecting groundwater samples, calibrating, and using field meters during groundwater and stormwater sampling (e.g., YSI multi-meters for pH, dissolved oxygen, specific conductivity, turbidity, and temperature).
  • Coordinating with the analytical laboratory to order sample collection containers, completing sample chain of custody forms, and packaging and delivering samples to the lab.
  • Managing field data using spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel) or a database (SQL, Microsoft Access).
  • Performing statistical analyses on collected data and developing tabular and graphical summaries using common software platforms (Microsoft Excel, R, Statistica, Minitab).
  • Assisting our Water Group with completing infiltration potential assessments (shallow and deep) to inform the feasibility of green stormwater infrastructure (GSI).
  • Coordinate with our Geotech subs or partners and complete permitting for field investigations.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2022

We support our staff by offering:
  • (ESOP) Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Flexible Hybrid Work Environment
  • Comprehensive Medical/Dental/Vison Insurance
  • Retirement 401K
  • (EAP) Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Vacation & Sick Time
  • Paid Holidays (10)
  • Employee-Owned Benefit Advantages

Salary Range:
  • $50,000 to $100,000 depending upon experience.

We are a values-based organization.
  • Insist on integrity, objectivity, and social and environmental ethics in our work.
  • Treat everyone with respect and dignity, always.
  • Act as stewards of the environment upon which we depend.
  • Research and outreach, learn and teach.

The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Herrera provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Herrera does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.

We encourage women, minorities, veterans, disabled veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply for this position.

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