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Terracon Project Manager in Bettendorf, Iowa


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Job Description:

Terracon is looking for an Environmental Project Manager for our team in the Iowa region to manage and oversee Phase II site investigation, vapor mitigation, and remedial action projects. Terracon provides professional environmental consulting services to government/ municipalities, commercial developers, law firms, financial institutions, architect/engineer and construction (A/E/C), healthcare, and commercial/industrial clients. This position will be responsible for planning, scheduling, conducting, or coordinating field consulting services, developing analytical plans, and formulating recommendations for projects varying in size and complexity. In this position the candidate must be able to identify, evaluate and recommend additional action, as necessary, in accordance with federal, state and local regulations. The candidate must be adept at interpreting and applying technical concepts of site investigation, remediation, and risk-based closure. The candidate must be well capable in preparing technical documents including proposals, reports, and regulatory agency correspondence.

If you're interested in belonging to an employee-owned organization that allows us to set our course together and benefit when our hard work creates financial success, then Terracon is your kind of company!

Essential Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and promote team function with environmental staff and management to meet project objectives ranging in complexity

  • Understand and implement technical requirements to complete projects

  • Possess strong understanding of federal, state, and local regulatory requirements

  • Interpret and evaluate laboratory/field data and coherently synthesize into written reports

  • Serve as an inter-disciplinary team member in meetings and communications with client pertaining to specific projects/tasks

  • Mentor, supervise, and oversee staff/field environmental scientists.

  • Perform site visits, field observations and field data collection with ability to collect detailed site observations and organized notes

  • Provide excellent customer service

  • Lead and participate in Pre-Task Planning

  • Commit to safety rules, guidelines, and standards for incident and injury free operations

  • Support and promote a safety culture

  • Understand and follow project quality and corporate quality standards for all projects


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Environmental Science, Geology, Biology (or similar) and a minimum of 5 years’ related experience. Or, in lieu of a degree, a minimum of 9 years’ related experience

  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history

  • Strong organization skills

  • Strong functional and mechanical writing skills

  • Attention to detail and accuracy

  • Ability to work well in a team

  • Intermediate to advanced skills using the Microsoft Office Suite


  • Professional Certification (i.e. PE, PG)

  • Master’s degree in a related technical or business field



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Posting Title:

Site Investigation Project Manager

Employment Type:

Regular, Full Time

City, State (Office Location):

Bettendorf, IA

About Terracon:

Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned consulting engineering firm providing quality services to clients. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon currently has more than 5,000 employees in more than 150 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon’s growth is due to valued employees exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.

Terracon’s vision of “Together, we are best at people” is demonstrated through our excellent compensation and benefits package. Based on eligibility, role and job status, we offer many programs including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, paid time off and holidays, education reimbursement, and various bonus programs.

EEO Statement:

Terracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.

Job Category:

Project Management

Terracon's COVID-19 Safety Response:

Committed to Our Employee Safety!

Terracon is passionate about your safety before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic. As Terracon continues to move forward and grow through this time, we are continuing to take every precaution to ensure the safety of our employee-owners. If you are as committed to your success as we are committed to your safety, then Terracon is the company for you!

Our goal has not changed. For Terracon, our guiding principle has been and will continue to be the safety of our employee-owners. It’s that simple. We want our employees to be able to work safely in every situation and go home safely each night. As we continue our vision of being “Best at People,” here are some of the things Terracon is doing to safeguard every employee-owner:

  • On-going communication with ALL employee-owners on a dedicated COVID Response page, and a portal for their families to have access to resources as well

  • Requiring specific COVID-19 Pre-Task Safety Planning Protocols for all tasks and projects

  • Empowering employees to speak up and say “no” to working in unsafe conditions

  • Providing an additional 40 hours of sick leave to anyone impacted by COVID-19, including those impacted by daycare and school closures

  • Ensuring proper PPE and sanitation on all project sites by providing field employee-owners with mobile hand washing stations and supplies, masks, and sanitizing kits

  • Utilizing technology for more remote work opportunities and innovation using everything from video conferencing to drones

  • Following all CDC guidelines including social distancing on job sites, in offices, and in our labs

If your passion lies in working with a company that truly cares for your safety, and if you’re interested in belonging to a 100% employee-owned organization that will help you grow and quickly progress in your career, consider Terracon and apply today!