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Stantec Senior Civil/Environmental Engineer (Solid Waste) in Independence, Iowa

Senior Civil/Environmental Engineer (Solid Waste) - ( 230004L1 )


Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. We’re a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work that’s critical to our clients and the communities they support. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Your Opportunity

Stantec, is seeking a mid to senior-level engineering professional to join our Midwest group. This position will offer the right person significant opportunities for leadership and growth in the regional solid waste market. Pending qualifications, the location of this role is flexible; but ideally would be in MN, IA, ND, SD, or WI. In this role, the candidate will focus on both technical work and business development. Previous consulting or environmental engineering related experience is highly preferable.

Our solid waste group provides a wide range of professional consulting services to municipal, industrial, and commercial clients. Our projects range from waste management planning and permitting to design, engineering and construction of waste management facilities (landfills, recycling facilities, transfer stations) and resource recovery endeavors (organic waste management, material recovery facilities, digestion, compost, and waste to energy operations).

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, embraces teamwork, and has the desire to grow and develop professionally. This position will be involved in managing, performing, and supporting project work; developing business with public and private clients; and managing client relationships (seller / doer role). As part of our team, you will have an opportunity to contribute to our strategic direction, help us pursue our growth goals, and provide our clients with responsive, high quality customer service. Experience with general (non-solid waste) environmental regulations and civil engineering work is also a plus.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Work with a team of professionals to assist our clients on a wide variety of solid waste and environmental opportunities. It is anticipated these may include, but are not limited to:

    • MSW, C&D, and Industrial Waste Landfills
    • Landfill gas and LFG utilization (or other biogas management)
    • Leachate management and treatment
    • Transfer stations and / or material recovery facilities
    • Solid Waste management strategy and planning
    • Sustainability and waste minimization studies
    • Organics management (including digestion, composting, or other management methods)
    • Waste diversion analysis and alternatives (including waste characterization studies)
    • Environmental Services, Due Diligence, and regulatory compliance.
    • Investigation/Remediation
    • Stormwater management and permitting
  • Manage and lead technical work

  • Provide QC review for technical work

  • Draft and review proposals

  • Assist with business planning and strategic growth initiatives to help us expand our list of valued clients and geographic footprint

  • Play a significant role in new client development

  • Work with multidisciplinary teams to undertake solid waste management and other infrastructure projects related to planning, design, and construction.

  • Prepare technical reports, concept designs, construction specifications, construction drawings, and permit applications for approvals.

  • Liaise with clients and sub-consultants and ensure that the project’s/client’s needs are met in a timely and effective manner.


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Demonstrated ability related to preparing scope and fee estimates for project work.

  • Demonstrated technical ability related to engineering design, permit applications, reports, etc.

  • Ability to travel as needed for team meetings, client consultations, on-site inspections, business development activities, etc. Occasional overnight travel will be required.

  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills with attention to detail; time management skills.

  • Excellent client relation skills and be able to coordinate effectively with team members.

  • Proficient in the use of MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Familiarity with AutoCAD, HELP modeling, and HydroCAD software will be an asset.

  • Valid driver’s license.

Your Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental or civil engineering or related field

  • Minimum of eight (8) years of previous experience in an engineering consulting environment working on infrastructure projects.

  • Preferable three (3) years of project management experience coordinating and managing tasks and projects and interacting with clients and environmental regulatory agency contacts.

  • Professional registration (PE/PG), or ability to obtain.

Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Benefits Summary: Regular full-time and part-time employees have access to medical, dental, and vision plans, a wellness program, health saving accounts, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan, employee stock purchase program, life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, short-term/long-term disability plans, emergency travel benefits, tuition reimbursement, professional membership fee coverage and paid family leave. Regular full-time and part-time employees will receive ten paid holidays in each calendar year. In addition, employees will be eligible to accrue vacation between 10 and 20 days per year and eligible for paid sick leave (and if more generous, in accordance with state and local law).

Temporary/casual employees have access to 401(k) plans, employee stock purchase program, and paid leave, in accordance with state and local law.

The benefits information listed above may not apply to union positions because benefits for such positions are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Primary Location : United States-Minnesota-Duluth

Other Locations : United States-Iowa-Independence, United States-Wisconsin-Milwaukee, United States-Minnesota-Saint Cloud, United States-Wisconsin-Fitchburg, United States-Minnesota-Minneapolis, United States-Wisconsin-Cottage Grove, United States-Wisconsin-De Pere, United States-Wisconsin, United States-Iowa-Des Moines, United States-Iowa, United States-Wisconsin-Mequon, United States-Minnesota, United States-Minnesota-Little Canada, United States-Minnesota-Woodbury, United States-Minnesota-Rochester

Work Locations :

Duluth MN

Organization : BC-2277 EnvSvcs-US Great Lakes MN

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 20 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Nov 7, 2023, 1:47:39 PM

Req ID: 230004L1

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans