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Stantec Solid Waste Engineering Professional in Iowa

Solid Waste Engineering Professional - ( 220001P8 )


Our solid waste group provides a wide range of professional consulting services to municipal, industrial, and commercial clients. We are currently assisting our clients on a variety of solid waste projects ranging from waste management planning and permitting to design, engineering and decommissioning of waste management facilities (landfills, recycling facilities, transfer stations) and resource recovery endeavors (organic waste management, material recovery facility including compost and waste to energy operations).

Your Opportunity

Stantec, is seeking a mid to senior-level engineering professional to perform various activities related to solid waste to join our group in the Twin Cities. This position will offer the right person significant opportunities for leadership and growth in the Minnesota, and surrounding region, solid waste market. In this role, the candidate will perform and coordinate technical work (design, environmental reporting, studies, etc.). Previous consulting or environmental engineering related experience is highly preferable.

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 waste, and Industrial 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
  • 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

  • Manage and lead technical work

  • Draft and review proposals

  • 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 and technical permit applications, permits, and associated reports for solid waste projects

  • 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.

  • Sound understanding of Integrated Solid Waste Management including design and operations of waste management facilities.

  • Good understanding of regulations, policies, approvals and guidelines surrounding solid waste management and the ‘cradle to grave’ concept for solid waste management.

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

  • Valid driver’s license.

  • Experience and working knowledge in Autodesk AutoCAD

Your Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental or Civil Engineering or related environmental sciences field

  • Minimum of ten (10) years of previous experience in an engineering consulting environment working on solid waste or related 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 or 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. #wenck

Primary Location : United States-Minnesota-Maple Plain

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

Organization : BC-2277 Environmental Services-US North Central

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 20 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Nov 18, 2022, 9:11:39 PM

Req ID: 220001P8

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