Lead Environmental Engineer - Solid Waste / Utilities

Foth & Van Dyke   •  

Johnston, IA

11 - 15 years

Posted 234 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Foth Infrastructure & Environment, LLC is currently seeking a team-focused, innovative, and results-oriented Lead Environmental Engineer (Solid Waste/Utilities) who is looking for new learning experiences, opportunities for career growth, and a desire to contribute to our clients’ success.  This position will be working out of our Minneapolis, Des Moines, Cedar Rapids or Chicago locations.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide hands-on technical engineering for solid waste and Coal Combustion Residue Management projects (issue identification and resolution, project team leadership, delivery of projects within scope/schedule/budget, technical quality, etc.)
  • Attend client meetings, lead proposals/presentations, attend trade shows, meet with regulatory agencies, and serve as a primary contact for clients regarding industrial and municipal solid waste projects
  • Provide engineering leadership to teams/systems/processes to complete projects with high quality and on time and provide input for continuous improvements
  • Identify client needs proactively and initiate activities to ensure those needs are addressed
  • Demonstrate technical knowledge on industrial and municipal solid waste services as a lead engineer for multiple large-scale projects of a complex, multi-discipline nature
  • Serve as primary technical resource for innovative solid waste concepts
  • Demonstrate effective client and project team communication skills with a focus on technical issues for clients, regulators, and stakeholders
  • Maintain a thorough and complete understanding of the rules, regulations, guidance, policies and current best approach for solid waste engineering systems
  • Maintain all licenses and certifications in good standing
  • Coach and develop junior engineers and scientists to develop their technical and consulting skills

All Foth Members are expected to: 

  • Travel as required (domestic and/or international) for field work and/or other client/business objectives
  • Demonstrate behavior consistent with Foth Basic Principles and Values
  • Work collaboratively and build effective relationships with others
  • Communicate effectively across all levels within organization
  • Maintain a positive attitude
  • Interact with clients as required

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering
  • Minimum 10 years of experience as a lead engineer for industrial or municipal solid waste projects
  • Minimum of 5years project management/coordination experience
  • Professional Engineer (PE) licensure


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering or Science 
  • 10 years of experience working in the engineering consulting industry

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