Northwest Association of Environmental Professionals

Senior Sediment Practitioner (Portland OR and Bellevue/Seattle, WA)

  • Wednesday, July 19, 2023 10:31 AM
    Message # 13229846
    Becky Dobbins (Administrator)

    Senior Sediment Practitioner
    reqid: 230002D8
    Portland OR and Bellevue/Lynnwood/Seattle, WA (single job with multiple locations)


    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 an experienced sediment practitioner with strong technical experience to lead high-profile contaminated sediment projects in the Pacific Northwest and support similar projects throughout North America. The primary project work is based in Oregon and Washington, and the position will be based in our Portland, OR office. We seek a technically proficient individual with demonstrated experience successfully addressing the investigation, remediation, and restoration of contaminated sediment sites, using best practices and emerging technologies.

    A successful candidate must be able to write and convey thoughts and ideas in a clear, concise manner; and oversee and work productively with junior technical staff and subcontractors while assuring work scopes and safety requirements are met. Excellent communication, organization and prioritization skills will be necessary to work in our collaborative team-oriented offices; strong interpersonal skills are a must. The individual should have a relevant technical background in site investigation and remediation of contaminated sediments of marine/coastal and/or freshwater aquatic systems and experience in planning and managing sediment projects. The successful candidate will also have opportunity to work with Stantec’s other Pacific Northwest disciplines on assessment/cleanup projects including our award-winning Asset Transformation and Brownfields team, our Water Delivery and Conveyance team, our Power and Dams team, our Community Development team, and our Natural Resources team.

    Your Key Responsibilities

    • Managing assessments, feasibility studies, remedial designs, and remedial implementation for cleanup of complex sediment sites within terrestrial, river, lake, or marine environments;
    • Conducting work under CERCLA, USACE and state regulatory programs;
    • Planning and directing environmental sampling programs, including supervision of subcontractors, and critically evaluating laboratory data for feasibility study and remedial design purposes;
    • Developing conceptual site models;
    • Conducting feasibility and treatability Studies to evaluate remedial options;
    • Implementing solutions and offering innovations to remediate contaminated sediment sites;
    • Engaging in regular client and regulatory communication relating to project management, technical issues, and cleanup strategies;
    • Developing sediment remedial design plans, specifications, and construction contract documents;
    • Implementing remedial actions, construction oversight/management and quality assurance, and long-term monitoring programs;
    • Staff training and leadership development in sediment remediation;
    • Leading a Pacific Northwest sediment investigation/remediation team with support from other regional experts;
    • Managing multi-discipline teams to deliver complex projects;
    • Leading/participating in marketing and business development efforts to expand current project and client base;
    • Client outreach and development;
    • Identifying and developing local teaming partners/contractors and recruiting staff to build a team as needed; and,
    • Enforcing Stantec’s health, safety and security requirements.


    Your Capabilities and Credentials

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant technical discipline, such as engineering, geology, hydrogeology or equivalent discipline demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.
    • Computer proficient in Office 365.
    • 15 years of experience as an environmental consultant, industry representative, or regulator versed in sediment remediation requirements; and,
    • Ability to lift and move items and equipment up to 50 lbs.
    • Must have a good driving record and valid driver’s license.
    • Prior to employment, this position may require the successful passing of a pre-employment physical and/or drug screen.

    Preferred Requirements:

    • Licensed Engineer or Geologist in Oregon and/or Washington or the ability to obtain license within one year of accepting offer;
    • Master’s degree in environmental/civil, geology, environmental science, or related degree;
    • OSHA HAZWOPER 40-hour certification, and current 8-hour refresher;
    • Drafting and/or geospatial design (e.g., GIS, AutoCAD, MicroStation, SMS);
    • Fieldwork experience, such as reconnaissance, measurements, sample collection, construction inspection, and instrument handling and deployment;

    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 a positive contribution to the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

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    Salary Range(s):

    The final agreed upon compensation is based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. At Stantec certain roles are bonus eligible.

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

    For more information or to apply, visit Stantec's job listing

    Last modified: Wednesday, July 19, 2023 10:33 AM | Becky Dobbins (Administrator)

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