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WSP USA Director Site Assessment & Remediation - Environmental Engineer in Lakewood, Colorado

Director Site Assessment & Remediation - Environmental Engineer

Req ID 8659

Director Site Assessment & Remediation - Environmental Engineer

Who We Are

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all experiences, skillsets, backgrounds and walks of life. We actively foster a work environment and culture where inclusion and diversity is part of our fundamental structure. This is delivered behaviorally, through our policies, trainings, local partnerships with professional diverse organizations, internal networks and most importantly with the support and sponsorship of our leaders who help drive our commitment to an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and equitable work environment. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

Our Business

We are a global leader in environmental consulting - made stronger with the recent acquisition of Golder - with world-class expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG), climate resiliency & sustainability (CRS), and earth sciences. Combined we have over 14,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change.

As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from across the globe.

This Opportunity

WSP is currently initiating a search for a Director Site Assessment & Remediation - Environmental Engineer for our Denver Metro Area office . Be involved in projects with our Earth & Environment Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.

The successful candidate will support our contaminated land assessment, remediation, legacy site closure, abandoned mine lands, and environmental compliance services based in our Southwest Mountain District. In this position, you will be involved in and lead projects and programs within our national Site Investigation & Remediation Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges. In this role, you will support our project delivery and growth in remediation and related sectors and will work closely with a rapidly growing team of geologists, environmental scientists, and engineers in our Southwest Mountain District and throughout the U.S. Our ideal candidate will be a significant contributor both with strategy and delivery on a team providing project and program management services for site investigation, feasibility studies, remedial design, and construction management for both private and public clients.

Your Impact

  • Provide technical direction and oversight as well as mentoring and training to junior-level, mid-level and senior staff for site investigation and remediation projects.

  • Project and Program Management and client interaction.

  • Developing/maintaining client relationships to ensure project advancement of strategic priorities and key client relationships.

  • Pursuit management and proposal writing.

  • Working across business lines to function as a subject matter expert partner in all matters relating to contaminated sites and remediation.

  • Environmental remediation planning, site assessments (Phase 1 and 2), due diligence, feasibility study, remedial design and construction, operation, maintenance and monitoring, optimization, and permitting.

  • Hazardous waste characterization.

  • Preparation of Feasibility Studies under CERCLA and state programs.

  • Managing and performing remedial design under CERCLA and state cleanup programs.

  • Design, installation, and operation of treatment systems for site remediation.

  • Regulatory permitting, environmental compliance, and liabilities management, including leading regulator interactions.

  • Performance monitoring and reporting for permit compliance.

  • Completing assigned work scopes on time and within budget and in compliance with WSP’s project management and delivery requirements and guidelines.

  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.

  • Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • B.S. in Environmental Engineering, or related discipline.

  • Professional Engineer registration, preferably in Colorado.

  • 12+ years of experience in environmental site assessment and remediation projects, including large scale program/portfolio experience.

  • In-depth experience in planning and executing investigation and remediation programs for a diverse set of clients, including in mine closure contexts.

  • Expert knowledge and design experience in remediation technologies for soil, groundwater, soil vapor and air.

  • Highly competent in advising clients in environmental liability transfer risk and opportunity assessment, closure/exit strategy, and litigation support.

  • Strong and effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated project management and team leadership skills, including with remote working teams.

  • Must be able to pass a HAZWOPER physical and be medically able to wear a tight-fitting respirator.

  • Strong technical knowledge and the desire to excel.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong client relationships, account management and account growth.

  • Demonstrated ability in business development and achieving annual sales/business development goals.

  • Strong knowledge of federal and state regulatory programs (e.g., MTCA, RCRA, CERCLA).

  • Must successfully complete and pass WSP’s Motor Vehicle screening.

  • This role may be subject to a client-mandated drug/alcohol testing policy. As such, employee may be subject to random drug/alcohol tests. A copy of this policy will be provided during employee onboarding and is available upon applicant request.

  • Position requires some travel and fieldwork.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience identifying and leading project pursuits.

  • Experience with on-call contracts for environmental services for state and municipal government agencies.

  • Experience in large legacy site closure, portfolio management, and closed mine site investigation, feasibility studies, and remediation.

  • Oil & Gas, municipality contracts, or PFAS experience would be beneficial.

  • Comfortable and demonstrated track record of presenting to executive level-client audiences.

  • Demonstrated experience in mentoring and developing junior staff.

  • 40-hr OSHA HAZWOPER certification.

  • Experience evaluating and designing treatment systems for site remediation.

  • Good knowledge of chemistry and process engineering, especially in the environmental remediation design.

  • Construction management experience.

Compensation and Benefits:

WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career. Expected Salary: $125,200 – 255,400

WSP USA is providing the compensation range and general description of other compensation and benefits that the company in good faith believes it might pay and/or offer for this position based on the successful applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities in addition to internal equity and geographic location. WSP USA reserves the right to ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and offer additional benefits and other compensation, depending on circumstances not related to an applicant’s sex or other status protected by local, state, or federal law.


Additional Requirements

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Additional Details

  • Travel Required: 10%

  • Job Status: Regular

  • Employee Type: Full

  • Primary Location: LAKEWOOD - W ALASKA DR

  • All locations: US-CO-Arvada, US-CO-Aurora, US-CO-Boulder, US-CO-Broomfield, US-CO-Denver, US-CO-Greeley, US-CO-Greenwood Village, US-CO-Lakewood

About WSP

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP provides a flexible, agile and hybrid workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.