Anchor QEA

Anchor QEA is a nationally recognized environmental and engineering consulting firm that specializes in aquatic, shoreline, and water resource projects. Our energetic and talented team of more than 300 scientists, planners, and engineers from offices across the United States works closely with clients toward common goals on water resources, surface and ground water quality, coastal development, habitat restoration, and contaminated sediment management projects.

We provide a full range of science and engineering services to the public and private sectors, including planning and strategy development, scientific investigation, engineering design, and construction management. We work on some of the most challenging sites in the nation, and our completed projects are among the most successful in the industry. Our clients recognize that the strength Anchor QEA brings to each and every project reflects our Core Values of technological leadership, integrity, superior product quality, and client satisfaction.

Anchor QEA Seattle, WA, USA
Nov 14, 2019
Full time
What’s the Opportunity?   Anchor QEA is seeking a Mid-level Environmental Planner or Environmental Scientist to collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams of co-workers, client representatives or agency staff in the implementation of environmental review for projects with land use or natural resource impacts. The successful applicant will also support Anchor QEA with marketing efforts and client development activities. Qualified candidates for the Environmental Planner/Scientist position may expect to start work developing environmental permits and planning documents for various infrastructure (e.g., transportation, renewable energy, or other linear-type projects), port expansion, water management, or similar types of projects.  A qualified candidate for this mid-level Environmental Planner/Scientist position will have a minimum of 7 years of relevant work experience in regulatory compliance and permitting requirements specific to Oregon or Washington, or be able to demonstrate the transferability of a similar level of experience working on permitting and compliance in other states.     Responsibilities : Specific responsibilities for this position include:    -          assist in management of NEPA and SEPA documents, including coordination with and assistance managing internal staff  -          develop application materials for acquiring environmental permits from federal, state, and local regulatory agencies;    -          conduct analysis of environmental impacts and develop mitigation measures for projects with limited supervision;  -          participate in public scoping and public comment processes;  -          interfacing with clients and the public; and  -          participating in limited travel.    What Are We Looking For?   Professionals with A Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Biology, Ecology, or a closely related field is required, a Master’s degree and/or AICP preferred.  Ideal candidates will have a minimum of 7 years of professional experience working on projects that may include, but are not limited to the following:  Federal Transit Administration NEPA compliance; Section 4(f) analyses; Section 106; tribal consultation; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Section 10 and 404 permits; Endangered Species Act compliance; Oregon Goal 5 compliance; DSL Removal/Fill compliance; Oregon State Joint Permit Applications and Washington State Joint Aquatic Resource Permit Applications; WDFW Hydraulic Project Approvals,; NPDES and Section 401 water quality approvals;   local regulations relevant to CZMA certifications, including any state lands or local land use compliance; performing natural resource surveys (e.g., birds, bats, wildlife, and terrestrial habitats in particular).  Some experience with marketing and preparing proposals for new work is a plus.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to balance multiple priorities and work independently are essential.   What Can You Expect?    A collegial work environment; a competitive salary, bonus program, and excellent benefits, including health insurance (medical, dental, vision, and long-term disability); a generous retirement plan match; and vacation/sick leave. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com !
Anchor QEA Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Nov 14, 2019
Full time
What’s the Opportunity?   Anchor QEA is seeking a full-time mid-level engineer in our Baltimore, Maryland office to support our local and regional teams with a mix of geotechnical, civil, coastal, and environmental engineering design.  The applicant will have 6+ years of experience involving engineering design including site investigation, construction drawings and specifications, cost estimating, project and task management, and construction oversight.  Experience with waterfront projects including dredging, capping, stream restoration, confined disposal facilities, beneficial reuse, beach nourishment, wetland construction, coastal design or other aspects of work within streams, rivers, lakes, or coastal regions is preferred.  Knowledge of local regulatory requirements is desired.  Experience with using CAD or GIS for site planning, design, calculations, and oversight is preferred. This job does offer relocation funds.   Responsibilities:   ·          Overseeing and/or preparing design plans and specifications for dredging and coastal projects   ·          Overseeing and/or developing engineer’s cost estimates and construction schedules for designs   ·          Developing and reviewing technical project work ·          Writing to support the preparation of sampling and analysis plans, remedial investigation and                    feasibility study reports, and design documents, including technical specifications  ·          Assisting with proposals   ·          Tracking project budgets and progress   ·          Developing construction planning documents and providing construction observations and management support (potential for local and regional travel up to 20-30% of the time)   ·          Mentoring junior staff on engineering principles   What Are We Looking For?  Ideal candidates will have the following:   ·          M.S. degree in civil or coastal engineering is preferred   ·          6+ years of experience   ·          P.E. licensure in the State of Maryland is desired, but consideration will be given to individuals on track to become licensed in 1-2 years.   ·          Experience with in-water and upland remediation sites, including the planning and implementation of sampling, data analysis, feasibility studies, and remedial design.  Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in contaminated sediments, including capping and dredging remediation projects.   ·          Experience with CERCLA and RCRA regulations and application to various stages of a remediation project   ·          Strong understanding of the application of engineering principles to engineering design, including cost estimating, development of plans and specifications, development of bid packages, development of dredge plans, and overseeing design implementation in the field (i.e., construction management)   ·          Experience with mentoring and training junior staff on engineering principles   ·          Proficiency in MS Office (MS Project a plus)   ·          AutoCAD Civil 3D experience a plus   ·          Critical thinking and strong problem-solving skills   ·          Excellent written and verbal communication skills   ·          40-hour HAZWOPER certification, or willingness to be trained   ·          Transport Worker Identification Card (TWIC) certification, or the ability to receive within 1 year   What Can You Expect?   A collegial work environment; a competitive salary, bonus program, and excellent benefits, including health insurance (medical, dental, vision, and long-term disability); a generous retirement plan match; and vacation/sick leave.  Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com !