Environmental Engineer (Engineer I)

  • North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality
  • Aug 04, 2018
Full time Environmental Science - Engineering Geoscience-Hydrogeology Water Quality Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater

Job Description

Position Information:

The primary purpose of this position is to provide a detailed technical engineering review of all new, modified and renewed non-discharge systems, which shall include a detailed engineering review of plans, specifications and calculations, as well as, soil evaluations, agronomic evaluations, and hydrogeologic reports.  These applications shall include wastewater irrigation, single-family residence irrigation, high-rate infiltration, closed-loop recycle, residuals management, and reclaimed water systems permitted under the 15A NCAC 02T and 02U rules.  This engineer will be responsible for the development of the requirements that the regulated community must follow to protect water quality and the environment.  The program requires the engineer to be knowledgeable on operations as diverse as: physical, chemical, and biological treatment of wastewater; stabilization of residuals through chemical and biological treatment; and disposal of treated effluent through irrigation and infiltration.  This position must evaluate facilities to ensure appropriate treatment of the waste prior to disposal or reuse.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

**To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application. Any information omitted from the application, listed under the text resume section, or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit**

Qualified applicants must possess, and the application must clearly reflect, the minimum education and experience requirements and work experience that demonstrates the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Professional Knowledge:
1. Working knowledge of the design, operations, management, inspection, or permitting of wastewater treatment facilities as demonstrated through past work experience or education.

2.  Working knowledge of engineering, hydrology, hydraulics, and wastewater processes and operations,  as it applies to water quality and wastewater treatment facilities as demonstrated through past work experience or education.

3. Knowledge of or ability to learn environmental law (e.g., Code of Federal Regulations, NC General Statutes, State Administrative Code, etc.)

Program/Project Management :
4.Excellent organizational and time management skills.

Engineering Review, Decision Making, and Analysis:
5. Experience managing to manage projects for completeness, compatibility, and/or compliance with engineering principals, design needs, standards, and regulatory requirements.

6. Experience communicating effectively in both written (technical and general) and oral form, and capable of maintaining courtesy and self-discipline in difficult or unfamiliar situations.

Interviewed candidates may be required to take a skills assessment.

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Job Level



Government- State/Provincial


$48,051.00 - $81,686.00 Annually