Project Engineer – Solid Waste Specialty

Walden Environmental Engineering continuously seeks motivated and experienced professionals with expertise in the Solid Waste Industry. We look for additions to our team that bring technical know-how and a strong work ethic. Our engineers, geologists, and environmental scientists are empowered to better themselves every day at Walden, and are encouraged to set goals and then achieve them.

We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package including medical, 401k retirement savings plan with matching contributions, bonus plan, tuition reimbursement, and excellent professional development opportunities.

Description: Walden Environmental Engineering is seeking a project engineer to join our Oyster Bay, New York office who will think creatively to address a variety of client needs. If you have a deep understanding of the solid waste industry, including permitting, Part 360 compliance, and site design, then please read on and apply.

Degree Required: Must have a BS or MS in Environmental, Civil, or related Engineering discipline

Preferred Years of Experience: 5+


  • Oversee work necessary to obtain a client’s full Solid Waste Operational Permit
  • Navigate regulatory procedures for noise control, air permitting, storm water permitting and construction near wetlands
  • Produce well-structured and thought-out recommendation reports based on field inspections and observations
  • Prepare Environmental Assessments on behalf of our clients
  • Develop construction design documents and specifications for a full range of environmental and civil engineering projects
  • Develop site designs, including site layout, grading and storm drainage, roadway, and utility infrastructure
  • Interact with clients and provide them with clear recommendations while advising them of their responsibilities and options
  • Respond to and address regulatory comments to obtain agency approvals
  • Perform hydrology and hydraulic calculations and be knowledgeable of NYSDEC storm water drainage requirements
  • Prepare cost estimates for design projects and specifications for bid documents.
  • Develop bid documents and perform bid management/analysis
  • Oversee engineering design and construction
  • Be willing and able to assist with business development initiatives by leveraging existing client relationships to expand service offerings and identify new relationships
  • Develop and enforce health and safety plans
  • Must be willing to work outdoors in various weather conditions and travel to project locations

Education and Qualifications

  • Strong computer skills in AutoCAD and Excel
  • 5 or more years of design experience with a specific focus on transfer station and other solid waste facilities
  • Comprehension of relevant regulations, including NYS DEC Part 360 and New York City Solid Waste Rules
  • Knowledge of the City and State Environmental Quality Review Act (CEQRA/SEQRA)
  • Possess strong written, verbal and telephone communication skills, particularly the ability to produce accurate and concise field notes and well-structured recommendation reports
  • OSHA 40-hr. HAZWOPER training certificate
  • 10 hour OSHA Construction Safety
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Knowledge of civil engineering principles and practices of related technical areas
  • Self-motivated and team-spirited, capable of working independently or collaborating with minimal supervision
  • Working knowledge of federal, state, and local petroleum & chemical bulk storage requirements a plus
  • Working knowledge of HAZCOM, OSHA regulations
  • EIT/FE or PE strongly desired.

Next step:  Please submit a cover letter describing your desire to interview and work at Walden along with a resume which details your experience and knowledge base.