Terracon Staff Environmental Engineer in New Orleans, Louisiana


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Job Description:

General Responsibilities:

Provide engineering and consulting services for a broad array of environmental projects and clients. This may include performing and/or leading environmental site investigations, engineering analysis, calculations and recommendations, design and development of plans and specifications, observation and inspection, and the writing, preparation, and review of related reports for the services provided. Identify, evaluate and recommend risk and remediation strategies/designs to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations. Prepare applicable permit applications, risk assessments and technical documents including proposals, reports and regulatory agency correspondence. Design systems and environmental protection plans. Apply sound engineering principles and be able to communicate complex engineering issues and concepts to technical and non-technical clients and project teams. Services may include Phase I/II environmental site assessments, ecological and natural resource field surveys, tank closure assessments, asbestos abatement, storm water management, and site planning and permitting.

Essential Role and Responsibilities:

  • Follow safety rules, guidelines and standards for all projects. Participate in pre-task planning. Report any safety issues or concerns to management.

  • Be responsible for maintaining quality standards on all projects.

  • Proficient environmental engineering professional responsible for managing and executing site testing and making recommendations for systems design on smaller projects of minimal complexity.

  • Assists in developing the scope of work for routine projects.

  • Performs site visits, field observations and field data collection or assignments.

  • Evaluates moderately complex laboratory and field data and assembles in written reports

  • Implements technical requirements to complete client projects by directing and supervising field staff to sample, test and collect data and/or document site activities.

  • Works closely with senior-level project manager and Professional Engineer of Record to gain project management and engineering experience.

  • Prepares proposals and reports and outlines investigations for approval by senior level professionals.

  • May supervise field staff including field engineers, environmental scientists and technicians.

  • Interacts with client and project team in developing scope of services and communicating project progress.

  • Works under the supervision of a Professional Engineer.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering or related degree.

  • Minimum 1-3 years’ experience.

  • Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering preferred.

  • Engineer-in-Training (EIT) or Engineering Intern (EI) designation

  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history.



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Posting Title:

Staff Environmental Engineer, EI

Employment Type:

Regular, Full Time

City, State (Office Location):

New Orleans, LA

About Terracon:

Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned consulting engineering firm providing quality services to clients. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon currently has more than 3,500 employees in 130 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon’s growth is due to valued employees exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.

EEO Statement:

Terracon offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid holidays.

Terracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.

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