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Environmental Project Engineer (Entry-Level)

TRC is seeking a highly motivated Project Engineer for our growing Engineering & Remediation practice in Madison, WisconsinThis position would be part of an experienced team that works closely with Project Managers and other technical leads providing technical support for soil, groundwater, and vapor investigations, due diligence, groundwater monitoring, remediation, and regulatory compliance projects. We are looking for an enthusiastic, flexible, and personable individual with an eye for detail, a willingness to learn, and a desire to be part of a growing and high performing team. Flexibility to work a hybrid schedule (in office and remote) is available.
Key Responsibilities
  • Support environmental assessment, investigation, remediation, and compliance related projects in the field and office.
  • Perform a variety of field work including, but not limited to:
  • On-site reconnaissance of project sites, including active rights-of-way and manufacturing facilities.
  • Installation and sampling of soil borings, soil vapor probes, and groundwater monitoring wells.
  • Scheduling and oversight of excavation, drilling, and construction subcontractors.
  • Use of electronic records collection methods for field efforts.
  • Prepare and review technical reports, graphics, feasibility studies, work plans, design documents, and construction documents, including geologic and hydrogeologic interpretation from field investigations and sampling, to summarize data, results, and remedial options.
  • Perform data analysis and calculations and assist in database development.
  • Support management of medium-to-large, complex tasks to ensure internal and external expectations are met for scope, budget, schedule, and quality.
  • Assist during proposal development including preparation of work scopes and budgets.
  • Travel regionally and state-wide on short and long-term assignment. Travel can range from 50% to 100% of the position, depending on the time of year and type of project.
  • Collaborate and interact with colleagues, clients, vendors, and subcontractors.
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering, Geological Engineering, or equivalent engineering discipline from an accredited university. Candidates with bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Geoscience, Hydrogeology, or Geology will also be considered.
  • Excellent attitude and ability to work well within a team environment.
  • Excellent technical writing, communication, and computer skills.
  • Must have a sense of urgency, be self-motivated, and ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Ability to work efficiently under multiple deadlines and changing priorities.
  • Ability to manage time independently and to work effectively on a project team.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Ability (with training) and willingness to perform and manage field work (construction oversight, drilling oversight, soil/groundwater sampling, etc.) for 50-100% of the position.
Preferred Qualifications:
In addition to the minimum requirements above, the qualifications below are highly desired but not required:
  • 0-3+ year or internship experience in the field of environmental engineering, compliance, investigation, and/or remediation consulting preferred.
  • 40-hour HAZWOPER health and safety training certificate (with an up to date 8-hour annual refresher course certification), or willingness to take training and enter the medical monitoring program.
  • Knowledge of and experience with Wisconsin’s NR 700 environmental regulations.
  • Professional Engineer and/or Geologist license or willingness to obtain licensure when eligible.
  • Additional trainings and certifications related to the environmental field are desirable and should be noted (e.g., Certified Asbestos Inspector, etc.).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, technical, and problem-solving skills.
TRC is an equal opportunity employer: disability/veteran. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
TRC offers advancement potential and a competitive compensation and benefits package including a 401k plan with a company match. For more information, please visit our website at