Environmental Scientist / Engineer
Roanoke, VA  / Glen Allen, VA 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description

About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

HDR currently has an opening for an Environmental Scientist / Engineer with a background in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or Environmental Science with the technical skills and desire to help support our nationally recognized Resources and Solid Waste Management program.

Based in our Roanoke or Glen Allen, VA offices, the Environmental Scientist / Engineer will work under the direction of multiple professional engineers and designers to perform complex assignments exercising judgment in evaluation, selection, and modification or standard engineering techniques and procedures. The position will perform engineering functions and complete project tasks on solid waste landfill and transfer station/convenience center facility design, landfill gas collection and processing, waste planning, construction administration, and provide business development and project management. There will be opportunities for broader engagement with other HDR teams and projects, including water resources, building engineering services, power, industrial, and transportation.

The candidate should have a strong academic and internship background along with an initiative to perform engineering tasks related to waste management, facility design, planning, and stormwater management for municipal and private clients. Candidate must be adaptable to conditions including fast-paced and deadline driven work environment.

In the role of Environmental Scientist / Engineer, we'll count on you to assist Project Managers/Project Engineers with:

  • Complete site evaluations, soil reports, grading plans, foundation soil analysis, slope stability, design details, landfill gas and leachate system design, sediment soil and groundwater sampling, geologic logging of borings, monitoring well design, storm water modeling and conduct engineering analysis and calculations for permitting, permit compliance, waste and environmental feasibility studies, prepare reports, construction drawings and specifications and construction management.
  • Performing site visits and prepares documents for public and private clients for a broad range of environmental compliance issues.
  • Performing overall site layout, grading, utility layout and drainage.
  • Performing routine engineering assignments requiring application of standard techniques and procedures.
  • Performing administrative duties associated with project management for civil/site projects.
  • Performing other duties as needed.



Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science or related discipline.
  • 5+ years general experience with an emphasis on solid waste facility design, assessments for permit compliance, and construction monitoring.
  • Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel)
  • Strong environmental writing and communication skills
  • Strong conceptual, organizational, problem-solving and research abilities
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must

Preferred Qualifications

  • EIT certification strongly preferred.
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD Civil 3D a plus.
  • Prior experience with field work and environmental regulations is a plus.
  • Local Candidates Preferred


At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

Primary Location: United States-Virginia-Roanoke
Other Locations: United States-Virginia-Glen Allen
Industry: Environment/Sciences
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Waste Services
Job Posting: Jan 12, 2023

At HDR, we are committed to the principles of employment equity.

USA: We are a Federal Contractor, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all qualified candidates regardless of minority, veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or any other status protected by law.

CANADA: We welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

AUSTRALIA: We consider all qualified candidates regardless of gender, ethnicity, country of birth, political or religious affiliation, health status, or any other status protected by law.

At HDR, health and safety matters.

For some positions, you may be required to provide drug and alcohol testing, before or during employment, based on our Drug Testing and Drug Free Workplace Policy.

If you are required to drive for us, we require a valid driver's license and compliance with our vehicle policy.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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