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Environmental Cleanup Engineer, Washington State Department of Ecology | Apply Now

Posted 3/24/2020

Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen
At Ecology, protecting Washington State's environment for current and future generations is what we do. We have a culture that is invested in making a difference. If you want to join a highly effective, collaborative team, with leadership that embraces the value of people, Ecology may be a good fit.

The Toxics Cleanup Program (TCP) program within the Department of Ecology is looking to hire an Environmental Cleanup Engineer (Environmental Engineer 3) that will work out of our Northwest Regional Office (NWRO) in Bellevue, WA.

Please Note: This is a project position that is funded until January 31, 2025.

The Environmental Cleanup Engineer position represents the agency and reviews and approves final engineering designs and decisions. This position located in the Northwest Region of the Toxics Cleanup Program serves as an environmental cleanup engineer for the section. As such, provides environmental and construction expertise on the cleanup of complex sites, including, but not limited to, uplands area-wide sites. This position also conducts contractor oversight, reviews investigations, and proposes solutions to complex environmental engineering problems on a site-by-site basis that require the application of environmental engineering techniques and principles related to cleanup alternatives for cleanup of contaminated sites.

As an agency, our mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's environment for current and future generations. We invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages creative leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism and accountability.

To learn more about The Department of Ecology, please visit our website at and follow, like or visit us on LinkedInTwitterFacebookInstagram or our blog.

Local efforts... Diverse people... Statewide impacts


Agency Mission: Ecology's mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's environment and to promote the wise management of our air, land and water for the benefit of current and future generations. 

Accidental spills of dangerous materials and past business practices have contaminated land and water throughout the state. The Toxics Cleanup Program (TCP) works to remedy these situations, which range from cleaning up contamination from leaking underground storage tanks, to remediating large, complex projects requiring substantial engineering solutions. Our mission is to get and keep contaminants out of the environment.

We are looking for a person who possesses excellent people skills, are flexible and organized and has the ability to communicate with a diverse audience, a good listener who asks questions and is a problem solver that works well in a team. They will communicate with the public, generating and reviewing cleanup plans for properties, managing data quality control and communicate the information to the public. They will also manage contractors and consultants on public works contracts completing the administrative duties associated with that.

The Environmental Cleanup Engineer is expected to work with the team to complete cleanup in the Everett Smelter cleanup site. Typical problems include access issues for cleanup, knowledge and information gaps of the public, public non-responsiveness and anger, and language differences.

The Environmental Cleanup Engineer will be working with a highly effective, supportive team cleaning up a large contaminated site to protect the people and the environment of Washington state for the future. They will gain experience working with the public, local governments and agencies. Flexibility is essential because they will periodically need to attend evening public meetings or festivals on the weekend.

The Everett Smelter team is small but efficient. Each member has their focus area and supports the others to create a balance to effectively complete the cleanup work. They are great to work with.

This recruitment will remain open until filled. The initial screening will be March 23, 2020.  In order to be considered for the initial screening, please submit an application on or before March 22, 2020. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.

Please Note: The salary posted above does not include the additional 5% premium pay that this position will receive due to this position's

Please do not include your salary history. Wage/salary depends on qualifications or rules of promotion, if applicable.

Please Note: The salary posted above does not include the additional 5% premium pay that this position will receive due to this position's location in King County.

Please Note: This is a project position that is funded until January 31, 2025.


Required Qualifications:

A Master's degree with major study in one of the following engineering fields; sanitary, water resources, civil, geotechnical, environmental, chemical, mechanical, or related field


Registration as a professional engineer in the State of Washington or another state based on registration requirements equivalent to those in Washington and two (2) years of experience in environmental engineering.  


An Engineer in Training Certificate or a Bachelor's degree with a major study in one of the following engineering fields; sanitary, water resources, civil, geotechnical, environmental, chemical, mechanical, or related field


Registration as a professional engineer in the State of Washington or another state based on registration requirements equivalent to those in Washington and three (3) years of experience in environmental engineering.  

NOTE: A PhD in one of the above engineering fields will substitute for two (2) years of the environmental engineering experience.

NOTE: Requirements for professional registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Washington are eight years of professional experience (which may include up to four years of college level engineering education) and successful completion of sixteen hours of professional licensing exams. Applicants qualifying through the licensing equivalency option must achieve registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Washington within six months of appointment to this class.

Initial 40-hour hazardous materials training followed by annual 8-hour refresher training - this doesn't have to be done prior to starting. If the finalist doesn't have this training then we will send them to obtain the training after hire.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of: principles and practices of environmental engineering.  Model Toxics Control Act, CERCLA, RCRA, Clean Water Act, and other environmental regulations.
  • Ability to: direct development of designs involving environmental engineering theory and judgment; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with local, state and federal officials; plan, promote and administer projects; analyze significant environmental engineering data and write evaluative reports. Budget and contract management experience. Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Special Requirements/Conditions of Employment:

  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in the state of Washington.
  • Valid Driver's License.

Why work for Ecology?

Joining Ecology means becoming a part of a team committed to protecting and restoring Washington State's environment.

A career in public service allows you to help solve some of the most challenging problems facing our state, while keeping the health and financial security of you and your family a priority. We combine one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation with a strong commitment to work/life balance.

Ecology employees may be eligible for the following:
Medical/Dental/Vision for employee & dependent(s)Public Employees Retirement System (PERS),  Vacation, Sick, and other Leave*, 11 Paid Holidays per year*, Public Service Loan ForgivenessTuition Waiver,  Long Term Disability & Life InsuranceDeferred Compensation ProgramsDependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP),  Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA)Employee Assistance ProgramCommute Trip Reduction Incentives (Download PDF reader)Combined Fund DriveSmartHealth 

Student debt and how working for Ecology can help

Employees may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program, which forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. See for more details.

*See the Benefits tab in this announcement for more information

Supplemental Information

Application Instructions:

Please include the following documents as an attachment to your application:

  • A cover letter describing how your experience, skills and abilities meet the required qualifications of this position.
  • A resume outlining your professional experience.

Please do not include your salary history. Wage/salary depends on qualifications or rules of promotion, if applicable.

Please complete the applicant profile when applying for this position. Or, you may paste the text of your resume within the profile's resume text field.

Please read the supplemental questions carefully and answer completely. Incomplete responses, including "please see resume" may disqualify you from further consideration.

Department of Ecology employees, please make sure to answer the agency-wide questions regarding permanent status as a classified employee within the Washington General Service or Washington Management Service. Do not forget to select Department of Ecology as a response to question 2, and type your personnel ID number for question 3. If you are not sure of your status or do not know your personnel ID number, please contact Human Resources at (360) 407-6186.

If you are reading this announcement in print format, please visit to access the online recruitment system. Click on "Look for Jobs" and select Dept. of Ecology under the "Department" search list. Click "Apply Search."

Other Information:

If you need assistance applying for this job, please call Human Resources at (360) 407-6186 or e-mail Please do not call this number or send an email to this address to follow-up the status of your application. You can view the latest status of your application on your profile's main page.

If you have specific questions about the position, please email Bob Warren at:  Please do not contact Bob to inquire about the status of your application.

The act of submitting application materials electronically is considered affirmation that the information is complete and truthful. The state may verify this information and any untruthful or misleading answers are cause for rejection of your application or dismissal if employed.

This position is included in the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) union bargaining unit for the Department of Ecology.

The Washington State Department of Ecology is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, veterans or people with military status, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application/testing process or this job announcement in an alternative format may call (360) 407-6186. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

Civil Engineer III, Puget Sound Energy | Apply Now

Posted 3/18/2020

Puget Sound Energy is looking to grow our community with like-minded, top talented individuals like you!  With our rapidly growing, award winning energy efficiency programs, our pathway to an exciting and innovative future is now.

PSE's Engineering Operations team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Civil Engineer III position!

Job Description

Puget Sound Energy’s Substation Design and Engineering department is looking for a Civil Engineer III to join our team! 

The Engineer shall possess a broad range of experience, expertise and/or understanding of civil and structural engineering topics especially related to substation design and construction. Solutions typically provided by the engineer may involve complex issues, requiring interpretation of requirements, application of advanced analytical techniques and non-standard solutions. Candidate should have the flexibility to deal with shifting budgets and priorities; the ability and resiliency to adapt to changes; and a personality that promotes optimism and synergy.

This position requires considerable experience with developing civil permit and construction drawings for land development associated with new and existing substations. Experienced at grading plans, storm drainage, erosion control and other civil related elements required. Working understanding of state and local storm water regulations, building codes and industry standards is essential. The successful candidate should demonstrate they are well experienced in civil related calculations, reports, technical specifications and cost estimates; and supporting the permitting and construction phases of projects. The ability to communicate effectively, clearly and concisely, both verbally and written to diverse audiences in most setting is desirable. Basic understanding of electrical substation assembly and safe design practices is a plus.

Job Responsibilities

  • Interprets and/or modifies available guidelines for application to existing problems or processes.
  • Prepares complex designs, standards, studies and analyses.
  • Provides a detailed design review of internal or external technical documents.
  • Prepares cost estimates and project evaluations without direct supervision.
  • Plans and develops project budgets with appropriate documentation.
  • Ensures compliance with codes, standards, and design, operation, and maintenance requirements.
  • Identifies potential areas of weakness with assigned work, and initiate corrective action.
  • Documents and shares work with others to strengthen the depth and breadth of skills within PSE’s engineering workforce.
  • Ensures that problem solutions are tailored to PSE’s business environment.
  • May lead or coordinate the work of junior engineers, engineering assistants, field technicians, and others who assist on specific projects. (This includes contractor/consultants.)
  • Provide training, technical direction, and leadership to other engineering positions in order to promote development.
  • Supports emergency response work as requested including immediate and extended restoration efforts driven by weather and other system failures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or other appropriate engineering field.
  • Substantial experience in planning, design, permitting, specification preparation, maintenance, project cost estimating and scheduling (typically achieved after 5 years’ practice as a degreed engineer).
  • Demonstrated organization, documentation, prioritization, and project management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience working in the utility industry.
  • Possession of or ability to acquire a Washington State Professional Engineering license.
  • Knowledge of engineering economics and analysis.
  • Experience working on complex engineering projects.

Additional Information

Families and businesses depend on PSE to provide the energy they need to pursue their dreams.  Our steadfast commitment to serving Washington communities with safe, dependable and efficient energy started in 1873.  Today we're building the Northwest's energy future through efforts like our award winning energy efficiency programs and our leadership in renewable energy.

At PSE we value and respect our employees and provide them opportunities to excel. We offer an expansive pay package that includes competitive compensation, annual goals-based incentive bonuses, comprehensive benefits, 401(K), a company paid retirement pension plan, and an employee assistance and wellness program.

Puget Sound Energy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status or presence of a disability that with or without reasonable accommodation does not prevent performance of the essential functions of the job. Should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources Staffing department at or 425-462-3017.