Staff Level Environmental Engineer

GSI Water Solutions, Inc. | Portland, OR

Posted Date 2/17/2021


Job Title: Staff Level Environmental Engineer

Job Type: Full-Time, Exempt, Salaried

Reports to: Environmental Practice Lead

Location: Downtown Portland, one block from the Yamhill District MAX Station

Closing Date: Open until filled

GSI Water Solutions, Inc. is seeking a Staff Level Environmental Engineer to join its team of environmental scientists, geologists, and engineers in Portland, Oregon. In this role, you will gain experience in the field and the office, and contribute to multiple projects.

In 2000, our three founders left a large consulting firm to start something different. We take pride in being a company that supports local organizations, treats its employees with respect and fairness, and strives for all members of the team to feel they belong, have valuable insights, and can grow with us.

We are actively seeking out a diverse candidate pool of applicants with technical skills coupled with a strong understanding of social equity to help us maintain our focus on environmental justice, green practices, and carbon footprint reduction. You can read about our projects, including our involvement in the Portland Harbor Superfund Cleanup on our website:

In this role you will

• Perform field data collection activities

• Document field conditions, write field reports, and participate in report production

• Regulatory reporting/monitoring/record keeping

• Field observation and direction of remedial activities

• Research literature and historical information

• Complete data analysis and calculations with supervision

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment and Physical Demands

This job operates in a professional office environment and in the field. This requires the use of standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and copiers. Field efforts require lifting up to 40 pounds. We follow CDC and OHA COVID-19 guidelines and are currently working remotely.

Travel and Field Work

Project areas are local or within approximately a two hour drive (Oregon and Washington). Approximately 50% of worktime will be spent traveling and working in the field. COVID-19 protocols are followed for all fieldwork activities and meetings are currently held over Zoom and Microsoft Teams.

Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations

• 40-hr OSHA HAZWOPER certification (Training course and hours in class paid by GSI, if not currently certified)

• Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.

Required Education and Experience

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

• BS degree in engineering or geology (engineering preferred)

• Basic Microsoft Office skills

Valued Education and Experience

• MS degree in engineering or geology

• Experience preparing work plans and/or technical reports

Success Factors

• Support GSI’s equity and antiracism work

• Be a champion in the shaping and sustaining of an inclusive workplace

• Possess excellent report-writing skills

• Have the ability to work independently and collaboratively

• Be service and action-oriented


• Employee Owned through Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)

• Medical, Dental, Vision, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, and Life Insurance

• Access to medical and dependent-care flexible spending accounts

• Generous and flexible paid time off

• 401k with employer matching

• Cell phone benefit to assist with the cost of using a personal cell phone for business purposes

• Reimbursement for professional registrations and renewals

• Paid time off for certification and licensing exams

• Paid memberships in professional organizations

• Flexible work schedules

Listing Type
Engineering | Environmental
Position Type
Full Time
Employer Type
Staffing Firm

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