Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Senior Environmental Engineer in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 308706

Directorate: Energy & Environment

Division: Earth Systems Science

Group: Subsurface Science & Technology

Job Description

The Characterization & Remediation Team within the Subsurface Science and Technology Group develops, tests, and supports field implementation of contaminant remediation technologies for a variety of government and private industrial clients. Due to recent growth in our work portfolio, we are seeking a senior environmental engineer to lead efforts in remedial technology development and support deployment in challenging subsurface environments. Key activities are expected to include writing proposals to obtain new work, creating new or adapting existing remediation technologies for specific applications, developing systems-based monitoring approaches for complex contamination scenarios, providing technical bases for site closure, working closely with site operators and sponsors to ensure their needs are being addressed, and helping to define strategic directions for the team.

Discipline, principal job duties/expectations, and qualitative and quantitative measures of performance that exceed the Functional Descriptor:

The successful candidate will lead research efforts with multi-disciplinary scientific teams, contribute to ongoing technical activities, and develop proposals for future research funding. Specifically, the candidate will:

  • Lead organizational teams that proactively identify and promote new environmental remediation capabilities within the division and advance the directorate strategy.

  • Select and develop technical approaches to complex cleanup challenges involving multiple tasks and moderate to high risk.

  • Develop new environmental cleanup business within and beyond DOE to include DoD and industry.

  • Interface with leaders and staff in other environmental disciplines to assemble the expertise needed for proposals, projects, or to meet client needs.

  • Serve as lead author or developer on a significant number of technical products.

  • Manage scope, schedule, and budget for projects or large tasks.

  • Mentor staff and peers across the directorate.

  • Lead through operational discipline in both safety and security elements.

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS/BA with 7 years of experience; MS/MA with 5 years of experience; Ph.D. with 3 years of experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preferred education is a M.S. or Ph.D. in environmental engineering or a related field within the past 5 years from an accredited college or university.

  • Experience in proposing and leading remediation-related research and development efforts and interacting with clients to support remedy decisions and remedy implementation challenges.

  • Experience working at contaminated sites for both the federal government and industry.

  • Ability to interface directly with clients and sponsors in technical and non-technical matters so as to acquire funding for self and teams.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as demonstrated by a record of publications in peer reviewed journals and presentations at major conferences.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at

Other Information

Special/Hazardous Working Conditions or Environment: Complexities related to the position, working environment, special challenges, etc.:

This position will involve office, laboratory, and field work. As such, travel to offsite locations may be required. Lab and field work conditions may include radiological, chemical, biological, and munitions constituent hazards.

Directorate: Energy & Environment

Job Category: Engineering/Engineering Techs

Group: Subsurface Sci & Technology

Opening Date: 2018-12-12

Closing Date: 2019-02-24