Careers

Staff Engineer

Duncklee & Dunham, P.C. (Duncklee & Dunham) has an opening for a staff-level (i.e., 2-4 years of experience) Environmental, Civil, or Chemical Engineer in our Cary, North Carolina office.  The successful candidate will have a comprehensive range of experiences in many phases of soil / groundwater assessment and remediation projects, including preliminary screening of remedial technologies, feasibility studies, remedial designs, bidding, and construction supervision.  The candidate shall also have a basic understanding of environmental compliance regulations pertaining to air emissions, stormwater and wastewater discharges, and hazardous waste management, and engineering design experience in stormwater control measures, wastewater pretreatment, or air emissions control.  We are looking for a self-motivated candidate, capable of working as part of a project team, who thinks clearly and objectively, and has strong technical writing skills.

Position Requirements:

  • Preparing engineering design documents that include drawings, specifications, sizing of piping and pumping systems, grading calculations, remedial measures, and other engineering controls for environmental remediation applications
  • Preparing regulatory permit applications (UIC Permits, air permits, wastewater Authorization to Construct permits, stormwater General and Individual permits)
  • Using in-depth knowledge of engineering principles and standards to produce conceptual and detailed designs for soil and groundwater remedial systems, stormwater control measures, erosion and sedimentation control
  • Screening remedial alternatives, developing conceptual designs, and preparing cost estimates for soil and groundwater remediation projects
  • Preparing project reports that include feasibility studies, corrective/remedial action plans, construction completion reports, monitoring reports, and plans and specifications for remediation systems, SCMs, wastewater pretreatment, air emissions control
  • Preparing spill response/ risk management plans, including SPCC Plans, SWPP Plans, FRPs, ODCs
  • Using various software including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office applications (Word®, Excel®, PowerPoint®, Project®), OneNote®, StormCAD®, and AutoCAD®
  • Providing field engineering and construction management
  • Overseeing remediation system operations and compliance, including troubleshooting systems and supporting maintenance
  • Reviewing and evaluating monitoring and operations data
  • Supporting site characterization activities
  • Developing project budgets and engineering cost estimates
  • Being accountable for effective time management, in accordance with project priorities and objectives

Skills / Qualifications

  • A Baccalaureate Degree in civil, environmental, or chemical engineering, or related field
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in engineering design consulting and/or task management in the fields of environmental remediation, storm water design/compliance, and/or industrial environmental compliance
  • E.I. registration and ability to obtain P.E. in North Carolina within four years
  • The successful candidates must be willing to travel locally, and could travel out of area for 1-2 weeks at a time
  • Current 40-hour and 8-hour OSHA HAZWOPER training (40-hour OSHA 1910.120) and hazardous waste handling experience (preferred but not required)
  • Must be able to perform field work with exposure to a variety of climactic conditions, and potential exposures to hazardous materials

Only qualified candidates with acceptable employment eligibility verification (I-9) will be considered. Visa assistance not provided. Duncklee & Dunham is not responsible for unauthorized job postings or submissions of resumes using external links/websites. Submit resume, cover letter, salary history and expectations for consideration to resumes@dunckleedunham.com.

Staff Geologist

Duncklee & Dunham, P.C. (Duncklee & Dunham) has an opening for an entry-level geologist in our Cary, North Carolina office.  Due to our growth-oriented business model, Duncklee & Dunham offers a growing range of services including soil and groundwater assessment and remediation, Brownfields-related work, environmental permitting, compliance, engineering, and industrial hygiene.  We have added five entry-level scientists in the past 12 months, and continue to grow.

This Staff Geologist position is part of a team that conducts Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (see ASTM International E1527-13 and 40 CFR Part 312 for details).  The preferred candidate will have an extroverted personality with good communication skills.  The candidate needs to be inquisitive and have great attention to detail, be capable of solving problems without having all the facts.  The long-term objective for this individual is to lead the Phase I efforts for the company, from the initial contact with our clients (who come from a wide variety of backgrounds), writing proposals, conducting all tasks associated with the investigations, writing reports, project invoicing and accounting, and following up with clients to be sure we have met their needs.

A secondary responsibility (up to ~30-40% of time) for this position will be to support other service lines within the company.  This other work might include conducting field work for Phase II Environmental Site Assessments; sampling of soil, groundwater, surface water, indoor air, and soil vapor; overseeing drilling contractors during advancement of soil borings and construction of monitoring wells; and/or overseeing contractors performing remediation work.  Thus, a love of working outdoors is requisite.  The candidate must be capable of working as part of a project team, and demonstrate an ability to learn field and office techniques from senior field and office staff until proficient to conduct the field work alone.  With continued experienced, the selected candidate will prepare Phase I/II ESA reports, evaluate laboratory data to assess the attainment of objectives, and if not, help to determine what additional work may be necessary.  Familiarity with applicable state and federal environmental regulations will be a required skill set. A well written, concise report is the final work product delivered to our clients.  Therefore, candidates are encouraged to bring one or two writing examples, if available, to the job interview to demonstrate their technical-writing skills.

Skills/Qualifications

  • Hold a Baccalaureate or Master’s Degree in geology
  • Have a desire to pursue registration as a licensed geologist, and ideally, have already passed the Fundamentals of Geology ASBOG exam (go to ncblg.org for details)
  • Be willing to travel locally, with occasional travel out of area for days or even weeks at a time, both in-state and throughout the southeastern U.S.
  • Have completed 40-hour hour OSHA Hazwoper training (29 CFR 1910.120) would be a bonus but is not required
  • Familiar with the use of various software that includes Microsoft Office applications (Word®, Excel®, PowerPoint®), and ideally AutoCAD® and ArcGIS®.
  • Able to perform field work with exposure to a variety of climactic conditions, and potential exposures to hazardous materials

Please submit a resume to resumes@dunckleedunham.com

Industrial Hygiene Field Technician

Duncklee & Dunham is a leading environmental and engineering consulting firm based in Cary, North Carolina.  Our firm has expanded dramatically in the last 5 years and we are seeking an entry level industrial hygiene (IH) field technician to support the continued growth of our IH business unit.  This full-time field technician will assist with IH projects related to asbestos, lead-based paint, microbial assessments, indoor air quality, and other industrial hygiene projects. The successful candidate will share an exciting and rewarding opportunity to enhance, grow, and enjoy a career in an established, well-respected, environmental and engineering services firm.

Required Qualifications:

  • 2 or 4-year college degree, preferably in environmental science or related studies
  • Basic understanding of building construction/mechanical systems
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office suite applications
  • Commitment to details, deadlines and budgets with a positive attitude and excellent work ethic
  • Detail oriented with excellent note-taking skills
  • Ability to pass medical exam and wear a negative pressure respirator
  • Ability to work outdoors in varying weather conditions and at heights
  • Willingness to travel locally, regionally and overnight as needed
  • Occasional night, weekend, holiday, and extended shifts beyond 8 hours
  • Successful candidate must meet requirements of the company’s Substance Policy and Reference Check programs and possess a valid driver’s license

Only qualified candidates with acceptable employment eligibility verification (I-9) will be considered. Visa assistance not provided.  Duncklee & Dunham is not responsible for unauthorized job postings or submissions of resumes using external links/websites. Submit resume, cover letter, salary history and expectations for consideration to resumes@dunckleedunham.com

Asbestos / Indoor Air Quality Field Technician

Duncklee & Dunham is a leading environmental and engineering consulting firm based in Cary, North Carolina. Our firm has expanded dramatically in the last 5 years and we are seeking an experienced asbestos / indoor air quality field technician to support the continued growth of our industrial hygiene business unit. The successful candidate will share an exciting and rewarding opportunity to enhance, grow, and enjoy a career in an established, well-respected, environmental and engineering services firm.

This full time field technician, based in Cary, North Carolina, will assist with industrial hygiene projects related to asbestos, lead based paint coatings, microbial assessments, chemical indoor air quality, and other industrial hygiene related projects. This position offers competitive pay based on experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Asbestos accreditation for project design, building inspection, air monitoring, and management plan development in compliance with NC-HHCU compliance guidelines
  • Accredited Lean-Based Paint Inspector and Risk Assessor
  • Mold Inspector training certificate
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • Ability to work outdoors in varying weather conditions and a willingness to travel, as needed

Additional Qualifications:

  • Degree in environmental health or related field a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Personable and able to communicate with people at all levels
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office suite applications
  • Must be a self-starter, resourceful, with the ability to work independently on multiple projects
  • Commitment to details, deadlines and budgets with a positive attitude and excellent work ethic
  • Successful candidate must meet requirements of the company’s Substance Policy and Reference Check programs

Only qualified candidates with acceptable employment eligibility verification (I-9) will be considered. Visa assistance not provided. Duncklee & Dunham is not responsible for unauthorized job postings or submissions of resumes using external links/websites. Submit resume, cover letter, salary history and expectations for consideration to resumes@dunckleedunham.com.