Careers

Environmental Project Manager

Duncklee & Dunham, P.C. (Duncklee & Dunham) has several openings for mid-level (i.e., 3 to 5 years of experience) and project-level (i.e., 4 to >10 years of experience) geologists, engineers, and/or scientists in our Cary, North Carolina office.  The successful candidate(s) will have a comprehensive range of experiences in many phases of soil / groundwater assessment and remediation projects, including the implementation of soil and groundwater investigations, oversight of groundwater-monitoring activities, conducting aquifer tests, screening remedial technologies, construction supervision, and the development of cost estimates and proposals.  We are looking for self-motivated candidates, capable of working as a part of project teams, who think clearly and objectively, and have strong technical writing skills.  The following skill sets are flexible, depending on the candidate’s background, years of experience, and education.

Position Requirements (with increasing levels of experience and responsibility):

  • Use in-depth knowledge of the latest methods and procedures for proper soil- and groundwater-sample collection, field note-taking, and laboratory methods to promote and maintain best practices in the company
  • Support operation and maintenance of remediation systems
  • Review and evaluate monitoring and treatment system operational data
  • Provide field support and construction management
  • Use various software including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office applications (Word®, Excel®, PowerPoint®, Sharepoint®, Project®), AutoCAD®, MicroStation®, and AQTESOLV®
  • Use in-depth knowledge of geologic principles and standards to produce conceptual and detailed designs for soil and groundwater investigation and remediation projects
  • Screen remedial alternatives, develop conceptual designs, and prepare cost estimates for soil and groundwater assessment and remediation projects
  • Design and implement risk-based remedies using NCDEQ’s Risk Calculator Tool and/or USEPA’s RAGS protocols
  • Use USEPA’s functional guidelines for laboratory data validation
  • Prepare various environmental reports: RI work plans, RI reports, groundwater monitoring reports, feasibility studies, CAPs/RAPs/CMSs
  • Provide value-added technical input, guidance, and attention to detail while reviewing tables, figures, report text, and other documents
  • Be accountable for effective time management, in accordance with project priorities and objectives
  • Develop, track, and preserve project budgets
  • Supervisory and management experience with project teams

Skills / Qualifications

  • A Baccalaureate or Master’s Degree in geology, hydrogeology, engineering or related fields of study
  • 3 to >10 years of experience in environmental consulting and/or task management in the fields of assessment and remediation projects
  • Current L.G. or P.E. registration or ability to obtain licenses in North Carolina within 12 months
  • Must be willing to travel locally, and could travel out of area for several weeks at a time
  • Current 40-hour and 8-hour OSHA Hazwoper training (40-hour OSHA 1910.120)
  • Must be able to physically function in the field during adverse weather conditions and be able to safely lift 50 pounds

Only qualified candidates with acceptable employment eligibility verification (I-9) will be considered. Visa assistance will not be 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

Industrial Hygienist/Environmental 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) and/or environmental technician to support the continued growth of our IH business unit and our Assessment and Remediation unit.  This full-time technician will assist with IH and environmental projects related to asbestos, lead-based paint, microbial assessments, indoor air quality, and soil and groundwater investigation 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.

Qualifications:

  • 2 or 4-year college degree, preferably in IH, 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

The successful candidate will need to travel from our Cary office to various job sites across in North Carolina and the southeastern U.S.  The ability to use office computers and programs is required.  Mechanical aptitude, the ability and willingness to travel, and work extended hours on occasion are required.  This is an hourly position with a probationary period of 3 to 6 months.  OSHA Hazwoper training (40-hour and 8-hour refresher) a plus, but not required.  Employee must be insurable to drive and satisfy Company and client’s drug and alcohol policy requirements.  Reply by date, if applicable:  Immediate opening, so please reply promptly.

Please submit resumes and other relevant information to resumes@dunckleedunham.com

Staff Level Environmental, Civil, or Chemical Engineer

Duncklee & Dunham, P.C. (Duncklee & Dunham) has an opening for a staff-level (i.e., 0-3 years of experience) Environmental, Civil, or Chemical Engineer in our Cary, North Carolina office.  The successful candidate will develop a comprehensive range of experiences in industrial environmental compliance.  The candidate shall have or will develop 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:

  • Use in-depth knowledge of engineering principles and standards, assist Senior Level staff in producing conceptual and detailed designs for soil and groundwater remedial systems, vapor intrusion mitigation systems, stormwater control measures, erosion and sedimentation control
  • Prepare draft engineering design documents that include drawings and specifications for sizing of piping and pumping systems, grading calculations, soil and groundwater remedial measures, vapor intrusion mitigation, and other engineering controls for environmental remediation applications
  • Prepare environmental permit applications (air, wastewater, storm water, etc.) for a variety of manufacturing and construction sources Screen soil and groundwater remedial alternatives, develop conceptual designs, and prepare cost estimates for soil and groundwater remediation projects in support of our Assessment and Remediation Group
  • Prepare draft 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
  • Prepare spill response/ risk management plans, including SPCC Plans, SWPP Plans, FRPs, ODCs
  • Use of various software including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office applications (Word®, Excel®, PowerPoint®, Project®), OneNote®, StormCAD®, and AutoCAD®
  • Provide field engineering and construction management on design/build projects
  • Conduct routine stormwater monitoring at industrial sites in accordance with General and Individual Stormwater permits
  • Conduct periodic facility inspections in accordance with SPCC and SWPP Plans
  • Oversee remediation system operations and compliance, including troubleshooting systems and supporting maintenance
  • Review and evaluate remedial and environmental control system monitoring and operations data
  • Support site characterization activities
  • Develop project budgets and engineering cost estimates
  • Be accountable for effective time management, in accordance with project priorities and objectives

Skills / Qualifications

  • A Baccalaureate Degree in civil, environmental, chemical engineering, or related field
  • Prior experience in engineering design consulting is a bonus, but not required, including 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 4-8 years
  • The successful candidate must be willing to travel locally and regionally, with the potential to be out of town for up to 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 in a variety of climactic conditions where hazardous materials may be present.

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