Washington State TSP Yard Program Construction Manager (Environmental Engineer 2) (In-Training) in Lacey, Washington


Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen**

Protecting Washington State's environment for current and future generations is what we do every day at Ecology. We have a culture that is invested in making a difference. If you want to join a team that is highly effective, collaborative, has leadership that embraces the value of people, Ecology is a good fit.

Our Toxics Cleanup Program (TCP) is looking to fill a TSP Yard Program Construction Manager (Environmental Engineer 2 – In-Training) position. The position is part of the Tacoma Smelter Plume (TSP) team and will be located in our Southwest Regional Office (SWRO) in Lacey, WA.

The TSP Yard Program Construction Managerposition serves as a construction manager overseeing the contractors conducting sampling and remedial actions on property cleanups as part of the Tacoma Smelter Plume Yard Cleanup Program. This position reviews cleanup plans, develops bid documents, and oversees cleanup actions at residential properties. This position requires knowledge of public works contracts. This position also requires coordination with contractors, property owners, and local government.

We are looking for applicants who are detail oriented, possess excellent people skills, strong project management skills, and are able to quickly assess a situation and make a decision and/or recommendation.

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. Maybe you've seen some of our recent stories on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or our blog.

To learn more about our agency, please visit our website at www.ecy.wa.gov.

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The position is part of the Tacoma Smelter Plume (TSP) team within the Toxics Cleanup Program (TCP). The mission of the TCP is to protect human health and the environment for the people of Washington by preventing, reducing, or eliminating exposure to contamination to support the development of environmentally and economically sustainable communities.

Asarco operated a smelter in Tacoma for nearly 100 years. Ecology is addressing the legacy of contamination from the smelter as part of the Tacoma Smelter Plume project. The TSP Yard Cleanup Program and Soil Safety Program are high priority projects for the Toxics Cleanup Program covering two regions – the Northwest Regional Office (NWRO) and the Southwest Regional Office (SWRO). It is estimated that nearly 16,000 properties will need to be addressed by these programs. Funding for this work comes from the Asarco bankruptcy settlement.

Some of the key work activities of the TSP Yard Program Construction Manager at the Environmental Engineer 2 level are:

  • This position works under the supervision of a registered professional engineer and provides engineering oversight for the planning, design and construction of cleanup of individual residential yards.
  • Oversees property sampling contractors in the field, may perform sampling tasks.
  • Reviews sampling data and the engineering designs, site plans, engineering reports, and reviews and writes plans and specifications for cleanup of properties.
  • Develops bid documents, conducts pre-bid meetings, and acquires necessary permits.
  • Provides engineering oversight of construction contractors in the field.
  • Conducts pre-construction meetings and weekly meetings and weekly meetings with the contractors.
  • Reviews submittals, invoices, and change orders.
  • Develops documentation of contract work.
  • Documents worksites during construction through photographs note taking.
  • Performs or oversees compliance sampling during construction and provides engineering direction to the contactor for further cleanup actions.
  • Develops punch lists during walk through inspections.
  • Oversees warranty items.
  • Closes out contracts.
  • Provides technical assistance and works with homeowners regarding sampling and when cleanup actions are necessary.
  • Keeps homeowners informed of the timing of work.
  • Assists with data management and filed documentation.
  • Assists with six month or one year review of cleanup actions.
  • Works closely with the TSP Remediation Manager and Field Oversight Coordinator.
  • Coordinates with the Tacoma Smelter Plume Team.
  • Provides input on the larger TSP project activities as requested.
  • Coordinates with the Public Outreach Coordinator.
  • Provides input on outreach documents and strategies as requested.

**PLEASE NOTE: This is a project position that is funded until June 30, 2021.

This recruitment will remain open until filled. The initial screening will be October 7, 2016. In order to be considered for the initial screening, please submit an application on or before October 6, 2016. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date**.

To broaden the candidate pool, we will consider candidates that qualify at the Environmental Engineer 2, Environmental Engineer 1, and the Engineering Aide 3 levels. Please read the qualifications section below to learn more about this exciting career growth and in-training opportunity.


Required Qualifications:

At the Environmental Engineer 2 level – Pay Range 61 – ($4644 - $6095) Monthly

Master's degree with a major study in one of the following engineering fields: sanitary, water resource, civil, geotechnical, environmental, chemical, mechanical, or related field.


One year 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, civil, geotechnical, water resource, environmental, chemical, mechanical or related field.


Two years of environmental engineering experience.

At the Environmental Engineer 1 level – Pay Range 55 ($4005 - $5253) Monthly

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


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


One year of environmental engineering experience.

At the Engineering Aide 3 level – Pay Range 51 - ($3627 - $4762) Monthly

A Bachelor's degree involving major study in mechanical, electrical, chemical, civil, environmental engineering, architecture, urban planning, or a related field.

College or university students, including state employees, who are enrolled and scheduled to complete their degree requirements within 9 months may apply. The degree must be achieved, however, prior to appointment.

Desired Qualifications:

Working knowledge of Model Toxics Control Act Chapter 173-340. Initial 40-hour hazardous materials training followed by annual 8-hour refresher.

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 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 www.careers.wa.gov 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 careers@ecy.wa.gov. 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 Marian Abbett at: mabb461@ecy.wa.gov. Please do not contact Marian Abbett 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. All employees covered by the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with the WFSE will, as a condition of employment, either become members of the WFSE and pay membership dues or, as non-members, pay a representation fee as described in the CBA, no later than the 30th day following the effective date of this CBA or the beginning of their employment.

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.

Job Type: Project (limited duration)

Job Number: 2016-TCPP864-09617

Department: Dept. of Ecology

Closing: Continuous

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

Salary: $55,728.00 - $73,140.00 Annually

Location: Thurston County – Lacey, WA