Environmental Scientist / Environmental Engineer

Houston Engineering, Inc - Maple Grove, MN5.0

Location: Maple Grove, MN:
At Houston Engineering Inc.(HEI) we are scientists, engineers, GIS specialists, programmers, and surveyors providing innovative and practical leading-edge water quality solutions to public, private and non-profit clients. Our work is conducted from multiple offices throughout the Midwest, but our reach goes well beyond. We pride ourselves on our commitment to meeting client needs and innovative environmental solutions. Our unique perspectives on joining web technology with engineering science has made us a leader in the development of climate and environmental decision support systems. Our Maple Grove office has an immediate opening for an Environmental Scientist or Environmental Engineer working at the cutting edge of water quality solutions.

Essential Functions:
A scientist or engineer applying for this position must understand, be conversant and be technically competent with the biological, ecological and limnological concepts related to water quality and water resources, and have a firm understanding of water quality issues facing resources around the region and nation. We are looking to bring on someone with a passion for working at the interface between challenging water quality issues and solutions that address our client’s needs.

The preferred candidate needs to illustrate the ability to work independently, apply reasoning skills and logic to reach technical conclusions, and have an aptitude and desire to tackle new and challenging issues particularly through the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The ability to independently develop and prepare technical reports with a moderate amount of guidance is a necessity. Ability to contribute to project management, pursue grant opportunities, and familiarity with geospatial analysis techniques is also desired. Experience working on projects or studies related to Clean Water Act, sustainability, and water quality issues is a plus. Occasional travel necessary. Preference will be given to candidates with a proven track record working on complex water quality issues.

Qualifications :
  • A preferred candidate will have graduated from a college or university program with a Master’s degree in an appropriate scientific or engineering discipline (water resources, limnology, aquatic or terrestrial biology, ecology, limnology, natural resources management, water resource science, soils, or zoology).
  • The ideal candidate has a minimum of five (5) years of demonstrated professional experience addressing environmental issues associated with water quality projects
  • Candidates need to be proficient with computer software applications in word processing, computer models, spread sheets, data bases, and GIS. Intimate knowledge of the use of GIS in addressing scientific issues is also necessary.
  • Valid Driver’s License and in good standing.
Benefits of Joining HEI:
As part of our talented staff, you will enjoy competitive pay, annual bonuses, paid health, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long-term disability, PTO, paid holidays, generous pension generous 401(k) and profit sharing plans with potential company contributions totaling up to 15% of annual salary. Come join our team and see why HEI has been selected as one of Prairie Business Magazine 50 best places to work in the northern Great Plains for several years in a row!