Senior Solid Waste Engineer
Baton Rouge, LA 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description

Looking for a place to expand your career? A place where you can work with industry recognized professionals who are solving tough environmental problems? Geosyntec is the place for you! We're looking for a Senior Solid Waste Engineer with at least 8 years of experience to join our geoenvironmental and geotechnical practice in Baton Rouge, LA. You will apply your engineering to projects involving landfills, transfer stations, surface impoundments, geologic and hydrogeologic investigations, solid waste planning, and other solid waste management systems while further developing the business skills needed for a successful consulting career.

Our clients ask us to address their new ventures and most challenging problems involving the environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure. Ranked by ENR in the top 20 design firms for the environment, Geosyntec is internationally known for its technical leadership, broad experience, and exceptional client service. Learn more by visiting


Collaboration and mentoring are cornerstones of Geosyntec's culture. We operate under a sell-manage-do culture, and so we expect that you'd work on challenging technical projects while leveraging your existing knowledge and experience to help Geosyntec expand its current practices and capabilities through business development and client management. You may also be asked to take on project management responsibilities, along with staff management and development, and mentoring tasks.

Some of the key responsibilities for the position include:

  • Client development and expansion of Geosyntec's landfill engineering capabilities in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.
  • Assisting in the development of proposals and other business development activities.
  • Civil design, landfill design, stormwater design, and site layout.
  • Engineering analyses such as slope stability, hydrologic and landfill gas modeling, seismic, and seepage.
  • Preparation of permit applications, design calculations, drawings, technical specifications, and permit applications.
  • Fieldwork associated with investigation, design, and construction services.
  • Understanding of local, state, and federal regulations related to solid waste.

Here are some other things you should know about a typical Senior Solid Waste Engineer position with Geosyntec:

  • Training: This position requires OSHA health and safety, first aid, and CPR training and medical monitoring, paid for by the firm. We also offer professional development opportunities including in-house seminars, webinars, and mentoring, that allow our professionals to build the technical and business skills necessary to become successful consultants
  • Fieldwork: Up to 20%
  • Overnight travel: Up to 20%

Your success is our success. We encourage our professionals to continually develop their interests and skills. Advancement is based on an individual's own performance and initiative.


  • Bachelor's degree in civil, environmental, or geotechnical engineering. (required)
  • Advanced degree in civil, environmental, or geotechnical engineering. (preferred)
  • Professional Engineer (P.E.) registration or the ability to obtain P.E. registration within 1 year, in Alabama, Louisiana, and/or Mississippi. (required)


  • At least 8 years (10+ preferred) of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. (required)
  • Demonstrated strong interest in solid waste. (required)
  • Proven track record in client development and management. (required)
  • Strong oral and technical writing skills. (required)
  • Experience with modeling/design tools such as AutoCAD Civil3D, fate transport modeling, Slope/W, Vadose/W, Sigma/W, and ARCGIS. (preferred)
  • Ability to obtain OSHA 40-hr HAZWOPER training. (required)
  • Valid U.S. driver's license and a satisfactory driving record for business travel. (required)


Geosyntec strives to hire and retain the best and brightest people in their fields. We look for exceptional interpersonal skills, communication skills, and problem-solving abilities, plus the passion for technical excellence and quality. We seek individuals with leadership potential, a commitment to lifelong learning and growth, and the desire to build a long and rewarding career with a growing Firm.

Geosyntec is a great place to build a career. If you're looking for an exciting place to work, a place with challenging and rewarding projects, and a place that has been nationally recognized for its employees' quality of life, technical expertise, and business success, then Geosyntec may be the place for you. You can learn more about careers and employment at Geosyntec by visiting

We are proud to offer our employees a highly competitive benefits package. Learn more by visiting

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer including minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, sexual orientation, and gender identity.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
8+ years
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