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Universal Engineering Sciences Environmental Engineer in Topeka, Kansas


UES is a privately held, rapidly growing engineering and consulting firm with nearly six decades of experience in geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing, building code compliance, threshold inspections and environmental consulting. With more than 3,800 professionals across 80+ branches in high growth markets in the U.S., UES consults on projects of all sizes for public and private clients in industries ranging from transportation and healthcare to commercial, residential, and education.

Experienced and proven, UES is considered a pioneer of the industry and stands at the forefront of emerging technology and best practices. Our work includes public and private clients, as well as public-private partnerships, and consists of projects ranging from transportation and infrastructure to aviation and aerospace. Our engineers, geologists, certified inspectors, scientists, and drillers offer an unwavering commitment to excellence, approaching each project with the knowledge that precision, professionalism, and creative solutions are what drive success and cultivate enduring client relationships.

As UES continues to grow, it’s critical that we have a defined set of values that guide us like a north star. These values need to demonstrate who we are as a company and what we believe. STRIVE stands for Safety, Teamwork, Responsiveness, Integrity, Value, and Excellence.

Under the general direction of the Environmental Manager and Project Managers, this individual independently applies professional knowledge and experience to complete projects of routine to average complexity. They will provide technical assistance under the direction and review of the Project Manager on more complex projects, and they may be assigned responsibility for on-site management of complex field projects or at locations distant from the office. In addition, this individual may prepare proposals for routine projects.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Performs technical work with competence on all but the more difficult assignments and displays maturity in making decisions relative to the direction of projects.

  • Reviews or develops field activities for consistency with project goals and objectives.

  • Provides field oversight and data collection on complex projects that may be a significant distance from the office.

  • Prepares reports and proposals for routine projects, and assists more senior staff with reports and proposals for more complex projects.

  • Practices loss prevention techniques.

  • Alerts Project Manager or Environmental Manager to technical, managerial, or administrative problems arising during the course of a project.

  • Discusses technical matters with client representatives and other project team members as a fully-qualified professional.

  • Projects a positive image of UES in dealings with outside groups and clients.

  • Completes project assignments on time and within budget.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Geology or Environmental Science required.

  • Registered Professional Engineer license preferred.

  • Ability to use CADD.

  • Five to seven or more years of progressively responsible experience in specialty field; up to two years’ experience may be substituted for the required experience with an advanced degree in a closely related field.

  • The successful applicant should have experience with the following environmental tasks (field and reporting):

o Phase II soil and groundwater sampling and testing

o Low-flow and traditional groundwater sampling and testing

o Monitoring well installation

o Wastewater sampling and testing

o Risk-based corrective action risk assessment

o Waste characterization

o UST closure

o Remedial soil excavation observation and documentation

o Remedial system design/installation

Who We Are:

UES provides essential engineering services for some of the most prominent and significant projects in the nation. Our team members, from our drillers to administrative staff, contribute directly to projects that transform communities. With some of the greatest talent in Geotechnical Engineering, Construction Materials Testing and Inspection, Code Compliance, Environmental, Occupational Health & Safety, and Building Envelope, we are committed to delivering groundbreaking solutions for our clients. At the core of our success is our team members who make it all possible. We know that the projects we deliver are only as good as our people, which is why we offer enriching opportunities for career growth at every level.

Growing in Excellence

As the #1 fastest growing AEC firm on The Zweig Group's Hot Firm list in 2021, UES is poised to lead our industry into the future. As we evolve from a one-man operation to a company spanning 75 branches and 3,500 employees, we’re looking for enthusiastic talent to launch their careers and grow along with us.

Why Work at UES?

We value the individual contributions of our employees, and we show this through providing great benefits. Click here (https://teamues-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/p/sbielefeldt/EbEUX7QyRi9Np7gALiJOZlkBNwVgknUxkYY7P7dcARIV9Q?e=CSxw2C) to see how we support our people in and out of the workplace . Please ask your recruiter what benefits plans apply to you.

Check out our website: https://teamues.com/

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EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran Universal Engineering Sciences is a Drug-Free Workplace. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Team: Environmental Department-GSI Engineering

Work Type: Full-Time

Location Type: onsite