Entry-Level Engineer Job at SCS Engineers, Buffalo, NY

  • SCS Engineers
  • Buffalo, NY

Job Description

What We Are Looking For

We are seeking an independent, forward-thinking Associate Engineer or Staff Engineer to assist with the workload of diverse, challenging solid waste projects in the Northeast and become a long-term asset based out of our Buffalo, New York office. Initially this individual will be expected to provide engineering support to the team within our existing solid waste practice focused primarily on landfill and landfill gas system permitting and design, solid waste facility (e.g., composting) permitting and design, construction, operation, monitoring, and air quality permitting and compliance support for private and municipal clients. The position includes opportunities for solid waste facility and environmental control system infrastructure permitting and design, engineering analysis, feasibility studies, report writing, construction oversight, field sampling and testing, and permitting.

The qualified individual may also support strategic emerging practice areas, such as wastewater treatment, organics management, alternative energy (solar and biogas), greenhouse gas (GHG) and sustainability, climate change and adaptation, PFAS and emerging contaminants, and carbon sequestration. As new work develops, you will be expected to manage and maintain contact with clients, and manage your schedule and work products consistently within SCS’s quality control standards.

This position may also provide support to our growing environmental services practice through such activities as the completion of Phase I site assessments, site investigations (including sampling of various media), data evaluation, document preparation, regulatory reporting, etc. Familiarity with New York and/or Pennsylvania environmental regulations and sampling protocols are a plus.

How You Can Make An Impact

  • Prepare landfill and landfill gas system designs, including construction plans, specifications and construction documents.
  • Prepare air permit applications and compliance reports, greenhouse gas emission inventories, regulatory compliance calculations, permit applications for solid waste and industrial facility projects.
  • Prepare landfill-related engineering calculations to support reports and permit documents.
  • Prepare compost facility design and permitting documents, including evaluations and analyses.
  • Collect samples, attend meetings, site inspections, oversight of construction activities, source testing, etc.
  • Conduct and document construction quality assurance observations to confirm compliance with construction documents.
  • Complete quality control reviews on all work (reports, design plans, design calculations, data, etc.) prior to submission
  • Prepare computer models, review compliance issues, analyze data, and reports.
  • Coordinate with contractors, subcontractors, and regulatory personnel, as directed.
  • Client interaction and preparation of proposals on an as needed basis.
  • Occasional travel may be required.


  • Bachelors of Science degree (or higher) in Environmental, Civil or Mechanical Engineering, or related degree required.
  • Engineer-in-Training (EIT) designation (or ability to obtain) preferred.
  • 3 Months of research/internship experience in solid waste, landfill gas, air quality and/or relevant civil or environmental engineering.
  • High attention to detail with independent problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • MS Office software, with particular demonstrated skills in MS Excel, AutoCAD and/or GIS expertise.
  • Valid driver’s license with a driving record in good standing required.

Whether it’s reducing methane emissions at agricultural facilities and landfills, repurposing contaminated properties, producing alternative energy, or sequestering carbon, we’ve been focused on finding smart climate solutions and improving the natural environment since our inception over 50 years ago. Join our 100% employee-owned firm and start creating your own legacy.

As a growing firm, we offer excellent opportunities for career advancement and a comprehensive package, including:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability Insurance
  • 100% employer- funded Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) and 401K including employer match
  • Annual Bonus Program
  • Student Debt Employer Contribution Program
  • Paid holidays, PTO and Paid Parental Leave

Pay range for this position is $60k to $70k depending on experience. This does not include bonuses or our Employee Stock Ownership Plan.

SCS Engineers is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). SCS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran or disabled status.

If you have questions, difficulty using our online system and/or you need an accommodation due to a disability then please contact us about your interest in employment at recruiting@scsengineers.com.

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