Environmental Engineer

Charah Solutions, Inc.
 Cheswick, PA


Do you thrive in a company in which you roll up your sleeves and get it done? Do you want to work for a company that is people-centric, execution driven, accountability focused and marked by world-class safety, a high level of energy and unquestionable integrity? If so, come join us. Charah Solutions is the leading provider of environmental services and byproduct sales to the power generation industry.

Based in Louisville, Kentucky, we assist utilities and independent power producers in sustainably managing and recycling ash byproducts generated from the combustion of coal in the production of electricity. With over 30 years of experience, we also design and implement solutions for ash pond management and closure, landfill construction, fly ash sales, and structural fill projects. To be our best, we need the best. At Charah Solutions, our best begins with you.

Charah Solutions offers: Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental, Vision, Company Paid Short- & Long-Term Disability, Life Insurance, 401(k) with Company Contribution After 1 Year, Paid Time Off, Incredible Safety Record, and Well-Maintained Equipment.

Environmental Engineer (ERT) will support Charah operations for the technical, environmental, compliance, and permitting support at a dedicated Environmental Risk Transfer (ERT) project site. This position will provide support to field personnel in a manner in which the highest quality and consistently responsible services are provided to Charah’s clients to maintain environmental and permit compliance, construction standards and client expectations/requirements.



  • Assist Director of EEQ, VP EHS, and Operations Team as directed with the technical requirements at the ERT project site
  • Support Site Management in interface with Client and State regulators
  • Support Site Management to maintain compliance with applicable permit conditions needed to ensure a site is being operated under the best engineering and environmental practices available
  • Work with consulting engineers to support project operations and design/build projects working with Charah staff, clients, and outside stakeholders
  • Inspect site operations to assist site management in determining the best method to resolving problems encountered due to field conditions or changes in scope.
  • Assist in technical evaluations of material suppliers, qualified sub-contractors, CQA testing, and surveying firms including specialty sub-contractors
  • Prepare Project quality and environmental deliverables, such as the Site-Specific Quality, Engineering, and Environmental plans
  • Review environmental permits and perform, with oversight calculations for air, water, and solid waste permitting and compliance
  • Conduct onsite training for environmental compliance requiremen


  • Knowledge of and adherence to the following laws and regulations:
    • Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA)
      • Subtitle C – Hazardous Waste
      • Subtitle D – Non-Hazardous Waste
    • Solid Waste Regulations at Federal Level
    • Solid Waste Regulations at State Levels
    • Clean Air Act regulations
    • Air Permitting Regulations at the State and Local Levels
    • Clean Water Act regulations
    • Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) regulations
    • Effluent Limitation Guideline (ELG) regulations
    • Community Right to Know Laws
    • OSHA
    • Mining Regulations
    • CERCLA- Superfund rules
    • Treatment and conveyance of industrial wastewaters (NPDES Permitting)
    • Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC) Regulations
    • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Planning (SWPPP)
  • Examine contract documents and identify construction quality standards to ensure obligations and requirements are met for internal and external compliance
  • Examine permits, licenses, applications, and records to ensure compliance with all permit and regulatory requirements
  • Prepare, organize, and maintain inspection records
  • Prepare written, oral, tabular, and graphic reports summarizing requirements and regulation, including enforcement and chain of custody documentation
  • Monitor follow-up in cases where deficiencies and/or violations were found, and review compliance monitoring reports
  • Inform individuals and groups of pollution control regulations and inspection findings and explain how problems can be corrected
  • Perform site inspections and perform audits on project records evaluating operational performance and compliance with quality and permit requirements, respectively
  • Oversee onsite compliance sampling and reporting for industrial wastewater system operations through state NPDES permit program
  • Oversight and management of 3rd Party contractors performing groundwater and other environmental media sampling


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, environmental science, geology, environmental compliance, or similar academic program is preferred or equivalent related work experience. Five (5) years of experience in the field may apply in lieu of the educational requirement
  • Minimum of 4 years work experience in an environmental compliance position for a company in the environmental/power utility industry required; a minimum of 8 years of experience is required for individuals without a bachelor’s degree
  • Current certification as an Erosion Sediment & Stormwater Inspector (CESSWI) or similar credential recognized by the state of operation or within 6 months of hire required to qualify to perform onsite SWPPP and NPDES inspections
  • Experience with solid waste management, permitting, and compliance within a company that manages coal ash or industrial solid wastes preferred
  • Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions
  • Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology including applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite required
  • Position requires honesty, dependability, and ability to be relied upon, responsible, and fulfill obligations

Work Environment & Conditions

  • This position requires working in the internal and external environment in both industrial and open area settings.
  • Ability to use electronic equipment such as computer, cell phone, and handheld radio for communication with supervisors and co-workers
  • This position requires a flexible work schedule: nights, possible weekends support of site operations. Travel is limited to less than 10%.
  • Must be able to climb, maintain body equilibrium, reach, grasp, bend and walk/stand/sit for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to hear and see naturally or with correction
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Be subject to loud noises
  • Be subject to atmospheric conditions - one or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin: fumes, odor, dust, mists, gases, or poor ventilation
  • This position requires working in the internal and external environment
  • Ability to work independently and as a team
  • Ability to work under pressure with time constraints in a changing environment
  • Ability to effectively communicate