Principal Scientist

SoundEarth Strategies, Inc., a highly reputed and progressive Pacific Northwest environmental consultancy, is seeking to add a Principal Scientist or Engineer to join our growing operations in Seattle or Tacoma, Washington. If you are a high-impact difference-maker with a track record of business development, client management, and technical leadership success, please consider bringing your talent and energy to a place that is committed to growth, rewarding your achievements, and making a positive impact on the communities we serve.

We seek the superstars in our industry experienced in site characterization and remediation, environmental risk reduction, and due diligence projects involving contaminated media, hazardous waste sites, environmental compliance issues and brownfield / real estate development efforts. However, your specific area of environmental expertise is less critical than the attitude, desire, and ability to win work while leading and mentoring a team of talented consulting professionals. Our philosophy is to seek out, develop, and highly compensate industry leaders who have the rare combination of skills to secure new consulting opportunities; manage clients, programs and projects; and lead and mentor staff. Understanding and succeeding in every aspect of the consulting business puts our professionals in the best position to help question and lead us beyond traditional consulting models and structures…we believe that allows us to deliver even higher levels of value to the clients we serve.

SoundEarth has the organization, management resources, and systems of a well-established consultancy along with the culture, opportunities, and entrepreneurial energy of a startup. We are focused on delivering a high level of growth and opportunity for our staff over the next decade. If you have a solid book of work and strong client contacts, seek to move or advance into a leadership role as a Consulting Principal, and would enjoy and thrive in an open environment focused on growth, collaboration, entrepreneurship, and delivering value, we want to meet you!

We recently completed an acquisition adding exceptional talent and complementary services to our portfolio as well as entry into additional high-growth markets. We have also completed a management transition establishing the operational leadership necessary to implement our growth strategy. We are now looking for consulting leaders to help drive our expansion and grow with us. The position can be based in either our Seattle or Tacoma office location depending on the successful client’s preference, and we have a flexible working model where most days can be remotely based/work from home in practice, as client needs permit.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Successful selling and technical leadership of environmental services in one or more areas of environmental consulting: site characterization and remediation; environmental due diligence; drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, solid waste, hazardous waste, and/or air quality compliance; environmental engineering; or natural resources.
  • Direct projects and oversee key client relationships,
  • Develop new business opportunities individually and in collaboration with others.
  • Personnel management, mentorship, and development of technical staff.
  • Provide technical and project management support to clients for all facets of project execution.
  • Collaborate with other Principals to support and extend the vision and direction of the firm.
  • Participate in executive decision-making as part of the Senior Management Team, reporting directly to the CEO.
  • Serve as an integral part of company leadership, demonstrating a high standard of ethics and integrity.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS in engineering, geology, science, or related discipline.
  • 10+ years of relevant professional services consulting experience.
  • Recognized technical expertise in the marketplace with well-established client and industry connections in the Pacific Northwest.
  • A track record of repeat business and demonstrated success on competitive business opportunities.
  • Strong dedication to maintaining a safe work environment and promoting company safety culture
  • Excellent writing, communication, strategic thinking, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong reputation and advanced knowledge of the local regulatory landscape.
  • Proven negotiation skills with federal, state and local regulators.
  • U.S. Citizenship and ability to pass a background check, if necessary, to meet client, contract, project, or site access requirements.
  • Flexibility to work outside of normal business hours if/as required
  • Ability and willingness to travel to project sites along with a valid U.S. driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record.

Preferred Skills:

  • Advanced degree in engineering, geology, science, or related discipline.
  • Professional registration.
  • 2+ years of experience in a senior management or Principal role.
  • Ability to win sole-source or competitive work assignments either immediately or within several months of joining the firm.
  • OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER Certification.

Staff Geologist

SoundEarth Strategies Inc., an employee-owned, environmental consulting firm headquartered
in Seattle, WA is seeking a Field Geologist to join our team of Environmental Scientists,
Geologists, and Engineers. We provide responsive, client-oriented results that anticipate the
needs and expectations of our clients in the areas of remediation, due diligence, stormwater
and air quality compliance services, hazardous material surveys, greenhouse gas reporting, and
sustainability services.

This position will assist Project Managers with a variety of tasks such as

  • Field sampling of soil, groundwater, and/or air;
  • Monitoring and documentation of environmental drilling;
  • Well installation operations;
  • Underground storage tank closure and assessment;
  • Vapor Intrusion sampling;
  • Data analysis and preparation of written technical reports and supporting documentation;
  • Observation of remedial excavation and historical property use research;

Responsibilities will include field work activities, documentation, basic data analysis/data
organization, and technical report preparation. Field work is performed in a range of weather
conditions and qualified candidates must have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record
to travel to project sites as needed. A current Hazardous Waste 40 Hour Health and Safety
certificate is required or would need to be obtained as a condition of employment.

Preferred Skills

Qualified candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree in a Geology, Hydrogeology, or Earth
Sciences discipline, 2-3+ years prior environmental consulting experience, along with excellent
written and verbal communication capabilities, and strong organizational skills. Mechanical
aptitude is a plus.

At SoundEarth, we value our staff and appreciate our differences. Each of our employee owners
has the responsibility and the ability to affect our success. We provide opportunities for all
employees to share in the company’s success, grow professionally and enjoy a superior
work/life balance. We offer a competitive compensation package with an incentive program to
reward team and individual contributions.

Please forward your confidential resume and cover letter for review.

Entry Level Industrial Hygienist/Project Assistant

SoundEarth Strategies subsidiary EHS-International, Inc. (EHSI) seeks to hire and train an Entry-Level Industrial Hygienists/Project Assistant. Our goal for this position is to find a candidate to be trained on how to manage projects and perform field investigations including industrial hygiene and environmental assessments, studies involving regulatory research and compliance audits, asbestos and lead-based paint surveys, site characterizations, environmental sampling of air, soil, sediments and water for organic and inorganic contaminants.

The candidate will assist with field and consulting functions including EPA/AHERA building inspection and gain experience learning AHERA Project Design, supervision of abatement contractors, collection of air samples, conducting indoor air quality investigations, compose reports, and hazardous material abatement drawings and specifications in accordance with job instructions for assigned projects and in accordance with EHSI project management procedures.

The candidate must be a United States citizen. A college degree in environmental related field is preferred or equivalent related work experience, computer skills in Microsoft Office, and strong written and verbal communication skills.

Senior Stormwater Project Manager

SoundEarth Strategies Inc. is an environmental and water resources consulting firm with offices in Seattle and Tacoma, Washington.  Our dedication and hard work over the past several years has fueled a strong growth that not only has garnered us great clients, challenging and innovative projects, but has also created an exciting career opportunity for an experienced Project Manager with stormwater compliance experience. 

This position will help develop and administer stormwater programs, track project profitability, and coordinate site activities, office work, proposals, and billing efforts to create value for our clients. Working with existing senior technical resources, this position will evaluate and resolve client’s regulatory compliance needs through site audits, design and implementation of innovative Best Management Practices (BMPs) and source control applications; provide NPDES permit assistance; and plan and prepare Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs). Experience with the Industrial Stormwater General Permit (ISGP) and/or Construction Stormwater General Permit (CSGP) is preferred.


B.S. or equivalent experience in Engineering, Geology, Environmental Science, Natural Science plus a minimum of 10+ years providing stormwater solutions in construction, commercial, municipal, and/or industrial market sectors. Strong organizational skills, project management skills, business development skills and technical capabilities are all required.

Must be knowledgeable with construction and industrial BMPs for stormwater, NPDES permit requirements, and SWPPP implementation strategies. QSP, QSD, CESSWI, CPESC, and CPSWQ certificates are preferred, but not required.

Candidate should possess excellent verbal and written communications skills combined with demonstrated leadership ability to independently manage projects in a fast-paced environment, maintain clients relationships and provide support/mentoring of staff through effective training and delegation.

We offer interesting, technically challenging work within a supportive work environment as well as a comprehensive compensation package. Please submit a resume and letter of interest.