Principal Consultant, Design Engineer (Principal Level)

Environmental Resources Management, Inc.
Remote friendly

ERM is seeking a motivated Principal Consultant, Design Engineer with a focus on remediation system design, construction, and operations & maintenance for our Philadelphia, Pennsylvania office, supporting work across North America. In this role, you will work closely with experienced Project Managers, Engineers and Scientists on the planning, design, permitting and implementation of diverse and complex engineering assignments. You will be involved in managing and supporting multi-discipline teams working in the renewable energy, power, chemical, manufacturing and other industrial sectors. Projects will include overseeing the development of construction drawings, technical specifications, contract documents, permit applications and calculations for projects involving soil, sediment, and groundwater remediation as well as vapor intrusion mitigation. Staff management, project controls and management support for significant consulting and construction projects, including scheduling, labor resourcing, and cost estimating, will be a component of this position. This position offers the ability to interact and network with engineering and environmental professionals throughout North America and globally.



  • Manage and provide technical expertise on site investigation and remediation projects for a variety of clients with complex technical/regulatory issues in the power, chemical, transportation, and other manufacturing sectors.

  • Design and negotiate remedial solutions for contaminated soil and ground water, using innovative and emerging remedial treatment technologies as well as traditional systems.

  • Interact with scientists in the site investigation, risk management, and planning disciplines as integrated teams as well as engineers in design and construction.

  • Oversee multiple projects within client’s scope/budget/schedule expectations and ensure quality standards on project deliverables across ERM’s Contaminated Site Management service line [e.g., Brownfields redevelopment, site investigation and remediation, sustainable sediments, risk assessment, environmental construction management, site closure and decommissioning].

  • Appropriately delegate project assignments to project teams and mentor junior staff.

  • Develop and expand client relationships that generate repeat business to grow the Site Investigation and Remediation service area in the eastern US.

  • Direct and review field data collection, calculations, engineering reports, cost estimates, comprehensive schedules, and progress-tracking reports.

  • Prepare technical proposals and participate in business development with existing clients and identified leads.

  • Work with other ERM resources to deepen relationships with ERM key clients and establish new client relationships that result in significant net revenue growth.

  • Lead, manage performance, hire and retain, inspire and mentor personnel for overall success of the technical team.


  • B.S. / M.S. in Civil, Environmental, or Chemical Engineering preferred.

  • Professional Engineer (PE) license in-place, and eligibility for reciprocity of PE licensure held in other states.

  • 6+ years of relevant technical experience. Candidates with significantly more experience or high performing candidates with less experience are encouraged to apply as multiple positions are available.

  • Experience and ability to design and implement multiple remediation technologies.

  • Experience with Microsoft Project resourcing and scheduling, AutoCAD-based design, GIS and construction management skill sets.

  • Excellent verbal, writing, and computer skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, AutoCAD/GIS).

  • Demonstrated ability to research and prepare concise and accurate technical documents, with a keen attention to detail.

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills with complex technical knowledge and concepts.

  • Proven business development experience for large programs/contracts and client relationships supported by repeat business, including established contacts.

  • Advanced knowledge of the local regulatory climate, with proven negotiation skills with state and local regulators.

  • Well-developed teambuilding and influencing skills; unquestioned integrity; and the experience, confidence, and stature to effectively address client and business needs and challenges.

  • Positive outlook, collaborative, and driven by the success of ERM as a global company.

  • Ability and willingness to travel.

Who We Are:

As the largest global pure play sustainability consultancy, we partner with the world’s leading organizations, creating innovative solutions to sustainability challenges and unlocking commercial opportunities that meet the needs of today while preserving opportunity for future generations.

At ERM we know that creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment is an essential part of making our company a great place to build a career. We also see our diversity as a strength that helps us create better solutions for our clients. Our diverse team of world-class experts supports clients across the breadth of their organizations to operationalize sustainability, underpinned by our deep technical expertise in addressing their environmental, health, safety, risk and social issues. We call this capability our “boots to boardroom” approach for its comprehensive service model that allows ERM to develop strategic and technical solutions that advance objectives on the ground or at the executive level.


Please submit your resume and brief cover letter. 

ERM does not accept recruiting agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, ERM employees or any other company location. ERM is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

ERM is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. 

Thank you for your interest in ERM!

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