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MSA Professional Services, Inc Environmental Project Engineer/Scientist in Dubuque, Iowa

MSA has an opportunity for an experienced Environmental Project Engineer/Scientist. This individual can be located in any of our following office locations: Baraboo, WI; Madison, WI; Beaver Dam, WI or Dubuque, IA. You will have the opportunity to see, and contribute in, projects from start to finish. The various projects you'll be working on make a significant and positive impact on the communities you serve.

Who we are & how we help

As a full service, 100% employee-owned consulting firm, MSA is all about creating communities that thrive. We partner with clients to solve complex and multi-faceted challenges and improve the quality of infrastructure and neighborhoods. Our focus is to provide exceptional service that builds strong communities. Above all, MSA’s purpose is to enable people to positively impact the lives of others.

Our engineering professionals work alongside our architects, environmental scientists, funding experts, urban planners and surveyors to provide a full suite of professional services to our clients. From bike trails and interstate highways to drinking water and wastewater, we have supported municipal and private projects from start to finish since the 1930s.

We are collaborative, we are impactful, and together as owners-we make a difference.

The work you will do

  • Assist in coordinating and performing field activities including collecting soil and groundwater samples for environmental analysis

  • Perform Phase I and Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessments according to ASTM Standards

  • Knowledge of performing field activities including soil boring sampling, recording soil boring logs, and experience with direct-push and hollow stem auger drilling methods

  • Assist with preparing environmental management plans and permits for property redevelopment

  • Knowledge of State regulatory requirements related to environmental compliance and funding programs

  • When needed, assist in field activities including compliance monitoring with ground water sampling using bailers and pumps

  • The ability to perform regulatory agency communications and prepare technical reports for projects

  • Peform various project management tasks including preparing project cost estimates and proposals

  • Ability to perform wetland delineations and wetland report preparation a plus

  • Knowledge and ability to use GIS and GPS applications is preferred

What you bring

Skills & Knowledge / Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in geology, water resources, engineering degree required

  • A minimum of 2 to 5 years of previous related work experience is preferred

  • GIS experience a plus. Familiarity with handheld GIS and GPS tools to support mapping a plus.

  • Knowledge of State Regulatory Agency guidance governing the investigation and clean-up of sites subject to their jurisdiction

  • Ability to eventually obtain State professional P.G. or P.E. license is preferred

  • Previous wetland delineation experience a plus

  • We are seeking someone with solid written and verbal communication skills, an attention to detail, who exhibits exceptional follow through, and a willingness to be flexible for our client’s requirements

  • We are seeking an individual with a multi-disciplinary background who enjoys work on a variety of job tasks and can use their background of skill sets to provide assistance to our various lines of environmental services; including wetlands, GIS, compliance, and property redevelopment

Personality & Cultural Fit:

  • Honesty & Integrity

  • Commitment to learning

  • Respect & care for employees

  • Openness

  • Client focused

  • Independent yet collaborative

  • Results oriented

  • Creative problem solver

  • Positive attitude

  • Cooperation / teamwork

  • Flexible

  • Dependable


We tried to narrow it down to just 5 reasons to work at MSA, but we couldn’t stop ourselves! All employees have the opportunity to enjoy the following perks.

  • Collaborative work environment

  • Opportunities to apply your skills and experiences with an established multi-disciplinary consulting firm

  • Support of over 350 close-knit professionals working towards the same common goal

  • Co-workers with a passion for what they do

  • Casual and flexible work environment

  • Competitive pay and perks

  • Work life integration – we know your career should accommodate your life style, not the other way around

  • Office summer outing, companywide competitions that benefits our community, coffee, and Friday breakfast (fuel up!), and more…

  • Internal & external training opportunities

Eligible employees will have the opportunity to enjoy the following benefits.

  • STEM outreach and volunteer opportunities

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage that start on your hire date (no waiting period!)

  • 17 days of PTO in just your first year (whoa!)

  • 8 paid holidays in a calendar year

  • Paid parental leave

  • 100% paid by company life insurance, long term disability and short term disability

  • ESOP that gives employees beneficial ownership stake in the company (we’re 100% employee owned!)

  • 401k plan with generous employer match

MSA is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

External Company Name: MSA Professional Services, Inc.

External Company URL:

Street: 400 Ice Harbor Drive

Type: Full-Time