Assistant Environmental Engineer - 1252

Augusta, Maine, United States | Environmental | Full-time

Apply by: Feb. 6, 2023



Opening Date:
January 24, 2023
Closing Date:
February 06, 2023
Position #:
Position Type:
Permanent Full Time
Class Code:
22  $47,944.00 - $64,355.20/ Annually* (includes 11% salary adjustment)


* This is earning potential over the course of eight steps, new hires start at step one.  Annual step increases are based on performance reviews and authorization of such increases.

The Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Remediation and Waste Management, Division of Technical Services is seeking to fill an Assistant Environmental Engineer vacancy in Augusta.


BRIEF JOB DESCRIPTION: This entry level environmental engineering position is in the Engineering Unit of the Bureau of Remediation and Waste Management (BRWM).  The position provides engineering and technical expertise in managing, designing, and monitoring soil, groundwater, and indoor air remediation projects resulting from various types of petroleum spills.  Responsibilities include development of conceptual site models, evaluating risks to receptors, establishing cleanup goals, conducting or overseeing contractors’ remedial work, evaluating progress of remediation, and eventual closure of home heating oil spill sites.  This position will also assist in the Underground Storage Tank site assessment review process and assist in the BRWM education and outreach initiative to mitigate home heating oil tanks and ancillary equipment from leaking.  Additional engineering project management and technical assistance is provided for RCRA, VRAP, CERCLA, and solid waste sites including open and closed landfills.  For additional information, please contact Ed Cousins at (207) 458-9440 or


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental, Civil, Sanitary, Mechanical, or Chemical Engineering or related Engineering field.  Related experience may be substituted for education.


Licensing / Registration / Certification Requirements: For non-engineering college graduates and non-degreed candidates, certification as an Engineer-Intern as issued by the Maine State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers must obtained prior to attaining permanent status in this job classification.


Preference will be given to candidates with the following skills and experience:

  • Experience or knowledge of environmental, civil, sanitary, mechanical, or chemical engineering principles and practices.
  • Ability to read and evaluate complex plans and specifications.
  • Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to manage projects in order to meet project deadlines.
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise reports and recommendations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Ability to solve problems.


No matter where you work across Maine state government, you find employees who embody our state motto—"Dirigo" or "I lead"—as they provide essential services to Mainers every day. We believe in supporting our workforce's health and wellbeing with a valuable total compensation package, including:


  • Work-Life Balance – Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays12 days of sick leave, and 3+ weeks of vacation leave Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave. 
  • Health Insurance Coverage– The State of Maine pays 85%-100%of employee-only premiums ($9,893.52-$11,057.52 annual value), depending on salary. Use this chart to find the premium costs for you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage paid by the State.  
  • Health Insurance Premium Credit– Participation decreases employee-only premiums by 5%. Visit the Office of Employee Health and Wellness for more information about program requirements
  • Dental Insurance– The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value). 
  • Retirement Plan– The State of Maine contributes at least  13.16% of pay to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf of the employee.  
  • Gym Membership Reimbursement– Improve overall health with regular exercise and receive up to $40 per month to offset this expense. 
  • Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts– Set aside money pre-tax to help pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses and/or daycare expenses. 
  • Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness– The State of Maine is a qualified employer for this federal program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid office
  • Living Resources Program – Navigate challenging work and life situations with our employee assistance program.
  • Parental leave is one of the most important benefits for any working parent. All employees who are welcoming a child—including fathers and adoptive parents—receive four weeks of fully paid parental leave. Additional, unpaid leave may also be available, under the Family and Medical Leave Act.  
  • Voluntary Deferred Compensation– Save additional pre-tax funds for retirement in a MaineSaves 457(b) account through payroll deductions. 
  • Learn about additional wellness benefitsfor State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness



Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request