Careers

Careers at First Environment

First Environment is an environmental engineering and consulting firm headquartered in the Northern New Jersey. We are a small, growing company with a casual work environment and competitive benefits package. Our headquarters in Butler, New Jersey offers employees a unique workspace with enhanced natural lighting and an open layout. We operate in an atmosphere in which multidisciplinary team collaboration is the standard and new ideas are welcome. First Environment is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse work force.

We have a multi-disciplinary workforce comprised of attorneys, scientists, geologists, MBAs, engineers, economists, policy strategists, and management system experts. Since First Environment supports a variety of projects spanning diverse industries and service areas, we look for professionals with diverse skills and experience. Therefore, a specific degree or professional background is not our key concern; initiative, dedication, teamwork, and resourcefulness are the qualities successful First Environment employees possess.

Continuing Education

First Environment highly values training, education, and professional development. Senior management and other members of the firm identify formal training opportunities for individuals, as well as for the firm as a whole. The company also invests in memberships for industry associations and professional organizations, including continuing education hours required for professional registrations. In addition, employees are encouraged to submit requests to attend formal training programs relevant to their position. Employees may also participate in our tuition reimbursement program, which allows them to further their education and work towards business degrees or other advanced technical degrees. We work with employees to support flexible schedules in order to accommodate class times, as needed.

Compensation and Benefits

Our compensation is competitive and considers experience, training, billing rate, and business development. When establishing compensation ranges, we benchmark comparable firms, cost of living indexes, and recruitment statistics.

In addition, First Environment offers medical and dental insurance for employees and their families. The plan includes wellness benefits, including discounts on chiropractic care. The company provides its employees with short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, eleven paid holidays, sick/personal time, and vacation time. In addition, the company offers a 401K plan where the company matches 50% of the first 6% that employees contribute.  The company also has a discretionary profit sharing plan and tuition reimbursement for pre-approved courses.

Internships

First Environment offers internships for college- and graduate-level students. Each year we identify several projects across a variety of disciplines for which we seek intern assistance. Interested students should submit their resume to the Human Resources Manager for consideration.

Additional Employment Opportunities

In addition to our posted job openings, First Environment is always looking for dynamic professionals with diverse technical experience to support our corporate headquarters in New Jersey as well as offices in California, Georgia, and Mississippi. Specifically, we consider resumes for environmental engineers, geologists, environmental scientists, regulatory compliance specialists, and policy specialists with education and experience to support the following service areas:

  • Greenhouse gas management
  • Management systems
  • Environmental due diligence
  • Environmental, health, and safety compliance
  • Site investigation and remediation
  • Forensic environment investigation and litigation support
  • Sustainability

Contact Information

Scott Kymer, Human Resources Manager
[email protected]
10 Park Place, Building 1A
Suite 504
Butler, NJ 07405

Environmental Engineer / Scientist

First Environment, Inc., a leading environmental consulting services company that provides strategic environmental and engineering services throughout the U.S., has a challenging career opportunity in our northern New Jersey headquarters for an Environmental Engineer/Scientist

Responsibilities

  • Serve as member of forensic team developing expert reports for complex environmental litigation cases
  • Review historic site plans, aerial photographs, and archival material
  • Research technical papers and reports
  • Draft expert reports
  • Prepare legal exhibits and references
  • Prepare trial demonstratives
  • Prepare expert witnesses for testimony
  • Maintain databases
  • Conduct document management
  • Review and code documents into software applications

Requirements:

  • 3 – 5 years of environmental, chemical, or geotechnical engineering experience
  • B.S. / M.S. degree in environmental, chemical, or geotechnical engineering
  • Knowledge of litigation support software preferred (e.g., Concordance, Ringtail, or Relativity)
  • Experience with Geographical Information Systems (e.g. ESRI ArcGIS)
  • Proficiency in reviewing and understanding environmental and scientific data
  • Strong interpersonal, writing, and analytical skills
  • Team player with a high degree of self-motivation
  • Excellent organizational skills

We offer employees competitive compensation packages; company-paid medical, dental, and vision coverage; life insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance; 401(k) Savings & Retirement; and full participation in a pay for performance bonus program.

First Environment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality or sex.

No phone calls and no employment agency submissions, please.

Please send your resume by mail or email to:

First Environment, Inc.
Attn: Human Resource Manager
10 Park Place
Building 1A – Suite 504
Butler, NJ 07405
Email: [email protected] and [email protected]

Geotechnical Engineer

First Environment, Inc.—an environmental consulting services company that provides strategic environmental and engineering services throughout the U.S.—is seeking a Geotechnical Engineer for our Butler, NJ office. This position provides internal multi-disciplined project management support, supports proposal preparation coordination and project capture management, geotechnical analysis and design, and geotechnical support on projects related to civil works projects and ground improvements. Project work will likely focus on restoration and flood mitigation. The position may require project-specific travel throughout the United States.

General Responsibilities:

  • Support and coordinate company business development efforts by responding to RFPs, teaming invitations, and attending external meetings with clients
  • Plan, schedule, and coordinate work activities amongst peers and subcontractors to execute multi-disciplined projects throughout NJ and NY
  • Execute detailed phases of geotechnical & geophysical investigations, testing programs, instrumentation programs, and other technical work
  • Prepare geological, foundation, and materials evaluation reports for proposed structures and improvements
  • Provide quality control review of technical work and deliverables
  • Assist in preparing project proposals
  • Interface with client PMs, government regulators, other consultants & contractors, and other stakeholders

Specific Duties:

  • Plan and coordinate geotechnical & geophysical investigations and work plans, instrumentation programs, and in-situ & laboratory testing programs
  • Characterize material properties for analyses and design by recommending types and number of geotechnical laboratory tests such as grain size, organic content, Atterberg Limits, and regular and slurry consolidation tests
  • Originate geotechnical analyses and designs for levees, use of sediment foundations, ground improvement programs
  • Prepare design documentation reports and calculation briefs
  • Support the preparation of construction document packages (drawings, specifications, CQA/CQC manuals)

Qualifications:

Education & Experience

Degree in civil engineering from a U.S. college or university with an ABET-accredited civil/geotechnical engineering program is required.  At least seven (7) years of relevant engineering experience is required.  Candidates should have experience in successfully executing projects from inception, into planning & scheduling, through design, and to completion of deliverables, and providing strong technical direction/support for geotechnical aspects of projects.  Specialization in geotechnical engineering is required.  Exposure to heavy civil construction is a plus.

Other Skills & Abilities

Candidates must be self-motivated; have broad engineering experience; strong organizational, writing and communication skills; excellent self-management and interpersonal skills; and possess specialized knowledge to successfully perform and manage geotechnical duties.

We offer employees competitive compensation packages; company paid medical, dental, and vision coverage; life insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance; 401(k) Savings & Retirement; and full participation in a pay for performance bonus program.

First Environment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality or sex.

No phone calls and no employment agency submissions, please.

Please send your resume by mail or email to:

First Environment, Inc.
Attn: Human Resource Manager
10 Park Place
Building 1A – Suite 504
Butler, NJ 07405
Email: [email protected] and [email protected]

Chemical / Process Engineer, Renewable Fuels

First Environment, a nationally recognized, multidisciplinary consulting and engineering firm, is seeking a chemical engineer to contribute to the continued growth and development of its renewable fuels consulting and verification practice.

Initial responsibilities for this position include:

  • Assisting with the review and on-site inspection of renewable fuel production facilities
  • Assisting with designing and performing quality assurance services for renewable fuel producers
  • Collecting, managing, and analyzing quantitative information
  • Preparing deliverables and presenting reports and findings to clients and other relevant stakeholders
  • Conducting independent policy and technical research on a variety of renewable fuel, climate change, greenhouse gas (GHG) management and other general environmental issues
  • Assisting with the verification of GHG inventory and reduction project statements
  • Assisting with development of GHG inventories, GHG emission reduction projects, and other GHG management systems, tools, and products

Qualified candidates must possess the following credentials:

  • Degree in Chemical (preferred), Civil, or Environmental Engineering
  • P.E. License is required
  • Experience and knowledge of chemical/industrial operations and processes
  • A minimum of five years work experience
  • Strong quantitative/technical/analytical abilities
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Attention to detail, and commitment to quality
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Team player with a proactive personality and a high degree of self-motivation

Preferences:

  • Knowledge of federal and regional renewable fuels or low carbon fuel standards and regulations
  • Understanding of biogas generation and renewable fuels production
  • Candidates with existing approval/certifications for greenhouse gas reporting protocols (California Air Resources Board Compliance Offset program, Climate Action Reserve (particularly ozone depleting substances project types), Voluntary Carbon Standard, The Climate Registry) a plus
  • Experience and knowledge of air quality concepts and emission quantification methodologies
  • GHG verification experience
  • 3-5 years of project management experience a plus
  • Knowledge of auditing processes
  • Understanding of energy and electricity generation processes
  • Understanding of solid waste operations and waste disposal practices
  • Experience and availability for frequent travel to conduct facility inspections and auditing

Please send your resume by mail or email to:

First Environment, Inc.
Attn: Human Resource Manager
10 Park Place
Building 1A – Suite 504 Butler, NJ 07405
Email: [email protected] and [email protected]

Environmental Specialist: Greenhouse Gas Management

First Environment, a nationally recognized, multidisciplinary consulting and engineering firm, is seeking a Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Management Professional to contribute to the continued growth and development of its GHG management consulting and verification practice.  Top-notch environmental professionals who meet the following specifications are encouraged to apply:

Initial responsibilities for this position include:

  • Assisting with the verification of GHG inventories and emission reduction projects
  • Assisting with development of GHG inventories, GHG emission reduction projects, and other GHG management systems, tools, and products
  • Collecting, managing, and analyzing quantitative information
  • Identifying and evaluating GHG management best practices
  • Conducting independent policy and technical research on a variety of climate change, GHG management, and other general environmental issues
  • Preparing deliverables and presenting findings to clients and other relevant stakeholders

Qualified candidates must possess the following credentials:

  • Graduate degree in Sustainability, Environmental Science/Policy, Physical Sciences, Engineering, Economics, or a similar field
  • A minimum of two to three years of work experience
  • Mastery of Microsoft Excel
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Attention to detail and commitment to quality
  • Strong quantitative/technical/analytical abilities
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Team player with a proactive personality and a high degree of self-motivation

Preferences:

  • Experience and knowledge of industrial operations and processes
  • Knowledge of GHG reporting protocols (Climate Action Reserve, Verified Carbon Standard/Verra, California Air Resources Board)
  • Knowledge of GHG policy frameworks (UNFCCC, federal, state, and especially California’s AB32) and GHG accounting best practices
  • Experience and knowledge of air quality concepts and emission quantification methodologies
  • Understanding of energy and electricity generation concepts

We offer employees competitive compensation packages; company paid medical, dental, and vision coverage; life insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance; 401(k) Savings & Retirement; and full participation in a pay for performance bonus program.

First Environment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, or sex.

No phone calls and no employment agency submissions, please.

Please send your resume by mail or email to:

First Environment, Inc.
Attn: Human Resource Manager
10 Park Place
Building 1A – Suite 504 Butler, NJ 07405
Email: [email protected] and [email protected]

Environmental Specialist – Litigation

First Environment, Inc., a leading environmental consulting services company that provides strategic litigation and environmental/engineering services throughout the U.S., has a challenging career opportunity in our Northern New Jersey headquarters for an Environmental Specialist.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research in support of environmental, toxic tort, and natural resource damage projects
  • Assist in drafting expert reports, citing technical references and papers
  • Review and analyze environmental data and reports
  • Review and analyze other technical documents
  • Prepare analytical data tables, charts, graphs, and figures
  • Communicate with project managers and subcontractors

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in environmental engineering or science
  • Understanding of basic sciences such as chemistry, geology, and biology
  • Understanding of site remediation technical and regulatory processes
  • 1-2 years relevant experience including working on projects in a team environment
  • Team player with a high degree of self-motivation
  • Competency in Microsoft Office, including Excel, and database programs
  • GIS skills a plus
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

We offer employees competitive compensation packages; company-paid medical, dental, and vision coverage; life insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance; 401(k) Savings & Retirement; and full participation in a pay for performance bonus program.

First Environment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, or sex.

No phone calls and no employment agency submissions, please.

Please send your resume by mail or email to:

First Environment, Inc.
Attn: Human Resource Manager
10 Park Place
Building 1A – Suite 504
Butler, NJ 07405
Email: [email protected] and [email protected]

Environmental Specialist – Site Investigation

First Environment, Inc.—an environmental consulting services company that provides strategic environmental and engineering services throughout the U.S.—is seeking a self-motivated professional to join our headquarters located in Butler, NJ. If you are highly motivated team player with an environmental background we encourage you to apply.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform, coordinate, and oversee site investigation activities leading to remediation for a diverse base of environmental projects including: UST Closures, ISRA PA/ASTM Phase I ESAs, ASTM Phase II’s, Remedial Investigations, and Remedial Actions
  • Management of subcontractor field operations
  • Preparation of documents and deliverables
  • Communication with clients, contractors, and counsel

Requirements:

  • B.S. in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Geology or Hydrogeology; Advanced Degree preferred
  • Professional Certifications: OSHA HAZWOPER 40-hour
  • Minimum 2-5 years relevant experience
  • In-depth knowledge of the New Jersey’s Technical Requirements for Site Remediation, Site Remediation Guidance Documents, and the ISRA process
  • In-depth knowledge of New York State DEC regulations and protocols
  • Site investigation and remediation experience in New Jersey and New York, other states preferred
  • Working knowledge of environmental, health, and safety regulations preferred
  • Team player attitude with a high degree of self-motivation
  • Excellent communication skills

We offer employees competitive compensation packages; company-paid medical, dental, and vision coverage; life insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance; 401(k) Savings & Retirement; and full participation in a pay for performance bonus program.

First Environment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, or sex.

No phone calls and no employment agency submissions, please.

Please send your resume by mail or email to:

First Environment, Inc.
Attn: Human Resource Manager
10 Park Place
Building 1A – Suite 504
Butler, NJ 07405
Email: [email protected] and [email protected]

GIS/CAD Professional

First Environment, Inc.—an environmental consulting services company that provides strategic environmental and engineering services throughout the U.S.—has an immediate opening in our Butler, NJ headquarters for a GIS/CAD Professional.

Responsibilities:

  • B.S. in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Geology or Hydrogeology; Advanced Degree preferred
  • Professional Certifications: OSHA HAZWOPER 40-hour
  • Minimum 2-5 years relevant experience
  • In-depth knowledge of the New Jersey’s Technical Requirements for Site Remediation, Site Remediation Guidance Documents, and the ISRA process
  • In-depth knowledge of New York State DEC regulations and protocols
  • Site investigation and remediation experience in New Jersey and New York, other states preferred
  • Working knowledge of environmental, health, and safety regulations preferred
  • Team player attitude with a high degree of self-motivation
  • Excellent communication skills

Requirements:

  • B.S. in environmental engineering, science, geology, hydrogeology, or GIS a plus
  • 3 – 5 years relevant experience
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD, ArcGIS (Desktop and Online), and MS Office software applications
  • Working knowledge of environmental site investigation/site remediation activities, and/or government regulatory  a plus.  [LS1] Familiarity with GPS device software and ArcGIS Field Apps for mobile data collection
  • High degree of self-motivation
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Current 40-hour HAZWOPER Certification a plus
  • Knowledge of Adobe CC (Acrobat, Illustrator, InDesign) a plus

We offer employees competitive compensation packages; company-paid medical, dental, and vision coverage; life insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance; 401(k) Savings & Retirement; and full participation in a pay for performance bonus program.

First Environment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, or sex.

No phone calls and no employment agency submissions, please.

Please send your resume by mail or email to:

First Environment, Inc.
Attn: Human Resource Manager
10 Park Place
Building 1A – Suite 504
Butler, NJ 07405
Email: [email protected] and [email protected]

Senior Engineer – Litigation Support

First Environment, Inc., a leading environmental consulting services company that provides strategic litigation and environmental/engineering services throughout the U.S., has a challenging career opportunity in our Northern New Jersey headquarters for a Senior Engineer.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct technical and historical research in support of environmental contamination, toxic tort, and natural resource damage litigation
  • Draft expert reports
  • Review and analyze technical papers and reports
  • Review and analyze pleadings, deposition transcripts, and document discovery
  • Prepare expert witnesses for deposition and trial testimony
  • Communicate with clients and counsel

Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Chemical or Environmental Engineering
  • Professional Engineer license
  • 10+ years relevant experience
  • Experience with per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) substances
  • Understanding of basic sciences such as chemistry, geology, and biology
  • Understanding of site remediation technical and regulatory processes
  • GIS skills a plus
  • Competency in Microsoft Office and litigation support software applications
  • Team player with a high degree of self-motivation
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

We offer employees competitive compensation packages; company-paid medical, dental, and vision coverage; life insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance; 401(k) Savings & Retirement; and full participation in a pay for performance bonus program.

First Environment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, or sex.

No phone calls and no employment agency submissions, please.

Please send your resume by mail or email to:

First Environment, Inc.
Attn: Human Resource Manager
10 Park Place
Building 1A – Suite 504
Butler, NJ 07405
Email: [email protected] and [email protected]