Solid Waste Engineer/Project Manager

Job Locations US-TN-Franklin
Waste Management


At Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (CEC), every member of our team has a personal stake in ensuring the success of our clients.  As employee-owners of the firm, we are all personally accountable for building lasting relationships and delivering outstanding results.  We put people first, whether that’s our clients, our employees, or our community.  It’s why we listen more and work harder to understand the unique needs of our clients.  And it’s why we prioritize the career development of every individual on our team.  People are why we do this, and why we love what we do.  We are at our best when we work together.  That means bringing together a diverse team of talented, passionate, multidisciplinary experts to work closely alongside clients to create comprehensive solutions to complex problems.  We believe that by working together, no problem is insurmountable.


As a Solid Waste Engineering Project Manager for Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (CEC), you'll be involved in the design, analyses, permitting and preparation of drawings and technical specifications for solid waste disposal facilities, including coal combustion residual (CCR) facilities, and industrial facilities. Interacting with clients, contractors, and local government officials, you’ll impact the entire project from conceptual and design phases, through the regulatory permitting and review process, bidding, and construction. You will be responsible for working in a team environment in which you will be leading younger staff and mentoring them, reviewing their work, and collaboratively delivering projects.

Responsibilities include:

  • The design, analyses, permitting and preparation of drawings and technical specifications and construction period services for solid waste, CCR, and other industrial waste management facilities;
  • General civil/environmental engineering duties, including grading and hydrology;
  • Design of all aspects of landfills:
    • Single and double composite liner systems
    • Leachate conveyance and storage facilities
    • Stormwater conveyance and storage facilities
    • Landfill gas collection/treatment systems
    • On-site roadways, and ancillary buildings and structures
  • Develop permit application documents, contract drawings, specifications and estimates for landfills, transfer stations, landfill gas to energy facilities, and recycling facilities.
  • Preparation of engineering design reports, feasibility studies, and solid waste management plans
  • Review of projects for compliance with plans/specifications



  • 10+ years’ experience in the design, permitting, document preparation and CQA of waste disposal facilities; 
  • Ability to coordinate the regulatory agency review process;
  • B.S. in Civil, Geotechnical, or Environmental Engineering (M.S. a plus);
  • Professional Engineering (P.E.) Licensure with the ability to secure a P.E. in the State of Tennessee;
  • Understanding of business principles of consulting projects and related project delivery tools;
  • Strong project management skills and leadership ability;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with demonstrated report and proposal writing skills;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Autodesk Civil 3D.

About Us

Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (CEC) is consistently ranked as an Engineering News-Record Top 200 Design Firm, offering big firm opportunities with a small firm culture.  Not only will we help you develop professionally, but we will also provide you with the opportunity to become an owner of the firm and share in our success.  You will work on diverse projects while providing high quality service to our clients. 


In addition to offering company stock at all levels, we provide a matching 401(k), profit sharing, a performance bonus for all employees, medical dental and vision insurance, short and long term disability and tuition assistance.  Join our team where your contribution matters.


CEC is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate in recruiting, hiring or promotion based on race, color, religion, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status), national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis or characteristic prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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