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Terracon Department Manager I in Colorado Springs, Colorado


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Office Name:

Colorado Springs

Job Description:

Are you passionate about the environment? We are growing and hiring environmental professionals in our Rocky Mountain division! We are looking for an accomplished, Environmental Department Manager for our Colorado Springs, CO office. Our Colorado Springs office is uniquely located and works on exciting projects including environmental site assessment, remediation, redevelopment, and site renovation work for City and County agencies, school districts, commercial real property developers and managers, law firms, financial institutions, architect/engineer and construction (A/E/C) clients. This position is for a career-level environmental management professional who will be responsible for managing a department of 3 to 5 personnel, planning, scheduling, conducting, or coordinating site testing, developing analytical testing plans, and making recommendations for design on projects varying in size and complexity. In this position the candidate must have strong management skills as well as be able to identify, evaluate and recommend risk and remediation strategies/designs to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations. Management experience is a must as the candidate will lead the department by utilizing a formal growth plan, promoting training, and assigning and coordinating staff workload.

If your passion lies in working on projects that help your community, and if you're interested in belonging to an employee-owned organization that allows us to set our course together and benefit when our hard work creates financial success, then Terracon is your kind of company! We share your passion.

Essential Role and Responsibilities:

  • Conducting client development activities and work with our team to develop a book of business in traditional environmental services for Colorado Springs, CO and surrounding areas.

  • Provide excellent customer service.

  • Work proactively within our National Client Account Program for successful, timely, project delivery in Colorado Springs and our Rocky Mountain Region.

  • Provide environmental support to multiple services lines including industrial hygiene, geotechnical services, construction and building materials, and facilities.

  • Work as a team member and participate with business development staff, senior environmental staff, and management on large, complex projects and pursuits.

  • Possess strong understanding of federal, state, and local regulatory requirements.

  • Possess skills to become an Approved Project Reviewer (APR) in one of more environmental/technical areas.

  • Understand and implement technical requirements to complete client projects by directing and supervising field staff to sample, test and collect data and/or document site activities.

  • Ability to make recommendations for conceptual designs based on technical data.

  • Ability to develop written proposals to clients for both small and large projects.

  • Experienced in evaluating, and synthesizing complex laboratory and field data, and assembly in written reports.

  • Serve as an inter-disciplinary team member in meetings and communications with client pertaining to specific projects/tasks.

  • Perform site visits, field observations and field data collection with ability to collect detailed site observations and notes.

  • Mentor, supervise, and oversee staff environmental scientists and technicians.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to follow safety rules, guidelines and standards for all projects for incident and injury free operations.

  • Lead and participate in Pre-Task planning.

  • Report any safety issues or concerns to management.

  • Understand and follow project quality and corporate quality standards for all projects.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Geology, Environmental Science or related science field and a minimum of 6 years’ related experience;

  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history.

  • Ability to travel out of town between 10% and 20% of the normal work week.

  • Flexible work schedule, to ensure project timelines are completed.

  • Possess strong writing skills.

  • Attention to detail, note taking skills.

  • Ability to work on a team and build networks across the Rocky Mountain division.

  • Intermediate to advanced skills using the Microsoft Office Suite.


  • Industrial Hygiene or Asbestos related experience strongly preferred.


The expected salary range for the position is displayed in accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. Final agreed upon compensation is based upon individual qualifications and experience.

Salary Range: $79,100-$122,600



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Posting Title:

Environmental Department Manager I

Employment Type:

Regular, Full Time

City, State (Office Location):

Colorado Springs, CO

About Terracon:

Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned consulting engineering firm providing quality services to clients. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon currently has more than 5,000 employees in more than 150 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon’s growth is due to valued employees exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.

Terracon’s vision of “Together, we are best at people” is demonstrated through our excellent compensation and benefits package. Based on eligibility, role and job status, we offer many programs including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, paid time off and holidays, education reimbursement, and various bonus programs.

EEO Statement:

Terracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.

Job Category:

Operations Management

Terracon's COVID-19 Safety Response:

Committed to Our Employee Safety!

Terracon is passionate about your safety before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic. As Terracon continues to move forward and grow through this time, we are continuing to take every precaution to ensure the safety of our employee-owners. If you are as committed to your success as we are committed to your safety, then Terracon is the company for you!

Our goal has not changed. For Terracon, our guiding principle has been and will continue to be the safety of our employee-owners. It’s that simple. We want our employees to be able to work safely in every situation and go home safely each night. As we continue our vision of being “Best at People,” here are some of the things Terracon is doing to safeguard every employee-owner:

  • On-going communication with ALL employee-owners on a dedicated COVID Response page, and a portal for their families to have access to resources as well

  • Requiring specific COVID-19 Pre-Task Safety Planning Protocols for all tasks and projects

  • Empowering employees to speak up and say “no” to working in unsafe conditions

  • Providing an additional 40 hours of sick leave to anyone impacted by COVID-19, including those impacted by daycare and school closures

  • Offering voluntary reduced work schedule for anyone needing extra time to care for others

  • Load leveling work assignments across regions to maintain high productivity and chargeability

  • Ensuring proper PPE and sanitation on all project sites by providing field employee-owners with mobile hand washing stations and supplies, masks, and sanitizing kits

  • Utilizing technology for more remote work opportunities and innovation using everything from video conferencing to drones

  • Following all CDC guidelines including social distancing on job sites, in offices, and in our labs

  • Implementing a stand-by leave program to ensure our employees continue service and health insurance benefits during regional work shortages

If your passion lies in working with a company that truly cares for your safety, and if you’re interested in belonging to a 100% employee-owned organization that will help you grow and quickly progress in your career, consider Terracon and apply today!