Calista Corporation Environmental Engineer in Fairbanks, Alaska

The Environmental Engineer will utilize their knowledge to participate in collecting, synthesizing and documenting data, managing and monitoring compliance for one or more environmental programs, and assisting in the preparation of project documentation, in addition to providing field support as needed including field site supervision. Must be able to set priorities, work efficiently, and provide a consistent level of high quality engineering for the environmental programs. This position is located in Fort Wainwright, AK. Hiring is contingent upon contract award.


  • Conduct and oversee environmental compliance activities in accordance with state and federal regulatory guidelines and as directed by project management staff.

  • Prepare technical evaluations of investigated sites using RCRA or other applicable guidelines.

  • Adhere to schedule and financial objectives, controlling time and expenditures to achieve project goals.

  • Work with environmental technicians and other technical staff in data collection, site investigation, and evaluation of data collected in support of environmental restoration objectives.

  • Provide scientific and technical guidance, support, coordination, and oversight to project staff preparing written project documentation.

  • Review and document the processes necessary to obtain environmental permits, licenses, and other requirements necessary to achieve environmental restoration project objectives.

  • Review and provide documentation of environmental technical standards, guidelines, policies, and formal regulations to ensure proposals meet all appropriate requirements.

  • Prepare charts or graphs from data samples, providing summary information on the environmental relevance of the data.

  • Determine data collection methods to be employed in site surveys and investigations.

  • Work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY FUNCTIONS: This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Job Requirements:


  • Intermediate knowledge of the practical application of environmental engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various environmental services.

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of RCRA and other applicable laws, legal codes, government regulations, executive orders, and agency rules governing environmental projects and programs.

  • Ability to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

  • Ability to use scientific rules and methods to solve problems and logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

  • Ability to display personal initiative and critical thinking skills.

  • Ability to perform essential functions with minimal guidance and supervision.

  • Ability to work in a team environment.

  • Ability to provide consistent level of high quality work in a high-pressure environment.

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritize, multi-task, and confidentially process and maintain data with accuracy with minimal oversight.

  • Basic computer skills specifically using Microsoft Office Suite; ability to learn additional computer skills or software programs.

  • Ability to enter data accurately into databases.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively and cooperatively with all levels of management and staff.

  • Effective oral and technical written communication skills to effectively and clearly communicate complex information to others as well as to present information in front of a group.

  • Ability to follow a process.

  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to evaluate data and consider decision impact across multiple areas.

  • Strong decision analysis and problem-solving skills; ability to draw conclusions and justify decisions.

  • Ability to learn and understand corporate policies and procedures and how they relate to Calista’s goals.

  • Ability to perform basic mathematical computations, detect unobvious facts and issues, and exercise resourcefulness in resolving problems.

  • Ability to travel as needed for work related purposes.

  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle in a safe and efficient manner.

  • Ability to work in an Alaska Native Corporation multi-business environment.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Engineering or other engineering discipline.

  • PE or Current Engineer-in-Training (EIT) preferred.

  • Background in chemistry highly desired

  • Must meet ADEC’s definition of a Qualified Professional.

  • 40-hour Hazardous Waste Operations certificate preferred.

  • ArcGIS experience preferred.

  • Hazardous Waste Operation and Emergency Response training with current 8-hour refresher preferred.

  • Experience in federal government projects highly desired.

  • A broad understanding of federal, state and local environmental regulations.

  • Experience with Health and Safety functions a plus.

  • Valid state driver’s license and be qualified to operate a vehicle under the conditions of the Company’s Driving Policy.

  • Ability to pass drug, driving, and background screening.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Brice Engineering Service has a fast-paced multi-tasking office environment requiring a high degree of efficient and effective performance. At times, work is performed outside of the office at indoor and outdoor job sites. Adaptability regarding schedule and design changes, and occasional overtime for immediate field support or bid processing may be necessary.

  • A blend of field assignments and office tasks.

  • Most of the field work will occur during the summer.

  • Potential of working at contaminated sites

  • Standing and stooping for prolonged periods of time, using hands/fingers requiring dexterity with good hand-eye coordination and motion control for handling equipment in the field.

  • Outdoor conditions may be subject to changes in weather conditions and noise levels.

  • May require travel in aircraft, motor vehicles, ATVs and/or watercraft for periods of days to weeks, generally in remote locations.

  • Must be willing and able to travel and work long hours to support rigorous timelines

  • Travel up to 10% of the time.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

PHYSICAL EFFORT: FREQUENT: Sitting, Standing, Walking, Bending Over, Crawling, Talking, Lifting (10lbs or less)

VISUAL ACUITY FREQUENT: Distance vision, Ability to adjust focus CONTINUOUS: Close vision, Color vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception

MENTAL EFFORT FREQUENT: Communication (written), Handling stress & emotions, Concentrating on tasks, Remember details, Adjusting to change CONTINUOUS: Thinking analytically, Communication (verbal), Making decisions, Examining/Observing details

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS FREQUENT: Working with others, Working alone CONTINUOUS: Inside (Hot/Cold)

PREFERENCE STATEMENT: Preference will be given to Calista shareholders and their descendants and spouses, and to shareholders of other corporations created pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, in accordance with Title 43 U.S. Code 1626(g) and Title 42 U.S. Code 2003-2(i).

Additionally, Brice Environmental Service’s policy is to select, place, train and promote the most qualified individuals based upon relevant factors such as work quality, attitude and experience, so as to provide equal employment opportunity for all employees in compliance with applicable local, state and federal laws and without regard to non-work related factors such as race, color, religion/creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, citizenship or other protected status. When applicable Brice Environmental Service’s policy of non-discrimination applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, transfer, promotion, placement, layoff, compensation, termination, reduction in force and benefits.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: It is Brice Environmental Service’s business philosophy and practice to provide reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities.

The statements contained in this job description are intended to describe the general content and requirements for performance of this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties, responsibilities and requirements. Others duties may be assigned.

Requisition ID: 152004COMPANY1