Environmental Engineer

MassDevelopment is accepting applications for an Environmental Engineer in the Agency’s Devens office.  The Environmental  Engineer works under the general direction of the SVP of Devens Operations.

The Environmental Engineer’s primary responsibility will be to monitor and provide oversight wherever possible of the U.S. Army’s cleanup efforts in Devens; to monitor the Army Superfund Cleanup Projects, all Base Realignment and Closure Cleanup Team (BCT) and Devens Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) activities; and to stay aware and make management (through the SVP Devens) aware of any environmental issues that may arise in Devens.

Major responsibilities will include: monitoring all interactions between the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), and the U.S. Army relating to Devens and to advocate for Devens and the Agency as directed; ensuring ongoing compliance for properties transferred to MassDevelopment through a Grant of Environmental Restriction and Easement (GERE) and for any environmental monitoring, reporting, or other actions for which MassDevelopment has assumed responsibility; working with Devens Operations, Utilities, and Engineering Departments to ensure environmental compliance of administrative, construction, and development activities; supporting the Real Estate Division’s mission of economic development throughout Massachusetts through records research, due diligence (including but not limited to Environmental Phase I and subsequent investigations), review of scopes of work, and ensuring compliance with all environmental laws, rules, regulations, and policies applicable to a given development site.

Core Components of the Position

Manages the environmental division, including the following duties:

  • Prepares division’s budget
  • Ensures compliance with all Agency policies
  • Prepares and manages RFPs and contracts for construction, planning, and consulting necessary to meet division’s requirements
  • Monitors the remediation by U.S. Army and oversees MassDevelopment contractors, hazardous material planning, and compliance coordination

Responsible for compliance of Superfund Cleanup restrictions on Land Use and Implementation, including but not limited to the following duties:

  • Land Use Control (LUC)
  • Activity Use Restrictions (AUL)
  • Grants of Environmental Restriction Easements (GERE)
  • Soil Management Plans (SMP)
  • Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) protocols
  • Informs/educates staff, Devens residents, and businesses
  • Health and Safety Plans (HASP)

Monitors all BCT concerns, including but not limited to the following duties:

  • Attends BCT Meetings
  • Reads/comments on U.S. Army cleanup reports
  • Incorporates MassDevelopment, MassDEP, and U.S. Army policies
  • Proposes language for reporting/regulatory documents
  • Monitors contracts, demolition, construction, tank removal, and Superfund cleanup activities
  • Ensures finalization of Pesticide cleanup at Salerno Circle
  • Acts as the MassDevelopment representative to BCT and the Restoration Advisory Board (RAB)
  • Participates in due diligence records searches with the U.S. Army, MassDEP, and MassDevelopment
  • Establishes and enforces environmental, engineering Right of Entry with BCT and client
  • Keeps staff appraised of project status, especially ongoing studies related to water supply
  • Foresees problem areas to develop staff solutions
  • Advocates MassDevelopment position on cleanup activities
  • Establishes and maintains the environmental library

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience with MassDEP and Massachusetts Contingency Plan sites and EPA on CERCLA sites
  • Demonstrates ability to successfully work with a variety of clients and coordinate numerous projects under constrained resources. 
  • Ability to use various management and administrative software, to work with Automated Mapping Systems and Microstation/Autocad desirable
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, writing, and public speaking skills required
  • Knowledge of U.S. Army policies in BRAC activities (Experience with BRAC activities preferred)
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering required
  • Minimum 6 – 8 years’ experience in engineering and project management
  • License Site Professional Registration is desirable


Please forward cover letter and resume to:
Attn: Human Resources
99 High Street, 11th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
or email to:

This posting can close without notice.

Equal Opportunity Employer