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Jr. Engineer

Castaic, California

We are looking for an Engineer to join our team at Chiquita Canyon Landfill in Castaic, CA!

Who Are We?

WASTE CONNECTIONS, (NYSE: WCN) is not only the best waste services company in North America, it is also an amazing place to realize your potential, make decisions, have your voice heard, and partner with extremely hard working and passionate people! We seek servant leaders, mentors, top performers, and fun people. At Waste Connections, we value each individual’s unique background, experience, and passion to make us a great place to work.

Why you need to join us!
• CULTURE: It’s a Great place to work! We work in an environment where empowered, self-directed all-stars know what they do is important.
INTEGRITY: Our definition is “saying what you will do and then doing it!” We keep our promises to our customers and our employees.
RESPECT: We show respect for our customers and fellow employees. Respect for ourselves grows through all the hard work and great service we provide to the communities we are privileged to serve.

As a member of our elite Waste Connections Engineering team, you will be signing up for a company that is committed to our employee’s long-term career development and success. If you are open to travel, willing to learn new tasks, and take on new challenges, Waste Connections wants you to be part of our team. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with limited experience who is interested in growing within the company.

A Day in the Life of an Engineer:

  • Provide innovative, cost effective solutions to the environmental, safety/health, and compliance issues at landfills, transfer stations, hauling operations and other businesses in the Western Region.

  • Collaborate with finance, legal, operations, maintenance, and safety in the development and implementation of environmental programs.

  • Manage the timing, quality, and cost of environmental engineering support services such as auditing, planning, inspecting, monitoring, recordkeeping, and training.

  • Analyze data and prepare summaries, recommendations, and cost estimates for consideration by local and regional management.

  • Conduct on-site audits, technical visits, and training.  Site visits will involve exposure to environmental elements which will include chemicals, dirt, odors, noise, wastewater, and weather extremes.

  • Assist local and regional management in the review of design and development plans, cost estimates, and the evaluation of engineering proposals and specifications.

  • Interact with Contractors, Consultants and Operations staff on the implementation and management of construction projects including cell development, site access and buildings.

  • Compose technical reports and compliance documentation.


  • Must have a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or a related field. 

  • Must have minimum of 1-3 years of previous experience in a highly regulated industry, or recent internship experience.  Waste industry experience is preferred.

  • A working knowledge of basic environmental and safety regulations.

  • The willingness and ability to travel periodically for training and professional development

  • The willingness to spend long hours in the field assisting operations personnel. Conditions often include steep terrain, decomposing waste odors, and inclement weather  

  • The willingness to be trained on and certified to operate drone survey equipment.

  • Superior oral and written skills.

  • Demonstrated excellence in communicating with peers, regulators, government officials, and the public.

To be considered for any of our current openings you must complete an application at Application information and additional instructions can be found once you select your position of interest.

We offer excellent benefits including: medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, long term & short term disability, life insurance, 401K retirement and unlimited opportunities to "Connect with Your Future".

Waste Connections is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran)

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