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Garbage Factory

COO/Director of Operations
ECAD Engineering, a Nova Group, GBC Company

Location: St. Louis Park (Minneapolis), MN

Job Description

ECAD Engineering, a Nova Group, GBC company, is in search of an experienced landfill engineer to lead and grow our ECAD business. This role will require working with our local office professionals and clients to prepare landfill construction contract documents, pay request reviews, prepare landfill construction certification reports for regulatory approval, and maintain regulatory permit compliance. This role will also be responsible for new business development, tracking and managing ECAD’s financial performance, ECAD employee management and staffing decisions, and overall ECAD operations. The candidate may also work with other Nova professionals on environmental projects at other offices or remotely from home at times. 

The successful candidate will be honest and self-disciplined and enjoy working in a small office setting. They will be required to develop positive relationships with co-workers, clients, citizens, regulatory agencies, and contractors through tactful and effective communication. This job will also require occasional travel in Minnesota and surrounding states to help us meet the consulting needs of our clients and for business development activities.

Desired Skills & Experience

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and qualifications:

  • BS in Civil or Geo-Engineering from an accredited college or university

  • 5+ years of solid waste/landfill engineering or related engineering experience

  • PE license in MN, or ability to obtain in 3-9 months

  • Excellent ASTM soil classification skills and testing knowledge

  • Certified in Design of Construction SWPPP

  • Leachate treatment experience is a plus

  • Civil 3D AutoCAD knowledge related to grading plans and piping layouts

  • Good MS Office skills are required

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required

  • Valid Driver’s License with an approved record is required

  • Ability to work outdoors, walk through job sites with irregular terrain, and lift up to 30 pounds

  • OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER Safety Certification

Company Description

ECAD Engineering is a small environmental consulting and engineering firm established in 1996. We joined Nova Group, GBC in 2017 to expand employee opportunities. Nova is an international multidisciplined advisory firm that provides environmental, engineering, and energy services throughout North America and around the globe.   

Locally, our major projects focus on municipal landfill and water supply well design and environmental consulting. We also prepare work plans for soil and groundwater contamination investigations and the design of remediation systems. 


We operate under flexible working conditions with opportunities to work from home at times. We offer competitive compensation packages and support opportunities for growth and development within the firm based on individual interests and commitments. 

Working for Nova Group, GBC

Nova is a privately held multidisciplinary advisory firm incorporated in 1987. We have a global footprint headquartered in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, but our team services clients throughout the United States and abroad. Nova provides services in the areas of environmental management, compliance investigation, corrective action activities, strategic energy services, construction services, and more. Our diverse portfolio of services creates a multitude of career possibilities, and we strive to bring on talent who wants to learn and build their skills across multiple sectors of our business.


Nova is a General Benefit Corporation (GBC) and a Certified B-Corp, meeting the highest standards of environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. This means that Nova’s values are aligned with our business practices. We recognize that our corporate role goes beyond profitability, and we deeply value our environment, our communities, and our people. 


In efforts to remain competitive and differentiate Nova, we continuously review our benefit programs. One way we accomplish this is with flexible and hybrid/remote work arrangements because we realize that personal demands don’t just happen after 5 p.m. Whatever your work environment needs, we will make an effort to accommodate them. At Nova, this culture is successful because we trust our teams to be accountable to each other and to our clients.


In addition, Nova is committed to supporting your professional development through career ladder development, training programs, tuition assistance, professional association events, and continuing education to support your certifications and licenses.


Nova Group, GBC is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We commit to providing opportunities to all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law.


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