RRS is seeking applications for a full-time MRF Operations Consultant/Design Engineer to provide technical leadership for a wide range of projects related to recycling, recovery, and waste management system development. The role primarily requires technical and/or engineering execution with a secondary focus on sales and will interface with spectrum of customers, ranging from regulatory and non-profit agencies, the largest corporations in the world, national, state and local governments, product/design companies, to the waste/resource recovery value chain and its related industries. The ideal candidate will have strong technical and/or engineering and operations capability, written and verbal communication, and analytical skills as well a grounded experience with sales activity in their previous work history. The position requires frequent travel.
Provide expertise to internal and external clients related to the design and operation of recovery systems with a special emphasis on recycling facilities;
Recommend/Review action plans for facility upgrades and/or design;
Analyze and forecast recovery system facility capital, operating and maintenance costs;
Independently write engineering reports and opinions for clients regarding recovery facilities, proformas, viability of approaches, layouts, technologies, field tests, etc. that are standard to engineering best practices;
Onsite management of waste sorts, material flow studies, facility feasilbity assessments and construction observation;
Lead efforts to develop equipment and facility design, technical specifications and procurement documents;
Provide strategic assistance to equipment providers;
Complete due diligence evaluation for facilities and/or equipment, and
Design and implement recovery system field tests to meet client specific protocols and aid in the development of recycling systems
Solid Waste, Recovery, and Recycling operational and / or engineering experience is essential;
Organic processing and experience a plus;
Strong knowledge and understanding the trajectory of equipment and equipment technology innovation deployed in recycling and waste processing;
Proven experience in working with equipment providers, operators and customers in the field;
Good industry knowledge and contacts;
Hands on background – likes to work on field projects, experience in industrial settings, procurement and construction planning, construction oversight and possessing some mechanical abilities;
Experience with capital project development; and
Proven ability to work with and manage team of analysts, consultants, and subject matter experts.
Strong Math and Excel skills, modeling, and spreadsheet competency;
Strong design, analytical and creative problem-solving skills;
Experience in creating and reviewing CAD drawings using AutoCad, Vector Works, and/or equivalent software;
Excellent written and verbal communications and interpersonal skills, including periodic public speaking, teamwork, and project management;
Ability to multi-task, prioritize and be flexible with changing business needs in a team environment; and
Excellent time management skills
Supervisory and team leadership experience
Related Knowledge and Consulting in the following areas are a plus:
Regulatory and permit acquisition including, but not limited to, building, site, recycling, and/or solid waste;
End markets for recycling commodities, i.e. mills, plastics, biofuels, compost, etc.;
Bachelor’s Degree in environmental studies, business administration, economics, resource management, civil, mechanical or industrial engineering or related field required. Master’s Degree in civil, mechanical or industrial engineering or related field preferred.
A minimum of 10 years’ experience in MRF Engineering or MRF Operations required;
P.E./other Professional Engineering certifications a plus but not required
Additional Salary Information: Eligible for quarterly incentive bonus
RRS isn’t your average consulting firm.
Sure we have databases and hi-tech gadgets and fancy degrees, but we also get our hands dirty. Our people don Tyvek suits instead of power suits, and sort through waste to provide a realistic assessment of a waste stream. We lace up our work boots instead of slipping on a pair of high heels, and research the flow of a particular type of packaging through a material recovery facility (MRF). We’re not afraid to ask the tough questions, especially if it leads to the right solution for sustainability.
That’s not to say we don’t clean up well. We can go from the sorting room to the board room to provide actionable solutions that are based on science and real-world application. We’re even one of Michigan’s 50 Companies to Watch. We build infrastructure, expand recovery, enhance product design, improve business practices and solve issues across the supply chain. All in a day’s work.
We have an in-house communications team that delivers compelling messages to reach the ops manager, the CEO, the mayor, or the public at large. Industry knowledge and the means to communicate it – that’s a powerful combination.
With over 500 years of combined... experience and more than 900 projects under our belt, we’ve been around the block, a few times. Our experts include cutting-edge industry professionals, engineers, economists, technical analysts, and communication specialists who possess core strengths in materials and recovery, life cycle management and applied sustainable design. We are called upon by industry publications, organizations and conferences to lead the conversation and drive change.
We get sustainability, organics and recovery, but we also get people. We want top performers that can strengthen relationships, build and grow the business, all while having a positive environmental impact. Sometimes that takes flexibility. RRS understands that normal office hours may not be M-F, 9-5. We also understand that geography is not a limitation to greatness – a virtual office can be as agile, efficient and productive as a brick and mortar office. Flexibility with an expectation of strong, smart work yields the best results for all involved. Did we mention RRS isn’t your average consulting firm?