Environmental Engineer

Remote - Boston, MA

Company Description & Purpose

Allonnia’s purpose is the pursuit of imaginative solutions to solve the world’s toughest waste challenges through biology.  Allonnia is leveraging the power of  biotechnology and engineered systems to degrade or sequester pollutants and upcycle waste. Our ethos at Allonnia is to work in harmony with nature, combining biology and technology to fast forward time and bring Nature’s future solutions to the present day. Through this collaboration we will unlock the potential in waste and enable a world where nothing is wasted. Allonnia is backed by Battelle, Ginkgo Bioworks, Viking Global, General Atlantic, EVOK and Cascade Investments.

Mission of the Position

The mission of the Environmental Engineer is to help drive new technology adoption in the market, includingcustomizing it to specific market applications.  This person would serve as Allonnia’s creative subject matter expert on system design, capabilities, and performance expectations for new remediation products in a variety of media and applications.  

Key Criteria/Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree in engineering; P.E. preferred
  • 7+ years of relevant environmental remediation system experience including environmental field work and hands-on experience maintaining and troubleshooting remediation systems
  • 4+ years designing remediation systems
  • 3+ years of bioremediation experience
  • Experience with emerging contaminants including PFAS and 1,4-Dioxane strongly preferred
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Effective organization/analytical skills; experience writing detailed technical proposals and reports
  • Strong project management skills, experience managing subcontractors, and a track record of on-time or early delivery and an eye for detail
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment. Must be capable of managing multiple projects that are deadline oriented, handle interruptions, and be flexible with changing tasks
  • The integrity to maintain and promote high social, ethical, and organizational standards in all matters
  • Ability to multi-task, maintain flexibility, travel, and work independently with minimal supervision
  • Experience with software tools such as: AutoCAD, MS Project or equivalent, MS Office, GIS
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum
  • Boston preferred, but location is flexible

Responsibilities & Measurable Accountabilities

Deploy new technology in the field

  • Interface and build partnerships with customers as the SME for pilot and full-scale designs with new remediation products (in situ and ex situ)
  • Design and document the site-specific deployment approach and cost estimate
  • Oversee (remote or on site) product application of new remediation products (in situ or ex situ); on time and under budget
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to achieve customer success

Project reporting, process improvement, and data analysis

  • Document site/project descriptions including lessons learned and deployment protocols thoroughly and in a timely manner
  • Contribute consistently to the technical knowledge management system
  • Continual identification and documentation of opportunities to improve deployment processes
  • Regular development of project reports for customers and partners
  • Analyze and interpret project data

Commissioning and field support (remote and on site) 

  • Manage manufacturer and O&M subcontractors through commissioning, troubleshooting and routine O&M, including completion of manufacturer warranty obligations 
  • Coordinate unit mob/demob, and maintenance schedule including site access and site personnel notices  
  • Train and maintain site personnel on safety procedures and requirements 

Liaison for remediation product performance

  • Serve as direct liaison between client, system manufacturer and O&M subcontractors for system performance related activities 
  • Support system manufacturer with custom system designs including collection and development of performance specifications and site criteria

Manage remediation product delivery and fleet 

  • Track system production and delivery with system manufacturer, including client notifications  
  • Manage leasing fleet including deployment and maintenance schedules, and product refreshes 

Support the business development team in the sales cycle with technical expertise and value articulation

  • Support in development of quantified value propositions that communicates the value of the technology
  • Delivering customer-friendly presentations outlining the system’s technical capabilities 
  • Supporting proposal efforts including scope, cost and schedule for system installation and O&M
  • Develop technoeconomic models for new products resulting in customer-friendly selling tools
  • Supporting the launch of new products, including tradeshow participation

Allonnia Core Values


Committing to work on the right things as individuals and as a company, making a difference every day


Working with passion and curiosity to learn every day, creatively delivering results to the world


Fostering a high trust environment that embraces constructive debate, achieving success together


 Key Competencies

  • Integrity
  • Energy/drive
  • Results-oriented
  • Adaptability
  • Team player
  • Relationship building/customer focus
  • Communication – written and oral
  • Analysis skills
  • Deals with tangible and conceptual matter
  • Learner
  • Resourcefulness/Initiative
  • Organization/planning
  • Excellence
  • Tenacity

JOB CODE: 1000009