Careers

Our best product is the smart and creative thinking that we provide.

The talent of our people is our most valuable resource and has been central to the sustained growth and profitability that our firm has experienced year over year. We continually challenge our professionals with new opportunities in a supportive, healthy, sustainable, and safe environment. We welcome talented and motivated engineers, scientists, and support personnel with backgrounds in earth sciences, as well as civil, chemical, and environmental engineering. We love to recruit people with passion.

 

We offer great benefits, a supportive and inclusive work environment, and the opportunity to solve high-end technical challenges for our clients. If you think a career with Roux may be for you, please read on and apply below.

Who We Are

The Roux organization applies sophisticated scientific, technical, and managerial resources to develop and implement effective, efficient, and sustainable solutions. In short, we solve our clients’ most challenging issues. We do this by providing our advisory, compliance, and field services to a broad spectrum of both private and public sector clients nationwide and their associated law firms, including numerous Fortune 500 companies. Roux has built an excellent reputation by understanding our clients’ needs and providing them with responsive project management and focused technical expertise.

Founded over 40 years ago, Roux’s foundation was built upon management and cleanup of large, complex environmental remediation projects, including Superfund sites, chemical and manufacturing plants, and petroleum refineries and distribution terminals. Today, Roux offers a much broader array of consulting services as an employee-owned company with over 300 environmental professionals in a variety of science, economic, and engineering disciplines. Roux’s clients span sectors in Real Estate; Financial; Manufacturing/Industrial; Energy; Legal; Insurance; Government/Municipal; Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG); and Water Resources.
While Roux remains a leading brand across the country for environmental remediation services, the interdisciplinary nature of many of the challenges our clients face is now mirrored by the expansion of Roux’s services into areas such as human health and ecological risk, commercial economic damages, natural resources valuation, and engineered natural/sustainable systems.

Unlike most other environmental consulting firms active in the past four decades that are now either out of business or acquired, we have taken a different path. This chosen path has allowed us to thrive and continue with the Roux way of doing business, where we have the freedom and ownership to be accountable to ourselves and to our clients. We have been steadfast in carrying out our plan to remain an independent firm, where the current generation’s responsibility is to steward the firm forward and pass it to the next generation in better shape than when it was received. Hence, our people have been at the core of our past success and will continue to be the key ingredient in continuing our legacy for years to come.

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Why Join Us

Here is what you can look forward to and expect your experience to be like if you join Roux.

Diverse Work

Unlike the bigger firms, we do not “pigeon-hole” our people on one project for years on end. We want our people to grow fast, so we regularly rotate our staff across projects to ensure the development of a diverse set of skills. Moreover, at Roux, you can expect to become involved in the “business” of consulting—client interaction, business development, operational management—much earlier than other firms. Here we will grow you to be a great consultant, not just a technical specialist.

Challenging and Hard Work

We work on challenging projects for demanding clients who expect the best. This can require long hours in the field or the office. Consistently delivering quality products and services on time and on budget requires effort and innovation. To that end, you can expect to be challenged and pushed every day to be the best you can be. The end result is tremendously rewarding in seeing your career advance and making a positive impact on the environment.

Unfettered Advancement

At Roux, you will advance as fast and as far as your performance warrants. We need smart, creative, hard-working people who take ownership in stewarding the firm. For these people, there are no limits on the pace or extent of their growth.

Exceptional Compensation for Exceptional Performance

At Roux, exceptional performance is recognized and rewarded. We value the contributions our employees make to the success of the firm and reward them in a variety of ways, including base salary, bonuses (we have provided performance bonuses to our staff every year for the last four decades), comprehensive benefits, stock options, and profit sharing—creating a compensation package that is highly competitive in the industry.

Sense of Community

We are a group of genuinely nice people who care, which is demonstrated by our actions. We strive to make all employees feel welcome. Due to our moderate size, meeting with and getting to know your colleagues face-to-face will always be an integral part of our company culture. We highly value our employees and believe comradery and feeling like part of a team are keys to our success. We take pride in our company culture and intend to continue hiring and retaining people who share our same values. We encourage activities that promote inclusive social interaction and awareness between our employees and in the community through our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program. Roux has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars, and thousands of hours of volunteer time to charitable causes annually, and we’re proud to support active CSR programs in each of our offices.

A Learning Environment

Our success is built on a model where we predominantly recruit at the entry level and fill most of our senior positions by promoting from within. To achieve this development and to foster the continued development of staff at all levels, Roux encourages employees to commit to continuous education, self-improvement, and professional licensing. Ongoing opportunities for professional development are available through a combination of our mentoring program, in-house seminars, vendor presentations, e-learning classes, webinars, external training programs, participation in career-based organizations, attendance and presentation at professional conferences, preparation and publication of scientific papers, and professional certification sponsorship.

If you are a recent graduate who has worked hard to earn your degree, who is looking for a company with the resources and interest to invest in your career, you will find the environment at Roux to be welcoming, challenging, and very rewarding—a place where your talents and skills can thrive. Likewise, if you have already begun your career in environmental consulting and management, you will find a work environment that welcomes the different experiences and perspectives you can bring to Roux. From entry-level to upper management, our employees  benefit from the variety of work and nimbleness that a private, midsized firm  can provide.

What We Do

From site investigation and remediation on large Brownfields and Industrial properties, to revamping advanced engineering systems, the Roux Team works on some of the most challenging and rewarding projects beginning at the entry level. Most of our staff roles entail significant time in the field during your first three years of employment. Some of your essential duties may include:

 

  • Site investigation, data analysis, and report preparation activities
  • Site remediation system operations and maintenance activities
  • Environmental sampling of soil, soil vapor, indoor air, and groundwater
  • Health and safety monitoring
  • Regulatory interaction
  • Oversight of remediation and construction subcontractors
  • Review of field data and preparation of data evaluation reports
  • Budget management
  • Engineering drawings, specifications, and scopes of work for construction
  • Engineering calculations
  • Designing of remediation processes and systems
  • Remediation system optimization/evaluation

 

As you progress in your career, most employees spend less time in the field and more time in the office training, mentoring, and delegating work to younger staff. After mastering the tasks above and aiding in report preparation, you will eventually grow your own book of business, foster client relationships, and become a stockholder at the Principal level.

 

For an overview of the range of projects you could be working on, please read through the Featured Projects on our website.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Our goal has always been to provide a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels valued and is motivated to offer their best to the firm every day. We understand and appreciate the value that each individual’s unique perspective brings to the firm. We continuously strive to employ a diverse workforce, recognizing that diversity supports the sustainability of our firm and our ability to provide innovative solutions to our clients. As part of this, Roux has been reevaluating our talent acquisition process and reinvesting in ways to support diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).

 

Roux’s DEI Vision

Roux’s best product is the smart and creative thinking that our people provide. To that end, Roux is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive culture that is open to new approaches and leverages the differences we share into an increasingly successful and profitable business for generations to come.

 

 

We strive to welcome new team members whose experience and perspective enrich the experience of our current employees. Roux has recently made significant investments in expanding the depth and experience of our corporate team, as well as partnering with third-party DEI experts to help us assess the status of DEI in our firm and areas we could work to strengthen. In prioritizing DEI for the long-term, we expect to continue to broaden our diversity and inclusion focus, while also creating internal programs that support the progression of our employees as future leaders of Roux, such as our Women in Leadership lunchbox series. As a multi-generational firm, we are currently in the transition process from one generation to the next, and the development of a diverse leadership team will be essential to our long-term success.

Corporate Social Responsibility

At Roux, our core business is solving our clients’ most challenging environmental issues. As a function of this, we are committed to maintaining a strong Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program that puts the needs of our employees and clients first. Roux’s CSR program is an overarching umbrella, including elements that ensure the safety, diversity/inclusion, philanthropy, mentorship, and general sustainability of Roux. Our commitment to corporate social responsibility takes many forms, and as a firm, we look to empower our employees to develop new ways to continuously improve the culture of Roux and our surrounding community. Overall, we incorporate service initiative into our corporate culture.

 

When most of our employees think “CSR,” our volunteering and charitable donation program comes to mind. This aspect of the CSR program directs financial donations and volunteer activities to established charities aligned with the goals of bettering our communities, improving conditions in poor and developing countries, and conserving natural resources.

Benefits at Roux

Roux employees are highly valued. As such, we compensate based on experience, expertise, and performance, with both competitive base salaries and discretionary bonuses.

Our comprehensive benefit package offers stability and income preservation through life’s most challenging times. Our benefits allow employees to choose the coverage that best fits their individual needs.

Benefit Options include:
Health and Welfare
  • Medical, dental, and vision care coverage for employees and eligible dependents
  • Flexible Spending Accounts – Healthcare and Dependent Care
  • Flexible work environment supportive of hybrid remote/office work
  • Supplemental Life Insurance for employees and eligible dependents
  • Supplemental Off-the-Job Accident, Critical Illness, and Hospitalization Insurance for employees and dependents
  • Commuter Benefit Program
  • Company Paid:
    • Life Insurance
    • Accidental Death
    • Short-term Disability
    • Long-term Disability
    • Parental Leave Program
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Business Travel Insurance
Financial
  • Retirement Savings 401(k) Plan with generous company match and profit sharing
  • Pre-tax, Roth, and After-Tax investment options available
  • Discretionary Performance Bonuses
  • Shareholder stock options
  • Reward programs for:
    • Service Anniversaries
    • Employee Referrals
    • Professional Licenses
    • Publications
Paid Time Off
  • Eleven Holidays per year (Eight Company Holidays and Three Floating Personal Holidays)
  • Sick Leave
  • Generous Vacation allotments
Enrichment
  • Professional Registration Fee Reimbursement
  • Social and Community Service Events
  • Formal and Informal Mentoring Opportunities
  • Ongoing Educational Opportunities

*Employees are encouraged to pursue relevant advanced degrees

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