Project Scientist

Job Description

We are looking for a Project Scientist to join our team of environmental scientists and engineers! The successful candidate will bring their strong knowledge of environmental and geological principles to assess and oversee complex environmental contamination and permitting scenarios.

Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee site sampling programs using various field methods – including establishing data quality objectives, site mobilization and preparation, selection of sample locations, and coordination and providing direction to subcontractors on site to ensure that work is completed timely and according to budget, standard operating protocols (SOPs) and applicable regulations. Use experience and judgment to make decisions on complex technical issues related to the project.
  • Follow designated procedures for sampling and data collection to ensure thorough analysis and presentation of site conditions and risks.
  • Develop and present findings and recommendations using approved templates and formats and in accordance with the QA/QC process. Prepare all letters and reports for the project ensuring accuracy, formatting consistency, etc. and present to the Project Manager for final review/approval before presentation to client.
  • Provide training to staff on appropriate field work procedures and equipment operation, as well as documentation and analysis of findings.
  • Provide peer review of reports/letters, etc. within technical capability and expertise.
  • Follow all health and safety protocols.

Successful candidates will have:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in environmentally oriented field (geology, environmental science, hydrology, engineering, etc.)
  • 1 – 5 years of experience in a scientist/engineering role
  • Understanding of environmental and scientific principles related to environmental contamination and remediation.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local environmental regulations. Ability to research and develop understanding and application of new regulations or regulations in a new technical area.
  • Experience in site development and environmental permitting including local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Skilled with field sampling equipment operation and application; field screening procedures, sample collection procedures and subsurface investigation methods. Boating skills and certification a plus.
  • Experience with GIS and integration with other mapping tools
  • Ability to train staff on use of equipment, and SOPs.
  • Ability to confidently lead staff and supervise contractors on multiple, complex site events to successful completion.
  • Ability to collect and interpret data, draw preliminary conclusions, and make recommendations based on understanding of project and client requirements.
  • Strong writing skills and the ability to present technical information in audience-appropriate language and format.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with co-workers, clients, sub-contractors, vendors to meet project objectives.

Physical Requirements and Work Conditions:

  • The position includes office work and field work (60/40). For field work, employees must be able to stand, walk, and use arms and hands to operate equipment. Employee must be able to work in a variety of temperatures and weather conditions (cold, heat, rain, snow) and lift standard field equipment and supplies of up to 50 pounds alone or collaboratively.
  • The employee is required to drive to job sites and must have the ability to travel on short notice as well as the ability to travel to locations that may be 2-3 hours from the home office on a regular basis. There may be occasional overnight travel.
  • A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation is required. (A driver’s license check will be conducted upon hire and annually thereafter).
  • Noise protection and other PPE, including protective clothing or respirator, may be required on job sites.
  • Employee must maintain OSHA HAZWOPER certification and participate in the medical monitoring program.

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