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Environmental Scientist

In this role, under minimal supervision, you will perform a variety of routine and nonroutine tasks in support of the professional staff within the assigned unit. Work assignments may be in the office and/or at field sites. A willingness to travel is expected. Our client’s extensive experience in this field, combined with your experience will propel your career and leadership opportunities forward. We need our Geologist/Scientist to be versatile, enthusiastic to work in highly flexible, team-oriented environments that have exceptional communication, analytical and organizational skill.

Duties include:

  • Conduct field investigations activities and maintain documentation in record logs.
  • Independently performs environmental media sampling including but not limited to soil, surface water, groundwater, sediment; soil boring and monitoring well installation; monitoring well development; low-flow groundwater sampling; soil gas sampling; monitoring well slug testing; soil and rock borehole logging; excavation oversight; support operations, maintenance and monitoring of remediation systems (e.g., fluid monitoring and sampling, oil mobility and recoverability evaluation), contractor oversight at retail and commercial bulk petroleum facilities.
  • Assist in data compilation and interpretation pertinent to remediation system operations and performance.
  • Must be able to use environmental sampling equipment and monitoring devices.
  • Schedule and coordinate subcontractor activities (as needed)
  • Responsible for the application of and conformance with company and client health and safety programs while performing or overseeing tasks
  • Assist in the preparation of project planning and task documentation including safety assessments, the scope of work document, field task summary documents, file management
  • Develops materials and assists in completing reports on finished fieldwork and other environmental reports (Phase I, Phase II, Site Investigations, Corrective Action Plans, Completion/Closure Reports). Ideal knowledge of States regulations: Michigan, Illinois, Indiana (or combination of any).
  • Perform operation and maintenance of various types of remediation systems (pump and treat/air sparge/recovery/etc).
    Operates trucks, pumps, vacuum equipment, oil booms, generators, and other machinery/equipment.
    Assignments are undertaken independently on a regular basis.
  • Capable of working independently at project sites to complete a scope of work and communicating status back to project personnel
  • Take direction from senior managers on different projects.

Skills/Experience Required

  • 4-year degree in Geology or related field (Environmental Science) and 4-5 years of experience performing the tasks outlined in Specific Responsibilities.
  • Other project duties as assigned by senior staff.
  • Completion of a 40-hour OSHA training course (with an annual 8-hour update) is required for industrial or hazardous wastewater operations.
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license.
  • Ability to work at high elevations; lift and carry 30+ pounds; pull, stand, and work in confined spaces; crouch for long periods of time, and work under inclement cold weather conditions.
  • Knowledge of methods and precautions in storing and handling chemicals.
  • Ability to work with others in a professional team environment, as well as independently when required.

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