Established in 1974, INTERA is an employee-owned geoscience and engineering consulting firm focused on solving some of the most challenging problems related to the development, management, restoration, and protection of natural resources. Headquartered in Austin, we operate from U.S. offices in California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, New Mexico, Texas, and Washington, and international offices in Switzerland and France.

We provide clients with exceptional service by attracting and retaining scientists and engineers who enjoy the challenges of working on complex projects. Many of our staff are recognized experts in their respective fields. We excel in establishing teams that combine seasoned professionals with talented younger engineers and scientists, enabling us to bring expertise, energy, and efficiency to every client project.
INTERA Richland, WA, USA
Jun 08, 2018
INTERA Incorporated is seeking an Ecological Risk Assessment Specialist   to join our growing group of environmental professionals in our Richland, Washington, office.  This position provides an excellent opportunity for an experienced environmental science professional to grow technically and further their career working on many types of challenging environmental projects.   Job Description Provide ecological risk assessment support to INTERA projects.  A key responsibility of this position is to perform routine ecological risk assessment assignments in a manner consistent with USEPA and/or state regulatory requirements and associated guidance. Demonstrated experience with terrestrial evaluations is a must with aquatic evaluations a plus as well as familiarity with human health risk assessment guidance for shallow soil contamination. Must be able to work under limited supervision and be able to participate in more complex assignments under closer supervision. Assignments include data reduction, compilation of dose-response data, exposure assessment, exposure point concentration evaluation, risk characterization, scientific management data point (SMDP), data analysis, and report preparation. Other tasks include regulatory guidance and literature research, critical evaluation, and synthesis of regulatory guidance, compliance criteria for chemicals in potential exposure media (groundwater, surface water, soil, air, food), and scientific literature. Must be able to evaluate, select, and apply standard risk assessment techniques, procedures and criteria to perform technical assignments and QA/QC activities.  Required Qualifications At least ten years of applicable experience required, with primary emphasis on ecological risk assessment.  B.S. or M.S. in Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment, Biology, Public Health or related technical field is required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential. Demonstrated experience with proUCL, RESRAD-BIOTA, or other similar tools is required. Remember to say you found this opportunity at
INTERA Southern California, CA, USA
Jun 08, 2018
Full time
INTERA Incorporated is seeking a California certified Geologist, Hydrogeologist, or Water Resources Engineer to join our team in Southern California, which is providing a variety of water resources services.  We are looking for a team player who would like to be involved in groundwater and surface water projects and who would like to gain exposure to diverse markets and business environments.  This position offers the opportunity to develop your skills in the field as well as in the office.  Our employees find that they are pleased with the amount of responsibility they are given and that there is a lot of opportunity to learn and develop.  An enthusiasm for learning and problem solving will likely lead to a variety of job assignments. The ideal candidate will have a broad background in field investigations, quantitative water resources analyses, planning and stakeholder engagement, and a broad understanding of both the technical as well as political and institutional aspects of developing and delivering a sustainable and resilient water supply. INTERA is a geoscience and engineering consulting firm founded in 1974 and headquartered in Austin, Texas with offices across the United States and in Europe.  Our employees say that what they value most at INTERA is our corporate culture.  We value a good work-life balance, and our employees are our most valuable assets.  INTERA is proud of maintaining a reputation for excellence, and we empower our employees to accomplish their best. Job duties may include but are not limited to: Coordinating and working with a team of other hydrogeologists, engineers, scientists, GIS analysts, technical editors, and/or others to meet project objectives on schedule and within budget Well logging and installation Aquifer testing Developing conceptual water budgets on a basin scale Good understanding of surface-water/groundwater interactions Groundwater management plan development Aggregating, organizing, managing, and analyzing data on groundwater, surface water, pumping, climate, demographics, etc., typically in a GIS/database environment (Esri ArcGIS) Interpretation of soil and groundwater data Analyzing aerial photographs, well logs, and other data sources Creating geologic maps and charts Evaluating water rights, understanding of water rights/policies in California, including familiarity with the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) Preparing written scientific reports Presenting findings to clients, colleagues, and other interested parties Reviewing reports and research done by other scientists and engineers Preferred education, skills, and experience PE, CHg, or PG certification in California is required Master’s degree in water resources engineering, hydrogeology, geology, or a related field 5 – 15 years of experience, preferably in California Experience working with public- and private-sector water agencies Ability to create clear and concise written work products for internal and external clients, which may vary from technical to non-technical Ability to work with a technical editor, graphic artist, and/or GIS analyst to integrate text and figures together into a high-quality written work product Presentation skills including public speaking, presenting at conferences, and presentation software such as PowerPoint Some proficiency in Groundwater modeling, with experience in one or more of the following: MODFLOW, MODFLOW-NWT, MODFLOW-USG, MODFLOW-OWHM, Hydrus, Groundwater Vistas, and/or GMS An excellent corporate culture, generous benefits package, and performance-based bonuses are part of the advantages of being an INTERA employee.  Come join our talented team of professionals who provide best in class services in our industry. Remember to say you found this opportunity at