Project Scientist

  • Weston Solutions, Inc.
  • Mundelein, Illinois, United States
  • Jan 15, 2018
Full time Environmental Science - Engineering Geoscience-Hydrogeology Hazardous Waste - RCRA -Toxics Remediation - Brownfields - CERCLA Water Quality Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater

Job Description


The Project Scientist provides clients with accurate and pertinent scientific data according to agreed upon methods, procedures, and techniques.  Provides sound conclusions and recommendations based upon field investigations and literature reviews within the established project schedules. The successful candidate will participate in a variety of work related to environmental and occupational health assessments and hazardous material abatements. They will be required to interface with clients and subcontractors, conduct site assessments, identify and document environmental and occupational health hazards, develop scopes of work for abatement, oversee abatement projects, prepare reports, and make recommendations for control and correction of hazards.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • B.S. or M.S. in natural sciences with 0 - 5 years of experience. 
  • Willing to travel up to 50% of the time.
  • Willingness and quickness at learning new environmental sampling techniques (soil, water, air, etc.).
  • Asbestos and 40-hour HAZWOPER training desired.
  • Familiarity with asbestos, lead-based paint, and mold preferred.
  • Previous emergency response also preferred.
  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of chemistry, mathematics, physics, and engineering.
  • Knowledge of industrial processes, equipment, and materials used in the work place.
  • Knowledge of the principles of industrial hygiene and work place hazards. 
  • Knowledge of the relationship between working conditions and health desired.
  • Knowledge of air sampling instruments, ventilation testing equipment and measuring devices for noise, lasers, and other physical agents.
  • Knowledge of state and federal statutes and rules concerning industrial hygiene, radiation, and air pollution preferred.

Expected Outcomes:

  • Ability to organize and interpret field data and identify necessary corrections.
  • Ability to prepare clear, concise, and accurate investigative and narrative reports
  • Ability to use testing and measuring equipment for noise, toxic substances, and harmful physical agents.
  • Ability to conduct studies and collect data to detect sources of environmental and occupational health hazards.
  • Ability to maintain records, and prepare reports and correspondence related to the work.
  • Ability to interact with clients and subcontractors in a concise and professional manner.
  • Must be able to work independently and have exceptional time management skills.
  • Implements field and sampling programs appropriate to the assigned projects.
  • Obtains all data as prescribed by the scope of work and present it in a logical, coherent manner.  Prepares written reports, tables, figures and illustrations.
  • Maintains a current knowledge of the recent works in the field for application on existing and proposed projects.
  • Recommends improvements in sampling techniques and system design, laboratory practices, etc.
  • Relies on a comprehensive knowledge of both laboratory and field investigation methods and procedures.  Field investigating procedures include selection of sampling sites, use of sampling equipment and knowledge of sampling techniques.
  • Thoroughly understands and conducts scientific literature searches.  Assesses data as it relates to project information collected.
  • Provides completed projects within the established budget and schedule.
  • Provide strong technical writing skills

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