Staff Scientist

  • Terracon Consultants
  • Levittown, PA, USA
  • Mar 21, 2018
Full time Environmental Science - Engineering Geoscience-Hydrogeology Hazardous Waste - RCRA -Toxics Remediation - Brownfields - CERCLA Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater

Job Description

Job Description

General Responsibilities:
Conduct environmental site investigations, assessments and surveys to sample, measure and analyze air, water, material, and soil.  Identify, evaluate and recommend risk and remediation strategies/designs to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.  Prepare applicable permit applications, risk assessments and technical documents including proposals, reports and regulatory agency correspondence.  Design systems and environmental protection plans.  Projects may include Phase I/II environmental site assessments, ecological and natural resource field surveys, tank closure assessments, asbestos abatement, storm water management, and site planning and permitting.

Essential Role and Responsibilities: 

  • Follow safety rules, guidelines and standards for all projects.  Participate in pre-task planning.  Report any safety issues or concerns to management.
  • Be responsible for maintaining quality standards on all projects.
  • Proficient scientific professional responsible for conducting site testing and making recommendations for systems design on smaller projects of minimal complexity. 
  • May assist more senior scientists/engineers on large, more complex projects.
  • Performs site visits, field observations and field data collection or assignments.
  • Implements technical requirements to complete client projects by directing and supervising field staff to sample, test and collect data and/or document site activities.
  • Responsible for developing written proposals to clients for approval by senior level professionals.
  • Evaluates moderately complex laboratory and field data and assembles in written reports.
  • May serve as team member and participate in meetings and communications with client pertaining to specific projects/tasks.
  • May oversee work performed by lower level scientists/engineers and Technicians. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science or related science field and 1-3 years’ related experience.  Or, in lieu of a degree, a minimum of 5-7 years’ related experience.
  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • Certification in field of expertise required.
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history.

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