Staff Scientist

  • HydroGeologic, Inc.
  • Reston, VA, USA
  • Apr 23, 2018
Full time Environmental Science - Engineering Geoscience-Hydrogeology Hazardous Waste - RCRA -Toxics Remediation - Brownfields - CERCLA Water Quality

Job Description

Description/Job Summary

HydroGeoLogic, Inc. (HGL) is an industry leader with over 30 years of experience providing comprehensive environmental engineering services by implementing innovative, effective, and sustainable solutions that address today’s environmental, infrastructure, and natural resource challenges. HGL provides environmental engineering, remediation, and construction services, as well as Military Munitions Response Program support to the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Energy, and other federal and state government clients. HGL is one of the few companies that remain committed to research and development, offering a dynamic work environment for creative, energetic professionals.  Currently, HGL has a position open for a mid-level Staff Scientist.


The successful candidate will be responsible for: field assessment, site characterization, related sampling of soil, sediment, surface water, and groundwater, and data analysis and review; assessment and application of remedial technologies; supervising field subcontractors; preparing field logs; field sampling in support of remedial activities; calibration and operation of field monitoring equipment; preparation and review of field documentation and logbooks; and preparation of reports. Technical support and/or supervision of a variety of project tasks will be required. Must be able to execute multiple projects and tasks concurrently. Travel will be required.

Required Skills

Required skills include: excellent communication and organization; working with and maintaining confidential information; working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel; working under detailed quality assurance/quality control programs; supporting contaminated soil, sediment, groundwater and surface water assessment (field and data components); environmental monitoring; generating clear and legible field documentation, logbooks, and reports; supervising field subcontractors; operating field instruments.

Preferred Skills

Working knowledge of data management and presentation methods is a plus. Ability to assess and apply a variety of remedial technologies to multiple environmental mediums is preferred.

Required Experience

A minimum of four years’ experience performing the duties of a scientist supporting environmental compliance and remediation projects is required.

Preferred Experience

Previous experience (4 years or more) with contaminant assessment in multiple environmental media, application of remedial technologies as they pertain to cleanup of soil and water environments, and knowledge of federal and/or state regulatory cleanup requirements is preferred. Experience with assessment and presentation of environmental data is preferred.

Required Education

The Staff Scientist position requires a minimum of a BA/BS degree in a field related to Environmental Studies such as Geology, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Soil Science, or Chemistry plus 4 years of experience.

Preferred Education

Master of Science degree in a related science or engineering field of study.

Required Qualifications

Current OSHA HAZWOPER 40 hour, annual 8-hour refresher, medical clearance (including respirator use), first aid, and CPR training certifications (or the ability to obtain these certifications) are required. Good physical health and the ability to lift 30 pounds are required for performance of field tasks. Ability to work in adverse weather and site conditions is required.

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