Entry-Level Environmental Engineer, Hydrogeologist or Geologist

  • WSP
  • San Jose, CA
  • Sep 08, 2018
Full time Environmental Science - Engineering Geoscience-Hydrogeology Hazardous Waste - RCRA -Toxics Remediation - Brownfields - CERCLA

Job Description

Job Description
Be involved in projects with our Water & Environment Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges. At WSP, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives. Our devotion to teamwork has allowed us to build communities and expand our skylines. Here at WSP, anything is within our reach- and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future! WSP is currently initiating a search for an Environmental Engineer/ Scientist/ Geologist for our San Jose office.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct a range of field activities including soil and groundwater sampling, and oversight of contractors.  Evaluate and interpret field and sampling data, develop conclusions concerning site conditions based on data analysis, and prepare written plans and reports related to site investigation and remediation activities.
  • Perform Phase I environmental site assessments
  • Develop thorough knowledge of standard field sampling procedures for various environmental media (soil, groundwater, surface water/sediment, and air).
  • Document and record field data and observations in a clear and organized manner, and prepare logs and other forms from the field notes.
  • Provide oversight and direction to various contractors while conducting site investigation and remediation work.
  • Coordinate field activities and schedules with property/facility owner/operators in a clear, professional manner.
  • Provide assistance in the analysis, evaluation and interpretation of data obtained during field investigations.
  • Prepare site Health and Safety Plans (HASPs), and demonstrate the ability to implement safe work practices in the field in accordance with the HASP and other applicable regulations.
  • Assist project managers in subcontractor selection, contracting and coordination during field investigation activities.
  • Prepare project plans and technical reports of investigation and remediation activities and provide analysis and interpretations of findings.
  • Gain working knowledge and understanding of federal and state regulations applicable to site investigation and remediation projects.
  • Conduct due diligence, and Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments of active and vacant properties

Talent is the essence of meeting our client’s objectives, goals and challenges.  If this sounds like a fit for you, we’d love to have that first discussion of you joining our team.

Job Requirements
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in noted or related disciplines plus 1-2 years of experience.
  • Certifications desired/to be obtained: OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training, OSHA 8 Hour HAZWOPER Refresher Training, DOT Training, CPR and First Aid Training, and other related environmental certifications.
  • Must be able to work both independently and as a member of a project team.
  • Clear and concise verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self-sufficient and ability to work under pressure of deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Must be able to oversee and work with subcontractors (e.g., drillers, construction workers, surveyors, etc.) while performing field work.
  • Ability to work overtime (as needed) in both office and field and travel up to 50% of the time.
  • Basic computer use skills required.
  • Must be able to make trips to local sites and travel via air and land to other client sites.

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