Environmental Real Estate & Remediation Field Technician

  • Wenck
  • Maple Plain, MN, USA
  • Sep 23, 2018
Full time Environmental Science - Engineering Geoscience-Hydrogeology Hazardous Waste - RCRA -Toxics Remediation - Brownfields - CERCLA

Job Description

Wenck  is a leading engineering & consulting firm, dedicated to providing innovative solutions through our strategic engineering, environmental, and consulting services. Originally founded in Minnesota in 1985, our engineering coverage spans throughout the U.S., including offices in Minnesota, Georgia, Colorado, North Dakota, and Wyoming. We provide industries and local, state and federal agencies a full spectrum of services related to infrastructure, water, air, land, waste, and industrial processes. Wenck is known for delighting our clients by being responsive, reliable, and proactive, thereby adding the most value possible to their business or organization.

Wenck is seeking an entry level field technician with responsibilities that will include, but will not be limited to, field work planning and preparation, site audits, collection and proper documentation of soil and groundwater samples to define the nature and extent of soil, vapor and groundwater contamination Oversight of soil borings and monitoring well installation, and remedial system permitting, design, fabrication, and operation/maintenance, site evaluations such as Phase I ESAs. Responsibilities will also include data entry in Microsoft Excel spreadsheets or similar databases, desktop research via internet, and documentation of field activities in letters/reports.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Bachelors in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geology, Environmental Science or related field
  • 0-2 years of experience
  • excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  • enjoy working outside
  • ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Strong analytical skills, and attention to detail with the ability to recognize discrepancies.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills with both clients and project team members.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office software platform, geologic logging and field borelog preparation.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once and meet strict project deadlines.
  • Ability to travel regionally and locally as required for proposal and project needs.


  • 40-Hr HAZWOPER training (preferred, but not required)
  • Accreditation/License for asbestos inspector in the State of Minnesota
  • Additional industrial hygiene certification/training and understanding of general environmental compliance


  • Work under supervision of a project manager or senior-level team member
  • Coordinate and assist with scoping field investigations.
  • Oversee and conduct soil, soil gas, and groundwater investigations
  • Conduct on-going monitoring events
  • Collect, enter, and interpret data, conduct analyses, compare findings to relevant studies and local, state and federal regulations to ensure compliance
  • Compiling, evaluating, analyzing, and presenting subsurface investigation data
  • Experience conducting site evaluations such as Phase I ESA’s
  • Preparation of health & safety plans, work plans, reports, and other technical documents
  • Review, communicate, and manage the project health and safety plan so that project personnel, client and subcontractors are aware of risks and hazards, and incidents are prevented
  • Task and time management to maintain and achieve personal and professional goals
  • Control project tasks cost, schedule, and quality of work
  • Understanding of engineering plans and specifications
  • Coordination and oversight of subcontractors, including health and safety management
  • Fieldwork, including local travel, and some regional travel, when necessary
  • Extended hours and schedules to fit project demands

Optional Responsibilities:

  • Conduct environmental compliance audits
  • Preparation of permit applications
  • Development of cost estimates and proposals
  • Mentor and develop junior staff, providing leadership and an environment, which encourages teamwork, initiative and growth
  • Manage project budgets

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Commensurate with education, training, and experience.