Mid-Level Environmental Scientist / Engineer

  • Wood.
  • Houston, TX, USA
  • Nov 19, 2018
Full time Environmental Science - Engineering Remediation - Brownfields - CERCLA

Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Are you an Environmental Scientist or Engineer with 3 to 7 years + of experience? Are you looking for an opportunity to work with an established environmental consulting firm on technically complex projects and be mentored by senior staff and with opportunities for personal and professional growth? Are you looking for a firm that values its employee’s enthusiasm and technical contributions? 

Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is growing, and we have a career opportunity for a Mid - Level Environmental Scientist or Engineer to join our Houston, TX team. We are dedicated to providing the atmosphere to allow individuals to grow their career. 

Key Responsibilities 

  • The position is approximately 50% field work and 50% office work on oil & gas and industrial / commercial sites
  • Work under the supervision of a Senior Geologist / Scientist or Program Manager
  • Performance of project management activities and technical work on projects, including interpreting data, reaching technically - supportable conclusions, and preparing work products (reports, specifications, designs, permits, figures, boring logs / well construction diagrams, etc.) for review by client and ultimately, submittal to regulators - This also includes reviewing and vetting the technical work of junior staff
  • Office activities can include: analysis and interpretation of analytical results; preparation of site assessment reports under Texas TRRP or the Texas Railroad Commission; development of soil and groundwater treatment strategies; oversight and mentoring of junior employees; interfacing with client and regulators
  • Pre - field responsibilities can include health and safety plan development, locating and ordering field supplies, coordination with subcontractors. Completion of online research or electronic database or paper file searches
  • Field responsibilities can include directing, supervision, or self - performance of activities such as: Stratigraphic logging of soil borings and split spoons; design and oversight of groundwater monitoring well, direct push, and cone penetrometer installations; collection of soil, groundwater, surface - water and sediment samples as well as documenting field activities; data collection from soil and groundwater remediation systems; assist in trouble shooting and repairing field equipment and systems; strategy and supervision of site remediation activities
  • Field mapping and map preparation and create / modify / maintain spreadsheets / databases of chemical results and other data for projects, prepare charts, conduct routine scientific calculations and run computer programs
  • Assist in the preparation of proposals
  • Follow company safety standards, participate in safety training and prepare / implement site safety plans
  • Travel to project sites in Texas and surrounding states - Approximately 20% overnight travel

Skills / Qualifications

Role Requirements

  • BS or MS in Geology, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science or related technical degree
  • 3 - 7 years + environmental experience
  • Solid skill set in environmental field activities including installing monitoring wells, gauging monitoring wells and collecting soil and groundwater samples
  • Self - starter with good communication, writing skills, and interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail and strong time management capabilities
  • 40 - hour HAZWOPER OSHA Training
  • Ability and willingness to travel to within Texas and surrounding states - About 20% overnight travel
  • Will be required to lift equipment and carry laboratory samples
  • Must pass drug test, physical, background check and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving (MVR) policy

Optional, but Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience with ArcGIS and / or CAD software
  • Experience evaluating air emissions permit requirements and completing Permit by Rule submittals
  • Experience conducting Phase I Environmental Site Assessments in oil & gas or industrial settings
  • Working knowledge of Texas TRRP regulations and reporting
  • Experience preparing SWPPP and / or SPCC Plans
  • Experience performing EHS Audits in oil & gas or industrial settings
  • Experience in aquatics, streams, and wetlands

Physical Demands

  • Field work in outdoor environments
  • Will be required to lift equipment and carry laboratory samples - Requires the ability to lift 40 pounds

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