Senior Environmental Site Assessor

  • CBRE
  • Phoenix, Arizona, United States
  • Apr 19, 2019
Full time Environmental Science - Engineering Geoscience-Hydrogeology Remediation - Brownfields - CERCLA

Job Description


Conducts on-site Phase I Environmental Site Assessments and/or Phase II subsurface investigations to identify recognized environmental conditions and other conditions of environmental concern for the project and related off-site properties in accordance with ASTM and client specific standards on complex assets and as an Environmental Professional that holds professional distinctions or Complete NEPA & Section 106 related research, submissions and outreach related to historic preservation, endangered species, wetlands, floodplains, etc. 

Characteristics of responsible projects:
Complexity: High
Risk: High
Type of Assets: High-rise office building, industrial, complex telecom installations such as new towers in Historic Districts, floodplains, wetlands, etc.


Position is for Environmental Health Safety with the Facility Assessment providing specialized facility assessment services related to Environmental Health and Safety. 

Completes complex Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) and/or Phase II subsurface investigations to identify Recognized Environmental Conditions (RECs) and other conditions of environmental concerns as outlined in the scope of work or Complete complex NEPA & Section 106 related research, submissions and outreach related to historic preservation, endangered species, wetlands, floodplains, etc. 

Reviews previous assessment reports, historical and regulatory records for the property and for the surrounding area and reports data in accordance with ASTM criteria and client's scope of work.

Conducts interviews with property owners, occupants, key site personnel and local government officials to obtain information concerning the environmental conditions related to the property and adjacent properties.

Performs screenings for the presence of asbestos, lead-based paint, radon, lead in drinking water and subsurface contamination. Screenings may include collection of samples.

Writes reports which convey the environmental assessment and provide exhibits and photos which illustrate or clarify information presented in the body of the report.

Coordinates municipal and private utility clearance, prior to Phase II activities, obtains site access and coordinates with drillers and laboratories.

Completes online and field research related to historic preservation, endangered species, wetlands, floodplains, etc. 

Performs other duties as assigned.


No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position. Provides informal assistance such as technical guidance, and/or training to coworkers. May coordinate and assign tasks to co-workers within a work unit and/or project. 

Provides formal technical guidance in area of expertise.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.   Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


Bachelor's of Science degree in environmental science, geology, engineering, or a related field and 5 years of environmental related experience or Professional Engineer or Professional Geologist with 3 years relevant experience or 10 years of environmental related experienced and professional registration as listed below.

For NEPA, Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) or above in archeology, historic architecture, architecture history, biology, wetlands science, GIS or related degree.
Experience in providing specification for environmental consulting related to asbestos and hazardous waste is required.

Knowledgeable of federal, state and local environmental requirements.


Professional Engineer, Professional Geologist, CIH, CEM or 3 or more of the following state certifications ACM, LEAD, Mold, Radon (Note this is intended to be the actual state license to conduct sampling or consulting and not simply the AHERA or NRSB certification.) Or for NEPA, meet the Secretary of Interior's Guidelines for Historic Preservation or Professional Certification in Wetland Science, State Archaeology Certification/License.


Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
Strong organizational and analytical skills.
Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers. 
Ability to effectively present information.

Ability to effectively present technical information to non-technical clients.


Requires knowledge of financial terms and principles. 
Ability to calculate intermediate figures such as percentages, discounts, and/or commissions. 
Conducts basic financial analysis.


Ability to understand and carry out general instructions in standard situations. 
Ability to solve problems in standard situations. 
Requires intermediate analytical and quantitative skills.


Advanced skills with Microsoft Office Suite Products (Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook, etc.)

Excellent time management and organizational skills. The position requires simultaneously managing electronic deliverables for several ongoing assignments.

Ability to travel up to 25% of the time. 


Decisions made with thorough understanding of procedures and company policies to achieve set results and deadlines. Responsible for managing multiple project deadlines at one time. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to co-workers and supervisor.

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