Weston is seeking a Project Geoscientist to carry out project duties as established by the Project Manager with the scientist's concurrence. The objective is to produce a result (monitoring, data, analysis and conclusions, final report, recommendations, etc.) which satisfies the client's needs.
Location: Edison, NJ
- Bachelor degree in natural sciences
- 5-8 years’ experience
- Experience in performing remedial investigations and remedial actions in New Jersey
- Working knowledge of New Jersey technical requirements for site remediation
- Understanding of NJDEP regulations specifically Technical Requirements for Site Remediation, NJDEP Field Sampling Procedures Manual, drilling guidance and NJAC 7:9D, NJDEP soil and groundwater remedial standards, etc.
- Knowledge and experience in soil logging using the unified soil Classification System (USCS), Burmister, etc.
- Ability to troubleshoot issues or problems in the field and office
- Experience in oversight of field activities, including drilling operations & monitoring well installation, excavation and UST removal activities, soil, groundwater, and waste sampling, hazardous/non-hazardous waste requirements, SI/RI/RA investigations and field work implementation, H&S requirements and personal and/or community air monitoring
- Proficient in PA/SI/RI/RA report writing and review is preferred in accordance with NJDEP regulations/guidance and Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA) forms
- Excellent communication skills working with subcontractors, regulatory agencies, and clients
- Able to work well with project team members and other consultants or companies
- Able to identify problems, evaluate potential solutions, and address these items with field/office team members as well as with clients
- Able to provide safety oversight in the field and be versed at completing safety related documents
- Geology degree/licensed geologist
- Experience with construction aspects of remediation systems
- Understanding of SESC measures, best construction management practices, and dewatering experience
- 10 hr or 30 hr OSHA Construction cert.
- 40 hr OSHA HAZWOPER
- First Aid/CPR, and
- 8 hr Supervisor
- Collects samples, analyzes data and prepares reports in area of specialty on projects
- Maintains up-to-date sampling, monitoring and testing techniques ensuring the credibility of data collected
- Prepares and recommends scientifically valid and appropriate quality assurance program for data collection activities
- Coordinates scientific findings with other scientific disciplines and organizations. Demonstrate inter-relationships of biological and chemical parameters measured
- Provides technical assistance to ensure that the environmental report is technically valid and results are coordinated for added continuity and control of project reports
- Prepares the sections of proposals relating to his or her area of specialty within regards to scope, man-hours, and equipment needed
- Is familiar with potential hazards (safety and health) associated with project activities and advises project manager of procedures to mitigate
- Acting as a working leader, coordinates all sampling and analytical activities in an efficient manner to ensure that the project requirements and deadlines are met
- Coordinates the preparation of required interim and final reports for projects
- Acts as liaison with other scientific and engineering disciplines to ensure the efficient and smooth implementation to project directives
- As needed, conducts literature surveys encompassing all disciplines studies for projects
- Site responsibilities range from being totally responsible for the execution of a job to directing the efforts of 5 to 10 people from his/her own and other departments. At times, may function as part of project managed by another department of division. Output may consist of a few pages or an entire report
- Past and prospective clients may be contacted for information purposes, usually with the Project Manager's prior knowledge
- Serves as leader of a field data collection team. Controls all field operations, data collection techniques, analyses, timetables, field budgets
- Writes proposals, 255 Forms, and gives presentations to prospective clients
- Analyzes problems via literature search and information compilation. Understands and conducts scientific literature searches
- Assesses data as it relates to project information collected.
- Usually produces results in the form of reports
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