Hazardous Materials and Environmental Remediation Scientist

  • The Davey Tree Expert Company
  • Virginia Beach, VA, USA
  • Dec 28, 2023

Job Description

Additional Locations: n/a

Primary Locations: VA, Virginia Beach, 1008 Old Virginia Beach Rd Suite 200, 23451 

Requisition ID: 190117

Position Overview


Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc., a Davey company, is seeking a full-time junior to mid-level Environmental Scientist to join the team in our Virginia Beach, Virginia office. We are looking for a motivated team player who will provide field support to and serve as a task manager on the Environmental Field Services Team.

Job Duties


Responsibilities will include performing field activities (i.e., site visits), task management, analysis and interpretation of analytical results and field-collected data, working on assignments with project managers and fellow team members, coordinating with various subject matter experts, and communication with local, state, and federal regulatory agencies. Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to handle multiple project assignments and deadlines are a must.
Primary activities will include preparation of Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments; conducting soil, groundwater, air, and surface water sampling; logging soil borings, oversight of groundwater monitoring well installations, and collection of representative subsurface media samples; oversight of site redevelopment and remediation activities; and analysis and interpretation of analytical results and the preparation of summary reports, under the supervision of a Senior Environmental Professional. Additional activities may include remediation projects so experience in this area is also beneficial.
Project meetings, fieldwork, site visits, and professional development assignments will routinely require overnight stays throughout the region. It is estimated that this position will consist of approximately 50% office work and 50% field work.



•    Considerable field experience and excellent writing skills. Experience with data collection, presentation, reduction, and evaluation, and writing technical reports a must. Candidate must demonstrate ability to prepare professional documents that are technically and grammatically correct.
•    Prefer a working knowledge of state and federal regulations in the area of environmental compliance, and experience in the practical application of ASTM standards as they relate to environmental site assessments.
•    Ability to take initiative and resolve problems with a team building mentality.
•    Ability to develop and maintain positive interpersonal relationships with WSSI personnel at all levels.
•    Must maintain a valid driver’s license and ability to operate company vehicles. 


•    A Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering or similar engineering discipline, Geology, Hydrogeology or other closely related field
•    A minimum of one to five years of experience in environmental compliance, assessment, and remediation


•    Experience working with a team of environmental professionals to plan and balance the workload of multiple projects
•    Experience in assisting with proposal support and development
•    Virginia-licensed asbestos containing material/lead-based paint inspector or similar skill set
•    Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; experience with mapping software (GIS, CAD, or similar)
•    Experience working with a diverse client base in both public and private sectors

Additional Information


What We Offer:*

  • Paid time off and paid holidays
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • All job specific equipment and safety gear provided
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan with a company match
  • Employee-owned company and discounted stock purchase options
  • Group Health Plan
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program:  Send-A-Friend
  • The Davey Tree Family Scholarship for children of employees
  • Charitable matching gift program

*All listed benefits available to eligible employees.

Company Overview


Invest in your future. Join one of the largest employee-owned companies in the nation! Davey has a unique culture that focuses on exchanging ideas, community partnership, a commitment to safety, and delivering unrivaled client service while acting as industry leaders in horticultural and environmental services.

The Davey Tree Expert Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected class, including race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, marital or familial status, disability, status as a protected veteran, status as an Aboriginal or Indigenous person, or other classification protected by law.


Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc., a Davey company, provides a full range of natural and cultural resource consulting services and is based in Gainesville, Virginia. The Davey Tree Expert Company provides research-driven tree services, grounds maintenance and environmental consulting for residential, utility, commercial and environmental partners in the U.S. and Canada. We care about our clients, each other and the world around us. We offer the resources, size and stability of a big company while maintaining the culture, entrepreneurial spirit and feel of a small one. We invest in our employees by offering industry-leading training, technology and benefits that lead to a rewarding and safe work experience at all levels. Wherever you want to grow your career, there’s a place for you at Davey. To learn more, visit Davey.com.


If you need assistance at any time, please contact us at 1-877-411-7601 or at Recruiting@davey.com.


Employment Type: Permanent 
Job Type: Full Time 
Travel Expectations: Up to 25% 



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