Environmental Scientist

at WSP USA in Texarkana, Texas, United States

Job Description

Environmental Scientist

Req ID 2616

Environmental Scientist

Who We Are

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all backgrounds. That’s why here at WSP, inclusion, diversity, equity and belonging are core principles. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

Golder is now officially part of WSP, adding approximately 7,000 consultants and service providers across Canada, the United States, Latin America, Asia Pacific,?Europe?and Africa. Golder’s world class expertise within the Earth and Environmental sector and Mining industry will be added to WSP’s platform, creating new opportunities for employees and clients. Together we become the leading global environmental consulting firm, with approximately 14,000 environmental experts.?

Golder is not just a place to work, it is a promise of a living, dynamic environment where people collaborate, innovate, build enduring relationships, excel, and grow professionally in a strong culture of ownership.?

This Opportunity

WSP is currently initiating a search for an Environmental Scientist for our Texarkana, Texas office. In this role you will participate in managing office and field-based tasks, performing investigations and preparing technical reports. The position will entail working with mid and upper-level managers to complete engaging projects.

Your Impact

+ Under general supervision, conduct natural resource field surveys collecting observational, spatial, and environmental data.

+ Under general supervision, collect and compile samples of air, soil, water, sludge, and other matrices for analysis.

+ Maintain quality control standards and procedures for accurate and precise measurement and documentation.

+ Performing field-based tasks such as multi-media sampling, soil boring and monitoring well installations, lithologic logging, and aquifer testing;

+ Collecting and managing field and analytical data from investigations. Interpreting hydrogeological information and developing conceptual site models (CSMs) for assessment and remediation projects;

+ Comply with safety guidelines and site-specific procedures which include but are not limited to, the maintenance of sample collection, location data, laboratory or statistical documentation, and logbooks.

+ Utilize the latest technologies and techniques in performing studies and analysis of habitats, sites, and potential impacts to the health of the environment and the population.

+ Coordinating with contractors (e.g., drillers and analytical laboratories) to support project-specific objectives; and

+ Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

+ Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, Geology, Ecology, Natural Resource Management, or a related life sciences field.

+ Analytical skills, and familiarity with research techniques, local/regional ecology and habitats, and applicable species/discipline.

+ Proficient self-leadership with attention to detail, multi-tasking, and prioritization of responsibilities in a dynamic work environment.

+ Ability to work independently under general supervision, as well as part of a team to meet business objectives.

+ Basic proficiency with business writing, office automation and communication software, technology, and tools.

+ Ability to work schedules conducive to project-specific requirements that may extend beyond the typical workweek.

+ Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Master’s in Geology, Environmental Science, or a related field.

+ Experience with implementation of assessment, investigation, remediation and monitoring tasks related to environmental projects.

+ OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER training.\#LI-BJ1

Additional Requirements

+ To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Additional Details

+ Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent Experience

+ Minimum Years Experience: 0-1 years

+ Travel Required: 20%

+ Job Status: New Graduate

+ Employee Type: Full

+ Primary Location: TEXARKANAPLAZA DR

+ All locations: US-TX-Texarkana

About WSP

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 12,000 employees in over 200 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

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Job Posting: JC200638333

Posted On: Dec 24, 2021

Updated On: Feb 25, 2022