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Job Ref:  28801
Employer:  WSP Group
Country:  United States
City:  Pittsburgh
21/10/2016 05:10
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services consulting firms, provides services designed to transform the built environment and restore the natural one. The firm's expertise ranges from environmental remediation and urban planning, to engineering iconic buildings and designing sustainable transport networks, to developing the energy sources of the future and enabling new ways of extracting essential resources. Approximately 34,000 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors, program and construction management professionals, as well as various environmental experts, work for this dynamic organization in more than 500 offices across 40 countries worldwide. NA

We are currently looking for a staff level environmental Hydrogeologist/Geologist for our office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with 1 to 4 years of environmental experience.

WSP | Parson Brinckerhoff's Hydrogeologists/Geologists conduct a range of field activities including supervision of drilling and monitoring well installation activities, multi-media sampling, and oversight of contractors. Our Hydrogeologists/Geologists evaluate and interpret field and sampling data, develop conclusions concerning site conditions based on data analysis, and prepare written plans and reports related to site investigation and remediation activities.

      • Develop thorough knowledge of standard field sampling procedures for various environmental media (soil, groundwater, surface water, sediment, and air).
      • Document and record field data and observations in a clear and organized manner, and prepare logs and other forms from the field notes.
      • Become knowledgeable of intrusive drilling and sampling techniques used in unconsolidated deposits and bedrock.
      • Direct and oversee the installation of groundwater monitoring wells.
      • Assist in the field performance of aquifer tests and analysis of test data using standard solution methods.
      • Supervise and direct various contractors while conducting environmental site investigation and remediation work.
      • Coordinate field activities and schedules with property/facility owner/operators in a clear, professional manner.
      • Provide assistance in the analysis, evaluation and interpretation of hydrologic, hydrogeologic and chemical data obtained during field investigations.
      • Prepare site Health and Safety Plans (HASPs), and demonstrate the ability to implement safe work practices in the field in accordance with the HASP and other applicable regulations.
      • Assist project managers in subcontractor selection, contracting and coordination during field investigation activities.
      • Assist in preparing project plans and technical reports of investigation and remediation activities and provide analysis and interpretations of findings.
      • Gain working knowledge and understanding of federal and state regulations applicable to environmental site investigation and remediation projects.

Job Requirements
      • Must be able to work both independently and as a member of a project team.
      • Clear and concise verbal and written communication skills.
      • Self-sufficient and ability to work under pressure of deadlines.
      • Responsible for effective time management and effort in accordance with project priorities.
      • Knowledge of general geologic concepts including map contouring, stratigraphy, aquifer testing, hydrologic monitoring, and soil classification.
      • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
      • Must be able to oversee and work with subcontractors (e.g., drillers, construction workers, surveyors, etc.) while performing field work.
      • Ability to work overtime (as needed) in both office and field, and travel up to 50% of the time. Must be able to make trips to local sites, and travel via air or land to other client sites. Overnight travel is required.
      • Basic computer skills are required, including Microsoft Windows file management, Microsoft Word™, Microsoft Excel™, and Adobe Acrobat Professional™.

      • Bachelor's of Science degree in geology/earth sciences or related discipline with 1 to 4 years of experience. Master of Science degree in geology/earth sciences preferred.
      • Sufficient coursework to obtain ASBOG professional licensing certifications once enough work experience is obtained (preferred).
      • Valid US driver's license.
      • Certifications desired: OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training, DOT Training, CPR and First Aid Training, and other related environmental certifications.
      • Experience conducting phase I environmental site assessments following ASTM International Standard E 1527-13 is preferred.

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, disability, and life insurances, 401K plan, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, and more. WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please visit our website at NA for more information.

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff uses E-verify by the USCIS to verify that new hires are authorized to work in the United States.

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