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Job Ref:  31276
Employer:  WSP Group
Country:  United States
City:  Somerset
21/10/2016 05:10
About WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
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

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff is currently seeking an Environmental Scientist with 2 to 4 years of experience for our Somerset, NJ office.

      • Conduct environmental compliance audits and due diligence assessments of industrial and commercial facilities, and vacant properties.
      • Evaluate industrial and commercial facilities for compliance with environmental regulations including Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Toxic Substances Control Act, Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act, U.S. Department of Transportation Hazardous Materials Rule, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
      • Identify and quantify environmental exposures and risks and coordinate appropriate responses through a defined environmental assessment process, especially for mergers and acquisitions.
      • Prepare environmental permits for water, and waste issues.
      • Determine the adequacy and effectiveness of an organization's Environmental Management System (EMS).
      • Prepare 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.
      • Collect environmental media samples including soil, sediment, groundwater, and air using appropriate technologies.
      • Evaluate findings, make recommendations, and prepare written and verbal reports.
      • Oversee site work and manage subcontractors.
      • Assist in managing client relationships.
      • Assist in meetings with clients and deliver presentations, as appropriate.

Job Requirements
Education Required:
      • Bachelor of Science degree in environmental science, environmental studies, engineering or a related discipline
      • Certifications desired: OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER Training, DOT Training, CPR and First Aid Training, and other related environmental certifications
Experience/Skills Required:
      • 2 to 4 years of relevant experience
      • Experience conducting Phase I environmental site assessments following ASTM International Standard E 1527-13 (required).
      • Must be able to solve problems independently, using knowledge gained from increasing experience.
      • Understanding of the application of environmental management principles.
      • Demonstrate the process involved with audit programs, preparing for an audit, conducting on-site audit activities, reporting on audit findings and conducting post-audit activities.
      • Clear and concise verbal and written communication skills with clients and management at all levels.
      • Strong conceptual and analytical skills with the ability to readily identify key issues and risks and develop strategies or recommendations for improvement.
      • Self-sufficient, self-motivated and ability to work under pressure of deadlines.
      • Must be able to work as part of a team with people of differing backgrounds and experience levels.
      • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
      • Must have basic knowledge of U.S. environmental laws and regulations; New Jersey-specific experience required.
      • Job assignments may involve work on waste disposal sites and sites requiring cleanup of hazardous materials. Participation in an OSHA-mandated medical surveillance program will be required, and safety training will be provided before being assigned to work on these sites. Applicants must be able to wear a full-face respirator.
      • Applicants must be able to work in locations that feature the rough terrain typical of construction sites and to enter and work within facilities that include limited accessibility, moving machinery, and other conditions typical of industrial facilities.
      • 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. Overnight travel is required.
      • Fulfillment of the position's responsibilities will require working in adverse weather conditions.
      • Valid US driver's license.

Applicants may be asked to participate in a drug screening program at the request of specific clients.

The selected candidate must have the ability to work in the United States immediately.

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