Assessment and Remediation Scientist - Blacksburg, VA

Date: Jul 29, 2021

Location: Blacksburg, VA, 24060

Company: The Davey Tree Expert Company

Requisition Number: 124126  
Company Name: WSSI 
Service Line: 1WSS - WSSI 
Employment Type: Regular 
Job Type: Full Time 
Education Level Required: Bachelors 
Work Experience Required: 1 - 2 years 
Travel Expectations: Up to 25% 

 

Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. (WSSI) is seeking a full-time junior to mid-level Environmental Scientist to join the team in our Southwest Virginia Office. We are looking for a motivated team player that will provide field support to and serve as a task manager on the Environmental Site Assessment and Remediation Team.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

 

Responsibilities will include performing field activities (e.g., 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 communications 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; conduct 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.

 

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.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

-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, fully referenced, that are technically and grammatically correct.

-Must possess 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 smooth interpersonal relationships with WSSI personnel at all levels.

-Must maintain a valid driver’s license and ability to operate company vehicles. 

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

-A Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering or similar engineering discipline, Geology, Hydrogeology or other closely related field.

-A minimum of 1-5 years of experience in environmental compliance, assessment, and remediation.  

-Prefer 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 is a plus.

-Virginia-licensed asbestos containing material inspector or similar skill set a plus. 

-Good working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and Power Point. Mapping (GIS, CAD, or similar software) experience preferred.

-Experience working with a diverse client base in both public and private sectors is a plus.

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.  As a service provider, our success depends upon our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state or local 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, Va. The Davey Tree Expert Company has U.S. and Canadian operations in more than 47 states and five provinces and provides a variety of tree care, grounds maintenance and consulting services for the residential, utility, commercial, and government markets. Founded in 1880, Davey has been employee-owned for 40 years and has more than 10,000 employees who provide Proven Solutions for a Growing World. For more information, visit www.davey.com

 

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


Nearest Major Market: Blacksburg
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia