URS Corporation - Wilmington, DE

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Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree in Geology or Environmental Sciences.

One year related experience through internships, summer employment, part-time or full time employment in the Delaware Area.

Ability to work safely and comply with requirements of project-specific Health and Safety Plans, Sampling and Analysis Plans, Waste Management Plans, and other pertinent plans.

General knowledge of environmental science principles and local systems.

General knowledge of state and federal environmental regulatory framework.

Ability to write and to convey thoughts and ideas in a clear, concise manner.

Ability to organize data in an efficient and clear manner.

Ability to learn through on-the-job experience.

OSHA 1910 40-hr training required and will be provided by URS.

Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test.

Job Description:
This graduate level position is for a geologist and is based in Wilmington, Delaware. The position has both an office and field component and includes the following tasks, at a minimum:

• Perform specific and limited portions of routine assignments.
• Gather data and other information to be used in the preparation of scientific reports; compiles and organizes environmental data collected by others.
• Apply standard field practices and techniques in specific situations.
• Prepare basic data and scientific documents.
• Perform supervised field tasks, such as soil logging, monitoring well installation, sampling, testing, water level/groundwater gradient surveys, etc.
• Review analytical data for general indicators of quality for routine analyses based on well-defined guidelines.

The position is a field oriented one with field work primarily centered on active chemical manufacturing plants. Field work is carried out in a field team structure and consists of measuring and recording field observations, collecting surface and groundwater samples, collecting soil and sediment samples by hand or with the assistance of mechanical equipment like hollow-stem auger drill rigs or push-type equipment, and collecting biological samples, such as fish, for laboratory testing. In addition, this job requires the ability to document the field work in a field log book and transfer that documentation to computer software that outputs report-quality logs and tables. In addition to the Wilmington-based field work, the position may assist sampling teams at other locations within the region, primarily in the mid-Atlantic region, but possibly at sites in the Northeast and mid-America regions.

The position also has an office component that includes field note documentation, data analysis and report writing. The successful candidate will report directly to a senior project manager and receive day-to-day direction and mentoring from that senior project manager. The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to those stated above.

URS is a leading provider of engineering, construction and technical services for public agencies and private sector companies around the world. The Company offers a broad range of planning, engineering and architectural design, environmental, construction, program and construction management, systems integration, operations and maintenance, management and a wide range of specialized technical services for the U.S. federal government, state and local government agencies, Fortune 500 companies and other multinational corporations. We provide services for transportation, hazardous waste, industrial infrastructure and process, petrochemical, general building, water/wastewater, military facilities and equipment platforms, and defense and security programs.


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URS Corporation provides a range of engineering, construction, maintenance, and technical services for customers around the world. Through...