Staff Environmental Scientist
Terracon - Raleigh, NC

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Staff Environmental Scientist

General Responsibilities:

As an apprentice level Environmental Scientist with Terracon you will conduct environmental research and collection, evaluate data, perform field inspections, and prepare reports. You will also conduct Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) and other environmental consulting tasks. Under general direction and limited to moderate supervision, follows prescribed procedures, evaluates, selects and applies standard procedures and criteria. Environmental Scientists at this level apply experience and increasing proficiency in the application of scientific principles, theories, practices and company standards. Consults with other technical professionals and supervisor on routine and moderately complex projects. Complex projects usually deferred to more senior professional level. Abides by technical procedures for carrying out daily work assignments. Some assignments involve application of computer software, including spreadsheets, CAD, as well as computer modeling.

Reports To: Department Manager or Office Manager

Position Supervises: No direct administrative or technical staff

Essential Functions and Duties:

Using prescribed methods, performs specific and limited portions of scientific assignments. May be in the office, lab or in the field.

Assists in the collection and analysis of data from sampling, reports, maps, drawings, tests and aerial photographs to evaluation, plan and permit projects.

Applies standard practices and techniques in specific situations, adjusts and correlates data, recognizes discrepancies in results and follow operations through a series of related detailed steps or processes.

Conducts analyses of component portions of projects.

Conducts water, soil and other sampling.

Performs site visits, field observations and field data collection and/or field assignments.

May have limited client contact pertaining to specific projects/tasks.

Implements technical requirements to complete client projects by directing field staff to sample, test, and collect data and/or document on-site activities at various client sites.

Outlines the required investigative program(s) by selecting the proper of various alternative techniques to conduct site study.

Assists in compiling the scope of work for both routine and more complex lab or field investigations to measure and sample physical and non-physical properties of soil from a geotechnical, geological, or environmental standpoint or the analysis of construction materials.

Safety Responsibilities:

· Complete safety orientation program

· Abide by safety and personal protective equipment policies

· Demonstrate safe work practices and avoid unsafe behaviors

· Drive defensively, avoid preventable accidents and always wear a seat belt

· Attend regularly scheduled safety training

· Report all unsafe conditions to your Supervisor

Other Duties:

May direct the work of technicians, field crew, or drilling crew as necessary.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Essential Skills/Abilities:
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to prepare reports using Microsoft Office.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; outside weather conditions; extreme cold and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

Overnight travel may be required with this position.

Education/Experience:

Masters degree in Environmental Science, Geology or related Science with some minimal exposure to the consulting environment (i.e., summer internships, co-operative positions, or part-time work while in school), or

Bachelors Degree in Environmental Science, Geology or related Science with at least 2 years of experience; or equivalent.

License/Registration:

Valid driver’s license (unless arrangements have been made with approval of Division Manager and Corporate).

A certification track recognized in respective field of expertise is preferred.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

In our efforts to maintain a safe and drug-free workplace, Terracon requires that candidates complete a satisfactory criminal background check and pass a drug screen prior to employment.

**No Recruiters/Agencies Please**

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Employee-owned Terracon Consultants provides geotechnical, environmental, construction material evaluation, pavement engineering and...