Principal Surface Water Quality Scientist/Engineer (3479)
Exponent - Los Angeles, CA

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Exponent is a leading engineering and scientific consulting firm. Our multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, physicians, and regulatory consultants brings together more than 90 different disciplines to solve complicated problems facing corporations, insurers, government entities, associations and individuals. Our more than 900 staff members work in 25 offices across the United States and abroad. Exponent has approximately 600 consultants, including more than 350 that have earned a doctorate in their chosen field of specialization.

Exponent’s Environmental and Earth Sciences Practice has scientists and engineers with expertise in a variety of disciplines, including analytical and environmental chemistry, atmospheric chemistry, bioavailability, environmental forensics, environmental liability and cost apportionment, global product stewardship, hydrogeology, regulatory compliance consulting, site investigation and remediation consulting, transport and fate modeling, and water resources and water quality management. In addition, our staff can draw on the knowledge and expertise of scientists, engineers, physicians, and business consultants specializing in more than 90 technical disciplines within Exponent.

We are currently seeking a Principal Surface Water Quality Scientist or Engineer for our Environmental and Earth Sciences Practice in our Boston, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Houston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, or Seattle area offices. The ideal candidate will lead surface water quality business efforts, lead projects, and develop new business in surface water quality investigations and modeling. Experience in litigation support and expert witness testimony is essential. He or she must have the desire to join our group for the purpose of developing and growing the international environmental practice by taking advantage of the highly qualified staff, capabilities, and clients at Exponent, and attracting and hiring new qualified staff. Our clients come to Exponent for handling the most challenging problems; we do not typically provide commodity-type consulting work. This candidate will join a collegial staff and will work with interdisciplinary teams typically from with the Environmental and Earth Sciences Practice as well as from the Ecological & Biological Sciences , Health Sciences centers, Civil Engineering , Thermal Sciences and other Exponent practices.

This position requires expertise in one of more of the following areas: aquatic chemistry, eutrophication modeling and control, hydrodynamics, hydrology, policy and rule assessments, surface water quality modeling, and water quality assessment.

Qualifications for this position include:
M.S. or Ph.D. in Aquatic Chemistry, Civil or Environmental Engineering, Earth Sciences, Limnology, Water Resources, Oceanography, or similar discipline
Fifteen (or more) years of experience in environmental consulting or part-time consulting from an academic position
An outstanding reputation among clients for integrity, responsiveness, and technical expertise
Experience as an expert witness
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Experience in managing projects and multidisciplinary teams

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