Environmental Modeler

Employer
Exponent
Location
Washington, Dist. of Columbia, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
May 05, 2021
Closes
May 11, 2021
Ref
2161086070
Discipline
Modeling
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
We are currently seeking an experienced Environmental Modeler for our Center for Chemical Regulation & Food Safety in our Washington, DC office. We are seeking candidates with existing environmental fate and risk assessment modeling experience that understand the behavior and fate of chemicals in the environment. The ideal candidate must have a strong knowledge of mathematical data analysis and principles of modeling, critical thinking and problem-solving ability, strong analytical skills, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Other Exponent office locations may be considered.

Responsibilities for this position include:

Conducting environmental modeling and ecological risk assessments for EPA and various state agencies
Evaluating EPA performed environmental modeling and ecological risk assessments
Determining appropriate environmental data and associated inputs for use in ecological risk assessments; environmental models of focus must include those used in support of FIFRA related actions
Providing in-depth and insightful interpretation of the modeling results including factors that affect the results and the ability to strategize and determine mitigation options for assessing alternative scenarios for consideration
Understanding FIFRA regulatory guidelines and policies and the studies needed for evaluating pesticides, industrial chemicals, and other regulated compounds
Developing client relationships and ability to build business
Working in and contributing in a team environment
Leading project teams on complex and challenging problems

Qualifications for this position include:

M.S. or Ph.D. in the Sciences
5 - 10 years of related experience, preferably consulting experience but will consider all related experience
Experience in environmental modeling and ecological risk assessments
An outstanding reputation among clients in the areas of integrity, responsiveness, and technical expertise
Project management experience including tracking of milestones and deliverables
Strong working knowledge of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint are required
Excellent communication, organization, and writing skills
Must be detail oriented, able to work independently, and manage time effectively
Strong ability to prioritize multiple projects with competing deadlines

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