Project Environmental Engineer/Scientist

Rocky Hill, Connecticut, US
May 13, 2021
May 16, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Project Environmental Engineer/Scientist

See Terracon's Safety Response to Covid-19 below

Job Description
Job Description:
Terracon is growing and seeking to hire an Environmental Professional in our Manchester, NH or Rocky Hill, CT offices.
We work on exciting projects including commercial, transportation, energy and federal projects throughout New England and New York state. This position for a 3-plus year experienced professional who will be responsible for assisting in the planning, scheduling and execution of various environmental services assignments on projects varying in size and complexity. The successful candidate will be eager to learn and grow into all phases of environmental consultation including site assessments, investigations, remediation, asbestos/lead base paint evaluations, cultural resource and have leadership and management aspirations.

If your passion lies in working on challenging projects and you're interested in belonging to an employee-owned organization that allows us to set our course together and benefit when our hard work creates financial success, than Terracon is your kind of company - We share your passion!

General Responsibilities:
Conducts work in support of and prepares Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments in accordance with ASTM Standard E1527, Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments. Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment Process to identify recognized environmental conditions and other conditions of environmental concern for a project and related off-site properties in accordance with ASTM; client specific standards, including Agency. May coordinate with vendors and subcontractors for the completion for Phase II subsurface investigations, if needed.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Complete Environmental Site Assessments (ESA), environmental compliance and related projects, and/or oversight of Phase II subsurface investigations to identify Recognized Environmental Conditions (RECs) and other adverse environmental conditions as outlined in the scope of work.
  • Reviews previous assessment reports, historical and regulatory records for the property and for the surrounding area and reports data in accordance with ASTM criteria and/or client's scope of work..
  • Conducts interviews with appropriate project stakeholders and government officials to obtain information concerning the environmental conditions related to the property and adjacent properties..
  • Performs screenings and survey's for the presence of hazardous building materials (asbestos, lead, radon, etc.) and subsurface contamination. Screenings may include collection of samples. .
  • Writes reports which accurately convey the environmental assessment and provide exhibits and photos which illustrate or clarify information presented in the body of the report.
  • Obtains site access, public and private utility clearance, coordinates with various project stakeholders, and schedules drillers, laboratories, and other subcontractors for Phase II or Industrial Hygiene work.
  • Completes online and field research related to historic preservation, endangered species, wetlands, floodplains, etc.
  • May engage subcontractors/vendors for Phase II subsurface investigations, if necessary. Includes developing scope of work, acquiring bids, selecting vendor and ensuring results are included in final report to client.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Follow safety rules, guidelines and standards for all projects. Participants in pre-task planning. Report any safety issues or concerns to management.
  • Be responsible for maintaining quality standards on all projects.
  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science or related science field; 3 years related experience.
  • Valid driver's license with acceptable violation history.

Terracon's Safety Response to COVID-19
Committed to Our Employee Safety!

Terracon is passionate about your safety before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic. As Terracon continues to move forward and grow through this time, we are continuing to take every precaution to ensure the safety of our employee-owners. If you are as committed to your success as we are committed to your safety, then Terracon is the company for you!

Our goal has not changed. For Terracon, our guiding principle has been and will continue to be the safety of our employee-owners. It's that simple. We want our employees to be able to work safely in every situation and go home safely each night. As we continue our vision of being "Best at People," here are some of the things Terracon is doing to safeguard every employee-owner:
  • On-going communication with ALL employee-owners on a dedicated COVID Response page, and a portal for their families to have access to resources as well
  • Requiring specific COVID-19 Pre-Task Safety Planning Protocols for all tasks and projects
  • Empowering employees to speak up and say "no" to working in unsafe conditions
  • Providing an additional 40 hours of sick leave to anyone impacted by COVID-19, including those impacted by daycare and school closures
  • Offering voluntary reduced work schedule for anyone needing extra time to care for others
  • Load leveling work assignments across regions to maintain high productivity and chargeability
  • Ensuring proper PPE and sanitation on all project sites by providing field employee-owners with mobile hand washing stations and supplies, masks, and sanitizing kits
  • Utilizing technology for more remote work opportunities and innovation using everything from video conferencing to drones
  • Following all CDC guidelines including social distancing on job sites, in offices, and in our labs
  • Implementing a stand-by leave program to ensure our employees continue service and health insurance benefits during regional work shortages

If your passion lies in working with a company that truly cares for your safety, and if you're interested in belonging to a 100% employee-owned organization that will help you grow and quickly progress in your career, consider Terracon and apply today!
About Terracon
Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned consulting engineering firm providing quality services to clients. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon currently has more than 5,000 employees in more than 150 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon's growth is due to valued employees exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.

Terracon's vision of "Together, we are best at people" is demonstrated through our excellent compensation and benefits package. Based on eligibility, role and job status, we offer many programs including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, paid time off and holidays, education reimbursement, and various bonus programs.
EEO Statement
Terracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status. Apply
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"Terracon believes in being the best at people. Because of this I have had the opportunity to grow as a professional but also as a person by getting involved in some amazing community outreach programs our office has organized." Smriti , Geotechnical Staff Engineer, Charlotte, NC

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"The safety mindset is in every aspect of the workday, focused around making sure our employees go home safe to their loved ones, each and every night."

"Working at Terracon has allowed me to gain a wide range of experience on a variety of projects that will be enormously beneficial for my career." Chelsea , Field Environmental Engineer, Denver, CO

"If you want a career and workplace where you look forward to waking up every day and going to work, and you want to surround yourself with people who are fun and energetic in an atmosphere that builds self-confidence, Terracon is the company for you."

"I work with a really great team. I enjoy the work that I do and being able to assist others as our office succeeds and grows. Terracon is a solid company with a great foundation that will afford you opportunity to grow."

"Terracon believes in being the best at people. Because of this I have had the opportunity to grow as a professional but also as a person by getting involved in some amazing community outreach programs our office has organized." Smriti , Geotechnical Staff Engineer, Charlotte, NC
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