Environmental Technician

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
Jun 04, 2021
Sep 09, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Wood is seeking an Environmental Technician to join our team in Minneapolis, MN. The successful candidate will support a diverse portfolio of environmental projects with tasks including soil, groundwater and soil vapor sampling, oversight of monitoring well installation, regulated materials surveys, operation and maintenance of soil and groundwater remediation systems, and other field tasks in support of environmental investigation and remediation projects. Additional tasks may involve report preparation support, subcontractor coordination and other activities under the general supervision of project managers, engineers and geologists.

Key Responsibilities
  • Will work independently or as part of a field team, under the general supervision of Senior Staff
  • Set up, maintain, calibrate and troubleshoot sampling equipment
  • Collect and evaluate field measurements and record data on field reports
  • Field activities include logging of soil borings and rock cores, design and oversight of groundwater monitoring well installations, collection of surface soil, subsurface soil, groundwater, soil vapor, surface-water and sediment samples
  • Responsible for collection and interpretation of hydrogeologic data under direction of Senior Staff (water levels, slug tests, pumping tests)
  • Interact with client, contractor or subcontractor representatives on project sites
  • Office activities include support for work plan preparation, investigation reports and other project documents
  • Data entry and presentation of field sampling results, including report tables and appendices
  • Creation of report figures using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software or preparation of subsurface boring logs using gINT
  • Conduct interpretation of analytical results under the supervision of Senior Staff
  • Follow company safety standards, participate in safety training, prepare and implement site safety plans
  • The position is estimated at approximately 70% field work and 30% office work - project sites include federal and state government, industrial and commercial sites
  • Regional and overnight travel will be required, as applicable.

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field, such as environmental science, environmental engineering, or geology
  • 2+ years of experience with environmental applications in site investigation or remediation
  • Ability to prepare daily reports and submit those reports on a timely basis
  • Must be a self-starter, team oriented, with strong work ethic
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexibility to work outside normal business hours, as required
  • Field activities may require working in unfavorable weather conditions or with hazardous materials and in hazardous conditions - within the structure of Wood's safety program
  • Must pass drug test, physical, and background check and must have a valid driver's license and satisfactory driving record in accordance with Wood's driving (Motor Vehicle Safety) policy
  • Role may require frequent lifting of up to 50 lbs
  • Very motivated, well organized, detail oriented and excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency in the MS Office suite
  • Experience with GIS, gINT or EQuIS a plus
  • 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER Certification with current 8-hour refresher is preferred but not required - Wood will provide all necessary training for the selected candidate, as applicable

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people. www.woodplc.com

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.