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Environmental Scientist I or II

The Vertex Companies
Orange County, California, US
Closing date
Aug 11, 2021

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Full time
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The Vertex Companies, Inc. (VERTEX) is an employee-owned AEC firm that offers forensic, engineering, construction and environmental solutions. We have approximately 550 employees occupying 25+ offices throughout North America. We care about our clients AND our employees so we operate with a constant sense of urgency and always look to add-value. This strategy has allowed us to grow with our clients over the past 25 years at a rate of 30% per year. We have been able to maintain exceptional quality through this constant growth cycle because of our lifetime of learning program which keeps us ahead of the curve in a constantly evolving economy. Bottom line…we deliver.

For more information about VERTEX visit us here

Staff Geologist/Engineer/Environmental Scientist I or II

Position Summary

VERTEX is searching for a staff level geologist, engineer, or environmental scientist with experience in Phase I/II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), asbestos surveys, and/or Property Condition Assessments (PCAs). Ideal candidates will have experience in at least one these disciplines with a desire and ability to develop expertise in the other areas.

The staff position works with the senior level and project staff assigned to individual projects and provides high quality reports by ensuring that reports are completed to industry and VERTEX standards. This position consists of a split between office and field duties. Field duties include site walks, sample collection, and data collection and evaluation. Office work includes project coordination, data management, report writing.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Perform Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) in accordance with ASTM Phase I standards.
  • Conduct Property Condition Assessments (PCA) of various property types. You will perform independent research of local, state, and federal resources; interview persons familiar with the property and conduct historical research to compile the information required for PCA reports in accordance with ASTM standards and client-specific scopes of work. Primary responsibility will be to complete PCA reports including all fieldwork, data compilation and report preparation each week, depending on the scope of work and terms of employment.
  • Perform asbestos surveys of commercial buildings in accordance with EPA, NESHAPs and local requirements. Conduct asbestos abatement air monitoring and clearance sampling on asbestos abatement projects.
  • Conduct and supervise Phase II Environmental Site Assessments and soil and ground water investigation and remediation projects in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Interact with current clients and assist in business development and preparation of proposals for new projects.
  • Interact and develop relationships with regulatory agencies that can be leveraged for our client's benefit.

  • Undergraduate degree in engineering, geology, environmental science or related field.
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience in Phase I/II ESAs, asbestos surveys and abatement oversight, and/or PCAs.
  • Ability to independently complete field work and report preparation with senior oversight.
  • Understanding of local environmental regulations and cleanup standards;
  • 40-hour OSHA training.
  • High-energy, self-motivated.
  • Strong written and verbal technical communication skills.
  • Knowledge of computer operations and standard software packages (word processing, spreadsheets, Adobe) required.
  • AHERA Accreditations including Asbestos Inspector, Asbestos Contractor/Supervisor, and Asbestos Air Monitor (NIOSH 582) a plus.
  • OSHA 10 or 30-Hour training is preferred, training provided if necessary.
  • Frequent field work and travel will be required. A valid driver's license and clean driving record is required.

Physical Requirements
  • Walk job sites during inspections, sometimes on uneven terrain.
  • Carry field testing equipment (up to 30 pounds) onto job sites with regularity.

VERTEX is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity. M/F/D/V. 11 Background Check Required. Criminal/Education/Identity

We reserve the right to modify or revise the Job Description in part or in its entirety. Reasonable accommodations will be made in accordance with governing law
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