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Environmental Chemist

Portland, Maine, US
Closing date
Sep 9, 2021

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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Overview / Responsibilities

Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions - Portland, Maine office has an opportunity available for an Environmental Chemist. We are looking for a candidate with 0-5 years' experience with skills in environmental data validation, analytical laboratory testing, laboratory sample management, data reporting, and QA/QC protocols.

Why join our Portland Wood Team? We are a close-knit team of dedicated professionals working to find solutions for our diverse customer base! Our knowledgeable and skilled Architects, Engineers, & Scientists, Remediation Engineers, Chemists, Data Visualization Specialists are what make us known in the Industry and drive our recognition for delivering high quality and technical excellence. We realize this success is the result of the efforts and abilities of our people. With such large scope and brand recognition, our employees have the opportunity to work on complex and diverse projects. Our team takes pride in maintaining a small family-like environment, while also having the structure, resources and opportunities of a large international organization. Our Portland office is right in the heart of Downtown Portland; a diverse and lively city with an outstanding restaurant scene and lots to do if you're an outdoor enthusiast or love the arts - something for everyone! What is considered the hub of Wood's Northeast Region, we are looking to grow our team in supporting our current workload as well as advance our 2020 strategic planning and vision - please consider joining us! (Note: Wood will consider employment for this position from locations remote to Portland, Maine)

Key Responsibilities

Analytical data validation, data review and data quality report writing
Analytical chemistry support for site investigations related to hazardous waste site remediation
Assist development of environmental sampling programs, interpretation of environmental chemistry data and data quality evaluation (DQE), assistance with laboratory coordination, database support, and data entry
Assistance to proposal teams for selection of analytical methodology, evaluation laboratory proposals, and establishment of QA/QC parameters
Coordination with Junior and/or Senior Chemist on a daily basis
Support project teams completing environmental sampling programs
Performing field sampling for collection of soil, water and/or air samples

Skills / Qualifications

BA or BS in Chemistry or related science
Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel. Access and/or EQuIS software a plus
0 - 5 years of experience with sample preparation procedures and operation and use of analytical laboratory equipment (e.g., GC, GC/MS, ICP, LC) is preferred
Familiarity with USEPA Methods including SW-846, CLP, wastewater, drinking water, or Standard Methods desired
Working knowledge of general metric system measurement units
Experience in analysis of samples from hazardous waste site investigations preferred
Experience with validation of analytical data using USEPA National Functional Guidelines is also beneficial, but not required
Knowledge of the principles and standards of scientific study, field investigation and sampling, experimentation, and documentation preferred
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; strong interpersonal and writing skills are critical
Ability to work effectively with team members, as well as independently
OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Safety Training preferred, but not required

Company Overview

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.

Diversity Statement

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.
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