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Environmental Chemist

Employer
Wood
Location
Chelmsford, Massachusetts, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Sep 9, 2021

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Overview / Responsibilities

Wood currently has an immediate opening for a Junior to Mid-level Environmental Chemist to join our North Central environmental science team. The position will report into the Site Assessment team in Chelmsford, MA. The chemist's primary initial role will be to validate analytical data, write data validation reports, and help prepare QAPPs. There is also the possibility of database management or field work if the need arises.

This position offers an excellent opportunity to transition from the laboratory environment to consulting. The right person with the right drive and attitude can grow into non-data validation roles including field work, project management or other technical roles over time.

Key Responsibilities:

Analytical data validation, data review and report writing
Development of environmental sampling programs, interpretation of environmental chemistry data and data quality evaluation (DQE)
Data forensics, assistance with laboratory coordination, and database support
Assist proposal teams with selection of analytical methodology, evaluate laboratory proposals, and establish QA/QC parameters
Work with laboratories to ensure data meets client requirements and project data quality objectives
Will need to coordinate with Project / Senior Chemists on a regular basis
Keep accurate track of time billed to each project

Skills / Qualifications

B.S./B.A. in Chemistry or related field required (BS Chem strongly preferred but not essential)
1 to 5 years working in an environmental analytical laboratory required
Knowledge of the principles and standards of scientific study, field investigation, sampling, experimentation, quality assurance of chemical measurements, research and documentation
Experience writing analytical standard operating procedures
Familiarity with USEPA analytical Methods especially SW-846-series methods is required
Experience with operation and use of analytical laboratory equipment (e.g., ICP, ICP-MS, HPLC, GC, and/or GC/MS) is preferred
Strong interpersonal and technical writing skills are critical (technical writing course may be required during first year of employment if warranted)
Ability to work effectively with team members as well as independently
Must be able to pass a drug test
Familiarity with Department of Defense Quality Systems Manual for Environmental Laboratories Version 5.3 is a plus
Familiarity with Department of Defense Data Validation Guidelines and Modules is a plus
Familiarity with Earth Soft's EQuIS database program is a plus

Additional Requirements if Field Work is Desired

40 hour HAZWOPER is preferred
Need to be able to move and lift equipment that may weigh 40 lbs
Must pass background check and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving (MVR) policy

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. www.woodplc.com

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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