Senior Environmental Scientist
At Weston Solutions, Inc. you will do meaningful work and make valuable contributions. Employee-ownership at Weston is a path to professional growth and access to diverse opportunities in a highly connected community that works together across key service areas to make a difference in the environment. Weston continues to evolve and adapt to our changing world as a premier provider of environmental and infrastructure services for over sixty years. In both the public and private sectors our teams help identify, solve, mitigate, and manage critical environmental issues to help clients achieve a more sustainable future. Weston is seeking a Senior Scientist for scheduled, and time-critical responses to site-related environmental issues, including disaster/emergency response, environmental investigations and remedial alternative analysis. This person will serve as a senior scientific or technical resource (biologist, geologist, env. scientist), on a task. Provides analysis, guidance, and insight into the environmental, scientific or technical discipline under evaluation. Also plans, conducts, and supervises projects. Estimates and schedules work to meet completion dates. Directs project staff, reviews progress and evaluates results, and makes changes in methods, design, or equipment where necessary. Location: Edison, NJ Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: * This position requires a minimum of a B.S. Degree and 14 years of recent and relevant experience with air sampling/monitoring protocols.. * Experience with Federal (CERCLA, RCRA, TSCA) environmental programs; * The ability to manage complex and multifaceted investigation and remediation projects; * Ability to manage project budgets and expectations; * Review mid-level and junior-level technical work; * Responsible for developing and implementing site-specific work plans and scopes of work * Provide technical assistance during field investigations (soil, groundwater, surface water, and sediment sampling); * Analyze and interpret geological, geochemical, and geophysical information from sources such as survey data, well logs, boreholes, and aerial photos; * Assess groundwater and surface water movement in order to provide advice regarding issues such as waste management, route and site selection, and the restoration of contaminated sites; * Responds to releases of oil and hazardous materials and provides technical assistance; * Oversee site remedial activities; * Prepare technical specifications for contractor bid packages; * Plan and lead a site-wide environmental investigations; * Prepare technical reports based on field activities and findings, laboratory findings, etc Preferred Skills: * Field instrumentation. Proficient in the use of various air monitoring and multi-media sampling instruments. Abilities include calibration of field instruments, implementation in field, and interpretation of results. * Experience with Geoprobe sampling; various drilling methods including HSA, ARCH, mud rotary and multimedia sampling. * Familiarity with the Incident Command System (ICS) 100-800. Completion of ICS courses a plus. * 40-Hour HAZWOPER * Able to work in Levels C/B Expected Outcomes: * Duties will include being readily available to respond at a moment's notice, and periodic field assignments nationwide. * Calibration and maintenance of a variety of multi-media monitoring and sampling equipment. * Document field activities and prepared daily and final reports. * In-field multimedia sampling. * Proficient in the writing of technical documents and plans. * Use level D-A PPE to make entries into potentially hazardous areas. Technical and Operational Scope: * Exercises judgment on applicability of methods and approaches in use and determines best approaches to problem solving when standard procedures are inadequate. * Determines best method of data gathering, data base management, and analysis of data to achieve goals. * Consults with outside specialists to obtain most accurate and timely data possible while meeting project specifications and timetables. * Prepares reports on methods and procedures as part of overall project. * Maintain preparedness for immediate mobilization. * Produces quality samples and sampling techniques from which sound scientific data can be drawn into relevant and pertinent evaluation reports to the client's satisfaction. * Provides completed projects including draft and final reports within the established budget and schedule. * Provides accurate identification of specimens and/or sound ecological assessment and evaluations. We fully invest in our people: Weston provides a generous, comprehensive benefits package program that offers employees high value options with solid financial protection, meeting the personal needs of its people and their families. * Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K with base and matching employer stock contributions. * Paid time off to include vacation, sick, holiday and parental leave. * Life and disability plans. * Critical illness and accident plans. * Work/Life flexibility. * Professional development opportunities.