Environmental scientist - water

Mott MacDonald
Morgantown, West Virginia, US
Jul 29, 2021
Jul 31, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Candidate Specification
  • Candidates must have Environmental Science background or working towards earning a Degree in related science field
  • Interest in Environmental field performing various tasks that may include:
  • Environmental and Stormwater Inspections on pipeline rights-of-way or land development sites
  • Water quality sampling and open channel flow measurements
  • Wetland/Stream Delineations and Environmental Assessments
  • GPS Surveys (Must at a minimum understand the basic principles of GIS and a working knowledge of GPS instruments, their use, and limitations)
  • Core logging and soils identification using relevant methods
  • Subsidence Monitoring tasks associated with longwall mining
  • Must have current certification or attend training to obtain current MSHA 30 CFR 46 or 48 Health and Safety Certification
  • Requires a valid Driver's License and passing a DMV check
  • Pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening and continuous random drug testing
  • Possess good communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Highly Proficient with Microsoft Office tools including Outlook, Excel, and Word
  • CESSWI and CPESC certifications a plus
  • Work on project sites that may be located in various cities and states

Job Description

Mott MacDonald is seeking an entry or mid-level full-time environmental scientist to join our environmental team in our Morgantown, WV and Pittsburgh, PA office. Job Duties may include:
  • Gathering data and other associated environmental tasks such as wetland delineations, benthic analysis, habitat assessments, water sampling, etc.
  • Making visual assessments about field conditions and communicating (verbal and written) effectively.
  • Paying attention to site safety, personal safety and following all safety rules and procedures at each site.
  • Safely stooping, lifting, crawling, climbing, and walking as necessary to navigate uneven terrain and obstacles on active construction/sampling sites.
  • Hiking long distances in wooded areas and Right-of-Ways.
  • Working outside in all weather conditions.
  • Monitoring facility PLC systems for changes to pumps and other equipment.
  • Working independently with significant attention to detail.
  • Performing Environmental and Stormwater Inspections
  • Utilizing GPS equipment proficiently to collect data during field observations and site inspections
  • Working limited hours on weekends
  • Daily travel to projects sites

Job Profile

Here at Mott MacDonald, we are experts in engineering, management, and development services supporting multisector project work in over 150 countries. One of the largest employee-owned companies in the world, we pride ourselves in our ability to deliver exceptional outcomes through the connected thinking of our 16,000+ talented consultants. Sustainability and innovation are at the heart of all of our sectors which, in North America include Advisory, Built Environment, Energy, Transportation, and Water.