Scientist II

Employer
CHA Consulting, Inc.
Location
East Hartford, Connecticut, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Dec 1, 2021

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OVERVIEW:

CHA Consulting, Inc., is currently seeking a Scientist II to join our Bridge Business Practice in our East Hartford, CT office.

Nearly one out of every ten bridges is structurally deficient. As the average age of our nation's bridges nears 50 years, successful bridge projects must balance complex analytics, engineering innovation and context sensitivity with economic prudency and long-term feasibility. CHA's bridge professionals incorporate collaborative and diverse thinking with practical and cost-effective designs that responsibly improve mobility and safety. We have inspected, designed, managed and overseen the construction of a wide array of grade separated crossings, retaining systems, and conveyance structures throughout the United States.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Our Scientists are experts with the company's and client's methods, standard operating procedures, reporting templates, and practices. While in office, our Scientists work on data analysis, reporting, and completion of permits. Our Scientists also participate in assessments, design concepts or components thereof, and perform comparative cost analyses. At CHA, our Scientists also conduct field work and as a result, prepare information to be utilized by managers, colleagues, and clients.

Our Scientists play an important role in evaluating the potential impact of federal, state and local environmental regulations. Project permitting preparation regularly include compliance with state, federal and local requirements such as USACE, NEPA, Tribal and Historic Agencies, NOAA, USCG, FEMA and more. CHA's Scientists also prepare critical information to be utilized in public information meetings and hearings. Our Scientists collect samples and provide construction operation assistance. Our Scientists collect, analyze, and report on geological, hydrological, biological or other scientific conditions at the proposed project site to identify the impact on the environment.

EDUCATION AND LICENSURE:

Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science or related field

Valid US driver's license is required

SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum of 1 year related experience required

Demonstrates an interest in continued learning of the respective scientific discipline

Experience with Microsoft Word & Excel is required, ArcMap or basic GIS Mapping experience a plus

Wetland delineation certification a plus

Effective verbal and written communication skills with the ability to adapt communication style to suit various audiences

Strong ability to work in a team environment

Must have the ability to work in the field in different weather conditions

Must be able to physically navigate in the field

CULTURE/EEO STATEMENT:

CHA takes pride in recruiting, developing and retaining highly talented individuals. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a comprehensive benefits package and a variety of opportunities for our employees' professional growth and development.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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