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Sr. Industrial Hygienist/Environmental Scientist

Exton, Pennsylvania, US
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Jan 17, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Sr. Industrial Hygienist/Environmental Scientist Who We Are At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We're looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all backgrounds. That's why here at WSP, inclusion, diversity, equity and belonging are core principles. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future! This Opportunity WSP is currently initiating a search for a Sr. Industrial Hygienist/Environmental Scientist for our Exton, PA office. The following locations will also be considered; Denver, CO and Chicago, IL. Be involved in projects with our Federal Programs Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client's objectives and solves their challenges. Your Impact * Collect, identify, and compile observational, spatial, and environmental data from samples of air, soil, water, sludge, and other matrices for projects, investigations, and surveys. * Perform industrial hygiene (IH) surveys and audits, indoor air quality (IAQ) and noise assessments; * Perform surveys on asbestos-containing building material (ACBM), lead-based paint (LBP) and mold surveys and investigations; * Perform asbestos abatement and fiber release assessments; * Perform environmental investigations and sampling; * Conduct environmental assessments; * Develop reports related to assessments and investigations; and * Support Industrial Hygiene, Health & Safety (H&S) and environmental project needs in the Caribbean, Florida, or other U.S. locations. Other Ancillary Duties and Responsibilities may include: * Collaborate with the ongoing Private Property Debris Removal Program Design Plan, Permit Plan, and TDS/DMS Plan; * Identify regulatory requirements, permits, and approvals applicable to the program; * Meet with regulatory and or permit agencies for guidance on requirements or discuss specific permits conditions or cases; * Conduct ACM/LBP testing for demolition permits; * Develop necessary permit backup documentation, including applicable environmental documents; * Prepare and submit required demolition permits in compliance with applicable regulatory requirements; * Follow-up with regulatory agencies to ensure timely issuance of permits; and * Reach out to and coordinate with the full Demolition Team, consisting of engineers, owners, Contractors, and Project Coordinators to facilitate permit acceptance and organizing the necessary submittals to City, State and other review agencies. Review permits close out documentation for compliance requirements. * Maintain quality control standards and procedures for accurate and precise measurements, statistical analysis, and reporting. * Perform professional environmental science work and assist with conducting investigations, inspections, and environmental studies and surveys to gain further information on a particular environmental problem or issue, verify site characteristics, and/or to plan for future environmental needs. * Prepare data and visualizations such as tables, charts, accurate reports, and illustrations for the interpretation or presentation of data, findings, or analyses. * Write technical reports summarizing research with findings and conclusions, generating complete, accurate, and concise documentation using electronic systems, field/work site notes, and software. * Comply with safety guidelines and site-specific procedures which include but are not limited to, the maintenance of sample collection, laboratory documentation, written procedures, monitoring systems, and logbooks. * Maintain and calibrate equipment and tools, troubleshooting and reporting on malfunctions, and performing inventory control activities. * Assist in the analysis, evaluation, and interpretation of environmental data obtained during field investigations, offering input with developing action plans for low to mid-level threat mitigation and permitting activities projects to minimize impacts to the health of the environment and the population. * Work with cross-functional teams in executing project work. * Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP's Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures. * Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs. Who You Are Required Qualifications * Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Science or equivalent * 5 to 7 years of of relevant general occupational safety and health/industrial hygiene experience including the performance of industrial hygiene (IH) surveys & audits; indoor air quality (IAQ) and noise assessments; asbestos-containing building material (ACBM), lead-based paint (LBP) and mold surveys and investigations; asbestos abatement and fiber release assessments; environmental investigations, conduct environmental sampling of soil and groundwater, EH&S/occupational safety training; and/or medical monitoring program oversight * Prior consulting experience and working with clients having a united work force environment with an understanding of the work activities with an involvement in occupational safety and health, asbestos/lead-based paint, IAQ, and other health and safety, and emergency response and preparedness projects * Experience conducting site assessments as they relate to potential environmental impacts * Perform health and safety assessment and reviews or audits * Requires 20% travel, including the potential for overnight trips * Strong verbal and written communication skills * Proposal writing and cost estimating experience * Knowledge of relevant environmental laws, regulations, compliance practices, and record-keeping requirements. * Capable interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing ideas effectively and professionally to a scientific and non-scientific audience. * Effective self-leadership with attention to detail, results orientation, and managing multiple priorities in a dynamic work environment. * Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, follow instruction, work independently, and comply with company policies. * Moderate proficiency with business writing, office automation and communication software, technology, and tools. * Critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to reach conclusions from testing results, data collation, and identify the most effective manner to accomplish objectives of assigned projects. * Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP's health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies. * Ability to work schedules conducive to project-specific requirements that may extend beyond the typical workweek. Preferred Qualifications * Master's Degree is preferred. * 40-Hour OSHA Health & Safety Training (HAZWOPER) preferred. * Current asbestos and/or lead-based paint certifications or the ability to obtain current credentials within 1 year. * Basic First Aid and Adult CPR training desired. * Experience in conducting or supporting Phase I Environmental Site Assessments and other environmental real property due diligence activities. Compensation and Benefits: WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee's career. Expected Salary: $67,200-$133,000 WSP USA is providing the compensation range and general description of other compensation and benefits that the company in good faith believes it might pay and/or offer for this position based on the successful applicant's education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities in addition to internal equity and geographic location. WSP USA reserves the right to ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and offer additional benefits and other compensation, depending on circumstances not related to an applicant's sex or other status protected by local, state, or federal law. #LI-AW2 Additional Requirements * To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. Additional Details * Required Education: Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Experience * Minimum Years Experience: 5-7 years * Travel Required: 20% * Job Status: Regular * Employee Type: Full * Primary Location: EXTON - EAGLEVIEW BLVD * All locations: US-CO-Denver, US-IL-Chicago, US-PA-Exton About WSP USA WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 12,000 employees in over 200 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee's career. At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started? WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status. The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States. Back Share * * * * * Apply Now

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