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Field Chemist

Bristol Alliance of Companies
Golden, Colorado, US
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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Bristol Environmental Solutions, LLC is seeking a qualified Field Chemist in either our San Antonio, TX or Golden, CO location. The Field Chemist will perform data verification and interpretation; prepare planning documents and reports as related to analytical facets of projects; be familiar with sampling of soil, surface water, groundwater, air, and sediment; aid project managers in procurement, management, and interpretation of analytical services/data; monitor quality of data generated by laboratories and ensure that all required documentation is received.

Our mission: We are committed to building lasting relationships that reflect our hard work, ingenuity and dedication to safety. Every employee has an impact on our success, which benefits the Native culture, land and people of the Bristol Bay region.

Our values: People, Communities, Reputation, Teamwork, Trust, Truth
Major Responsibilities
  • Perform Field Investigation Activities - Identifying equipment needed for field activities; field screening and collecting environmental samples including soil, groundwater, air, sediment and surface water samples for field screening and laboratory analysis; site reconnaissance, slug testing, gauging and product removal; performing work in accordance with local and federal laws, and in a safe manner.
  • Must have a working knowledge of SW846 analytical test methods, and laboratory quality control processes.
  • Prepares Planning Documents and Reports - assist in the preparation of sampling and analysis plans and reports; prepares project Quality Assurance Project Plans determine appropriate analytical test method for project data quality objectives; tabulate data and determine data quality flagging to be applied; describe and discuss data quality issues with respect to project data quality objectives.
  • Procures and Manages Analytical Laboratory Services - request and evaluate laboratory quotes; order sampling containers and supplies; review, approve for payment, and manage analytical data packages and electronic data deliverables.
  • Interprets analytical results - Identify any anomalies in the analytical results and convey to the project team the impact of these results to project goals.
  • Develops and prepares mobile laboratory procedures, trains personnel and operates mobile laboratory equipment at a project site.
Requirements Minimum Education/Experience
  • Degree in Chemistry
  • Recent experience in analytical lab practices
  • Experience collecting environmental samples (soil, water, groundwater)
  • Experience working on DOD USACE projects.
  • Experience with electronic deliverables (COELT, SEDD, ERPIMS, etc.) and performing data quality analysis for usability determination in accordance with State and EPA methods
Required Knowledge or Skills
  • Must be willing to work in remote locations for up to 6 weeks at a time.
  • Laboratory and/or data verification and interpretation experience.
  • Ability to gather and analyze data, reason logically and creatively, draw conclusions and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Ability to verify labs are compliant with current DoD/ELAP requirements.
  • Basic computer skills including Excel, Word, Access.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to assist and communicate with staff and project managers.
  • Ability to prioritize, organize and meet deadlines, and work well under stress.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to change.
  • Experience with field laboratory and field screening techniques.
  • Knowledge of state and federal agency chemical data requirements.
  • Knowledge of mobile laboratory procedures and operations.
Preferred Knowledge or Skills
  • Current HAZWOPER certification.
  • Analytical laboratory experience (hands-on experience with analytical instrumentation)
  • Familiarity with multi-incremental sampling (MI); Experience sampling and analysis plans for DOD projects
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