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Environmental Health Scientist Sr. Associate Consultant

Employer
RHP Risk Management Inc.
Location
Chicago, Illinois, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
May 26, 2022

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Sector
Academic / Research, Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Statistics
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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RHP Risk Management

Position: Environmental Health Scientist - Sr. Associate Consultant

Location: 8745 W. Higgins, Suite 320, Chicago IL, 60631

RHP is an environmental consulting firm with a focus on the field of Industrial Hygiene, Exposure Science, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), Built Environment, Risk Management, Dose Estimation & Analysis, and Exposure Simulation Testing. Our highly trained and sophisticated team of professionals work together seamlessly on small and large projects. Our roster includes a combination of certified industrial hygienists, public health scientists, risk assessors, safety professionals, field staff, an engineer, an anthropologist, an economist, and support staff with headquarters in Chicago, IL. Many on our team have worked together for decades and share a strong bond and work ethic that drives our success.

The ideal person for this role will have extraordinary attention to detail, excellent written and verbal communication skills, be extremely curious and possess a strong aptitude for critical thinking and problem solving. They will be strong team players but be able to work independently when needed. The person in this role must be open to constructive feedback, an avid learner, self-starter, and service oriented. For this role, we are seeking an individual who has a demonstrated commitment to the environmental health sciences profession through education and work experience. For educational experience, we desire graduates of Master or PhD level programs in a related field of health sciences, such as industrial hygiene, public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, toxicology, environmental health, or similar. We are seeking individuals with 3-10 years of relevant past work experience. Credentials such as CIH, DABT, or CSP are desirable but not required.

Job Responsibilities:

Primary job responsibilities which include:
  • Gathering, analyzing, and reviewing data from multiple sources, including regulatory, laboratory, technical, legal and historical documents.
  • Consolidating critical information into comprehensive and cohesive deliverables, reviewing discovery documentation, and highlighting key points.
  • Performing historical and scientific research under the guidance of a manager.
  • Assisting with deliverable drafting and document production.
  • Communicating with clients via mail, phone and email.
  • Performing field projects at client sites under the direction of a manager. This could include:
  • Conducting industrial hygiene exposure assessment projects for regulatory compliance purposes (e.g. dusts, gases, vapors, and other potentially toxic materials), conducting noise dosimetry, collecting water/soil/air samples for third-party laboratory analysis, performing respirator fit testing.
  • Investigating adequacy of ventilation, exhaust equipment, lighting, and other conditions that may affect occupant health, comfort, or efficiency.
  • Inspecting and evaluating work operations and processes to determine potential contaminant emission sources or related health hazards associated with workplace conditions.
  • Conducting investigations of working conditions in places of employment for the prevention of occupational disease and industrial health hazards, with specific reference to toxins, noise, or harmful physical agents.
  • Measuring airborne concentrations of dust, gases and mists using air sampling tools and collections devices.
  • Collecting samples of work materials to detect and evaluate occupant exposure to toxic substances.
  • Assisting with studies at RHP's Exposure Sciences Laboratory to evaluate human inhalation and/or dermal exposures associated with present-day consumer products or historical work practices for purposes of regulatory compliance, litigation support, risk management, or product stewardship.
Maintaining field sampling equipment.Assisting in drafting proposals and reports for Manager review and finalization.

Required Skills/Experience/Certification:

This is NOT an entry level position. Please do not apply if you do not meet the educational and work experience requirements listed. The candidate must have the following experience/skills:
  • Post-graduate degree (e.g. Master or PhD) in a related field of health sciences, such as industrial hygiene, public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, toxicology, environmental sciences, biology, chemistry, physics, math, or similar.
  • Three to ten years of prior relevant work experience.
  • Excellent technical writing skills. An ability to consolidate complex technical information into key points and effectively communicate findings to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Prior experience conducting field studies, site investigations, laboratory research projects, or other similar work experience following the scientific process.
  • Prior experience writing technical documents, such as: proposals, grant applications, research finding reports, site investigation reports, or similar wherein creative writing in a scientific style is required (i.e. not populating report templates).
  • Experience with project budget management and preparing client/project invoices.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate effectively with clients.
  • Computer competency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, and Excel).
  • Valid driver's license and reliable vehicle.

Desirable Skills/Experience:

The right candidate may also have the following:
  • Past work experience in environmental consulting.
  • Industrial hygiene work experience.
  • State health department licensure for regulated aspects of the profession (e.g. lead, mold, asbestos, radon).
  • Professional credentials such as CIH, DABT, or CSP.
  • Working familiarity with statistical analysis software tools (e.g. SPSS, R, JMP, CrystalBall, IH-Stat, IH Data Analyst), or mathematical modeling tools (e.g. IH-MOD, IH-SkimPerm).

Work Hours:

Primarily Monday through Friday, 40+ hours per week, though occasional weekend hours may be required based upon client/project demands. Timing of daily office hours are flexible with the office typically open from 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Compensation and Benefits:
  • Paid Holidays
  • 2 weeks PTO
  • Medical and dental insurance (premium low-deductible plan)
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan with defined employer contribution
  • Class A building
  • Tenant amenities including: underground garage parking, deli restaurant, snack shop, fitness center, car wash, and hair-salon. Walk or shuttle to CTA Blue-Line at Cumberland stop.

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