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South Boston, Massachusetts, US
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Jun 2, 2022

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Academic / Research
Informatics / GIS
Climate Change
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Full time
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Req ID 5019


Who We Are

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. Were 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. Thats 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!

We are a global leader in environmental consulting - made stronger with the recent acquisition of Golder - with world-class expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG), climate resiliency & sustainability (CRS), and earth sciences. Combined we have over 14,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change.

As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from across the globe.

This Opportunity

WSP is currently initiating a search for a Geologist/ Hydrogeologist for our Merrimack, NH office. The following locations will also be considered: Boston, MA and Worcester, MA. Be involved in projects with our Earth & Environment Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our clients objectives and solves their challenges. The successful candidate will work as part of a project teamtogather and analyze geological, hydrogeological and geochemical data in both the field and office settings.

Your Impact
  • Manage, analyze, evaluate, and interpret hydrogeologic, geologic and other field data (chemical concentration and LNAPL thickness) obtained during investigations, incorporating the impact of geology and hydrogeology on contaminant fate and transport
  • Prepare work plans related to investigation and remediation activities
  • Observe the drilling and correct installation of soil borings, monitoring wells, and remediation wells
  • Conduct environmental investigations by utilizing standard field sampling procedures for various environmental media, including USCS soil classification methods
  • Collect and document field data and observations in a clear and organized manner utilizing appropriate personal protective equipment and workspace monitoring equipment
  • Prepare technical reports
  • Prepare boring logs, data tables, potentiometric contour maps, isoconcentration contour maps, hydrographs, and cross-sections
  • Prepare bid requests and assist with subcontractor selection, contracting and coordination
  • Supervise contractors while conducting environmental site investigation and remediation work
  • Oversee and implement appropriate management of investigation-derived waste, including containerization, storage, labeling, and characterization
  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of common classes of environmental contaminants (e.g., petroleum hydrocarbons, chlorinated solvents, RCRA metals, PCBs) and basic contaminant fate and transport mechanisms
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSPs Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures
  • Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs

Safely perform work in the office and field; fieldwork may occur in all seasonal weather conditions, using equipment (with an ability to lift and move approximately 50 pounds without assistance) and operating vehicles on behalf of the company.

Local and national travel (up to 40% of the time) to support client and agency meetings and/or audit project sites

Who You Are

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelors Degree in Geology, Earth Sciences, Hydrogeology, or closely related discipline
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in the environmental consulting industry or related field
  • This role is subject to a client-mandated drug/alcohol testing policy. As such, employee may be subject to random drug/alcohol tests. A copy of this policy will be provided during employee onboarding and is available upon applicant request.
  • Must be able to pass a HAZWOPER physical and be medically able to wear a tight-fitting respirator
  • Valid US drivers license
  • Ability to travel up to 40% of the time; overnight stays and air travel may be required
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and work outdoors in rough terrain and adverse weather conditions
  • 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 technical 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 cost-effective responses that will minimize waste, prevent pollution, and conserve resources
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSPs health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies
  • Ability to work schedules conducive to project-specific requirements that may extend beyond the typical workweek
  • Travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Masters Degree is preferred
  • Geologist-in-Training or minimum academic requirements to obtain state licensure
  • Current OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training.
  • CPR and First Aid Training.
  • Preferred Software Experience: ArcGIS and industry standard software packages, such as Surfer, gINT, and AQTESOLV
  • Experience conducting Phase I Environmental Site Assessments following ASTM International Standard E 1527-13#LI-BJ1

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
  • Travel Required: 40%
  • Job Status: Regular
  • Employee Type: Full
  • Primary Location: MERRIMACK - EXECUTIVE DR
  • All locations: US-MA-Boston

About WSP

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 employees 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.
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