Job Location: Houston - Houston, TX
Position Type: Full Time
Salary Range: Undisclosed
The Environmental Scientist I supports and contributes to a successful Environmental. Services Division through execution of compliance, natural resource, and geoscience tasks under the supervision or guidance of Senior Project Manager, NEPA/Natural Resources.
Responsibilities include performing field activities including, but not limited to, natural resource desktop and field investigations, environmental planning studies, stormwater inspections, and hazardous materials investigations. The Environmental Scientist I also carefully analyzes data and prepares high quality technical reports.
Employee shall have the following minimum duties and responsibilities:
Conduct field work and data reduction to support environmental projects.
Interpret technical information and assist with preparation of technical reports.
Assist with preparation of correspondence, permits and other submittals required by federal, state, or local agencies for our clients.
Perform desktop studies and coordinate with resource agencies to identify project related environmental constraints (NMFS, TPWD, USFWS, TCEQ, and others).
Assist with environmental construction monitoring for various projects.
Coordinate activities of subcontractors on assigned projects.
Participate in natural resources and NEPA-related studies.
Participate, as needed, in Phase I and/or Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, geophysical evaluations, storm water inspections, and public involvement activities.
Interact with clients as necessary.
Frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds to include, but not limited to tools, sample containers and equipment.
Potential exposure to movement of heavy equipment on construction or roadway sites; potential exposure to hazardous dangerous chemicals and solvents, noise, dust, fumes, grease and oils, radiant and electrical energy, and vibration; all of which would require employee to follow proper safety procedures and utilize appropriate protective equipment.
Position may require protracted or irregular hours. Flexibility to work irregular hours is necessary due to client needs. Work responsibilities may require out of town travel to Raba Kistner offices, client offices and project locations.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Employees shall possess the following minimum qualifications:
Bachelors degree or higher in environmental science/engineering, chemistry, geology, biology or related field.
Practical experience or desire to learn Geographic Information Systems (e.g. ESRI ArcMap or ArcGIS Pro) for environmental studies.
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher), and ability/desire to learn new software systems, as needed, to support technical environmental studies (e.g. mapping and modeling software).
Working knowledge of natural resources (NEPA, wetland and waters of the US delineations) and geosciences (environmental site assessments, environmental due diligence).
Knowledge of and/or capability to learn how to operate geographic data collection (e.g. GPS) and other scientific data collection equipment.
Knowledge of and/or capability to learn field sample collection (air, soil, groundwater, surface water) protocols and processes.
Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner.
Ability to work in a team environment, and with all levels of people within the organization and outside of the company.
Ability to effectively read and interpret information, present numerical data in a resourceful manner and skillfully gather and analyze information.
Good oral and written communication skills.
Possess valid Texas drivers license and meet companys auto insurability requirements.
Ability to work independently on a job site.
40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER training preferred.
Present a professional appearance to best represent the firm.
Must pass a drug test prior to employment and will be subject to post-accident, random, and reasonable cause testing during employment.
Comply with all attendance requirements as noted in most current edition of the Employee Handbook.
This position description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position. Key responsibilities and essential functions are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this position and will vary dependent upon which Service Line the position is assigned to.
This position description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other position-related duties as requested by management. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.
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