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Environmental Scientist

Matrix New World Engineering
Florham Park, New Jersey, US
Closing date
Oct 11, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Climate Change
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Job Description
We are currently seeking an Environmental Scientist to perform environmental field investigations and assist the Project Team in the preparation of technical reports. The individual will also be involved in other project-related tasks associated with hazardous/non-hazardous waste site investigation, remediation and other physical or natural-science based project work. The ideal candidate for this position is an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual with a strong desire to learn. Strong interpersonal and writing skills are critical.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Assist Environmental Staff with all aspects of site investigation and remediation from workplans to final remedial documents
  • Conduct field work under the direction of a senior scientist to investigate the nature and extent of contaminated soil, sediment, groundwater and other media
  • Field work will include oversight of subconsultants including drillers, excavators and laboratories during soil boring advancement, monitoring well installation, soil and groundwater remediation, and sampling various media including soil, groundwater, sediment and air
  • Conduct municipal, State and Federal file reviews to assist in the compilation of data and information for the property investigation or remediation of projects
  • Perform Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments in accordance with ASTM 1527
  • Perform NJDEP Preliminary Assessments
  • Assist Environmental Staff with report preparation to include reviewing laboratory analytical data, interpreting, and tabulating data and preparing tables, soil boring logs, figures and text

  • BS/BA in Environmental Science, Geology, Chemistry or one of the physical/natural sciences
  • 3-5 years of environmental consulting experience
  • Experience performing Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments and Phase II Environmental Site Investigations, including soil and groundwater sampling
  • Working knowledge of NJDEP Rules, Regulations and Guidance documents including the Field Sampling Procedures Manual and the Technical Requirements for Site Remediation required
  • Working knowledge of NYSDEC Rules, Regulations and Guidance documents including DER-10 and Part 375 Regulations, a plus
  • OSHA 40-Hour Training
  • Must possess a valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record and be willing to travel and conduct field work in NJ and all boroughs of NYC, Westchester and Long Island
  • Knowledge of the principles and standards of scientific study, field investigation and sampling, research and documentation
  • Ability to work effectively with team members as well as independently
  • Strong quantitative/math and analytical skills
  • Core competency in Microsoft Office Products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and detail oriented
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug test and will be subject to DOT-regulated random drug & alcohol testing

Matrix is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, along with a pleasant and professional work environment.

We offer excellent benefits including:
  • Medical/Rx Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Company-paid Life Insurance Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Company-paid Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off

This position is not eligible for an employment visa sponsorship or financial assistance for relocation.


Company DescriptionMatrix New World Engineering is a company of engineering and science experts who focus on some of the nation's most pressing long-term challenges, including climate change, resiliency, ecological restoration, contamination studies, water supply, disaster response, and urban revitalization. Matrix believes solving environmental challenges through careful planning and engineering is becoming an indispensable measure of success. Matrix is a growing woman-owned business with offices in New York, New Jersey, Arizona and Louisiana coupled with project experience throughout the United States and the Caribbean.

We offer a pleasant, professional work environment and competitive compensation for all employees. We also offer excellent benefits including Medical, Rx, Dental, Vision, Life, LTD, paid time off and 401(k) for full-time employees.

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Matrix is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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