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Senior Environmental Scientist

Employer
Weston Solutions, Inc.
Location
Edison, New Jersey, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Dec 7, 2022

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Sector
Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Other
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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At Weston Solutions, Inc. you will do meaningful work and make valuable contributions.

Employee-ownership at Weston is a path to professional growth and access to diverse opportunities in a highly connected community that works together across key service areas to make a difference in the environment. Weston continues to evolve and adapt to our changing world as a premier provider of environmental and infrastructure services for over sixty years. In both the public and private sectors our teams help identify, solve, mitigate, and manage critical environmental issues to help clients achieve a more sustainable future.

Weston is seeking a Senior Scientist for scheduled and time-critical responses to site-related environmental issues, including disaster/emergency response, environmental investigations, and remedial alternative analysis. This person will serve as a project lead and provide counsel or supervision to Jr level air science professionals and technicians. The Senior Air Scientist is expected to have a broad knowledge in the calibration, maintenance, deployment, use, and data collection for handheld, portable and transportable air sampling and monitoring devices. This person will develop and implement sampling/monitoring and data collection plans and be proficient in and knowledgeable regarding the implementation of multi-media, multi-matrix sampling techniques and associated analytical methods.

The Senior Scientist will lead a team of up to 10 junior and mid-level air scientists by providing them guidance and direction and must be able to work productively in a team setting.

Location: Edison, NJ

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • This position requires a minimum of a B.S. Degree and 14 years of recent and relevant experience with air sampling/monitoring protocols. Relevant experience may be considered as a substitute for education;
  • Have experience in the calibration, maintenance, deployment, use, and data collection for handheld, portable and transportable air sampling and monitoring devices. Knowledge in the development and implementation of sampling/monitoring and data collection plans. Proficient in and knowledge of the implementation of multi-media, multi-matrix sampling techniques and associated analytical methods;
  • Work collaboratively with a team and under the supervision of an Operations Coordinator and Program Manager;
  • Manager up to 10 junior and mid-level air scientists by providing them guidance and direction;
  • Responds to releases of hazardous materials and provides site assessment services;
  • Able to plan and lead a site-wide environmental investigation;
  • Prepare technical reports based on field activities and findings;
  • Perform desktop reviews of historical site data.


Preferred Skills:

  • Previous use of any of the following air monitoring instruments: AreaRAE, AreaRAE Pro, MultiRAE Pro, SPM Flex, TSI DustTrak, FID/PID, Mercury Analyzers, data telemetry systems, or any other relevant air monitoring/sampling equipment;
  • Knowledge and/or experience with Vapor Intrusion and sampling with summa canisters and Tedlar bags;
  • Knowledge and/or experience preparing Site-Specific Quality Assurance Project Plans and Technical Reports;
  • Field instrumentation. Experience in the use of various air monitoring and multi-media sampling instruments. Abilities include calibration of field instruments, implementation in field, and interpretation of results;
  • Knowledge and/or experience in computer applications and an ability to learn new computer programs quickly and efficiently;
  • Familiarity with the Incident Command System (ICS), specifically the ICS 100, 200, 700, and 800 training courses. Completion of ICS courses a plus;
  • 40-Hour HAZWOPER;
  • Able to work in PPE Levels D/C/B/A.


Expected Outcomes:

  • Emergency response requirements will include being readily available to respond at a moment's notice nationwide. Travel may be up to two weeks at a time and may comprise 25% of the year;
  • Calibration and maintenance of a variety of multi-media monitoring and sampling equipment;
  • Document field activities and prepare daily and final reports;
  • Self-motivated team member who can pick up an equipment manual and/or standard operating procedure for a piece of equipment and be able to get the equipment operating properly;
  • Projects may include, but are not limited to: asbestos sampling, vapor intrusion sampling, soil gas sampling, drum sampling, air monitoring, air sampling for mercury, and metal air sampling;
  • In-field multi-media sampling;
  • Proficient in the writing of technical documents and plans;
  • Familiar with PPE levels and to make entries into potentially hazardous areas.


Technical and Operational Scope:

  • Exercises judgment on applicability of methods and approaches in use and determines best approaches to problem solving when standard procedures are inadequate;
  • Determines best method of data gathering, data base management, and analysis of data to achieve goals;
  • Prepares reports on methods and procedures as part of overall project;
  • Maintain preparedness for immediate mobilization;
  • Conducts sampling techniques from which sound scientific data can be drawn into relevant and pertinent evaluation reports to the client's satisfaction;
  • Produces quality samples and sampling techniques from which sound scientific data can be drawn into relevant and pertinent evaluation reports to the client's satisfaction;
  • Provides completed projects, including draft and final reports, within the established budget and schedule;
  • Will be working closely with clients as a technical expert on air monitoring and sampling.


We fully invest in our people: Weston provides a generous, comprehensive benefits package program that offers employees high value options with solid financial protection, meeting the personal needs of its people and their families.

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K with base and matching employer stock contributions;
  • Paid time off to include holiday and parental leave;
  • Life and disability plans;
  • Critical illness and accident plans;
  • Work/Life flexibility;
  • Professional development opportunities.
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