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Entry Level Environmental Scientist or Engineer

GHD Group
Farmington Hills, Michigan, US
Closing date
Sep 19, 2023

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Job Description

Help us build the future and we'll help you build a rewarding and purposeful career.

Our global network is made up of architects, designers, planners, engineers, and environmental scientists all working towards the same goal.

Join a team that brings inspirational architecture, landscapes, townscapes and places to our world, and we'll provide you unlimited space to grow.

Who are we looking for?

GHD is seeking an Entry Level Environmental Scientist or Engineer to work with our Decontamination/Demolition and Environmental Emergency Response groups as a Decon/Demo professional based out of our Farmington Hills, Michigan office.

Bring your curiosity and passion to the technical challenges we solve at GHD. Then see how everyone gets behind you.

With commitment, there's no idea too big, no dream too far. We strive to build opportunity for all. Giving you leading training and development programmes to accelerate your growth.

Come and see where your career can take you and the impact your commitment can make.

Let's solve the big problems together.

Working with an energetic and high performing team, this position offers a variety of work and will see you involved in:
  • Inspections of large commercial and manufacturing facilities prior to decommissioning and/or demolition.
  • Contractor oversight during the decommissioning of commercial and manufacturing facilities including asbestos abatement, PCB remediation, mercury remediation, and other hazardous materials removal/disposal.
  • Contractor management during the demolition of commercial and manufacturing facilities with the responsibilities of supervising budgets, schedule, project scope, waste manifesting, and health/safety.
  • Environmental data management, compilation, and analysis.
  • Travel to project sites across North America - Up to 40% overnight travel.
  • Perform a wide variety of field duties for both routine/scheduled and emergency environmental projects to include: inspection, maintenance, monitoring, construction oversight, air monitoring, operating UAVs, and operations and maintenance of remediation systems
  • Prepare technical correspondence, project proposals, technical reports, work plans, and project specifications including cost estimates and budgets - Data compilation, reduction, interpretation, evaluation/comparison to environmental regulatory standards
What you will bring to the team:
  • Bachelor's degree in Applied Science (Engineering, Geology, or Science)
  • 0-3 years' experience
  • Detail oriented with the ability to balance a diverse and changing workload
  • Critical thinking and problem solving - ability to identify multiple solutions to a problem
  • Willingness to potentially respond to call outs during non-routine working hours
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and positive attitude
  • Establishing and maintaining harmonious working relationships with superiors, co-workers and clients - effective collaborators are welcome
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent organizational skills with ability to multi-task and prioritize to meet project timelines
  • Self-motivated and willingness to work in a team in a fast-paced environment
  • Valid drivers license
  • Ability to perform physically demanding work
  • OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER certification is a plus
What you will develop as part of the GHD Team:
  • Client engagement approach and stewardship
  • Complex problem solving as it relates to remediation and economic decision making
  • Balancing the triangle of Scope, Schedule, and Budget to produce the best results possible for our clients
  • Diverse professional networks spanning the globe and multitudes of fields
  • Opportunities to engage in a wide range of environmental and geographical settings
  • Emergency Response Procedures

Tackle some of the world's toughest challenges - with everyone at GHD backing you every step of the way.

We'll give you control over your career, empower you to find innovative solutions and help you create a lasting impact.

See where your commitment could take you with GHD.

EEO Statement US: As a multicultural organization, we encourage individual achievement and recognize the strength of a diverse workforce. GHD is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status or veteran status.


About Us

Take on some of the world's toughest challenges - with everyone at GHD backing you every step of the way.
We'll give you control over your career, empower you to find innovative solutions and help you create a lasting impact.

See where your commitment could take you with GHD.

Our Pledge to You
At GHD, we don't just believe in the power of commitment, we live and breathe it every day.

That's why we pledge to empower all of our people to make a positive impact. Combining our deep technical expertise with the capabilities of our clients and partners, we respond to some of the most complex challenges facing our planet today.

See where your commitment could take you.
That's the #PowerOfCommitment

Who we are
GHD is a global professional services company that leads through engineering, architecture, and construction expertise. We are an employee-owned company with over 11,000 diverse and skilled individuals, across more than 200 offices spanning five continents.
The Power of Commitment is our brand promise. It's what makes us different. We are bound to our stated vision and determination to address humanity's most urgent needs: to ensure water, energy and urbanisation are made sustainable for generations to come.

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