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Early Career Environmental Scientist

Merrimack, New Hampshire, US
Closing date
Sep 19, 2023

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Climate Change
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Early Career Environmental Scientist

Req ID 14750

Early Career Environmental Scientist

Who We Are

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We're 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 experiences, skillsets, backgrounds and walks of life. We actively foster a work environment and culture where inclusion and diversity is part of our fundamental structure. This is delivered behaviorally, through our policies, trainings, local partnerships with professional diverse organizations, internal networks and most importantly with the support and sponsorship of our leaders who help drive our commitment to an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and equitable work environment. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

Our Business

We are a global leader in environmental consulting - made stronger with the recent acquisition of Wood's Environment & Infrastructure business and Golder - with world-class expertise in environmental, social, and governance (ESG), climate resiliency & sustainability (CRS), and earth sciences. Combined we have over 20,000 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 an Early Career Environmental Scientist for our Merrimack, NH office. This position provides an opportunity to join a fast-paced team that provides solutions on environmental remediation projects. The work entails a combination of field and office-related activities, with a need to carefully follow instructions, document activities, work as part of a team and requires problem solving and proactive communication.

Your Impact
  • Validate environmental analytical data in accordance with USEPA, regional, and state-specific data validation guidelines to ensure data quality objectives are met.
  • Prepare data validation narratives and data usability reports.
  • Coordinate environmental laboratory services and field sampling events.
  • Manage and report environmental analytical data and geo-environmental data through multiple software platforms.
  • Participate in range of field programs, including the collection, handling, and shipment of samples of various environmental media (e.g., groundwater, soil, sediment, soil vapor, indoor air) in compliance with state and federal requirements.
  • Engage in a team environment, working closely with project managers and other co-workers to complete work programs.
  • 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 10% of the time) with possible short-term assignments at project sites.
  • Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science, Geology, or a related life sciences field.
  • 0 to 1 years of experience working as an environmental scientist and completing environmental surveys, fieldwork, habitat and impact assessments, and/or construction monitoring.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing ideas effectively and professionally to a scientific and non-scientific audience.
  • Capable self-leadership with attention to detail, multi-tasking, and prioritization of responsibilities in a dynamic work environment.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (e.g., Outlook, Word), with advanced-level Excel.
  • Excellent verbal with strong writing, analytical, and organizational skills, a positive attitude, detail oriented, and ability to work both independently and within groups.
  • Ability to work schedules conducive to project-specific requirements that may extend beyond the typical workweek.
  • Willingness to perform a variety of assignments on short notice.
  • Understanding of the importance of health & safety as a top priority and an enthusiasm to participate in WSP's associated programs.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of organic and inorganic chemical analyses, including USEPA analytical methods.
  • Experience with EQuIS™ Professional.
  • 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER and 8-hour refresher (as applicable) are required for site work, preferential consideration for candidates with this training
  • A member of and/or actively participates in local professional practice organizations.


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: 50%
  • Job Status: New Graduate
  • Employee Type: Full
  • Primary Location: MERRIMACK - AL PAUL LANE
  • All locations: US-NH-Merrimack

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 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP provides a flexible and agile workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee's 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.


WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or other staffing services. Unsolicited resumes include any resume or hiring document sent to WSP in the absence of a signed Service Agreement where WSP has expressly requested recruitment/staffing services specific to the position at hand. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers or other business leaders, will become the property of WSP and WSP will have the right to hire that candidate without reservation - no fee or other compensation will be owed or paid to the recruiter, employment agency, or other staffing service.

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