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Environmental Planner/Hazardous Materials Specialist

Aztec Engineering Group, Inc,
Reading Station, Pennsylvania, US
Closing date
Oct 4, 2023

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Informatics / GIS
Project Management
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Job Description:

We are currently seeking resumes from highly motivated and well-qualified environmental professionals to join our team in our Irvine, California office. Candidates should be energetic, self-motivated, and interested in working with a diverse group of professionals in a team atmosphere. Candidates must meet the necessary qualifications and have documented experience as described in the sections below. The ideal candidate is organized and can handle multiple assignments, and manage and work well alone, with other company technical staff, or with subcontractors as needed. Field work will be required along with travel, and periods of overnight stays. This is a hybrid position.

As an Environmental Scientist/Planner- Hazardous Materials Specialist you will provide support for ongoing and new projects addressing hazardous materials-related environmental concerns of private and public-sector clients in California and the greater Southwest US. Primary duties will include fieldwork and technical report writing, but this position will also support project development (i.e., scopes of work, proposals and project budgeting), strategy development, and promoting a high level of technical competence in our work products.

Primary Job Duties:
  • Conducting Phase I ESAs, Phase II ESAs, Preliminary Initial Site Assessments (PISAs), and other due diligence related activities.
  • Conducting asbestos surveys and lead paint surveys for transportation related projects, property transactions, and demolition.
  • Performing fieldwork tasks such as data gathering and sampling activities at sites that include indoor air (IAQ), soil vapor, soil and groundwater sampling; groundwater flow and hydrogeological data evaluation; vapor intrusion
assessments; chemical data and contaminant fate and transport evaluation; soil borings and sampling, and preparation of borings logs and cross-sections; well installation and groundwater monitoring; groundwater, soil vapor and soil remediation evaluation; regulatory compliance services; and various permit acquisition.
  • Management and field oversight of subcontractors, sub-consultants, vendors, etc., in conformance with the written scope of work and associated agreements.
  • Gathering data and other field information to be used in the preparation of scientific reports; compile and organize environmental data collected by others, and/or for use by others.
  • Contributing to, and preparing and reviewing technical reports presenting key findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
  • Support with generation of proposals and cost estimates, and other business development pursuits.
  • Develop work plans, health and safety plans.
  • Additional duties may include project management, writing technical studies, and oversight for small to medium CEQA/NEPA tasks, construction environmental compliance oversight, compliance auditing, or other duties as necessary.
Job Qualifications (Education, Experience, and Skills):
  • Bachelor's degree in Geology, Environmental Science, or a related field of study. An advanced degree is a plus.
  • Eight (8) plus years of experience.
  • OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER certification.
  • Professional Geologist or Professional Engineering certification in California preferred.
  • Must have Certified Asbestos Consultant (CAC) certification and experience conducting asbestos surveys.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills and a strong work ethic.
  • Well-developed technical writing skills, ability to effectively communicate in multimedia formats, capability with Microsoft Office 365 suite of programs, including Teams, and use of Adobe Acrobat and/or Bluebeam.
  • Strong sense of urgency and self-initiative to meet tight project deadlines and manage multiple task requests simultaneously, while adhering to approved scope, budget, schedule, and expected quality standards.
  • Ability to perform work duties independently and in team environments.
  • Willing and able to work outside in all weather conditions and for extended periods in a variety of conditions including but not limited to sites containing hazardous substances/waste. May be standing for extended periods of time wearing required PPE at sites including hard hats, steel toed boots, safety vest, safety glasses, etc.
  • Experience conducting asbestos abatement oversight, including clearance sampling and reporting.
  • California Lead-Based Paint Inspector/Assessor certification and experience conducting lead paint surveys
  • Emergency response experience for various spills, where a quick response and an ability make command decisions is required.
  • Experience conducting fieldwork and applicable reporting associated with UST closure assessments, and LUST and CERCLA investigations and remediation.
  • Experience with testing and sampling stormwater and groundwater monitoring wells and sites and related reporting requirements.
  • Knowledge of applicable EPA regulations for conduct of similar work, including NEPA-related activities
  • Knowledge of applicable California regulations for conduct of similar work, including CEQA-related activities
  • Familiarity with FHWA, Caltrans, USFWS, AGFD, BLM, USFS, and other federal, state, and local rules and regulations pertaining to environment compliance.
  • Experience with common software for industry.
  • Experience developing SPCC plans and SWPPP plans a plus.
  • Experience with GIS is a plus.
Competencies (To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies):
  • Communicative - interacts openly with others; can maintain relationships, works well independently or with a team.
  • Consultative - Consults with other disciplines as needed; tolerates different perspectives or opinions.
  • Decisive & Action Oriented - Has a high level of energy and stamina; gets things done; makes sound educated but rapid decisions even when short of information; enjoys managing challenging projects and works well in fast-paced and pressure environments. Self-motivated and proactive
  • Flexible - Adapts to new challenges and circumstances; able to multi-task; thrives on variety and frequently changing environments; creative problem solver. Resourcefulness, with minimal direction.
  • Analytical - Uses sound data, and procedures, and follows all laws, rules, and regulations but is a solutionist or problem-solver.
  • Conscientious and Organized - Believes professional integrity is paramount; understands the importance of project records; responsive to clients and deadline oriented; quality oriented.
Working Conditions and Environment:

This position will require general supervision and will have to use independent judgment within established guidelines. Generally, uses advanced knowledge to analyze, interpret, or make deductions from varying facts or circumstances.

Will need the ability to establish rapport quickly with others working on the same project, and be able to promote a positive team environment. Working knowledge of dealing with a diverse population while using tact, diplomacy, and respect.

AZTEC Culture:
  • Action oriented and flexible
  • Zealous supporter of clients and teammates
  • Thinking toward future and personal growth
  • Equitable, inclusive, and diverse
  • Collaborative comradery

AZTEC Benefits:

AZTEC offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, life insurance, short and long-term disability, flexible spending accounts, Paid-time-Off, and a 401(k) plan.

AZTEC Overview:

AZTEC Engineering Group, Inc. (AZTEC) is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, and provides diversified technical and consulting services to clients in the United States. AZTEC is part of the TYPSA Group, an international consulting engineering firm with over 3,100 employees and more than 50 offices worldwide providing multidisciplinary consulting services in the fields of civil engineering, architecture, and environment. AZTEC has a diverse culture that focuses on providing rich opportunities for its employees.

AZTEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to affirmative action planning and encourages diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other non-job-related characteristic.

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