Environmental Chemist

3 days left

Employer
Tetra Tech EMI
Location
Sterling, Virginia
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Posted
Aug 24, 2018
Closes
Sep 28, 2018
Function
Engineer, Management
Industry
Engineering
Hours
Full Time

Job Description:

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—16,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams.

Tetra Tech Inc. is currently seeking a full-time Environmental Chemist to work out of our Sterling, VA office location. The selected candidate will support environmental projects related to federal, state, municipal, and commercial clients. The candidate will be responsible for: data validation and data quality assessment support, field investigations (including soil, sediment, water, and air sampling; drilling and subcontractor supervision; and coordination with analytical laboratories), construction and/or remedial action oversight, and preparation of technical reports.

The candidate will work collaboratively with and under the supervision of a project or program manager. Prior experience with contaminated site investigation and cleanup projects is preferred. The candidate will prepare various technical deliverables including reports, letters, proposals, cost estimates, tables, and figures.

Job Requirements:

5 or more years of professional environmental consulting experience is required, with history of increasing responsibility. Project experience to include: CERCLA RI/FS projects, data validation and data quality assessment, site characterization, UST compliance monitoring, UST closures, and vapor intrusion assessments. Previous field experience required, including supervision of sampling activities and environmental drilling operations, ability to work independently on field projects.

• Experience preparing technical reports, memos, response to comments tables, and diagrams is required. Must be a competent technical writer.
• Familiarity with and understanding of the various compendiums of laboratory analytical methods, including SW-846, EPA toxic organic methods in ambient air, and the Contract Laboratory Program (CLP) Statements of Work.
• Experience conducting multiple levels of data validation, up to and including detailed reviews of full laboratory data packages (equivalent to Stage 4 reviews of Level 4 data packages). Experienced in the application of the EPA CLP National Functional Guidelines for organic, inorganic, and high-resolution data review. Broad experience validating analytical data for both inorganic parameters (metals and wet chemical methods) and organic parameters (volatile and semivolatile organic compounds, pesticides, herbicides, polychlorinated biphenyl compounds, and dioxins/furans).
• Experience conducting data quality assessments and writing data quality assessment reports, summarizing the reconciliation of a project's data quality with the stated data quality objectives (DQO).
• Experience reviewing and managing environmental data and databases using software such as Microsoft Access or R is preferred.
• Ability to interface with clients, subcontractors, working groups, and internal customers required.
• Previous experience working on proposals is desirable.
• Project management training and experience is preferred.
• Ability to assist with cost estimating and obtaining bids from vendors and subcontractors is preferred.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills are required.
• Must be able to manage time well and work on tasks as part of a larger project team.
• Must have a strong health and safety ethic.
• In addition to English, fluency in other languages will be considered a plus.
• Candidate should be self-motivated and able to take directions and work independently. The successful candidate will communicate effectively and make evaluated decisions for the betterment of the client and the company. BS/BA degree in Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or a related scientific discipline is required. Advanced degrees are preferred. OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER Training is required.
• Candidate must be able to walk around project sites for a full day if required and must be physically able to carry up to 35 pounds of equipment (such as sampling tools, GPS unit, field screening equipment and cameras) during field work.
• Field activities take place in a variety of weather conditions, and can occur in remote locations and include areas of uneven terrain or occur during harsh weather.
• Candidate must be able to sit at a desk / computer in an office environment for office-based tasks.
• Candidate must be able to walk around project sites for a full day if required and must be physically able to carry up to 35 pounds of equipment (such as sampling tools, GPS unit, field screening equipment and cameras) during field work.
• Field activities take place in a variety of weather conditions, and can occur in remote locations and include areas of uneven terrain or occur during harsh weather.
• Candidate must be able to sit at a desk / computer in an office environment for office-based tasks.
• The work environment will consist of a mix of office and field work, with some field work requiring overnight stays. The candidate must be able to work in the field 30% of the time.
• Candidate must be available for travel to project locations within the United States. Travel is estimated to be less than 20% of time worked.
• Candidate must be willing to work beyond traditional hours in order to meet client deadlines

To apply, please submit your resume & cover letter online at www.tetratech.com/career.

Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions. Tetra Tech is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we value workplace diversity. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability • No calls or agencies

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