Environmental Scientist, Geologist, Engineer

Tetra Tech
Washington D.C.
Commensurate with experience
Feb 22, 2021
Mar 29, 2021
Full Time

Tetra Tech Inc. is currently seeking a full-time Environmental Scientist, Geologist, Engineer for our Chantilly, VA office.

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Do you want to do meaningful work that improves quality of life? At Tetra Tech, you will work with high-performing teams who are passionate about using their expertise to find solutions to complex problems in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.

The selected candidate will:

  • Provide project support for environmental projects, related to federal, state, municipal, and commercial clients.
  • Complete of task level work, including: field investigations (including soil, water, and air sampling; drilling and subcontractor supervision, and coordination with analytical laboratories), construction and/or remedial action oversight, health and safety air monitoring, and preparation of technical reports.
  • Work collaboratively with and under the supervision of a senior scientist or project manager.
  • Follow company safety standards, participate in safety training, and prepare, as well as implement, site-specific health and safety plans.
  • Review, understand, and implement site-specific work plans and scopes of work.
  • Prepare various technical deliverables including reports, letters, proposals, tables, and figures.

Job Requirements:

The ideal candidate will have 2-5 years of professional environmental consulting experience is required. Project experience to include:

  • Carrying out Phase I ESAs (ASTM-compliant), Phase II Site Investigations, UST compliance monitoring, UST closures, and vapor intrusion assessments.
  • Previous field experience required, including sampling activities and environmental drilling operations, ability to work independently on field projects.
  • Preparing technical reports, memos, response to comments tables, and diagrams is required. Must be a competent technical writer.
  • Able to observe, evaluate, and document site field conditions and communicate changes in field conditions to senior staff.
  • Ability to analyze chemistry and environmental data is required.
  • Working knowledge of the conceptual site model process is preferred.
  • Experience including CERCLA RI/FS and PA/SI is preferred.
  • Ability to interface with clients, subcontractors, working groups, and internal customers required.
  • Knowledge in database creation and management preferred.
  • GIS experience is a plus.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications with extensive experience in Excel are preferred.
  • Able to communicate effectively and make evaluated decisions for the betterment of the client and the company.
  • Attention to detail is required.
  • Work as a problem solver, have an interest and ability to work in a collaborative manner, and the flexibility to adapt to changing situations.
  • 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.
  • Candidate should be self-motivated and able to take directions and work independently.
  • A strong drive to succeed and advance your career is preferred. Ability to maintain a relatively consistent level of positivity, day to day.
  • Must live in the Washington DC metropolitan area at the time of application.
  • Ability to work during core and extended hours as required.


  • BS/BA degree in Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Geology, Chemistry, Biology, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Planning or a related discipline is required.
  • Recent college graduates must demonstrate course work applicable to these job requirements with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher and provide transcripts and writing samples.
  • OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER Training is preferred.
  • OSHA 30-Hour Construction Safety Training and 8-hour OSHA Supervisors of Hazardous Waste Operations Training are preferred.

The work environment consists of:

  • Office and field work, with some field work requiring overnight stays.
  • Must be able to walk large project sites 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, including harsh weather, and can occur in remote locations and include areas of uneven terrain.
  • Must be a strong swimmer and able to work safely and comfortably in and around boats.
  • Field sampling and monitoring may include various media (soil, groundwater, surface water, sediment, soil gas, and air).
  • Must be able to work at a desk / computer in an office environment for office-based tasks.

While we commend hard work, we are interested in people who are effective - who get the right things done at the right time. At Tetra Tech, you will work with people who come in every morning to decide what needs to be done to accomplish the goals we have all helped define, and then take ownership for the speed of the execution on those goals.

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. We combine the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. We are Leading with Science® to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients.

At Tetra Tech, we provide a collaborative environment that supports individual performance, innovation, and creativity. We are proud to offer competitive compensation and benefits. Learn more by visiting http://www.tetratech.com/en/benefits.

For more information on our company, please visit our website at www.tetratech.com. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter on the Careers portion of our website at www.tetratech.com/en/careers.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Tetra Tech is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability - No calls or agencies

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