Full Time

Early Career Geologist

Posted 2 weeks ago by WSP
Newark, NJ
Application ends: April 29, 2023
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Job Description

**Early Career Geologist**

Req ID **11430**

**Early Career Geologist**

**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** **Geologist** for our **Morristown, NJ** office. The following locations will also be considered: **Newark, NJ** . Be involved in projects with our **Earth & Environment Team** and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.

**Your Impact**

+ Under general supervision, conduct natural resource field surveys collecting observational, spatial, and environmental data.

+ Under general supervision, collect and compile samples of air, soil, water, sludge, and other matrices for analysis.

+ Maintain quality control standards and procedures for accurate and precise measurement and documentation.

+ Assist with performing basic professional environmental science work relating to ecological systems, air, and water resources, assisting with verifying the characteristics of a site and providing entry-level technical assistance on various environmental issues.

+ Generate complete, accurate, and concise documentation using electronic systems and field/work site notebook.

+ Comply with safety guidelines and site-specific procedures which include but are not limited to, the maintenance of sample collection, location data, laboratory or statistical documentation, and logbooks.

+ Utilize the latest technologies and techniques in performing studies and analysis of habitats, sites, and potential impacts to the health of the environment and the population.

+ Complete training on assigned tasks.

+ Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.

+ Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

**Who You Are**

**Required Qualifications**

+ Bachelor of Science degree in geology/hydrogeology/hydrology/earth sciences or related discipline

+ 0 to 1 years environmental consulting experience

+ Clear and concise verbal and written communication skills

+ Ability to work overtime (as needed) in both office and field, including overnight travel.

+ Basic computer skills (Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, and Adobe)

+ Strong analytical and problem solving skills

**Preferred Qualifications:**

+ Master of Science degree in geology/ hydrogeology/hydrology/earth sciences

+ OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER training, DOT training, CPR and First Aid training, and others

+ Has documented and recorded aquifer test data and used appropriate techniques for aquifer test analysis, technical writing and research skills

+ Experience conducting phase I environmental site assessments


**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:** 25%

+ **Job Status:** New Graduate

+ **Employee Type:** Full

+ **Primary Location:** MORRISTOWN – 350 MT KEMBLE AVE

+ **All locations:** US-NJ-Morris Township, US-NJ-Newark

**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. www.wsp.com

WSP provides a flexible, agile and hybrid 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.