Full Time

Entry-Level Environmental Scientist / Geologist

Posted 2 days ago by WSP
Tallahassee, FL
Application ends: March 1, 2023
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Job Description

**Entry-Level Environmental Scientist / Geologist**

Req ID **8036**

**Entry-Level Environmental Scientist / 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 seeking an entry level Technical Professional with a scientific background to support our growing environmental assessment and remediation practice in the North Florida Region. WSP Solutions is a multi-disciplined engineering, environmental, and construction services consulting firm comprised of approximately 60,000 employees located in every corner of the globe. Our North Florida region has nearly 200 employees with offices in Tallahassee, Gainesville, Pensacola and Jacksonville. This position will be staffed in the Tallahassee office.

**Your Impact**

+ This position will support the project geologist, environmental scientist or engineer on a variety of assessment and remediation field tasks

+ Installing and logging soil borings, collection of soil, groundwater, vapor, sediment and surface water samples, and assisting with the completion of aquifer testing

+ Operation of construction equipment for installation of soil and groundwater remediation systems and excavation of contaminated soil

+ Troubleshooting and maintaining of remediation equipment for compliance with performance specifications and collection of data from soil and groundwater remediation systems

+ Perform other field related activities as assigned by the Project Manager

+ Approximately 55% overnight travel

**Who You Are**

**Required Qualifications**

+ BS or A.S. degree in geology, environmental science, or environmental technology preferred

+ H.S. Diploma or equivalent may satisfy our need depending on the experience and background of the candidate

+ 1 – 4 years of environmental experience, with knowledge of FDEP Petroleum Restoration Program (PRP) Standard Operating procedures (SOPs) a plus

+ Ability to write and prepare sections of reports or entire technical reports is a plus

+ Frequent travel is expected with ability to properly maintain project field documentation and communicate in field with Project Manager

+ Able to work as part of a team as well as independently, under minimal supervision

+ Ensure compliance with strict safety guidelines

+ Flexible to work outside normal business hours as required; May include weekend work

+ Must pass drug test, physical and background check and possess a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company’s driving (MVR) policy

+ OSHA HAZWOPER 40-hour certification preferred

+ Will be routinely lifting equipment, installing soil borings with hand augers, and carrying laboratory sample coolers; It is anticipated that this equipment/materials may weigh up to 100 pounds


**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:** 60%

+ **Job Status:** New Graduate

+ **Employee Type:** Full

+ **Primary Location:** TALLAHASSEE – JOHN KNOX RD

+ **All locations:** US-FL-Tallahassee

**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.