Full Time


Posted 2 weeks ago by WSP
Pittsburgh, PA
Application ends: April 29, 2023
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Job Description


Req ID **11779**


**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!

**This Opportunity**

Provides support to technical staff and project managers for due diligence, subsurface investigation, and remediation projects. Tasks may include conducting geophysical surveys, collecting environmental samples from various media (soil, groundwater, surface water, sediment, air/vapor), conducting site exploration and geologic logging using a variety of drilling techniques, and overseeing subcontractors (drilling, geotechnical, remediation, surveying, geophysical) in support of environmental site investigation and remediation projects across the U.S. Generates accurate and concise documentation regarding field conditions, movement, outcome, and the ecological risks of contaminants. Ensures that responsibilities are delivered and adhered to with a level of quality that meets or exceeds acceptable industry standards.

WSP is currently initiating a search for a **Geologist** for our Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania office. 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**

+ With minimal supervision, assist with collecting, extracting, identifying, and compiling environmental data from soil sampling, soil gas sampling, groundwater sampling, stormwater sampling, boring logs, and other matrices for projects, investigations, and surveys.

+ Review, integrate, collect data, and perform quality control for geologic, hydrogeologic, and other databases.

+ Maintain quality control standards and procedures for accurate and precise measurements and analysis.

+ Write technical reports summarizing research with findings and conclusions, generating complete, accurate, and concise documentation using electronic systems and software.

+ Comply with safety guidelines and site-specific procedures which include but is not limited to, the maintenance of sample collection, laboratory documentation, written procedures, and field/work site logbooks.

+ Assist with maintaining and calibrating equipment and tools, troubleshooting or reporting on malfunctions, and performing inventory control activities.

+ Attend to well installation monitoring, as well as remediation-system pilot testing, installation, operation and maintenance.

+ Assist technical staff and project managers with environmental risk identification and assessment, offering input and analysis with low-level threat mitigation activities and remediation projects.

+ Work with cross-functional teams in executing project work.

+ Assist with work plan preparation and coordination of field work permitting.

+ 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’s Degree in Geology, Hydrogeology, or closely related discipline.

+ 1 to 3 years of experience working as a Geologist.

+ Analytical mindset and experience with geological research techniques required.

+ Familiarity with the concepts of reducing and eliminating the use or generation of hazardous substances, processes, or products., as well as awareness of mitigation programs.

+ Highly familiar with relevant environmental laws, regulations, compliance practices, and record-keeping requirements.

+ Strong interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing ideas effectively and professionally to a scientific and non-scientific audience.

+ Capable self-leadership with attention to detail, accuracy, multi-tasking, and prioritization of responsibilities in a dynamic work environment.

+ Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, as well as part of a team to meet business objectives.

+ Basic proficiency with technical writing, office automation and communication software, technology, and tools.

+ Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.

+ Ability to work schedules conducive to project-specific requirements that may extend beyond the typical workweek.

+ Possession of a 40-hour HAZWOPER training course certificate.

+ Ability to pass a HAZWOPER physical and be fit-tested to wear a full-face air purifying respirator for work on hazardous waste sites.

+ Travel will be required depending on project-specific requirements.

**Preferred Qualifications:**

+ A member of and/or actively participate in local professional practice organizations.

+ Possession of First-Aid / CPR / AED training certificates.


**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:** Regular

+ **Employee Type:** Full

+ **Primary Location:** PITTSBURGH – STANWIX ST

+ **All locations:** US-PA-Pittsburgh

**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.