Full Time

Mid-Level Environmental Geologist or Hydrogeologist

Posted 6 days ago by WSP
Knoxville, TN
Application ends: March 1, 2023
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Job Description

**Mid-Level Environmental Geologist or Hydrogeologist**

Req ID **8322**

**Mid-Level Environmental Geologist or Hydrogeologist**

**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 seeking a Mid-Level Environmental Geologist or Hydrogeologist to join our Knoxville, TN team. This position requires an individual with effective communication skills, as significant client, agency, public and team interactions are expected.

Are you an Environmental Geologist or Hydrogeologist with 3 to 7 years of environmental/consulting experience who enjoys technical challenges as well as client, agency, and public interaction? Are you looking for an opportunity to work with an established environmental consulting firm that values its employees’ enthusiasm and technical contributions? We encourage you to apply for this opportunity. We are dedicated to providing the atmosphere to allow individuals to grow their careers.

**Your Impact**

Performs moderately complex technical tasks within a broad work-scope, and/or plans, schedules, conducts and coordinates project work for large work-scopes. Standard project assignments include conducting complex environmental, scientific assessment and analysis, and/or managing tasks or projects. Prepares technical proposals and reports, in whole or in part, depending on the size and complexity of the document.

+ Demonstrates competency in a combination of areas including field supervision, technical knowledge and task management;

+ Motivates, trains and mentors subordinate staff assigned to his/her tasks or projects; and,

+ The position may entail approximately 60% office work and 40% field work on a variety of projects including industrial/commercial, State and Federal sites involving environmental contamination.

**_Additional Responsibilities might include, but not limited to:_**

+ Prepares Remedial Investigation reports, Remedial/Corrective Action Plans, Remedial designs, and related documents;

+ Prepares components of investigation and engineering reports including work summaries, data summaries, engineering calculations, summary tables, figures, engineering drawings and specifications, and report text;

+ Will assist the Project Manager and team with ensuring effective client and regulatory agency communication and relations;

+ Will work with the Project Manager on technical assignments and management on specific elements of the project (i.e., Task Management);

+ Prepares technical evaluations and recommendations;

+ Assists in planning of work, scope definition and coordinates development of cost and schedule;

+ Assists Project Manager with cost and schedule control;

+ Point person for remediation contractors and directs junior level staff overseeing field activities;

+ Provides field inspection services to evaluate construction quality and compliance with design drawings and specifications;

+ Organizes field work and assigns tasks and provides guidance to staff specialists (Field Task Management);

+ Assists in subcontractor procurement;

+ Self-implement or oversee implementation of remedial technologies through direct oversight or with assistance of junior level staff;

+ Oversight of drilling activities (including DPT/Geoprobe, HSA and Sonic);

+ Oversight of soil excavation, demolitions, and remediation system installations;

+ Review of contractor submittals including equipment, Work Plans and QA/QC plans;

+ Tracking payment applications, requests for information, change order requests and general construction phase submittals; and,

+ Will travel to project sites primarily in Tennessee and surrounding states in the Southeast area; Approximately 25% overnight travel.

**Who You Are**

**Required Qualifications**

+ B.S. Degree in Geology or Hydrogeology or related field;

+ P.G, or CPG preferable (or willingness to attain license);

+ 3 – 7 years environmental experience including environmental remediation;

+ Must be proficient in MS Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint);

+ Work experience on Federal Performance Based Contacts (FPBC) and emerging contaminants (i.e., perfluorinated compounds) a plus;

+ Excellent communication, both verbal and written, and organizational abilities;

+ Willingness and ability to interact with regulatory agencies, stakeholders and clients and develop effective teamwork relationships;

+ Flexibility to work outside of normal business hours as required;

+ Ability and willingness to travel to project sites primarily in Tennessee and surrounding states in the Southeast area; Approximately 25% overnight travel;

+ OSHA HAZWOPER 40-hour training in accordance with 29CFR 1910.120;

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

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**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:** Regular

+ **Employee Type:** Full

+ **Primary Location:** KNOXVILLE – FALLING WATER RD

+ **All locations:** US-TN-Knoxville

**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.