Full Time

Senior Associate Geologist

Posted 6 days ago by WSP
Costa Mesa, CA
Application ends: March 1, 2023
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Job Description

**Senior Associate Geologist**

Req ID **10164**

**Senior Associate 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 has a career opportunity for a motivated individual interested in working for a company with opportunities in executing and managing environmental projects. Are you looking for an opportunity to work with an established engineering consulting firm that values its employee’s 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 career. We offer a varied and interesting diversity of clients and projects. We look forward to you joining our team of friendly, hard-working, dedicated and collaborative professionals. Our ideal candidate is seeking challenging work and is committed to quality.

**Your Impact**

+ Plan, budget, and manage a wide variety of environmental projects including Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, vapor intrusion investigations, groundwater investigations and monitoring, remedial investigations, feasibility studies, and others

+ Manage individual projects and multi-site programs for commercial and municipal clients

+ Interact with clients and regulatory agencies

+ Lead and support proposal efforts

+ Supervise staff setting up and executing projects including permitting; coordinating with staff, laboratories, and subcontractors; and obtaining necessary equipment

+ Ensure projects are performed safely

+ Prepare technical reports, including technical writing and review of report text, tables, and figures prepared by others

+ Mentor, supervise, and train junior staff in data collection, review, analysis, and reporting

+ Prepare presentations for clients and regulatory agencies

+ Travel to project sites and meetings locally and out of the area as necessary

**Who You Are**

**Required Qualifications**

+ BS in Engineering, Geology, Hydrogeology, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Toxicology, or related discipline

+ 10 to 15 years of work experience in conducting and managing environmental projects involving soil, soil vapor, and groundwater for commercial and municipal clients

+ Experience with project management and client relations

+ Familiarity with various drilling and sampling methodologies for soil, soil gas, and groundwater

+ Familiarity with California and Federal environmental regulatory agencies, programs, and regulations and experience working with DTSC and RWQCB staff

+ Familiarity with guidelines and standards for due diligence including EPA’s AAI Rule and ASTM E 1527-13/1527-21 and for soil vapor and vapor intrusion evaluations including the Active Soil Gas Advisory and other California regulatory requirements

+ Familiarity with remediation technologies for soil, soil vapor, and groundwater

+ Experience in working with other disciplines (e.g., toxicology, engineering, chemistry) to develop remediation goals and select, implement, and evaluate remedial measures.

+ Strong technical writing, organization, and communication skills

+ Ability to work individually and as part of a team

+ Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications

+ Ability and willingness to travel locally and out of the area as necessary

+ Will work primarily in an office or office/remote hybrid environment with occasional requirements to oversee field staff or subcontractors or perform other work at project sites

+ Must pass drug test, background check, and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company’s driving policy

+ Physical Demands:

+ Field activities may require working in unfavorable weather conditions

+ Ability to stoop, kneel, climb and lift up to 50 pounds

+ Working in a standing position for the majority of the field workday

+ Ability to drive a pick-up truck

+ Ability to use hands to operate field equipment

+ Close, distance, and peripheral vision; normal auditory function

+ Must complete fit for duty employment physical demonstrating ability to meet job requirements, including the ability to wear a respirator, as required

+ Completion of annual or bi-annual employment physical, as required

**Preferred Qualifications**

+ MS or PhD

+ Professional license in California (e.g., PE, PG),

+ 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER certification (if not, WSP will provide)

Compensation and Benefits:

WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

Expected Salary: $89,200-$182,000

WSP USA is providing the compensation range and general description of other compensation and benefits that the company in good faith believes it might pay and/or offer for this position based on the successful applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities in addition to internal equity and geographic location. WSP USA reserves the right to ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and offer additional benefits and other compensation, depending on circumstances not related to an applicant’s sex or other status protected by local, state, or federal law


**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:** 20%

+ **Job Status:** Regular

+ **Employee Type:** Full

+ **Primary Location:** COSTA MESA – HYLAND AVE

+ **All locations:** US-CA-Costa Mesa

**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.