Full Time

Senior Geologist/Environmental Scientist

Posted 6 days ago by WSP
Houston, TX
Application ends: March 1, 2023
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Job Description

**Senior Geologist/Environmental Scientist**

Req ID **8396**

**Senior Geologist/Environmental Scientist**

**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**

WSP employs comprehensive, integrated capabilities to help our clients and communities address complex environmental challenges and implement lasting solutions for a cleaner, healthier, more resilient future. WSP’s Earth & Environment Group has over 14,000 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’s Earth & Environment Group is currently searching for a Senior Geologist/Environmental Scientist to join our Austin, Texas office. In this role you will manage environmental projects, develop proposals, coordinate field investigations and subcontractors, and prepare technical reports for submission to regulatory agencies. Performing work safely is our highest priority, and you will work in accordance with WSP’s health, safety, environment, and wellness program.

**Your Impact**

+ Manage and assist with environmental site assessments (Phase I and II).

+ Manage and coordinate site investigations, subsurface boring and trenching activities, site remediation projects, and groundwater monitoring activities.

+ Manage and deliver on multiple projects and tasks within specific budgets, schedules, and deadlines.

+ Prepare draft client invoices, perform project financial reviews, and review subcontractor invoices.

+ Organize, write, and edit reports, draft proposals, and other documents.

+ Coordinate with contractors (e.g., drillers and analytical laboratories) to support project-specific objectives.

+ Assist with development and scoping of moderate to complex projects.

+ Review project information from WSP staff and subcontractors to ensure it includes complete, accurate, and concise documentation.

+ Interact with regulatory agencies, subcontractors, and clients in a confident and professional manner.

+ Comply with safety guidelines.

+ Prepare, review, and implement site Project Safety Plans (PSPs).

+ Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making 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, Environmental Science, or a related science field.

+ 5 to 10 years experience in environmental consulting or a related field.

+ OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER training.

+ Comprehensive knowledge of relevant environmental laws, regulations, compliance practices, and record-keeping requirements.

+ Experience conducting Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments in accordance with ASTM guidelines and industry standards.

+ Experience with technical report preparation for submission to regulatory agencies (e.g., TCEQ and USEPA).

+ Ability to direct others such as junior staff and contractors to consistently complete tasks safely and efficiently.

+ Excellent public speaking, written, and verbal communication skills.

+ Proficient self-leadership with attention to detail and ability to multi-task and prioritize responsibilities in a dynamic work environment.

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

+ 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 workday or workweek.

+ Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.

**Preferred Qualifications:**

+ Texas professional geoscientist certification.

+ Master’s degree in Geology, Hydrogeology, or Environmental Science.

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

**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:** 10%

+ **Job Status:** Regular

+ **Employee Type:** Full

+ **Primary Location:** AUSTIN – MOPAC EXPY

+ **All locations:** US-TX-Austin, US-TX-Houston

**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.