Full Time

Sr. Geologist

Posted 1 day ago by WSP
Creve Coeur, MO
Application ends: March 1, 2023
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Job Description

**Sr. Geologist**

Req ID **8699**

**Sr. 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 Golder – with world-class expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG), climate resiliency & sustainability (CRS), and earth sciences. Combined we have 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**

Provides technical assistance and guidance for multi-site/phase environmental work processes, due diligence, subsurface investigation, and remediation projects. Conducts geophysical surveys and performs analysis of geological data from various media (soil, groundwater, surface water, sediment, air/vapor). Substantiates reports and documentation to advise on field conditions, movement, and outcome of overall risks to ecological and human health. Assists project leadership with site assessment, corrective strategies, classification of contaminated materials, and assisting with their treatment, disposal, and/or onsite remediation. Ensures that responsibilities are delivered and adhered to with a level of quality that meets or exceeds acceptable industry standards.

**Your Impact**

+ Determine well-defined data collection methods for 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.

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

+ Research environmental hazmat databases regarding historical property land uses.

+ Coordinate site investigation, subsurface boring and trenching oversight, and monitoring of groundwater and extraction well installations.

+ Assist with oversight of drilling subcontractors during sample collection, well installations, and well abandonment.

+ Prepare data and visualizations such as mineral charts, soil analyses, groundwater modeling, maps geologic cross-sections, and other illustrations.

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

+ Assist with development and scoping of medium-sized projects.

+ Generate complete, accurate, and concise documentation using electronic systems and field/work site notebook.

+ Prepare technical reports and presentations that explain research, findings, and recommendations to prevent, control, restore, or clean-up chemical and environmental problems and contamination.

+ Oversee equipment/tool performance, calibration, troubleshooting of malfunctions, and inventory control.

+ Assist in the analysis, evaluation, and interpretation of geologic, hydrogeologic, and chemical data obtained during field investigations, offering input with developing action plans for moderate- to high-level threat mitigation activities.

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

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

+ Prepare and implement site Health and Safety Plans (HASPs).

+ Comply with regulatory requirements pertaining to the data integrity, documentation, procedures, training, monitoring systems, and record compliance and retention.

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

+ 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.

+ 5 to 7 years of experience working as a Geologist.

+ Analytical skills, and proficient with geological research techniques and protocol.

+ Working knowledge with the concepts of reducing and eliminating the use or generation of hazardous substances, processes, or products., and mitigation programs.

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

+ Experience sampling soil and groundwater via drilling including direct-push, hollow-stem auger, and other similar drilling methods.

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

+ Experience with UST investigations and remediation including investigation of hydro-carbon impacted sites.

+ Experience with evaluation of vapor intrusion and sampling soil gas per DTSC and EPA guidelines.

+ Experience installing groundwater monitoring wells, remediation wells, and soil gas wells.

+ Experience writing groundwater monitoring reports and well installation reports.

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

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

+ Ability to work independently and provide guidance and leadership to junior team or project members, with strict adherence to QA/QC.

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

+ Developed critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to reach conclusions from testing results, data collation, and identify the most cost-effective responses that will minimize waste, prevent pollution, and conserve resources.

+ Ability to assertively direct others in the field such as subcontracted drillers, excavation contractors, utility locators, and others to consistently complete tasks safely and efficiently.

+ 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.

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

**Preferred Qualifications**

+ Master’s Degree is preferred.

+ 40-Hour OSHA Health & Safety Training (HAZWOPER) (29 CFR 1910.120) preferred.

+ Basic First Aid and Adult CPR training desired.

**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:** 50%

+ **Job Status:** Regular

+ **Employee Type:** Full

+ **Primary Location:** CREVE COEUR – EMERSON RD

+ **All locations:** US-MO-Creve Coeur

**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.