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Environmental Chemist - 4+ years' experience

AECOM
Full-time
On-site
Milwaukee Wisconsin United States
Company DescriptionWork with Us. Change the World.At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of over 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.Job DescriptionAECOM is looking for a Team Leader, Environmental Chemist for the Milwaukee, WI, or other Midwest offices in Chicago IL and Novi, MI.  The position can be a hybrid of remote and onsite. The selected candidate will be tasked with providing technical expertise and specialized consulting advice in Environmental Analytical Chemistry. The candidate will also be a project chemist on CERCLA federal remediation projects responsible for managing the environmental chemistry aspects of these project. The Chemist's primary role will be to validate analytical data, write data validation reports, and help prepare Quality Assurance Project Plans (QAPPs) and laboratory coordination of Federal Remediation projectsThe Chemist will assist proposal teams with selection of analytical methodology and associated pricing, evaluate laboratory proposals, and establish QA/QC parameters. They will work with laboratories to ensure data meets technical requirements and project data quality objectives.  Strong interpersonal and technical writing skills are critical, as is the ability to work effectively with team members as well as independently. The selected candidate must be well organized, can manage and prioritize assignments and staff, and deliver on time and on budget. The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:Perform Data validation of for multi-media environmental dataAssist with laboratory evaluation, selection, and coordination.Prepare project work plans, specifically sampling and analysis and UFP-QAPPsCoordinate with field teams before and during sampling events conducted under CERCLA (site investigations, remedial investigations).Coordinate with the database team to ensure that the correct EDDs are considered to meet both AECOM requirements, the statement of work, and are useable for final upload to whatever database may be needed.Peer review/senior review of data validation reports and other project documents to ensure accuracy and consistency with project requirements.Summarize analytical data quality in Data Usability Assessments (DUAs) at the conclusion of the project.Provide guidance to the team.Perform work in accordance with agreed upon budget and schedule with minimal supervision.Coordinate with the Project Team on a regular basis for federal remedial projects under CERCLAEnsure project- and QAPP-specific data requirements are metCoordination of analytical services with laboratoriesEnsure project-specific data requirements are metSupport field efforts by preparing sampling plans and field documentationManage data flow from the laboratory to final reportingResearch environmental laboratory practices and methodologiesPrepare proposals, procures, and oversee laboratory services and invoice approvalsConduct field and laboratory technical system auditsPrepare technical reports and papersCoordinate with end user to define data quality requirements and to help assure that data are usable and meet end-use objectivesSetting up lab contractsReporting and coordinating the proper deliverables including EQuIS EDDsQualificationsMinimum RequirementsBA/BS in chemistry or related field +4 years of experience or demonstrated relevant equivalency of experience and/or educationMust possess a valid US driver's licensePreferred Qualifications:Experience writing CERCLA Sampling and Analysis Plans and UFP QAPPs for EPA and DoD clientsKnowledge of chemistry principlesFamiliarity with USEPA analytical methodsExperience working on Superfund Site projects for federal clients (EPA, USACE)Working knowledge of instrumentation used for environmental analysis (i.e. GC/MS, ICP, GC-ECD, IC, etc.)Proficient in standard office computer applications and software, to include Microsoft Word, Excel, and AccessPosition requires analytical and interpersonal skills, and solid planning and organizational skillsExperience with validation of PFAS or dioxin/furan dataFamiliarity with EPA National Functional Guidelines for Data ReviewExperience with EPA FASTAC process and EPA SCRIBEKnowledge of the principles and standards of scientific study, field investigations under CERCLA, sampling, experimentation, quality assurance of chemical measurements, research, and documentationUnderstanding of the Department of Defense (DoD) Quality Systems Manual and the ability to interpret analytical data packages for compliance with analytical protocols and quality assurance project plans is desiredAbility to obtain 40 hour HAZWOPER trainingRequired to intermittently drive company or rental vehicles for workMaster’s degree in Chemistry or other related fieldPrior experience in laboratory or environmental chemistryGeneral experience with EQuIS or other environmental data management software; including loading EDDs, setting up new sites, creating automated reports, using Sample Planning module, setting up EQuIS Collect, setting up EQuIS enterprise dashboardsAdditional InformationAECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absences, voluntary benefits, perks, U.S and global well-being programs, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, service recognition awards, retirement savings plan, and employee stock purchase plan.Exempt Position: Offered rate of compensation (Illinios locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $75,000 - $95,000.#LI-EM1About AECOMAECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at aecom.com and @AECOM. Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.