The Environmental Scientist position requires a welcoming disposition with strong communication, confidentiality and interactive skills. In addition, the position necessitates a self-motivated person with tremendous organizational skills, excellent attention to detail and the ability to perform a variety of field and office tasks successfully. The position also requires some over-night travel and extended hours. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, as well as other general computer skills and the ability to learn new programs quickly are beneficial to success in this position. The Environmental Scientist is responsible for conducting field activities for environmental projects in accordance with company Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and assigned work orders, as well as assisting Project Managers with technical document and proposal preparation and/or other office related tasks Experience is not necessary, but is beneficial.
I. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
1. Oversee and conduct engineering and scientific field work per provided work orders and SESCO Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
2. Recognize activities outside the scope-of-work and communicate those activities to the appropriate Project Manager.
3. Become an expert at soil and groundwater sample collection in accordance with SESCO protocols, procedures, and general industry standards.
4. Proficient at soil descriptions and logging.
5. Effectively communicate with the Project Managers regarding progress and findings of the assigned field work.
6. Complete thorough and accurate documentation of all field activities including field notes and company forms.
7. Implement and follow Health & Safety procedures outlined in site-specific health and safety plans and SESCO policies.
8. Follow SESCO’s SOP and Quality Assurance & Quality Control (QA/QC) methods.
9. Adeptly manage on-site subcontractors as it relates to specific projects.
10. Assist Project Managers with technical documentation preparation.
II. OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Maintain a professional demeanor that produces a positive attitude from clients and co-workers.
2. Promote company-wide safety as well as take a proactive approach to preventive maintenance and delivery of quality service.
3. Awareness and adherence to the SESCO Policy and Procedures Manual.
4. Commitment to self-development through continued education and training workshops/seminars.
5. Responsible for company equipment and vehicle maintenance/upkeep.
5. Ability to work extended hours and out-of-town, including overnight stays. This may include overnight travel to job sites in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.
III. MINIMUM POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Education: B.A. or B.S. degree in geology, hydrogeology, or environmental science.
2. Knowledge of: Environmental investigation and remediation topics, Microsoft Office programs including Outlook, Word, and Excel; project software including CADD, Log Plot, Adobe, and Surfer; department policies and procedures; English grammar and spelling; records management.
3. Skill in: computer operation; multi-tasking; technical instrumentation including low-flow and survey equipment, water level meters and photo-ionization detectors;
4. Ability to: be efficient in every aspect of the job with minimal supervision, be a self-starter, carry out instructions provided in written, oral or picture form; manage many variables and determine specific action; deal with nonverbal symbols in formulas, equations, or graphs; define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; exercise independent judgment; prepare accurate documentation; calculate statistics; prepare maps, charts, graphs, or plans; write instructions and specifications; understand a variety of written and /or verbal communications; develop and maintain effective working relationships; lift up to 40 lbs.
5. Physical Demands: Must be able to lift, sit, stand, bend, or stoop for long periods of time. Must possess the sensory capacities to efficiently and successfully execute essential job functions.