Company: Amec Foster Wheeler
Skills: Environmental, Safety & Training
Experience: 1 + Years
Education: Tech/Vocational Cert/Apprenticeship
Location: Chelmsford, MA, US
Status: Active

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Overview / Responsibilities

Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure is seeking an On-call Senior Human Health Risk Assessor to execute and/or direct human health risk assessment projects and provide senior technical leadership for human health risk assessment projects and proposals.            


Key Responsibilities

  • Direct the preparation of human health risk assessment reports under various regulatory programs (Massachusetts Contingency Plan, CERCLA, RCRA, and other state / provincial regulatory programs)
  • Interact with Amec Foster Wheeler's project managers and external clients to understand and develop details of risk assessment objectives, detailed scope and budgets
  • Identify on a project-specific basis, the project team (data manager, entry-level and junior risk assessment staff, GIS professional, senior technical reviewer) needed to complete the assignment. Direct and coordinate activities of the project team to complete the required technical scope and to meet the identified schedule and budget,  Interact with senior technical reviewer to complete risk assessment reports
  • Serve as primary author of risk assessment reports
  • Contribute to preparation of proposals to win new work for large comprehensive projects that include a risk assessment component and to win new work for risk assessment projects. Evaluate options and make recommendations to support risk-based closure strategies
  • Manage projects with limited oversight from senior and principal scientist
  • Mentor and direct junior staff assisting on project execution
  • Maintain up-to-date technical expertise in risk assessment and follow regulatory developments
  • Assist client account managers in maintaining positive client relationship, continued sales and growth
  • Interact with regulatory agencies as required
  • Some travel are required

Skills / Qualifications


  • Degree in Toxicology, Biology, Public Health or related scientific discipline
  • Eight to twelve years of consulting risk assessment experience with at least three years’ experience directing risk assessment projects and serving as the primary author of risk assessment reports  
  • Excellent knowledge of the principles and standards of scientific study, field investigation and sampling, experimentation, research and documentation
  • Excellent understanding of and experience applying human health risk assessment principles and procedures as well as MCP and CERCLA risk assessment guidance and policy
  • Computer literate (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Strong technical writing skills and experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work effectively with team members as well as independently
  • Ability and experience in developing compliance strategies and site closure strategies based on detailed understanding of regulations, policies and guidance


  • Senior Human Health Risk Assessment experience with some minor experience in Ecological Risk Assessment preferred
  • Master’s Degree or Ph. D. are preferred academic training
  • Strong background providing environmental consulting services to clients in the industrial / commercial, transportation, energy and government sectors
  • History of presenting and / or participating at professional conferences

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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