Company: Amec Foster Wheeler
Skills: Environmental Engineer
Experience: 15 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Oakland, CA, 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 currently seeking an Associate Environmental Scientist to join our team in Oakland, CA.


Key Responsibilities

  • Performs analyses for highly complex engineering and environmental projects. Demonstrates competency in a combination of areas including field supervision, technical knowledge and project management
  • Responsible for making correct interpretations of findings and recognizes and identifies inconsistent or inappropriate results; knows how and when to apply standard practices and techniques to unusual situations; knows when to consult with project manager and / or other appropriate more senior-level technical professional regarding how to resolve a problem, respond to a question or take an action that is appropriate
  • Motivates, trains and mentors subordinate staff assigned to his / her tasks or projects; facilitates teamwork to achieve maximum results
  • Assumes full management responsibility and accountability for managing large, technically complex critical tasks or projects with review by the project manager (if not the incumbent) or appropriate more senior-level technical professional; develops project strategy and scope; develops realistic budgets and is accountable for them; provides review of project deliverables
  • Manages and communicates results, budget and schedule information to the client, project manager and appropriate operations management
  • Responsible for the identification of new clients and / or developing additional work within an existing project or with an existing client
  • Represents AMEC and interacts in a professional manner with client and subcontractor representatives while on field assignments
  • Responsible for ensuring the Firm’s administrative and financial policies and procedures as well as the methods and procedures specific to his / her specific discipline are followed
  • Understands, applies and oversees safety requirements in the field
  • Expected to join at least one professional association
  • Encouraged to develop the ability to prepare technical papers for external publications and to make presentations to professional or client groups
  • May supervise field activities
  • May have direct staff management responsibilities including performance management, career development and mentoring
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree desirable
  • 15+ years of experience is required
  • Significant knowledge of and experience with industry specific software (e.g., MSOffice, AutoCAD and MS Project) required
  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex problems
  • Demonstrated task and project management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage multiple projects and personnel
  • Demonstrated maturity in judgment, initiative and client relations
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to establish effective internal and external working relationships
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to develop business from new and existing clients
  • Thorough understanding of the company’s resources, capabilities, business practices and financial model
  • Recognized for technical excellence in the professional community
  • Valid driver’s license and insurable driving record
  • Must pass 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training and annual refresher course if required
  • Certification / registration in related area if available, is typically required

Physical Demands

  • Majority of work is completed in office / administrative environment; may involve exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and / or a negligible amount of force frequently to move objects including the human body
  • Close, distance and peripheral vision; normal auditory function
  • Must complete employment physical demonstrating ability to meet job requirements including the ability to wear a respirator as required
  • Completion of annual or bi-annual employment physical as required

Work Environment

  • May occasionally require work at remote sites around construction equipment, drilling rigs, explosives and environmental contamination
  • Overtime and overnight stays may be required
  • Some fieldwork may occasionally require working with hazardous materials and in hazardous conditions
  • Worker would not typically be substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions
  • Will be required to follow all applicable health and safety procedures associated with work environment


  • May travel frequently to project sites including sites remote from the office as part of on-site team

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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