Company: Wood
Skills: Geologist, Environmental Engineer
Other Skills: Hydrogeology
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Portland, Maine, United States

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is currently seeking an Entry-Level Geologist / Environmental Scientist to join our North Atlantic Operations team. This position will reside in and will reside in either the Portland, Maine or Rocky Hill, Connecticut office. For this position we expect to train the successful applicant in appropriate field methods and procedures and therefore prior experience or training is not required, although still a positive. Wood will also provide required OSHA health and safety training prior to field work. Through work, the successful applicant will gain an in-depth understanding of approaches, methods and regulatory requirements in planning and implementing successful scientific studies at environmentally impacted sites under federal (RCRA / CERCLA), and state specific regulatory programs including Brownfields. The employee will be expected to travel extensively to sites in the field primarily in New England and will gain a broad working knowledge and experience in implementing environmental investigations. That person will also gain experience in writing work plans, analyzing and evaluating environmental data and assisting with report preparation for submittal to our clients and regulatory agencies.

Why join our North Atlantic Operations Wood Team? We are a close-knit team of dedicated professionals working to find solutions for our diverse customer base! Our knowledgeable and skilled Architects, Engineers, & Scientists, Remediation Engineers, Chemists, Data Visualization Specialists are what make us known in the Industry and drive our recognition for delivering high quality and technical excellence. We realize this success is the result of the efforts and abilities of our people. With such large scope and brand recognition, our employees have the opportunity to work on complex and diverse projects. Our Portland, Maine team takes pride in maintaining a small family-like environment, while also having the structure, resources and opportunities of a large international organization. Our Portland office is right in the heart of Downtown Portland; a diverse and lively city with an outstanding restaurant scene and lots to do if you're an outdoor enthusiast or love the arts - something for everyone! What is considered the hub of Wood's Northeast Region, we are looking to grow our team in supporting our current workload as well as advance our 2020 strategic planning and vision - please consider joining us! (Note: Wood will consider employment for this position from locations remote to Portland, Maine)

Key Responsibilities :
  • Oversee soil borings and groundwater monitoring well installations, collect soil, groundwater, surface water, sediment, air, and soil gas samples, collect data in complex field situations with supervision, and document field activities
  • Perform other field exploration, inspection, testing, and analyses using equipment and instrumentation
  • Prepare components of site investigation reports including work plans, data summaries, calculations, tables, figures, charts, drawings and report text
  • Collect samples and data during remedies and pilot studies from soil and groundwater remediation systems
  • Assist Project Managers and project teams, ensuring effective client communication and relations
  • Organize field work, assign tasks, and work with other staff specialists and technicians to complete assignments
  • Follow company safety policies and procedures, site safety standards, and permit requirements

Skills / Qualifications

  • BS or BA in Geology, Hydrogeology, Environmental Science or Engineering, or related technical field
  • BS with Concentration in Hydrogeology or MS in Hydrogeology desired, but not required
  • Strong writing skills
  • Effective verbal communication skills
  • Microsoft word and Excel experience

Physical Demands :
  • Ability to remain on feet for extended periods of time either stationary or walking
  • Field activities may require working in unfavorable weather conditions, including heat and cold
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people.

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.

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of over $11 billion. We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, chemicals, environment and infrastructure, power & process, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.


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