Company: Wood
Skills: Geologist
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: MN, US


Overview / Responsibilities

Overview

Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is seeking a motivated, Geologist or Environmental Scientist with a 5 to 10 years environmental/consulting experience, that enjoys technical challenges as well as client, regulatory agency and public interaction. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing technical assistance for the investigation and remediation of contaminated sites in Minnesota and across the upper Midwest. The position will include a combination of field oversight and office task management responsibilities.

Field activities may include reconnaissance of project sites, site investigation activities, remedial system construction oversight and operations and maintenance (O&M), leading field teams and providing mentorship to junior staff. Office activities will include assistance with developing project scopes of work and cost estimates, coordinating with subcontractors, conducting analysis and interpretation of investigation data, preparation of remedial investigation reports, and providing support to project managers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) in accordance with applicable ASTM guidance and provisions for All Appropriate Inquiry
  • Conduct Phase II ESAs and Remedial Site Investigations including conducting field work independently and as part of a team
  • Site investigation activities may include oversight of drilling activities (direct-push technology, hollow-stem auger, rotosonic, use of hydraulic profiling tool and other methods, as applicable), and installation of monitoring wells in accordance with applicable regulatory codes
  • Conduct geologic logging in accordance with the Unified Soil Classification System (USCS) and/or ASTM methods, as applicable
  • Conducting sampling of various environmental media
  • Perform Regulated Materials Surveys, or hazardous building materials surveys (asbestos, lead-based paint, universal wastes, mold, etc.)
  • Collect waste characterization and bulk asbestos samples for laboratory analysis
  • Perform routine O&M of soil, groundwater and vapor treatment systems
  • Troubleshooting and resolving treatment system operation malfunctions and deficiencies of LNAPL, SVE, groundwater pump and treat and sub-slab depressurization systems
  • Perform field oversight of remediation or construction subcontractors, field observations and data collection, and field sampling
  • Compile, organize, and evaluate field and laboratory data for incorporation into technical reports
  • Prepare work plans and investigation reports
  • Participate in proposal preparation and project planning including developing work scope, task-level budgets, and cost estimates; may perform calculations, gather or review information, or prepare standard sections of proposals
  • Ability and willingness to travel to project sites in Minnesota and out of state - Approximately 10% overnight travel
  • Strong commitment to company's safety program; follow company safety standards, site safety standards and maintain safe workplace practices


Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field, such as environmental science, environmental engineering, or geology
  • Hold licensure as a Professional Geologist in Minnesota, or possess the educational requirements to obtain licensure within 6 months of hire date
  • 5+ years of experience with environmental tasks in support of site investigation or remediation
  • Knowledge of Minnesota environmental regulations and guidance
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency in the MS Office suite
  • Experience with GIS, gINT, Surfer or EQuIS a plus
  • Must be self-starter, team oriented, with strong work ethic
  • Must be well organized, detail oriented, and have excellent QA/QC skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexibility to work outside normal business hours, as required
  • Field activities may require working in unfavorable weather conditions or with hazardous materials and in hazardous conditions - within the structure of Wood's safety program
  • Must pass drug test, physical, and background check and must have a valid driver's license and satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving (Motor Vehicle Safety)
  • Role may require frequent lifting of up to 50 lbs
  • Very motivated, well organized, detail oriented and excellent troubleshooting skills
  • 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER Certification with current 8-hour refresher is preferred but not required - Wood will provide all necessary training for the selected candidate, as applicable


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 40,000 people. www.woodplc.com

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 consulting and engineering 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 40,000 people. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at  www.woodplc.com and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.