Company: Wood
Skills: Risk Management, Environmental, Safety & Training
Experience: 15 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Chelmsford, Massachusetts, United States

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Inc. is seeking a Senior Human Health Risk Assessor with at least 15 years of experience to support our growing risk assessment and toxicology practice.

We are seeking an experienced human health risk assessor to collaborate with our current team of risk assessment professionals in project planning and execution as well as public outreach and stakeholder communication. Risk assessments will be prepared to meet the requirements of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and many States' environmental regulatory programs.

The ideal candidate would work closely with our team in the Chelmsford, Massachusetts area while also being part of the larger operations within the company. Wood offers the opportunity and flexibility to balance work in the office and from home.

Key Responsibilities

The position will involve coordination and implementation of project work associated with multimedia (air, water, and soil) risk assessments and environmental regulatory compliance in the industrial/ commercial and government sectors as well as project management. This position offers the opportunity to work with a large and diverse team of engineers and scientists to address complex environmental challenges executing the following roles/ responsibilities:
  • Directs and supervises technical assignments and manages entire projects or specific elements of projects;
  • Perform as lead risk assessor authoring proposals and projects;
  • Extensive client and regulator interaction experience, particularly with scoping of risk assessments and application of the risk assessment results and conclusions in site decision-making;
  • Provide technical review for projects to comply with environmental regulations, company standards, contract requirements, and related specifications; and
  • Occasional travel for projects, conferences, business development, or training.

Skills / Qualifications

  • B.S. or M.S. in Toxicology, Biology, Public Health or related scientific discipline
  • 15+ years relevant experience in conducting, authoring, directing, and conducting technical review of multi-media human health risk assessments with increasing levels of project complexity and responsibility
  • Extensive hands-on knowledge of human health risk assessment principles, procedures, and guidance particularly USEPA CERCLA
  • Demonstrated successful interactions across a range of private sector and governmental clients
  • Extensive experience in scoping, managing, and conducting each of the stages of the CERCLA process including:
    • Development of work plans and QAPPs (including evaluating sampling strategies and appropriateness of data for risk)
      • Performance and review of multi-media baseline human health risk assessments for common and emerging contaminants
      • Completion of projects through feasibility studies and Records of Decision
  • Experience with risk communication with clients, stakeholders, and at conferences and professional organizations including presenting complex technical information in a concise and accurate manner
  • Certification as a DABT is preferred
  • Experience with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances is preferred

Our employees have the opportunity to work on diverse projects for industry and government clients with the support and resources of a large international organization with unlimited career opportunities. At the same time, our team takes pride in maintaining a close collaborative environment. We have a very comfortable and supportive culture, with a deep bench of knowledgeable and skilled geologists, scientists, engineers, chemists, and database specialists. We realize that our people are what make us known in the industry and recognized for delivering high quality and technical excellence. If you want to be a part of a dedicated and brilliant team, we'd love to hear from you!

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.

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 and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.