Associate Geoscientist / Scientist

Science West Chester, Pennsylvania


At Weston Solutions, Inc. you will do meaningful work and make valuable contributions.

Employee-ownership at Weston is a path to professional growth and access to diverse opportunities in a highly connected community that works together across key service areas to make a difference in the environment. Weston continues to evolve and adapt to our changing world as a premier provider of environmental and infrastructure services for over sixty years. In both the public and private sectors our teams help identify, solve, mitigate, and manage critical environmental issues to help clients achieve a more sustainable future.

The Associate Geoscientist/Scientist is technically responsible to a more senior geoscientist or project manager to provide accurate and pertinent scientific data according to agreed upon methods, within established project schedules, procedures, and techniques; and to provide sound conclusions and recommendations based upon field investigations and literature reviews. Under the operations supervision of a Unit/Section Manager, the position of Associate Geoscientist/Scientist is a preparatory step into the position of Project Geoscientist.

Locations: West Chester, PA- Twin Cities, MN

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Bachelors degree plus three (3) to five (5) years of related experience, or Masters Degree plus two (2) to three (3) years related experience.
  • Related experience is defined as continuous professional employment under the direction of more senior professionals involving activities pertinent to the Assistant II Geoscientist position
  • Demonstrated ability to make field decisions consistent with project objectives.
  • Demonstrate ability to interface in project teams to solve problems and provide value-added services.
  • Demonstrate ability to plan and organize on project task segments.
  • Demonstrate ability to work and complete assignments independently.
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively by speech and writing to individuals and large groups of peers, staff, supervisors, vendors and clients.
  • Demonstrate technical competence and willingness to instruct junior staff in areas of specialization.
  • Demonstrate ability to make timely and effective decisions.
  • Demonstrate dedication to fostering ethical conduct and professionalism.

Expected Outcomes 

  • The Associate Geoscientist/Scientist will be responsible for specific technical tasks such as field sampling activities and data reduction and analysis. The Associate Geoscientist/Scientist is responsible for writing specific technical sections or reports and plans as assigned by a Project or Senior Geoscientist.
  • The Associate Geoscientist/Scientist may solicit subcontracting bids and supervise subcontractors in the field.
  • The Associate Geoscientist/Scientist will be asked to provide on-the-job training for other geoscientists and to participate in Department courses and exercises.
  • The Associate Geoscientist/Scientist may be asked to evaluate the credentials of geoscientists seeking appointment to the Associate Geoscientist/Scientist position.
  • Ensure compliance with technical project specifications and standard operating procedures defined in the project work scope.
  • Complete assigned projects on schedule and within budget to the satisfaction of the client and the project management team.
  • Monitor project performance, including the performance of subcontractors, when assigned the responsibility of task or project leader.
  • Develop consulting skills and sensitivity toward your client.
  • Assist in developing specifications and procure subcontractors as directed by senior staff.
  • Cooperate with senior staff in carrying out project planning and management duties.
  • Coordinate project staffing needs with the Unit Managers.
  • Cooperate with senior staff in developing appropriate project scopes, budgets and schedules for proposals and projects.
  • Provide recommendations to the appropriate supervisor when potential problems in project technical quality are identified.
  • Continue technical education through review of technical periodicals, participation at internal training programs, and attendance at external seminars, workshops, conferences or training sessions.
  • Participate in the development of standard operating procedures and internal training programs.
  • Identify new technologies and techniques and evaluate their applicability and potential benefits for the company.
  • Solve technical problems on projects with assistance from senior staff.
  • Select peer reviewers for informal project reviews.
  • Conduct peer reviews of work scopes, project implementation plans, schedules, budgets, technical calculations and interpretations and project deliverables as requested.
  • Cooperate with all project QA/QC audits and reviews, and assist in implementing corrective action as appropriate.
  • Cooperate with senior staff to improve the technical quality of project work.
  • Demonstrate a high level of current discipline expertise for application to present and future projects.
  • Demonstrate data organization and management skills.
  • Must be willing to travel 50%-75% of the time.

We fully invest in our people: Weston provides a generous, comprehensive benefits package program that offers employees high value options with solid financial protection, meeting the personal needs of its people and their families.

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K with base and matching employer stock contributions.
  • Paid time off to include holiday and parental leave.
  • Life and disability plans.
  • Critical illness and accident plans.
  • Work/Life flexibility.
  • Professional development opportunities.