Associate Scientist

Science West Chester, Pennsylvania


Description

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 has continued 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.    
    
Weston Solutions, Inc. is actively seeking an Associate Scientist to provide technical support to project managers for our commercial, state, and federal projects. The candidate will perform field activities in support of permit applications and site investigation activities. Such field activities may include environmental sampling, site surveys, wetland and stream delineations, habitat assessment, restoration areas monitoring, and sub-contractor oversight. Additionally, the candidate will perform compilation of field data and assist with the preparation of technical reports and permit applications for a variety of environmental projects.
    
This role will primarily support projects in the northeast region (New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York). Tasks will be conducted in the field and office work can be supported from home.    
    
Expected Outcomes:    
  • Assists with wetland delineations and remedial investigations (e.g., soil, sediment, groundwater, and surface water sampling) implementing methods and procedures in accordance with the scope of work.
  • Provides oversight of sub-contractors and documents field activities accordingly.
  • Compiles and evaluates field data and assists in technical report preparation.
  • Assists with preparation of permit applications, as requested, including review of applicable regulations.
  • Communicates with team lead and project managers regarding project tasks and progress.
 
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:    
  • B.S. or B.A. in Environmental Science, Biology, Ecology, or related natural resource program. with 1-3 years of experience or a recent graduate with equivalent experience.
  • Ability/flexibility to travel and complete field work during the field season (April to October) and work extended hours.
  • Ability to work outdoors in variable weather conditions and on challenging terrain for an extended period of time.
  • Prior environmental consulting experience in biology and/or federal, state, and local permitting is a plus.
  • Familiarity with the 1987 Army Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineations Manual and Regional Supplement(s).
  • Experience sampling environmental media.
  • Working knowledge of sub-meter accuracy GPS technologies and collection of digital data (e.g., ARC GIS Field Maps) is a bonus.
  • Wetland training/desire to obtain certifications (Professional Wetland Scientist, Wetland Professional in Training) is preferred.
  • Knowledge regarding State (NJDEP, PADEP, NYSDEC) and Federal (USEPA, USFWS, and USACE) regulations and permitting is a plus.
  • Experience recording field data, writing technical reports and building tables and spreadsheets. Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and Adobe. Additional experience in GIS software and figure preparation is a bonus.
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings is a plus.
  • Ability to complete office tasks and field work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to maintain effective communication and productivity while working remotely.
  • Ability to collect site information from publicly available databases.
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds.
  • Valid driver’s license and a good driving record.
  • 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER certification a plus.
 
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 including personal, holiday and parental leave.
  • Life and disability plans.
  • Critical illness and accident plans.
  • Work/Life flexibility.
  • Professional development opportunities.
 
Compensation will vary based upon experience, education, skill level, and other compensable factors.    
 

Salary Range: $36,600 - $48,900 - $61,100