Scientist / Geoscientist / Engineer for Emergency Response Team

Science Frisco, Texas


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 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.

Weston Solutions, Inc. (WESTON®) has an immediate opening for a mid-level Environmental Scientist.  The position supports our contract with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 that includes Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. The successful candidate will have a strong desire to make a difference in our communities by doing work that helps to protect public health and our environment.

The position will include field and office work managing field projects involving investigations and remediation of hazardous waste sites. Specific duties will include, but are not limited to, leading projects performing sampling environmental media (soil, water, waste, air, etc.), chemical and physical screening of samples in the field, shipping samples to laboratories for analysis, evaluating analytical results, and preparing reports of investigations and removal actions.  The position also includes participation as an on-call emergency responder, approximately 1 week per month, for assessment of oil and hazardous materials releases. This position requires the ability to travel up to 50%.

This position is an integral member of the project team, interfacing with internal and external clients, preparing project deliverables, and clearly communicating with other project team members.

Qualifications:

  • B.S. in biology, geology, chemistry, environmental, other science, or engineering with 3 - 10 years of experience.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. (field equipment, PPE, etc.)
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States and have a valid driver's license.

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience planning and leading environmental site investigations at sites with potentially hazardous substances.
  • Interacting with clients to understand project objectives and expectations.
  • OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER training in accordance with OSHA  29 CFR 1910 preferred. Training will be provided to the successful candidate if needed.
  • Preparation of field work plans, including health and safety plans and field sampling plans. Experience preparing quality assurance project plans (QAPP) and/or UFP QAPPs is a plus.
  • Oversight of subcontractors
  • Ability to organize and review data (analytical data, monitoring data)
  • Collection of multimedia samples (soil, water, air, waste).
  • Experience with subsurface investigations (direct push, air/mud rotary, hollow stem auger drilling) a plus.
  • Use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Use of air and water monitoring instrumentation.
  • Use of standard office applications (Microsoft Office suite)
  • Technical report preparation.
  • ICS training and experience is a plus.
  • Spanish fluency is 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 plus holiday and parental leave.
  • Life and disability plans.
  • Critical illness and accident plans.
  • Work/Life flexibility.
  • Professional development opportunities.