Associate Scientist or Geoscientist

Science Edison, New Jersey


At Weston Solutions, Inc. you will do meaningful work and make valuable contributions. Weston has been a premier provider of environmental services for 65 years. We work with our clients in both the public and private sectors to help identify, solve, mitigate, and manage critical environmental issues to help clients achieve a more sustainable future.    
Associate Scientists perform basic technical tasks including collecting samples, gathering information, gathering, analyzing, and coordinating data in the preparation of accurate, clear, and relevant scientific reports. Responsible for developing a working knowledge of the procedures which are necessary to execute a sound and efficient project and using agreed upon methods, procedures, and techniques. Perform calculations and recommendations based on field investigations and data research and review within the established project schedules.  Acts as an entry-level incumbent with basic knowledge and skills, generally gained through college education and limited work experience; actively learning and gaining skills through work experience.        
Expected Outcomes:     
  • Perform field assignments including field documentation and sampling tasks associated with assigned projects. Under supervision, make appropriate judgments regarding field investigation procedures including selection of sampling sites, use of sampling equipment, and knowledge of sampling techniques. Use appropriate techniques, producing quality samples from which sound scientific data can be drawn.
  • Conduct laboratory investigation and analysis appropriate for the proper identification and evaluation of samples, if applicable.    Process samples collected in the field to ensure proper identification.
  • Perform scientific data research to compile relevant information to be used in conjunction with project data collected. Assess data as it relates to the project data collected. Evaluate and correlate the compiled information.
  • Compile all information prescribed by the scope of work and present it in a logical, accurate, thorough, and understandable manner. Prepare meaningful, precise, and understandable written scientific reports of field and laboratory results appropriate to the defined areas of investigation. Draft scientific reports on client assignments including written reports, tables, figures, and illustrations. Use biometrics and statistical analysis in applying data analysis techniques. Analyze and present data and prepare quality control/ assurance project plans.
  • Collaborate with technicians and other team personnel to complete projects efficiently and accurately. Make recommendations for improvements in sampling techniques, system design, and laboratory practices.
  • Assist the project management team in updating/tracking schedule progress and estimating and tracking project costs.  
  • Interact with clients in a professional manner, responding to client questions and requests and escalating to more senior team members when appropriate.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:    
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Sciences or related field and 1-3 years of related experience.
  • Ability to analyze, interpret and present data.
  • Ability to meet time-sensitive deadlines.
  • Ability to carry out multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office® software.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Effective organizational skills.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Complies with Weston Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) policies and site-specific safety plans. Responsible for personal EHS compliance, and actively engages co-workers in EHS compliance.  May serve in an EHS leadership role directing, mentoring, and training staff in EHS activities. 
  • Membership in a professional organization suited to a specific practice is highly encouraged.
  • Ability to function in outdoor locations such as active construction and / or remediation sites.
  • Ability to walk long distances on varied terrain, climb ladders, and work at elevation.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to receive and deliver detailed information through written and oral communications.
  • Ability to function at a high level in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Employees in HTRW and Chemical fields will have the ability to meet requirements for functioning while wearing PPE.
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.
Compensation will vary based upon experience, education, skill level, and other compensable factors.   

Salary Range: $40,400 - $53,900 - $67,300