Associate Environmental Scientist

Science Edison, New Jersey


Weston Solutions, Inc. (WESTON®) has an immediate opening for a full-time Environmental Scientist in our Edison, NJ office.  The position will include work in both field and office environments performing investigations and remediation of hazardous waste sites.  Specific duties will include, but are not limited to, sampling environmental media (soil, water, waste, air, etc.), chemical and physical screening of samples in the field, shipping samples to laboratories for analyses, evaluating analytical results, and preparing reports of investigations and Removal Actions.  The selected candidate will be an integral member of a project team with key contributions and responsibilities; required to interface with internal and external clients; responsible for project deliverables; and clearly communicating to the project team.  The position is for a dedicated contract for the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2.  Fieldwork and travel within NY, NJ, PR and the USVI is required.  

We are seeking a motivated individual with strong communication, interpersonal and analytical skills; strong organization skills, ownership and accountability; and the ability to multi-task, meet deadlines and anticipate team needs. The successful candidate will also have a strong desire to support the mission of protecting public health and the environment.  

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • B.S. degree in Biology, Geology, Chemistry, or Environmental Science plus at least 1-2 years of experience related to environmental investigation is required.   Experience related to hazardous site investigation is preferred. Experience may include relevant employment or internships. An M.S. degree in any of the above scientific fields may substitute for the experience requirement.
  • Fieldwork and travel within NY, NJ, PR, and the USVI is required.
  • Collection of multi-media samples, on-site characterization of environmental samples, donning and doffing of PPE, use and applications of air monitoring and other environmental field instrumentation, and use of GPS.
  • Evaluation of analytical data quality, environmental data interpretation, excellent writing, report preparation and computer skills (Microsoft Office).
  • OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER training in accordance with OSHA  29 CFR 1910.
  • Experience in the applications of GIS/database management preferred.
  • Must be eligible to work in the US and have a valid driver's license.
  • Spanish fluency is a plus.

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