Project Geoscientist

Science Long Beach, California


WESTON is seeking a Project Scientist for Emergency Response Team.  This person will perform as a member of the START emergency response team as a team leader providing our EPA client with accurate and pertinent scientific data according using agreed upon methods, procedures, and techniques while also serving in a Health and Safety Lead role.  Provide sound conclusions and recommendations based upon field investigations and literature reviews within the established project schedules.

Locations: (Concord, CA) (Long Beach, CA)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • BS in Science or Engineering
  • 1-5+ year’s oil and hazardous materials emergency response experience
  • Proficient in the use of air monitoring and sampling equipment to include but not limited to: Multirae, Lumex, DustTrak, and other equipment used for environmental impact detection
  • Must be certified in Red Cross First Aid, CPR, and Blood borne Pathogens (BBP).
  • Expertise with operation and calibration/maintenance of monitoring and sampling equipment
  • Willingness to participate in Emergency Response On Call Program
  • Technical writing skills to prepare reports and analysis of data utilizing Microsoft Office
  • Excellent communication skills for client contact and personnel management
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable
  • Willingness to travel out of town on two week rotations 

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Familiarity with the Incident Command System (ICS) 100-800
  • 40-Hour HAZWOPER
  • Supervisor/Management experience
  • Ability to lead oil and hazardous materials emergency response projects
  • Ability to train in the use of the scientific method
  • Ability to secure a CMV endorsement for driving a response vehicle
  • Data management skills: working knowledge of EPA/ERT’s Viper, Scribe and RCMS helpful; competency in data handling in MS Access and Excel helpful.


  • Duties will include rotations as an “on-call” responder available 24hrs a day for two weeks at a time.
  • Calibration and maintenance of a variety of multi-media monitoring and sampling equipment. 
  • Document field activities and prepared daily and final reports for EPA client.
  • In-field multimedia sampling.
  • Proficient in the writing of technical documents and plans.
  • Use level D-A PPE to make entries into potentially hazardous areas.
  • Exercises judgment on applicability of methods and approaches in use, and determines best approaches to problem solving when standard procedures are inadequate.
  • Determines best method of data gathering, data base management, and analysis of data to achieve goals.
  • Consults with outside specialists to obtain most accurate and timely data possible while meeting project specifications and time tables.
  • Prepares reports on methods and procedures as part of overall project.
  • Maintain preparedness for immediate mobilization while on-call.
  • Produces quality samples and sampling techniques from which sound scientific data can be drawn into relevant and pertinent evaluation reports to the client's satisfaction.
  • Provides completed projects including draft and final reports within the established budget and schedule.
  • Provides accurate identification of specimens and/or sound ecological assessment and evaluations. 

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

A career at Weston means professional growth and access to diverse opportunities in a thriving, interconnected, and supportive community that works together to make a difference in the environment. We take pride in knowing that our people feel they do meaningful work and make valuable contributions to their teams because recent employee survey results show that over 90% agree on these points. Top talent from all paths—recent graduate, ex-military, experienced, and leaders—join Weston to do meaningful work with a focus on dynamic skills growth and long-term career progression. 

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

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