Associate Scientist or Geoscientist

Science Edison, New Jersey


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.

The Associate Scientist or Geoscientist carries out project duties as established by the Project Manager with the scientist's concurrence.  The objective is to produce a result (monitor­ing, data, analysis and conclusions, final report, recommen­dations, etc.) which satisfies the client's needs.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • BS or BA in environmental sciences or geosciences plus 2-4 years’ experience.
  • Experience in performing remedial investigations and remedial actions in New Jersey is required.
  • Working knowledge of New Jersey technical requirements for site remediation is required.
  • Understanding of NJDEP regulations specifically Technical Requirements for Site Remediation, NJDEP Field Sampling Procedures Manual, drilling guidance and NJAC 7:9D, NJDEP soil and groundwater remedial standards, etc. is required.
  • Ability to troubleshoot issues or problems in the field and office is required.
  • Experience in oversight of field activities, including drilling operations & monitoring well installation, excavation and UST removal activities, soil, groundwater, and waste sampling, hazardous/non-hazardous waste requirements, SI/RI/RA investigations and field work implementation, H&S requirements and personal and/or community air monitoring is desired.
  • Experience with construction aspects of remediation systems is desirable.
  • Experience in PA/SI/RI/RA report writing and review is preferred in accordance with NJDEP regulations/guidance and Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA) forms.
  • Excellent communication skills working with subcontractors, regulatory agencies, and clients is preferred.
  • Able to work well with project team members and other consultants or companies.
  • Able to identify problems, evaluate potential solutions, and address these items with field/office team members as well as with clients.
  • Able to provide safety oversight in the field and be versed at completing safety related documents.
  • Able to participate as an on-call rotating team member for a local client to respond to spills that occur due to accidents, equipment failure, weather, etc. Staff are required to work with the responding emergency response contractor to determine the cleanup action needed and to collect field samples as needed. 
  • Certifications for the following: 40 hr OSHA HAZWOPER, First Aid/CPR, and 8 hr Supervisor. A plus if you have a 10 hr or 30 hr OSHA Construction cert.

Expected Outcomes

  • Collects samples, analyzes data and prepares reports in area of specialty on projects.
  • Maintains up-to-date sampling, monitoring and testing techniques ensuring the credibility of data collected.
  • Prepares the sections of proposals relating to his or her area of specialty within regards to scope, man-hours, and equipment needed.
  • Is familiar with potential hazards (safety and health) associated with project activities and advises project manager of procedures to mitigate.
  • Assisting with coordinating all sampling and analytical activities in an efficient manner to ensure that the project requirements and deadlines are met.
  • Coordinates the preparation of required interim and final reports for projects.
  • As needed, conducts literature surveys encompass­ing all disciplines studies for projects.
  • Site responsibilities range from being totally responsible for the execution of a job to directing the efforts of 5 to 10 people from his/her own and other departments.  At times, may function as part of project managed by another depart­ment of division.  Output may consist of a few pages or an entire report.
  • Serves as a field data collection team member.  Controls all field operations, data collection techniques, analyses, timetables, field budgets.

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 to include personal, holiday and parental leave.
  • Life and disability plans.
  • Critical illness and accident plans.
  • Work/Life flexibility.