Environmental Scientist

Buffalo, NY 14225

Posted: 09/21/2018 Employment Type: Direct Industry: Engineering Job Number: real_street-1926 Pay Rate: 65000.00 - 100000.00 YEAR
Job Description

Since 2001, RealStreet has connected management executives for the construction industry to contractors working on commercial and government projects.  As the leading firm in the country which specializes entirely in senior level construction employment, we have cultivated long-term relationships with many of the industry's leading companies enabling us access to the top companies throughout the continental U.S.

We currently have a great assignment for an Environmental Scientist with one of our top clients.  Our client is a radiological science, engineering and remediation company that specializes in the Decontamination and Decommissioning (D&D) of buildings, facilities and land areas.

Job Responsibilities

The Environmental Scientist will perform a wide array of tasks to support environmental field investigations at a Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP) Remediation project site, and shall:

  • Assist the Project Managers (PMs) and project staff with environmental permitting strategies and the execution of environmental investigation and remediation projects
  • Perform project inspections and self-assessments for environmental (RCRA, TSCA and other regulatory) compliance, including sediment and erosion control
  • Provide technical support to team members for other aspects of the site environmental program
  • Organize and develop documentation to meet environmental reporting and record-keeping requirements for projects
  • Develop work plans (FSP, SAP and UFP-QAPPs) to plan, track and report routine and non-routine records, permits and reports
  • Develop and obtain required permits for regulatory compliance as required by project, e.g. NPDES, well permits
  • Perform environmental data collection (compliance monitoring and sampling), tracking and reporting
  • Assist in performing sampling events and inspections to comply with state / federal regulations to include collecting samples, coordinating with laboratories and data analysis management
  • Compile data, prepare reports and participate in technical reviews
  • Assist with writing and preparing technical reports, work plans, letters and memorandums
  • Perform office work that includes task coordination, data compilation and interpretation, cost estimates, report writing, regulatory file review, proposal writing, project strategy development, schedule and budget
  • Support project close-out and post-remedial-action reporting efforts
  • Responsible for the coordination and delivery of on-schedule and on-budget tasks

Job Requirements

Specific qualifications for the Environmental Scientist role include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Biology, Ecology, Natural Resources Management or other related disciplines
  • Minimum 8 years of experience with environmental investigation and remediation projects 
  • Experience with environmental permitting through working with DOD and DOE clients, including US Army Corp of Engineers (USACE)
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance experience including supportive field studies and technical report writing
  • Experience providing on-site support for environmental programs at federal installations is preferred including ability to gain access to work on a Federal government facility
  • Experience working at Superfund sites or similar (e.g., FUSRAP, CERCLA, FUDS, BRAC, etc.) under USACE jurisdiction
  • Knowledge and experience with remediation (environmental / radiological) excavation, decontamination, demolition, material handling, on-site treatment, off-site waste transport / disposal, environmental sampling / laboratory analysis and site restoration means and methods
  • Professional work attitude and ability to participate on a team supporting a wide range of environmental compliance activities
  • Current 40-hr HAZWOPER training with uninterrupted 8-hr Refresher course records
  • Pre-employment drug and background screening are required
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and eligible to obtain and maintain an active clearance


Our client offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes:

  • Health, dental, vision and prescription coverage
  • Flexible spending account
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability
  • 401(k)
  • Paid time off

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