Environmental Scientist (Jr. to Mid-Level)

Tetra Tech
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  • Post Date: Mar 12, 2019
  • Start Date: 3/12/2019
  • Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—16,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams.

Tetra Tech's Dallas, TX office is currently seeking a Junior- to Mid-Level Environmental Scientist to work on federal and various other contracts. 

The ideal candidate will provide support on a variety of environmental projects, including multi-media sampling and analysis events, air monitoring, fieldwork documentation, field data collection and management with significant travel (50% or more). This position will involve providing technical support to federal (and potentially other contracts) in the areas of environmental emergency response site/remedial assessment, removal assessment, and removal actions.  Work will include conducting site visits, supporting multi-media sampling, field audits and inspections, responding to environmental emergencies on a rotational, on-call basis, organizing and reviewing data, preparing reports, file reviews, collection and recording of various data in the field, and potentially training and exercise support.


1-5 years of environmental experience. Hands-on experience with multi-media sampling and analysis, other experience in the field, and familiarity with state and federal environmental regulations, including RCRA, CERCLA, and TSCA regulations. The successful candidate will have excellent writing skills that include the ability to read and assimilate technical and scientific information. Experience with GIS and/or database systems is desired. Experience supporting environmental emergency responses a plus.

Must be highly motivated, customer focused, and work well in a team environment. Must also have the ability to manage a heavy workload and travel; potentially on short notice. Excellent communication, client interaction, and organizational skills, as well as proficiency with MS Office applications are required. Must have the ability to drive a motor vehicle and pass a motor vehicle records check.  B.S./B.A. in Geology, Chemistry, or other related environmental science degree preferred. 40-hour OSHA training and first responder certification preferred.

Lifting and carrying objects up to 50 lbs. Capable of wearing and working in an air purifying respirator and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). Periodic long work days, including 12+ hours, especially when in the field.  The position will require on-call support up to two weeks per month. The ability to respond quickly, within a mandatory response time is required. The position will require travel to support environmental emergency response situations throughout the southeast, on short notice, where the applicant will manage field teams and provide technical support to EPA personnel at the site in a high-pressure situation. Ability to travel and support projects on a national scale is required.

For more information on our company, please visit our website at www.tetratech.com. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter on the Careers portion of our website at www.tetratech.com/careers.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Tetra Tech is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability - No calls or agencies

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