Environmental Scientist (Jr. Level)

Tetra Tech
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  • Post Date: Apr 04, 2019
  • Start Date: 4/4/2019
  • 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 is seeking an Entry or Junior-level Environmental Scientist for their Fenton, MO (St. Louis metropolitan area) to provide support on various environmental projects throughout Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri. 

This position will primarily support investigations and removal activities at former lead mining areas in Jefferson, Washington, Madison and St. Francois counties and other areas in southeast Missouri.  However, work at other sites throughout the four-state area may also be required.  Responsibilities will include preparation of sampling plans, field studies including the collection of soil, groundwater and indoor air samples, interpretation of sample data and preparation of data summary reports, regular maintenance and calibration of equipment used during field studies, supporting preparedness and prevention meetings, conference calls and exercises, and supporting other environmental studies.  This position will require extensive outdoor work, and may occasionally require overnight travel.


Candidates should have 0 to 3 years of experience with hazardous materials, sampling of environmental media (soil, groundwater, air, etc.), environmental consulting or related activities.  Previous experience at residential lead mine sites is preferred but not required.  Must possess strong analytical, organizational and communication skills (both written and verbal).  Must also be highly motivated, customer focused and work well in a team environment.  Experience with hand-held X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometer preferred but not required.  Proficiency with MS Word and Excel required.  Must be able to drive a motor vehicle and pass a motor vehicle records check.

B.S. degree in scientific or engineering field is required. Completion of 40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training and current 8-hour HAZWOPER refresher training are required to perform this work.  If the successful candidate does not already possess this training, Tetra Tech will provide training prior to initiating regular work duties in the field.

Must be able to lift sample coolers and other equipment up to 50 pounds.  Must be able to wear full-face respirator and complete annual medical monitoring program, including pulmonary function testing. This position will require extensive outdoor work within the four-state area of Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska during all seasons, including peak summer and winter conditions.  Most work is anticipated to occur in the eastern Missouri area, however, occasional overnight travel may be required for projects located outside this area.

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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