WSP USA Senior Geologist in Kirkland, Washington
Req ID 10282
Who We Are
At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all experiences, skillsets, backgrounds and walks of life. We actively foster a work environment and culture where inclusion and diversity is part of our fundamental structure. This is delivered behaviorally, through our policies, trainings, local partnerships with professional diverse organizations, internal networks and most importantly with the support and sponsorship of our leaders who help drive our commitment to an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and equitable work environment. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!
We are a global leader in environmental consulting - made stronger with the recent acquisition of Wood’s Environment & Infrastructure business and Golder - with world-class expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG), climate resiliency & sustainability (CRS), and earth sciences. Combined we have over 20,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change. As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from across the globe.
WSP is currently initiating a search for a Senior Geologist for our Portland, Oregon, Kirkland, WA, or Lynnwood, WA offices. Be involved in projects with our Earth & Environment Team NW Remediation Practice and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client's objectives and solves their challenges. The successful candidate will have 7 to 10 years experience working on and managing complex site investigation and remediation, preferably including projects for Navy and other Department of Defense clients.
Provides high level technical assistance and guidance for the collection, identification, compiling, and analysis of geological data from various media (soil, groundwater, surface water, sediment, air/vapor). Plans and executes subsurface investigation projects, due diligence projects, and other environmental investigations. Ensures that documentation and recommendations accurately describe the results of geological analyses, and address long-term risks to ecological and human health. Assists project leadership with environmental site assessment, corrective strategies, classification of contaminated materials, and treatment, disposal, and/or onsite remediation activities. Ensures that responsibilities are delivered and adhered to with a level of quality that meets or exceeds acceptable industry standards.
Provide guidance with data collection efforts for extracting, identifying, and compiling environmental data from soil sampling, soil gas sampling, groundwater sampling, stormwater sampling, boring logs, and other matrices for projects, investigations, and surveys.
Conduct environmental site assessments (Phase I and II).
Lead site investigation, subsurface boring and trenching oversight, and monitoring of groundwater and extraction well installations.
Prepare more complex data and visualizations such as mineral charts, soil analyses, groundwater modeling, maps geologic cross-sections, and other illustrations.
Ensure regulatory requirement compliance pertaining to the data integrity, documentation, procedures, training, monitoring systems, and record compliance and retention.
Prepare comprehensive technical reports and presentations that explain research, findings, and recommendations to prevent, control, remedy, or clean-up chemical and environmental problems and contamination.
Analyze, evaluate, and interpret geologic, hydrogeologic, and chemical data obtained during field investigations, offering input with developing action plans for moderate- to high-level threat mitigation activities.
Prepare and implement site Health and Safety Plans (HASPs).
Interact with regulatory agencies, subcontractors, and clients in a confident and professional manner.
Develop action plans for mid to larger-scale pollution, corrosion, hazardous waste, and environmental control project and programs.
Oversee and monitor cross-functional teams in executing project work.
Collaborates with professionals from a variety of disciplines to provide future ready solutions for clients.
Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.
Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.
Who You Are
Bachelor’s Degree in Geology, Hydrogeology, or closely related discipline.
7 to 10 years of experience working as a Geologist.
Experience working on Department of Defense projects (Navy/NAVFAC NF experience preferred.)
OR and/or WA registration required if applicable to discipline.
Must understand OR and WA regulations including MTCA, as well as Federal regulations
Proficient with geological research, investigation, technology, measurement tools, software, and techniques.
Proficiency with the concepts of reducing and eliminating the use or generation of hazardous substances, processes, or products., and mitigation programs.
Well-defined specific knowledge of relevant environmental laws, regulations, compliance practices, and record-keeping requirements.
Experience sampling soil and groundwater via drilling including direct-push, hollow-stem auger, and other similar drilling methods.
Project management experience with small to mid-level projects including tracking hours and expenses for project work.
Experience in conducting Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments in accordance with ASTM guidelines and industry standards.
Experience with UST investigations and remediation including investigation of hydro-carbon impacted sites.
Experience with evaluation of vapor intrusion and sampling soil gas per DTSC and EPA guidelines.
Experience installing groundwater monitoring wells, remediation wells, and soil gas wells.
Experience writing groundwater monitoring reports and well installation reports.
Highly effective interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing ideas effectively and professionally to a scientific and non-scientific audience.
Demonstrated high-level of self-leadership with attention to detail, multi-tasking, and prioritization of responsibilities in a dynamic work environment.
Works independently and provides guidance and leadership to junior team or project members, with strict adherence to QA/QC.
Highly proficient with technical writing, office automation and communication software, technology, and tools.
Well-developed critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to reach conclusions from testing results, data collation, and identify the most cost-effective responses that will minimize waste, prevent pollution, and conserve resources.
Effective at coordinating and assertively directing others in the field such as subcontracted drillers, excavation contractors, utility locators, and others to consistently complete tasks safely and efficiently.
Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.
Ability to work schedules conducive to project-specific requirements that may extend beyond the typical workweek.
Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.
Essential professional licensure/certification.
40-Hour OSHA Health & Safety Training (HAZWOPER) (29 CFR 1910.120).
Basic First Aid and Adult CPR training.
Compensation and Benefits:
WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.
Expected Salary: $89,200 - $182,000
WSP USA is providing the compensation range and general description of other compensation and benefits that the company in good faith believes it might pay and/or offer for this position based on the successful applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities in addition to internal equity and geographic location. WSP USA reserves the right to ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and offer additional benefits and other compensation, depending on circumstances not related to an applicant’s sex or other status protected by local, state, or federal law.
- To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
Travel Required: 10%
Job Status: Regular
Employee Type: Full
Primary Location: PORTLAND - SW AVE
All locations: US-WA-Kirkland, US-WA-Lynnwood
WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com
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