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Senior Environmental Technician

Senior Environmental Technician

Requisition ID 
Work Location 
Department / Discipline 
Commissioning, Maintenance, Operations & Validation
Additional Work Location 
US-CA-San Francisco
Position Type 
Staff / Permanent

Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Amec Foster Wheeler is currently seeking a Senior Environmental Technician to perform Operations & Maintenance (O&M) on water/wastewater treatment system related to soil and groundwater remediation sites. Also performs field duties for sampling of soil, surface water, stormwater and groundwater at various locations for public and private clients.


Key Responsibilities

  • Ability to make good observations and record them carefully
  • Performs more complex collection of field and/or laboratory data
  • Performs more complex laboratory tests
  • Writes routine field reports with minimal supervision; contributes to writing complex reports
  • At the direction of the project manager or senior professional, interacts with clients and subcontractors
  • Prepares more non-routine and/or complex calibrations of field and/or laboratory equipment, either in field, laboratory or office
  • Prepares work order for repairs and requisitions for replacement of equipment
  • Responsible for meeting assigned task deadlines
  • Informs immediate supervisor or Project Manager about problems encountered during work assignments
  • Observes and documents routine construction operations and writes daily reports
  • Understands, applies and oversees safety requirements in the field
  • Assists in other non-technical projects as appropriate
  • Assists and observe contractor work on construction projects and interact with clients and contractor or subcontractor representatives accordingly
  • May coordinate/direct the work of Field Technicians
  • May assist in training personnel on use of field equipment or collection of field and/or laboratory data

Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or combination of technical education, PDH's, licensure, and certification
  • Minimum of 7 years of industry experience
  • Expert knowledge and understanding of project scope and focus
  • Ability to set up, calibrate and maintain all laboratory and test equipment in an effective and safe manner
  • Responsible to direct others in procedural matters and in execution of the work orders
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently with little to no supervision
  • Demonstrated Leadership, ability to interact with Clients, and interpersonal skills
  • Valid driver’s license and insurable driving record
  • Must pass Health and Safety Training and Defensive Driving Courses upon hire
  • Must have 40 hour HAZWOPER Training and 8-hour refreshers up to date

Physical Job Requirements

  • Ability to stoop, kneel, climb and lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to drive large pick-up truck; ability to drive a trailer helpful
  • Ability to use hands to operate field equipment
  • Close, distance, and peripheral vision; normal auditory function
  • Must complete employment physical demonstrating ability to meet job requirements, including the ability to wear a respirator, as required
  • Completion of annual or bi-annual employment physical, as required

Machines, Tools and/or Equipment Used

  • Field tools and equipment
  • Pickup truck and/or other motor vehicle(s); some locations require individual to have their own vehicle
  • On occasion, office equipment such as photocopy machine and fax machine
  • Personal computer and desk top software (e.g., MSOffice)

Work Environment

  • May require work at remote sites around construction equipment, drilling rigs, explosives and environment contamination
  • Overtime and overnight stays may be required
  • Some fieldwork may require working with hazardous materials and in hazardous conditions


  • May spend most or all of time in the field, including sites remote from the office, as part of on-site team

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion.  We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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