• Title
    Environmental Scientist / Water Quality Field Lead
    Requisition ID
    2018-28947
    Work Location
    US-FL-West Palm Beach
    Department / Discipline
    Environmental
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is currently seeking a Water Quality Field Lead with an environmental science background to join our team in West Palm Beach, FL. This position required a Bachelors or Associates Degree in Natural or physical sciences and a minimum of 4 years experience field sampling for water quality / environmental low-concentration analytics.

     

    Key Responsibilities

     

    • Supervise and coordinate subcontractors
    • Coordinate and meet with clients
    • Generate professional reports, familiar with word and excel programs
    • Collect surface water samples and measurements following QA/QC protocols and standard operating procedures
    • FDEP SOP’s, and SFWMD FSQM / SOP’s
    • Calibrate and maintain monitoring equipment, including multi-parameter water quality sondes, automatic water samplers, ground water monitoring equipment, and sediment dredges
    • Operate computer hardware and software used to record and upload multi-parameter sonde calibrations, field activities, and observations
    • Accurately and completely document all field activities as required by the FSQM
    • Work for extended periods of time in the field, sometimes remote areas, under hot or cold, wet conditions and in areas occupied by wildlife such as alligators, snakes, and stinging insects
    • Operate four wheel drive vehicles

    Other assignments may include:

    • Groundwater sampling
    • Phase 1 / Phase II Environmental Site Assessments
    • Wetland Delineation
    • Environmental remediation
    • Geotechnical exploration oversight
    • Construction Materials Testing

    Skills / Qualifications

    Required

    • Bachelors or Associates degree in a Natural or Physical Science, or related field
    • At least four (4) years experience collecting environmental or water quality samples for low-concentration analytics
    • Possess general understanding of water chemistry
    • Capable of working independently and with a team
    • Capable of working with limited supervision
    • Must be qualified to collect all matrices and methods associated with the assigned project(s)
    • Must possess and demonstrate knowledge of the DEP SOPs for sampling and the WQM FSQM
    • Must comply with the sample collection requirements in each project specific Monitoring Plan
    • Must have a general understanding of water chemistry
    • Must be skilled and proficient in their ability to independently:
      • Calibrate and maintain monitoring equipment, including multi-parameter water quality sondes, automatic water samplers, ground water monitoring equipment, and sediment dredges
      • Accurately and completely document all field activities as required by the FSQM
      • Operate computer hardware and software used to record and upload multi-parameter sonde calibrations, field activities, and observations
      • Collect surface water samples and measurements following p rope QA/QC protocols and standard operating procedures
    • Must have the ability to:
      • Swim
      • Drive and/or ride in vehicles over rough off-road terrain, or on levees roads
      • Operate and/or ride in boats for extended periods of time
      • Wade into water to collect samples
      • Lift 50 lbs.
    • Must pass drug test, background check and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving (MVR) policy

    Preferred

    • Skilled and proficient in the ability to collect surface water, groundwater, atmospheric deposition (rain), and soil/sediment samples
    • Experience in South Florida preferred

    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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