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Environmental Scientist – Houston, Texas
Cypress Environmental Consulting LLC
Full time Positions
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As an Environmental Scientist, you will provide environmental field assessments, environmental inspections, monitoring, reporting, and permitting support for a variety of resource, infrastructure, and development projects. The selected candidate will assist our team of environmental professionals on environmental assessments/monitoring, permitting, impact analysis, and various environmental investigations, studies, and surveys in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and across the gulf coast.
You will work in a dynamic team environment with other scientists, geologist, biologists, engineers, water resource specialists, NEPA specialists, environmental planners, and regulatory experts. This position will include opportunities for both field and office work; it may also involve extensive travel and several days in the field and away from home.
• Conduct site assessments (Phase I ESA, Phase II ESA, environmental inspections).
• Storm water pollution prevention plan implementation (SW3P).
• Monitor and perform environmental inspections to ensure regulatory compliance
• Conduct field work including various multimedia sampling (surface water, sediment, groundwater, soil gas, air, etc.)
• Installation of soil borings and groundwater monitoring and remedial wells using universal soil classification logging standards.
• Conducting assessments for hazardous materials including (but not limited to) asbestos, mold, lead, PCBs and mercury.
• Collecting samples for accurate logging on chain of custody documents and submission to independent laboratories for analysis.
• Technical report support including data entry/validation, figure preparation, and QA/QC.
• Writing technical reports that summarize methods, results, conclusions and recommendations.
• Evening and weekend work may be required.
• Travel will be required, up to 70% within the U.S.
• Work will be conducted under the supervision of a project manager.
• Additional duties may be assigned and include, but not limited to, handling day to day tasks such as: data management, writing and preparation of reports, work plans, letters, and memoranda, preparing cost estimates, conducting project-related research (historical data, regulations, etc.), preparing periodic status/program reports.
Your Capabilities & Credentials
• Working knowledge of field sampling techniques, equipment maintenance or repair, or other activities. Must have the willingness to learn new skills while conducting field work.
• Experience conducting work under the regulatory authority of the TCEQ’s Texas Risk Reduction Program and the Railroad Commission of Texas.
• GIS experience required.
• Knowledge of environmental compliance and permitting regulations pertaining to the USACE, USFWS, and state regulatory agencies a plus.
• Experience conducting wetland delineations and wildlife habitat characterization a plus.
• Conscientious, organized, and disciplined.
• Candidate must be detail-oriented, have exceptional field note-taking skills, have excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills (including MS Office), basic understanding of technical writing skills, combined with the ability and flexibility to work in a dynamic, challenging and fast paced environment.
• Experienced at working well in a team atmosphere and independently as required. This position works as part of a larger natural resources team.
• Demonstrated ability to interface effectively and collaborate with clients, peers, management, and vendors to successfully meet shifting needs.
• 40hr OSHA HAZWOPER Training.
• Clean driving record and valid driver’s license required.
• Prior to employment this position will require the successful completion of a background check and pre-employment drug screen.
Your Education & Experience
• A BS or MS in Geology, Engineering, Environmental Sciences or related Earth Sciences.
• Minimum of 2-5 years of related experience.
Willingness to travel and conduct field work in potentially remote areas for extended periods including overnight travel is expected for this position. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather and difficult terrain. Ability to lift and move items and equipment up to 50 lbs. Typical office environment working with computers.