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Terracon Field Scientist in Billings, Montana

27174BR

Service Line:

Environmental

Office Name:

Billings

Job Description:

General Responsibilities:

Conduct environmental site investigations, assessments and surveys to sample, measure and analyze air, water, material, and soil. Identify, evaluate and recommend risk and remediation strategies/designs to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations. Prepare applicable permit applications, risk assessments and technical documents including proposals, reports and regulatory agency correspondence. Design systems and environmental protection plans. Projects may include Phase I/II environmental site assessments, ecological and natural resource field surveys, tank closure assessments, asbestos abatement, storm water management, and site planning and permitting.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Follow safety rules, guidelines and standards for all projects. Participate in pre-task planning. Report any safety issues or concerns to management.

  • Be responsible for maintaining quality standards on all projects.

  • Developing level scientific professional responsible for conducting analyses of component portions of projects; assignments are designed to develop knowledge and abilities.

  • Perform site visits, field observations and field data collection or assignments.

  • Assist in the collection and analysis of data from sampling, reports, maps, drawings, tests and aerial photographs to evaluate, plan and permit projects.

  • Conduct water, soil and other sampling.

  • Implements technical requirements to complete client projects by directing field staff to sample, test and collect data and/or document site activities.

  • Outlines required investigative program(s) by selecting the proper alternative techniques to conduct site studies in field of expertise.

  • Drafts written proposals to clients for small projects and may assist with portions of proposals on larger projects.

  • May have limited client contact pertaining to specific projects/tasks.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stool, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; precarious places; outside weather conditions; extreme cold and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

  • Overnight travel is required of this position.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science or related science field and a minimum 1 year related experience. Or, in lieu of a degree, a minimum of 5 years’ related experience.

  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history.

Preferred Certification:

  • Certification in field of expertise.

Exemption:

Exempt

Requisition ID:

27174BR

Posting Title:

Environmental Field Scientist

Employment Type:

Regular, Full Time

City, State (Office Location):

Billings, MT

About Terracon:

Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned multidiscipline consulting firm comprised of more than 6,000 curious minds focused on solving engineering and technical challenges from more than 175 locations nationwide. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon’s growth is due to our talented employee-owners exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.

Terracon’s vision of “Together, we are best at people” is demonstrated through our excellent compensation and benefits package. Based on eligibility, role and job status, we offer many programs including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, paid time off and holidays, education reimbursement, and various bonus programs.

EEO Statement:

Terracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.

Job Category:

Scientist

Expected Salary Range:

The expected salary range for this position is listed below. The base range may be adjusted based on the specific location of the applicant. Final agreed upon compensation is based upon individual qualifications and experience.

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