Environmental Specialist/Project Manager

New York, NY

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!


Be involved in projects with our  Earth & Environment Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.


At WSP, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives. Our devotion to teamwork has allowed us to build communities and expand our skylines. Here at WSP, anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!


This Opportunity

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives. Our devotion to teamwork has allowed us to build communities and expand our skylines. Here at WSP, anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!


WSP is currently initiating a search for an Environmental Specialist/Project Manager for our New York City, NY office. In this position the candidate will be responsible for providing technical services by performing investigations, monitoring, and sampling of lead and asbestos related materials for our clients. Our work is performed in the immediate NYC area, including all 5 boroughs, Westchester and Long Island.


Your Impact

  • Manage technician level employees
  • Asbestos and/or lead abatement monitoring and investigations
  • Position entails frequent travel throughout the five boroughs of New York City & Long Island
  • Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) Assessments, i.e. mold, IAQ, chemical assessments
  • Perform professional environmental science work and conduct investigations, inspections, and environmental studies and surveys to gain further information on a particular environmental problem or issue, verify site characteristics, and/or to plan for future environmental needs
  • Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and good driving record a must
  • Prepare technical reports and presentations that explain research, findings, and recommendations to address, prevent, control, or restore environmental problems
  • 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
  • Assist with development and scoping of medium-sized projects
  • Interact with regulatory agencies, subcontractors, and clients in a confident and professional manner
  • Conduct research as appropriate and assist with proposal development
  • Work with cross-functional teams in executing project work
  • Remain current in latest environmental science subject matter and techniques
  • Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs


Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science or other related scientific discipline
  • Minimum of 3+ years Environmental Project Management experience
  • 3 to 5 years of experience working as an environmental scientist and completing environmental surveys, fieldwork, habitat and impact assessments, and/or construction monitoring
  • Project management experience with small to mid-level projects including tracking hours and expenses for project work
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Valid driver's license. Must successfully complete and pass WSP’s Motor Vehicle screening.
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies
  • Must be able to use a computer and be functional using MS-Word, Excel, Powerpoint


Preferred Qualifications  (at least three of the following licenses):

  • NYS Department of Labor (NYS DOL) Licensed Asbestos Inspector / Project Designer
  • NYS DOL Asbestos Project Monitor and Air Sampling Technician
  • NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Asbestos Investigator
  • NYS DOL – Mold Assessor
  • EPA Lead Inspector and/or Risk Assessor
  • SSPC (C3) – Lead Supervisor/Competent Person for Commercial Building/Superstructures


Compensation and Benefits:

WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial responsibility throughout the employee's career.


Expected Salary: $61,000 - $114,300


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. 


Additional Requirements

  • 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.


Additional Details

  • Travel Required: 25%
  • Job Status: Regular
  • Employee Type: Full

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