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Senior Environmental Scientist

Springfield, MA +1

VHB's Wethersfield, CT office has a need for an experienced Senior Environmental Scientist to join our growing Site Investigation & Remediation practice!

 

Responsibilities

  • Manages, plans, develops, organizes, and implements environmental investigation and remediation projects
  • Explores subject area, defines scope, selects areas for investigation, and develops novel concepts
  • Determines client requirements and develops plans, specifications, drawings, instructions, cost estimates, reports, final bid packages, and related documents
  • Leads research teams to solve complex problems
  • Investigates any quality problems that lead to project changes and modifies project plans as needed
  • Ensures each project complies with federal, state, and local environmental regulations
  • Establishes and monitors budgets to assess profitability
  • Represents VHB at meetings with clients, regulatory agencies, and stakeholders 
  • Responsible for client relationships, visibility, and business development
  • Provides direction and guidance to technical team members and reviews their work for technical accuracy
  • Mentors and may supervise junior team members 


Skills and Attributes 

  • Strong understanding of State regulatory requirements, including CTDEEP Remediation Standard Regulations 
  • Ability to make quick decisions regarding regulatory applicability and respond to clients in an efficient manner
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Willingness to mentor junior staff and work in a team-based atmosphere
  • Motivated and able to problem-solve 
  • Strong knowledge of site assessment/characterization, data analysis, and remediation techniques 
  • Experience working on contaminated sites throughout Connecticut including interaction with local, State, and Federal regulators (CTDEEP, CTDPH, and EPA)
  • Familiarity working in urban environments, managing soil and groundwater on construction sites, and performing ASTM Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments 
  • Familiarity with state regulatory programs (Property Transfer, Voluntary Remediation, and Brownfields).
  • Experience developing and implementing Remedial Action Plans, EPA Quality Assurance Project Plans, and PCB Cleanup Plans
  • RCRA, TSCA, PCB, and Brownfield experience a plus


Qualifications

  • B.S. in Environmental Science, Natural Resources, or related field
  • 5-8 years of environmental consulting experience (remediation focus) required
  • Master’s Degree preferred 
  • OSHA 40 hr. HAZWOPER certification and annual refresher certifications required
  • Licensed Environmental Professional or on track to obtain preferred


We are VHB! We’re an inspired and innovative team of engineers, scientists, planners, and designers who partner with clients in the transportation, real estate, institutional, and energy industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments. Our work helps improve mobility, enhance communities, and contribute to economic vitality. We do this while balancing development and infrastructure needs with stewardship of our environment. 

 

Our people make us great! VHB provides a differentiating employee experience, which includes: 

  • Diverse and inclusive culture of collaboration and innovation
  • Opportunity to work on complex, transformational projects
  • Community and social responsibility as sustainable stewards 
  • Focus on learning, development, and career growth
  • Best-in-class benefits, including flexible, hybrid workplace  


We are consistently rated one of the top AEC firms to work for across our 30+ offices on the East Coast. We’re growing, and we hope you’ll join us! 

 

VHB is a proud Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. Since our founding, we have intentionally fostered a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion—supported by deep-rooted core values, one of which is diversity. All individuals receive consideration for employment based on their qualifications without discrimination for race/ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, pregnancy, marital status, or any other basis protected by law.

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