Senior Geologist at WSP USA (Houston, TX)

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Golder is now officially part of WSP, adding approximately 7,000 consultants and service providers across Canada, the United States, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Europe and Africa. Golder's world class expertise within the Earth and Environmental sector and Mining industry will be added to WSP's platform, creating new opportunities for employees and clients. Together we become the leading global environmental consulting firm, with approximately 14,000 environmental experts.

Golder is not just a place to work, it is a promise of a living, dynamic environment where people collaborate, innovate, build enduring relationships, excel, and grow professionally in a strong culture of ownership.

This Opportunity

WSP is currently initiating a search for a Full-time Senior Consultant for our Houston, Texas office. The following locations will also be considered: Austin, TX; Round Rock, TX; Dallas, TX; Victoria, TX; and Corpus Christi, TX. 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. In this role you will provide technical assistance and guidance for multi-site/phase environmental work processes, due diligence, subsurface investigation, and remediation projects; substantiate reports and documentation to advise on field conditions, movement, and outcome of overall risks to ecological and human health; assist project leadership with site assessment, corrective strategies, classification of contaminated materials, and assisting with their treatment, disposal, and/or onsite remediation.

Your Impact
  • Determine well-defined data collection methods for extracting, identifying, and compiling environmental data from soil sampling, soil gas sampling, groundwater sampling, stormwater sampling, boring logs, and other matrices for projects, investigations, and surveys.
  • Assist with environmental site assessments (Phase I and II).
  • Research environmental hazmat databases regarding historical property land uses.
  • Coordinate site investigation, subsurface boring and trenching oversight, and monitoring of groundwater and extraction well installations.
  • Assist with oversight of drilling subcontractors during sample collection, well installations, and well abandonment.
  • Prepare data and visualizations such as mineral charts, soil analyses, groundwater modeling, maps geologic cross-sections, and other illustrations.
  • Maintain quality control standards and procedures for accurate and precise measurements, analysis, and reporting.
  • Assist with development and scoping of medium-sized projects.
  • Generate complete, accurate, and concise documentation using electronic systems and field/work site notebook.
  • Prepare technical reports and presentations that explain research, findings, and recommendations to prevent, control, restore, or clean-up chemical and environmental problems and contamination.
  • Oversee equipment/tool performance, calibration, troubleshooting of malfunctions, and inventory control.
  • Assist in the analysis, evaluation, and interpretation of geologic, hydrogeologic, and chemical data obtained during field investigations, offering input with developing action plans for moderate- to high-level threat mitigation activities.
  • Work with cross-functional teams in executing project work.
  • Comply with safety guidelines and site-specific procedures which include but is not limited to, the maintenance of sample collection, trench and boring, laboratory documentation, written procedures, monitoring systems, and logbooks.
  • Prepare and implement site Health and Safety Plans (HASPs).
  • Comply with regulatory requirements pertaining to the data integrity, documentation, procedures, training, monitoring systems, and record compliance and retention.
  • Interact with regulatory agencies, subcontractors, and clients in a confident and professional manner.
  • 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.
  • Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Geology, Hydrogeology, or closely related discipline.
  • 5 to 7 years of experience working as a Geologist.
  • Professional Geologist registration.
  • 40-Hour OSHA Health & Safety Training (HAZWOPER) (29 CFR 1910.120)
  • Analytical skills, and proficient with geological research techniques and protocol.
  • Working knowledge with the concepts of reducing and eliminating the use or generation of hazardous substances, processes, or products., and mitigation programs.
  • Working knowledge of relevant environmental laws, regulations, compliance practices, and record-keeping requirements.
  • Experience sampling soil and groundwater via drilling including direct-push, hollow-stem auger, and other similar drilling methods.
  • Experience in conducting Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments in accordance with ASTM guidelines and industry standards.
  • Experience with TRRP investigations, reporting and remediation.
  • Experience with evaluation of vapor intrusion and sampling soil gas per EPA guidelines.
  • Experience installing groundwater monitoring wells, remediation wells, and soil gas wells.
  • Experience writing groundwater monitoring reports and well installation reports.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing ideas effectively and professionally to a scientific and non-scientific audience.
  • Highly capable self-leadership with attention to detail, multi-tasking, and prioritization of responsibilities in a dynamic work environment.
  • Ability to work independently and provide guidance and leadership to junior team or project members, with strict adherence to QA/QC.
  • Proficiency with technical writing, office automation and communication software, technology, and tools.
  • Developed critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to reach conclusions from testing results, data collation, and identify the most cost-effective responses that will minimize waste, prevent pollution, and conserve resources.
  • Ability to assertively direct others in the field such as subcontracted drillers, excavation contractors, utility locators, and others to consistently complete tasks safely and efficiently.
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP's health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.
  • Ability to work schedules conducive to project-specific requirements that may extend beyond the typical workweek.
  • Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's Degree is preferred.
  • Basic First Aid and Adult CPR training desired.
  • Must be able to pass a HAZWOPER physical and be medically able to wear a tight fitting respirator.
  • Must successfully complete and pass WSP's motor vehicle screening.
  • This role is subject to a client mandated drug/alcohol testing policy. As such, employee may be subject to random drug/alcohol tests. A copy of this policy will be provided during employee onboarding and is available upon applicant request.

More Information on WSP USA
WSP USA operates in the Consulting industry. The company is located in New York, NY and New York, NY. It has 5724 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 60 open jobs at WSP USA, click here.
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