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Environmental Scientist / Risk Assessor (Senior-Level)

GHD Plainville Full-Time
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We are currently seeking a senior-level Environmental Scientist / Risk Assessor to join our Environmental Services group. We are flexible on office location based in one of our Northeast GHD offices.

Our environmental consultants in North America are involved in conducting environmental risk assessments by applying their toxicology background to support product registration and regulatory compliance determinations, including reuse of waste materials. Environmental risk assessments typically involve combining chemical toxicity with exposure estimates to assess human & ecological health risks and develop risk management strategies to support contaminated site decision-making under Federal, state, and international site cleanup programs.

These projects involve addressing waste material and soil, groundwater, sediment and surface water contamination; performing fate/transport and exposure modeling (including vapor intrusion, air emission and dispersion); statistical analysis; spatial analysis; developing remediation/risk management plans; and providing technical support for multiple and diverse project teams including public communication of risk assessment findings and outcomes.

In this role, your responsibilities will include

  • Perform and lead ecological risk assessments (ERA) under multiple North American and/or International regulatory frameworks
  • Preform and lead natural resource damage assessments (NRDA)
  • Develop work plans and oversee field investigations to support ERA and NRDA
  • Analyze data and prepare reports, technical memoranda, and correspondence
  • Interact and communicate with environmental risk assessment scientists, engineers, and project managers throughout GHD network
  • Communicate directly with clients and regulatory agencies throughout North America (and potentially Internationally)
  • Manage multiple projects and support teams

The successful candidate will possess the following skills and qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree and/or PhD in Environmental Science, Ecology, Biology, Fisheries, Wildlife Biology, or closely related field
  • Minimum of 15 years previous experience with Environmental Risk Assessment (ERA) and Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA)
  • Strong background in data analysis and biostatistics
  • Must have good oral and written communication skills, attention to detail, and excellent computer skills
  • Willingness to travel throughout North American
  • Must be a self-starter, flexible, team player, willing and able to work on a wide variety of tasks


Our commitment to you
Fostering gender balance, diversity and acceptance of flexible working is central to the way GHD does business. We offer a professional, friendly and inclusive culture based on our core values of Safety, Teamwork, Respect and Integrity.

In addition to a competitive salary, GHD provides attractive career options including professional development via our GHD Business School, additional leave, and family-friendly flexible work arrangements.

Why GHD?
Be a part of a high functioning team, where everything we do is inspired by a level of passion and professional pride that comes from being employee owned. This ownership is what sets us apart and means our people enjoy an unrivalled amount of autonomy in their roles. It helps drive our passion and accountability in how we serve our clients, deliver projects, and pursue new opportunities.

So, do you have what it takes passion, collaboration, imagination and values that match our own?

About GHD
As one of the world’s leading professional services companies, GHD delivers iconic projects that shape our landscapes, support our communities and set the path of our collective future. To do this, we actively seek and nurture the very best people in their respective fields to join our team of over 10,000 professionals operating in the markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation.

In return, we offer remarkable career shaping opportunities to extend your skills and gain global experience.

If you are interested in pursuing this position, please submit your resume and cover letter via the link below.


As a multicultural organization, we encourage individual achievement and recognize the strength of a diverse workforce. GHD is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status or veteran status.

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This position does not provide visa sponsorship.
 

Skills required

Environmental Engineering
Geotechnical Engineering
Soil
Civil Engineering
Wastewater
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GHD is one of the world's leading professional services companies operating in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation. We provide engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services to private and public sector clients.

Established in 1928 and privately owned by our people, GHD operates across five continents - Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America - and the Pacific region. We employ more than 9000 people in 200+ offices to deliver projects with high standards of safety, quality and ethics across the entire asset value chain. Driven by a client-service led culture, we connect the knowledge, skill and experience of our people with innovative practices, technical capabilities and robust systems to create lasting community benefits.

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