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Ecological Risk Assessor

GHD North Wales Full-Time
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Our Environmental Business is currently seeking a senior-level Ecological Risk Assessor to join one of our Northeast Regional offices. You will be involved in conducting environmental risk assessments and natural resource damages assessments to support varied remediation and environmental projects to identify 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 (contaminant uptake through the food chain); natural resource damages assessments; 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.
Specific responsibilities in this role 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 external and internal clients and regulatory agencies throughout North America (and potentially Internationally)
  • Manage multiple projects and support various project teams

For success in this position, you will possess the following skills and qualifications:

  • Master’s or PhD in Ecotoxicology, Ecology, Environmental Science, or related technical field
  • At least 10-15 years of experience with Environmental Risk Assessment (ERA) and/or Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA)
  • Strong background in data analysis and biostatistics
  • Willingness to travel throughout North America
  • 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 passionate about pursuing this position, please submit your resume and cover letter via the link above.
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.
This position does not provide visa sponsorship.



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