Assistant Consultant, Environmental Scientist in Bismarck

Full-time @WSP Global in Engineering
  • Bismarck, North Dakota View on Map
  • Apply Before : August 18, 2022

Job Description

Join management and consultancy services provider WSP Global as Assistant Consultant, Environmental Scientist in Bismarck North Dakota. At the WSP you will perform tasks as listed below, Apply WSP Global career in Bismarck.


Position : Assistant Consultant, Environmental Scientist

Work location : Bismarck, North Dakota

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 backgrounds. That’s why here at WSP, inclusion, diversity, equity and belonging are core principles. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!
This Opportunity
WSP is currently seeking an Environmental Scientist to work our of our Williston, North Dakota office. This position is targeted for a New Graduate.
Takes part in providing local technical assistance for the collection, identification, and compiling of observational and spatial data concerning a variety of biological, physical, and earth sciences.  Provides local assistance for the development of processes and infrastructure relating to water supply, air emission, pollution control, cultural impact, and preserving the quality of the environment by identifying, controlling, and preventing disruption to environmental systems and species caused by human activity.  Generates accurate and concise documentation, ensuring that responsibilities are delivered and adhered to with a level of quality that meets or exceeds acceptable industry standards.
Your Impact

Under general supervision, conduct natural resource field surveys collecting observational, spatial, and environmental data.
Under general supervision, collect and compile samples of air, soil, water, sludge, and other matrices for analysis.
Maintain quality control standards and procedures for accurate and precise measurement and documentation.
Assist with performing basic professional environmental science work relating to ecological systems, air, and water resources, assisting with verifying the characteristics of a site and providing entry-level technical assistance on various environmental issues. 
Generate complete, accurate, and concise documentation using electronic systems and field/work site notebook.
Comply with safety guidelines and site-specific procedures which include but are not limited to, the maintenance of sample collection, location data, laboratory or statistical documentation, and logbooks.
Utilize the latest technologies and techniques in performing studies and analysis of habitats, sites, and potential impacts to the health of the environment and the population.
Complete training on assigned tasks.
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 Environmental Science, Ecology, Geology, or a related life sciences field.
Analytical skills, and familiarity with research techniques, precise documentation and detail-oriented.
General familiarity with federal and regional environmental laws, regulations, and compliance practices. 
Competent interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing ideas effectively and professionally to a scientific and non-scientific audience.
Proficient self-leadership with attention to detail, multi-tasking, and prioritization of responsibilities in a dynamic work environment.
Ability to work independently under general supervision, as well as part of a team to meet business objectives.
Basic proficiency with business writing, office automation and communication software, technology, and tools.
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:

A degree and/or interest in the biological sciences.
Wetland Delineation Certification or experience completing wetland delineations.
Working knowledge of wetland and riparian area vegetation species along with hydric soils identification and hydrology indicators. 
Knowledge of Great Plains flora and fauna.
Experience identifying vegetation; or the ability to utilize resources to identify vegetative species.
Experience identifying avian species; or the ability to utilize resources to identify avian species.
A member of and/or actively participate in local professional practice organizations.

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: New Graduate
Employee Type: Full
Primary Location: WILLISTON – E BROADWAY
All locations: US-ND-Bismarck, US-ND-Williston

About WSP
WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 12,000 employees in over 200 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

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

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.


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