Consultant, Geologist in Richmond

Full-time @WSP Global in Engineering
  • Richmond, Virginia View on Map
  • Apply Before : August 18, 2022

Job Description

Join management and consultancy services provider WSP Global as Consultant, Geologist in Richmond Virginia. At the WSP you will perform tasks as listed below, Apply WSP Global career in Richmond.


Position : Consultant, Geologist

Work location : Richmond, Virginia

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 initiating a search for a Consultant, Geologist for our Richmond, VA office. 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.  
Your Impact

Collect, extract, identify, and compile 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), SPCC plans and SWPPPs.
Research environmental hazmat databases regarding historical property land uses.
Assist with site investigation coordination, subsurface boring and trenching oversight, and monitoring of groundwater and extraction well installations.
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 management, development and scoping of small- to medium-sized projects.
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 is not limited to, the maintenance of sample collection, trench and boring, laboratory documentation, written procedures, monitoring systems, and logbooks.
Contribute to the preparation of technical reports and presentations that explain research and findings to prevent, control, restore, or clean-up chemical and environmental problems and contamination.
Maintain and calibrate equipment and tools, troubleshooting and reporting on malfunctions, and performing inventory control activities.
Assist in the analysis, evaluation, and interpretation of geologic, hydrogeologic, and chemical data obtained during field investigations, offering input with developing action plans for low to mid-level threat mitigation activities.
Work with cross-functional teams in executing project work.
Assist in the preparation and implementation of site Health and Safety Plans (HASPs).
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. 
3 to 5 years of experience working as a Geologist.
Knowledge of geological research techniques and protocols.
Ability to coordinate with agency regulators and understand local and federal regulation requirements.
Experience sampling soil and groundwater via drilling including direct-push, hollow-stem auger, sonic and other similar drilling methods.
Experience with evaluation of vapor intrusion and sampling soil gas per DTSC and EPA guidelines. 
Experience installing groundwater monitoring wells, remediation wells, and soil gas wells. 
Experience writing groundwater monitoring reports and well installation reports.
Knowledge with the concepts of reducing and eliminating the use or generation of hazardous substances, processes, or products., and mitigation programs.
Knowledge of relevant environmental laws, regulations, compliance practices, and record-keeping requirements.
Capable interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing ideas effectively and professionally to a scientific and non-scientific audience.
Effective self-leadership with attention to detail, results orientation, and managing multiple priorities in a dynamic work environment.
Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, follow instruction, work independently, and comply with company policies.
Moderate proficiency with technical writing, office automation and communication software, technology, and tools.
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.
Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.
Must successfully complete and pass WSP’s Motor Vehicle screening.
Ability to work schedules conducive to project-specific requirements that may extend beyond the typical workweek.
Requires 40% travel up to 5 hours away, requiring hotel / overnight travel.
Ability to safely lift 50 pounds daily.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s Degree is preferred.
40-Hour OSHA Health & Safety Training (HAZWOPER) (29 CFR 1910.120) preferred.
Basic First Aid and Adult CPR training desired.

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: 40%
Job Status: Regular
Employee Type: Full
All locations: US-VA-Richmond

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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