Environmental Scientist in Duluth

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

Job Description

Join management and consultancy services provider WSP Global as Environmental Scientist in Duluth Minnesota. At the WSP you will perform tasks as listed below, Apply WSP Global career in Duluth.


Position : Environmental Scientist

Work location : Duluth, Minnesota

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 searching for an Environmental Scientist for our Duluth, Minnesota, 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. 
Be a part of a future-focused and expanding organization and help us to support our clients through high-quality professional services and delivery of innovative solutions in response to their business challenges!  The successful candidate will be self-motivated, high-energy and will enjoy working with a small team to arrive at solutions to complex project problems.
Your Impact

Perform professional environmental science work and conduct investigations, inspections, and environmental studies and surveys to gain further information on a particular environmental problem or issue, verify site characteristics, and/or to plan for future environmental needs.
Use topographic maps, aerial photographs, GPS units, and other maps and tools to determine exact locations of project areas, site impact, habitat types, and associated physical and wildlife sensitivities.
Prepare and assist with completing environmental technical and survey reports, data entry, impact assessment, and permitting activities for assigned projects (e.g., NPDES, Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act permitting, NEPA, etc.).
Present findings and recommendations to address, prevent, control, or restore environmental problems.
Review laboratory analytical reports, field data, and prepare client and regulatory deliverables, including formal report submittals, informal status updates, online forms, applications, and internal communications. 
Comply with regulatory requirements pertaining to the data integrity, documentation, procedures, training, monitoring systems, reporting, and record compliance and retention.
Oversee equipment/tool performance and inventory control.
Assist with development and scoping of projects, including research, as appropriate, for proposal development.
Assist with overseeing and working with cross-functional teams in executing project work.
Interact with regulatory agencies, subcontractors, and clients in a confident and professional manner.
Prepare and implement site Health and Safety Plans (HASPs).
Remain current in latest environmental science subject matter and techniques.
Work closely with WSP project managers to meet client expectations with regards to defined project objectives, schedule, budget, change management, problem solving, and project deliverables.
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.
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

Associate or Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science, Biology, Natural Resources, or similar scientific discipline.
1 to 3 years of experience working as an environmental scientist and completing environmental surveys, fieldwork, habitat and impact assessments, and/or construction monitoring.
Familiarity with local, state, and federal permitting agencies.
Proficiency with technical and business writing, office automation and communication software, technology, and tools.
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.
Developed critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to reach conclusions from testing results, data collation, and identify the most effective solutions to accomplish objectives of assigned projects.
Able to perform field work, sometimes in adverse weather conditions, including occasional assignments requiring overnight travel.
Able to work in locations that feature limited accessibility and/or rough terrain typical of construction sites
Participation in an OSHA-mandated medical surveillance program, including annual physical, will be required.  Applicants must be able to wear a full-face 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. 
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 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: 30%
Job Status: Regular
Employee Type: Full
Primary Location: DULUTH – GRAND AVE
All locations: US-MN-Duluth

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. www.wsp.com

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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