Project Scientist Phase 1

Terracon - Fort Lauderdale, FL3.2

Full-timeEstimated: $51,000 - $75,000 a year
Terracon has an immediate opening for a Project Scientist within the due diligence section of the active and growing environmental department in our Ft. Lauderdale, FL office. The ideal candidate will be highly experienced in the performance and management of due diligence investigations ( Phase I ESA) with a strong understanding of the manner in which these reports are used by our commercial, developer, retail and financial clients. Many projects conducted by Terracon are involved with State and Federal Brownfields programs.

The candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be comfortable working clients. The selected candidate will manage multiple projects at the same time and be responsible for developing technical and financial proposals while managing the financial performance of these projects. The candidate will mentor and train junior staff and work closely with clients through the due diligence process.

The candidate may also conduct site investigations to assess soil, groundwater, and vapor samples for impacts at sites which are regulated by County, State and federal agencies. Projects may require the selected candidate to identify, evaluate and recommend risk and remediation strategies/designs to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations. Prepare applicable permit applications, risk assessments and technical documents including proposals, reports and regulatory agency correspondence.

Projects will include Phase I/II environmental site assessments, site investigations, and others as arise. The ability to provide technical services within the following areas is a plus: site assessment and remediation, ecological and natural resource field surveys, tank closure assessments, asbestos surveys, storm water inspections/management, and permitting. Professional registration is a plus.

Essential Role and Responsibilities:
Follow safety rules, guidelines and standards for all projects. Participate in pre-task planning. Report any safety issues or concerns to management.
Be responsible for maintaining quality standards on all projects.
Career level, fully competent scientific professional responsible for planning, scheduling, conducting or coordinating detailed phases of work for part of a major project or total of a project of moderate scope and complexity.
May devise new approaches to problems encountered.
May serve as a team leader in medium projects and mentor junior level scientists/engineers.
Performs scientific analyses on projects of own discipline.
May attend on and off-site client meetings.
Complete client projects by directing and supervising field staff to sample, test and collect data and/or document site activities.
Responsible for developing written proposals to clients for both small and large projects including quality control review of proposals written by others.
Evaluates complex laboratory and field data and assembles in written reports.

Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science or related science field and 5-8 years’ related experience. Or, in lieu of a degree, a minimum of 9-12 years’ related experience.
Master’s degree preferred.
Certification in field of expertise preferred.
Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history.

About Terracon

Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned consulting engineering firm providing quality services to clients. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon currently has more than 3,500 employees in 130 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon’s growth is due to valued employees exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.
EEO Statement

Terracon offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid holidays.

Terracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.