Environmental Scientist

August 4, 2022
San Antonio, TX
Job Type


Environmental Scientist - ( 220002F9 )


Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. Were a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work thats critical to our clients and the communities they support. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Your Opportunity

Stantecs gulf coast environmental services group is currently seeking an Environmental Scientist to join our Fort Worth, Texas office to assist in the development, execution, and delivery of environmental studies for a variety of resource, infrastructure and development projects.

As an Environmental Scientist, you will provide environmental field assessments, construction oversight, reporting, and permitting support for our clients in the oil and gas, pipeline, manufacturing, federal, industrial, water resources, and other business sectors. The selected candidate will assist our team of environmental professionals on environmental assessments/monitoring, remediation, permitting, impact analysis, and various environmental investigations, studies, and surveys in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and across the gulf coast.

You will work in a highly dynamic team environment with other scientists, geologist, biologists, engineers, water resource specialists, NEPA specialists, environmental planners, and regulatory experts. This position will include opportunities for both field and office work; it may also involve extensive travel and several days in the field and away from home.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Support and conduct site assessments (Phase I ESA, Phase II ESA).

  • Conduct field work including various multimedia sampling (surface water, sediment, groundwater, soil gas, air, etc.) and drilling, utility, and construction oversight/supervision on a variety of project types (i.e., oil and gas, manufacturing, etc.).

  • Installation of soil borings and groundwater monitoring and remedial wells using universal soil classification logging standards.

  • Conduct aquifer testing, water level measurements, and elevation surveying.

  • Support and conduct indoor and outdoor air quality assessments.

  • Conducting assessments for hazardous materials including (but not limited to) asbestos, mold, lead, PCBs and mercury.

  • Performing operation and maintenance on various remedial systems.

  • Collecting samples for accurate logging on chain of custody documents and submission to independent laboratories for analysis.

  • Assisting with the operation and calibration of various field testing equipment.

  • Technical report support including data entry/validation, figure preparation, and QA/QC.

  • Writing technical reports that summarize methods, results, conclusions and recommendations

  • Actively participate in maintaining Stantec's safety culture

  • Evening and weekend work may be required

  • Travel will be required, up to 75% within the U.S.

  • Work will be conducted under the supervision of a project manager.

Additional duties may be assigned and include, but not limited to, handling day to day tasks such as:

  • Data management, writing and preparation of reports, work plans, letters, and memoranda,

  • Preparing cost estimates,

  • Conducting project-related research (historical data, regulations, etc.),

  • Preparing periodic status/program reports


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Working knowledge of field sampling techniques, equipment maintenance or repair, or other activities. Must have the willingness to learn new skills while conducting field work

  • Experience/knowledge of hazardous materials as emergency response are desirable.

  • Experience conducting work under the regulatory authority of the TCEQs Texas Risk Reduction Program and the Railroad Commission of Texas; Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality; Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality; and Oklahoma Corporation Commission a plus.

  • GIS experience a plus.

  • Knowledge of environmental compliance and permitting regulations pertaining to the USACE, USFWS, and state regulatory agencies a plus.

  • Experience with operation and maintenance of various active remediation systems/technologies a plus.

  • Experience conducting wetland delineations and T&E habitat characterization a plus.

  • Conscientious, organized, and disciplined.

  • Candidate must be detail-oriented, have exceptional field note-taking skills, have excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills (including MS Office), basic understanding of technical writing skills, combined with the ability and flexibility to work in a dynamic, challenging and fast paced environment.

  • Experienced at working well in a team atmosphere and independently as required. This position works as part of a larger natural resources team and will likely require support to multiple Stantec offices.

  • Candidate must be detail-oriented, have excellent organizational skills, combined with the ability and flexibility to work in a dynamic, challenging and fast paced environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to interface effectively and collaborate with clients, peers, management, and vendors to successfully meet shifting needs.

  • Working understanding of policies and procedures for HSSE, including client-specific training (as required).

  • 40hr OSHA HAZWOPER Training required.

  • Good driving record and valid drivers license required.

  • Prior to employment this position will require the successful completion of a pre-employment physical and drug screen.

Education and Experience

  • A BS or MS in Geology, Engineering, Environmental Sciences or related Earth Sciences.

  • Minimum of 2-3 years of related experience. Willingness to travel and conduct field work in potentially remote areas for extended periods including overnight travel is expected for this position. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather. Ability to lift and move items and equipment up to 50 lbs. Typical office environment working with computers. This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice. Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each others talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Primary Location : United States-Texas-Fort Worth

Other Locations : United States-Texas-Plano, United States-Texas-Austin, United States-Texas-San Antonio, United States-Texas-Irving, United States-Texas-Houston

Job : Environmental Scientist

Organization : BC-2256 Environmental Services-US Gulf

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 25 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Jul 5, 2022, 9:52:44 AM

Req ID: 220002F9

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans

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