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Terracon Consultants, Inc.

Senior Staff Scientist

  • Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Regular, Full Time
  • Job ID 21077BR
  • United States
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Job Description
Looking for a new challenging environmental career? Want to join a company that is 100% employee owned that encourages employee development while working on some of the most complex projects in Oklahoma? Then join our growing team in Oklahoma as a Senior Staff Scientist and start your new career today!

Work with a team of professional experts in our environmental department and work on dynamic projects collaboratively with colleagues and clients to ensure work is executed on time and within budget. You will join a team and help us identify, develop, win, and execute project opportunities while building and maintaining client relationships. Our office is conveniently located in both Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Start your new journey and “Explore with Us”!

In this role you will be responsible for:
  • Conducting industrial hygiene work including facility assessments and surveys to sample, quantify and analyze building materials for various hazards within air, water, building materials, and/or soil.
  • Identifying, evaluating and recommending risk and remediation strategies/designs to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
  • Preparing applicable risk assessments and technical documents including proposals, reports and regulatory agency correspondence.
  • Designing work plans and specifications for the management or removal of asbestos, lead or other regulated materials including environmental protection and engineering controls required for each specific application.
  • Responsible for developing written proposals to clients for approval by senior level professionals.
  • May oversee work performed by lower level industrial hygienists, scientists, technicians or engineers.

Projects may include; asbestos, lead, microbial and other industrial hygiene sampling, assessment, and reporting.

Essential Roles 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.
  • Responsible for conducting analyses of component portions of projects; assignments are designed to develop knowledge and abilities.
  • Perform site visits, field observations and field data collection or assignments.
  • Assist in the collection and analysis of data from sampling, reports, maps, drawings, tests and aerial photographs to evaluate, plan and permit projects.
  • Conduct water, soil and other sampling.
  • Implement technical requirements to complete client projects by directing field staff to sample, test and collect data and/or document site activities.
  • Outline required investigative program(s) by selecting the proper alternative techniques to conduct site studies in field of expertise.
  • Draft written proposals to clients for small projects and may assist with portions of proposals on larger projects.
  • Expected to maintain client relationships and serve as primary contact pertaining to specific projects and/or tasks.
Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science or related science field.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ related experience. Or, in lieu of a degree, a minimum of 7 years’ related experience.
  • Certification in field of expertise.
  • 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 5,000 employees in more than 150 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.

Terracon’s vision of “Together, we are best at people” is demonstrated through our excellent compensation and benefits package. Based on eligibility, role and job status, we offer many programs including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, paid time off and holidays, education reimbursement, and various bonus programs.
EEO Statement
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.
COVID-19 Safety Response
Committed to Our Employee Safety!

Terracon is passionate about your safety before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic. As Terracon continues to move forward and grow through this time, we are continuing to take every precaution to ensure the safety of our employee-owners. If you are as committed to your success as we are committed to your safety, then Terracon is the company for you!

Our goal has not changed. For Terracon, our guiding principle has been and will continue to be the safety of our employee-owners. It’s that simple. We want our employees to be able to work safely in every situation and go home safely each night. As we continue our vision of being “Best at People,” here are some of the things Terracon is doing to safeguard every employee-owner:

  • On-going communication with ALL employee-owners on a dedicated COVID Response page, and a portal for their families to have access to resources as well
  • Requiring specific COVID-19 Pre-Task Safety Planning Protocols for all tasks and projects
  • Empowering employees to speak up and say “no” to working in unsafe conditions
  • Providing an additional 40 hours of sick leave to anyone impacted by COVID-19, including those impacted by daycare and school closures
  • Ensuring proper PPE and sanitation on all project sites by providing field employee-owners with mobile hand washing stations and supplies, masks, and sanitizing kits
  • Utilizing technology for more remote work opportunities and innovation using everything from video conferencing to drones
  • Following all CDC guidelines including social distancing on job sites, in offices, and in our labs

If your passion lies in working with a company that truly cares for your safety, and if you’re interested in belonging to a 100% employee-owned organization that will help you grow and quickly progress in your career, consider Terracon and apply today!
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