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Terracon Consultants, Inc.

Field Scientist

  • Wheat Ridge, Colorado
  • Regular, Full Time
  • Job ID 20751BR
  • United States
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Job Description
Terracon’s Denver office is seeking a Field Scientist to join our Team! Our Denver office has a diverse client base in both public and private sectors working in the commercial, industrial, government and institutional markets. As a Field Scientist, your work in the field will include: Phase I Environmental Site Assessments; Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs); soil excavation oversight; remedial and vapor mitigation systems installations; Underground Storage Tank removals and closure assessment; chemical and amendment injections; operation, maintenance, and monitoring (OM&M) of remedial and vapor mitigation systems, aquifer testing, and sampling of various media (e.g., soil, sediment, groundwater, and air). Your office work will include: reviewing, analyzing and reducing data collected during fieldwork; hydrology assessments; and associated report preparation (e.g., ESAs, LSIs, SCRs, and CAPs), all under the direction of a Professional Engineer (P.E.) and/or Professional Geologist (P.G.).

General Responsibilities:
  • Conduct Phase I ESAs in accordance with ASTM 1527-13 with minimal oversight;
  • Conduct Phase II ESA’s in accordance with ASTM 1903-11 with minimal oversight. Tasks to include soil boring advancement; monitoring well installation; soil classification; subcontractor oversight; and soil, sediment, groundwater, and air sampling;
  • Develop conceptual site models based on review of all data generated during a Phase II ESA;
  • Assist in preparing scopes of work for both routine and more complex site investigations to measure and sample physical and non-physical properties of soil from a hydrogeological, geological, or environmental standpoint;
  • Under general supervision conduct and document remediation and vapor mitigation systems OM&M;
  • Implements technical requirements to complete client projects by assisting field staff in sampling testing, and collecting data and documenting on-site activities;
  • Subcontractor oversight of the installation and construction of vapor mitigation systems;
  • Conduct site visits, field observations and field data collection and/or field assignments;
  • Office duties include data reduction and evaluation, technical analysis, groundwater modeling, and report preparation with minimal guidance from senior staff;
  • Apply standard practices and techniques in specific situations, adjusts and correlates data, recognizes discrepancies in results, and follows operations through a series of related detailed steps or processes; and,
  • May have limited client contact pertaining to specific projects/tasks.



Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in geological engineering, geology, hydrogeology or related discipline;
  • Geologist in Training (GIT) certifications preferred;
  • Minimum 1-3 years of demonstrated experience in conducting Phase I and Phase II ESAs and groundwater and soil sampling;
  • Computer aided drafting (CAD) experience preferred, however not required
  • Working knowledge of state or federal regulations;
  • Must be able to pass a background check, drug screen and have an acceptable driving record;
  • High level of verbal and written communication skills;
  • Strong organizational skills; and,
  • Completed OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER training and have current 8-hour refresher certificate.
The expected salary range for the position is displayed in accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. Final agreed upon compensation is based upon individual qualifications and experience.

Salary Range: $50,000/annually -$69,000/annually

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
  • Offering voluntary reduced work schedule for anyone needing extra time to care for others
  • Load leveling work assignments across regions to maintain high productivity and chargeability
  • 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
  • Implementing a stand-by leave program to ensure our employees continue service and health insurance benefits during regional work shortages

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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