Environmental Scientist or Engineer

Des Moines, Iowa

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Job Description

There's no pledge more important than the one we make to look after our environment, and we're committed to helping you do exactly that!

Join us as we strive to ensure a sustainable future for our communities and the world we live in.

Become part of our global network of skilled engineers, scientists, auditors, planners and environmental specialists, all working together to leave this world better than we found it.

GHD is seeking an intermediate Engineer/Geologist/Scientist to work with our Contaminated Assessment Remediation (CAR) group as a CAR professional. This position can be based out in multiple GHD offices across de U.S. (Des Moines, Iowa, Chicago, IL, Topeka, KS, West Chester (Cincinnati), Ohio, Farmington Hills (Detroit), MI, Plainwell, MI, Indianapolis, IN, St. Paul, MN, Omaha, NB and St. Louis, Missouri).

In an ever changing world, it requires creativity and innovation to stay ahead.

We're seeking the curious, those who are stimulated by fresh thinking and a desire to shape our communities in new, positive ways.

As part of a truly global team, working on complex and rewarding projects, you'll be at the forefront of driving change.

See what the power of commitment can do for you.

Responsibilities of the position will be but are not limited to:

  • Provide technical and project management services to our existing and future clients on a variety of projects
  • Prepare technical correspondence, project proposals, technical reports, work plans, and project specifications including cost estimates and budgets
  • Data compilation, reduction, interpretation, evaluation/comparison to environmental regulatory standards
  • Interact with internal and external clients, contractors and service providers
  • Conduct environmental sampling and monitoring for various media and contaminants of concern by following established procedures
  • Be available for occasional after hours response to environmental emergencies to perform field tasks.
  • Participate in a proactive safety culture of continuous improvement
  • Client engagement approach and stewardship
  • Complex problem solving as it relates to environmental remediation and economic decision making
  • Balancing the triangle of Scope, Schedule, and Budget to produce the best results possible for our clients
  • Diverse professional networks spanning the globe and multitudes of disciplines
  • Opportunities to engage in a wide range of environmental and geographical settings
For Success in this position, you will possess the following skills and qualifications:
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Applied Science (Engineering, Geology, or Science)
  • 5-10 years' experience including a mix of field, data evaluation and interpretation and technical report writing
  • Professional Designation/License (Engineer, Geologist, etc) a plus
  • Experience preparing regulatory work plans and reports for investigation, remediation, and closure.
  • Understanding of multimedia remedial technologies for addressing a variety of contaminants including VOCs, SVOCs, metals, and PFAS.
  • Working knowledge of the design and operation and maintenance of remediation systems.
  • Experience in coordinating and simultaneously managing multiple tasks while maintaining a high degree of attention to detail in a consulting environment.
  • Working knowledge of methods and procedures for site characterization, hydrogeologic analysis and remediation of contaminants in soil, soil vapor, indoor air and groundwater.
  • Conduct research, collect and analyze data to prepare reports and documents
  • Critical thinking and problem solving - ability to identify multiple solutions to a problem
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Positive attitude, very strong interpersonal skills
  • Establishing and maintaining harmonious working relationships with superiors, co-workers and clients - effective collaborators are welcome
  • Self-starter and willingness to work in a team in a fast-paced environment
  • Interested in continuing professional development
  • OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER certification
  • Knowledge of the Midwest market is a plus
Outside of the experience you'll gain working within your team, GHD offers a wide variety of training and mentoring programs to develop technical and management skills.

Take on some of the world's toughest challenges - with everyone at GHD backing you every step of the way.

We'll give you control over your career, empower you to find innovative solutions and help you create a lasting impact.

See where your commitment could take you with GHD.

EEO Statement US: As a multicultural organization, we encourage individual achievement and recognize the strength of a diverse workforce. GHD is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status or veteran status.

About Us

Take on some of the world's toughest challenges - with GHD supporting you every step of the way.
We'll give you control over your career, empower you to find innovative solutions and help you create a lasting impact.

See where your commitment could take you with GHD.

Our Pledge to You
At GHD, we don't just believe in the power of commitment, we live and breathe it every day.

That's why we pledge to empower our people to make a positive impact. Combining our deep technical expertise with the capabilities of our clients and partners, we respond to some of the most complex challenges facing our planet today.

See where your commitment could take you.
That's the #PowerOfCommitment

Who we are
GHD is a global professional services company that leads through engineering, architecture, and construction expertise. We are an employee-owned company with over 11,000 diverse and skilled individuals, across more than 200 offices spanning five continents.
The Power of Commitment is our brand promise. It's what makes us different. We are bound to our stated vision and determination to address humanity's most urgent needs: to make water, energy and urbanisation sustainable for generations to come.

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