8 days old

Environmental Scientist/Geologist (Jr Level)

Tetra Tech, Inc.
Chantilly, VA 20151
  • Job Code

Discover your full potential. At Tetra Tech, we are collaborating with industry-leading experts for a sustainable future for our world. We combine consulting and engineering with advanced analytics and technology to solve the world's most complex challenges. Our innovation hubs across the globe will enable you to share ideas and best practices while growing your professional network. Wherever you are in your career journey, you will benefit from working with world-class engineers, scientists, and technical specialists.

Apply today and join the company that is Leading with Science.

Tetra Tech Inc, is in search for a Junior Environmental Scientist/Geologist based out of our Chantilly, VA office location. Candidates with either Environmental Science or Geology experience are invited to apply! The candidate selected for this position will provide project support for environmental projects related to federal, state, municipal, and commercial clients. The candidate will work collaboratively with and under the supervision of a senior scientist or project manager to complete task level field work.

Your Role (replaces "Responsibilities"):

The Candidate will be responsible for but not limited to the following:

  • Completion of task level field investigation work including soil, water, and air sampling; drilling and subcontractor supervision, and coordination with analytical laboratories
  • Construction and/or remedial action oversight
  • Health and safety air monitoring
  • Preparation of technical reports
  • Ability to follow company safety standards, participate in safety training, and prepare as well as implement site-specific health and safety plans
  • Responsible for reviewing, understanding, and implementing site-specific work plans and scopes of work
  • Prepare various technical deliverables including reports, letters, proposals, tables, and figures

Qualifications (replaces "Requirements"):

The ideal candidate will have 2-5 years of professional environmental consulting experience with previous field experience including sampling activities and environmental drilling operations, ability to work independently on field projects. Additional project experience including carrying out Phase I ESAs (ASTM-compliant), Phase II Site Investigations, UST compliance monitoring, UST closures, and vapor intrusion assessments is preferred.

In addition, the candidate will have experience in/with:

  • Preparing technical reports, memos, response to comments tables, and diagrams is required
  • Strong technical writing skills
  • Great attention to detail
  • Observe, evaluate, and document site field conditions and communicate changes in field conditions to senior staff
  • Ability to analyze chemistry and environmental data is preferred
  • Ability to interface with clients, subcontractors, working groups, and internal customers
  • Working knowledge of the conceptual site model process is preferred
  • Experience including CERCLA RI/FS and PA/SI is preferred
  • Communicate effectively and make evaluated decisions for the betterment of the client and the company
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Has an interest and ability to work in a collaborative manner and will have the flexibility to adapt to changing situations
  • GIS experience is a plus
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications with extensive experience in Excel are preferred
  • Knowledge in database creation and management preferred
  • Ability to work during core and extended hours as required

Also the candidiate will have/be:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage time well and work on tasks as part of a larger project team
  • A strong health and safety ethic.
  • Self-motivated and able to take directions and work independently
  • A strong drive to succeed and advance your career
  • Positive attitude


  • BS/BA degree in Environmental Sciences, Geology, Chemistry, Biology, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Planning or a related discipline is required.
  • OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER Training is preferred.
  • OSHA 30-Hour Construction Safety Training and 8-hour OSHA Supervisors of Hazardous Waste Operations Training are preferred.
  • Recent college graduates must demonstrate course work applicable to these job requirements with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher and provide transcripts and writing samples

About Tetra Tech:

Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees-20,000 associates working together to provide smart, scalable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.

Explore our open positions at https://www.tetratech.com/careers. Follow us on social media to learn more about our people, culture, and opportunities:

LinkedIn: @TetraTechCareers

Twitter: @TetraTechJobs

Facebook: @TetraTechCareers

Tetra Tech is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity, inclusion, and equity are among Tetra Tech's core values. Throughout our history, the company has prioritized equitable inclusion of all people. All qualified candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, military or veteran status, gender, age, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information and any other characteristics protected by the law. We invite resumes from all interested parties. Please visit our website at www.tetratech.com to see the array of diverse services and exciting projects we are currently working on.

Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Please no phone calls or agencies.

Posted: 2021-06-09 Expires: 2021-07-08
Sponsored by:
ADP Logo
Sponsored by:
Bank of America Logo

Featured Jobs[ View All ]

Featured Employers

Before you go...

Our free job seeker tools include alerts for new jobs, saving your favorites, optimized job matching, and more! Just enter your email below.

Share this job:

Environmental Scientist/Geologist (Jr Level)

Tetra Tech, Inc.
Chantilly, VA 20151

Join us to start saving your Favorite Jobs!

Sign In Create Account
Powered ByCareerCast