Junior Environmental Scientist

at Tetra Tech in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Junior Environmental Scientist

Newark, Delaware, United States Science Requisition # 10300001058 Post Date Oct 08, 2021 Sign Up for Job Alerts

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 is seeking an Environmental Scientist or Engineer (Jr. Level) to work in our Newark, DE office to provide support on a variety of environmental projects, including emergency response with significant travel and on-call support.

Your Role:

This position will involve providing technical support in the areas of emergency response, removal assessment, and removal action. Members of the emergency response team are responsible for maintaining on-call readiness to handle emergency responses and provide remedial and restoration guidance/solutions to clients in the Mid-Atlantic United States. Members of the team are also responsible for the planning and oversight of operations and site health and safety.

Work will include:

+ Multi-media sampling

+ Field audits and inspections

+ Organizing and reviewing data

+ Preparing reports

+ File reviews

+ Collection of air monitoring data

+ Training and exercise support

+ Contractor oversight and related services.

Responsibilities may also include training presentations; preparation of statement of qualifications and proposals, and other consulting activities. Work for other government and private sector clients in these areas is also possible.


+ 1-5 years experience in environmental consulting

+ Previous HazMat response or related field required.

+ Strong emergency response and remediation management skills

+ Ability to respond quickly within a mandatory response time required.

+ Knowledge of federal and state regulations also required.

+ Experience with remedial design, feasibility studies, hazardous waste, site investigations, site remediation, field sampling, air quality, ecological restoration, water resources desirable.

+ Previous experience working on EPA projects a plus.

+ Must be highly motivated customer focused, and work well in a team environment.

+ Ability to manage a heavy workload, travel, and be on-call as needed.

+ Excellent communication, client interaction, and organizational skills, as well as proficiency with MS Office applications are required.

+ Expertise in training curriculum development and implementation is also desired.

+ GIS data analysis and geo-statistics, coding (VBA, Python, etc.), and data management skills a plus.

+ Must be able to drive a motor vehicle and pass a motor vehicle records check.

Desired Skills for this positon include but are not limited to:

Ability to communicate effectively with clients, the general public, elected officials, business leaders, and a variety of other stakeholders.

Analytical skills related to qualitative and quantitative data.

Technical and non-technical writing

Information and data analysis

Multi-tasking and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

Education and Certifications:

+ B.S. in environmental science or related degree required.

+ 40-hour OSHA, ICS or related training, or demonstrated first responder (environmental emergency response) experience preferred.

+ Asbestos certification preferred but not required.

Physical Demands:

+ Heavy lifting of field sampling and other equipment will be required (30 to 40 pounds).

+ Ability to wear personal protective gear as needed.

+ Work in outdoor areas during all seasons and weather.

Work Environment:

The positions primary work environment is office/field. The position will require occasional travel to client sites and other locations to conduct meetings, site visits, etc. These sites may be outside, exposing the candidate to weather conditions and varying terrain. Site visits or other meetings may involve long periods of time in a motor vehicle. Some occasional evening and/or weekend work and/or travel will be required.

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-21,000 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.

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Tetra Techis 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 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.

Additional Information

+ Organization: 103 EMI

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Job Posting: JC194601319

Posted On: Oct 10, 2021

Updated On: Dec 08, 2021