Environmental Scientist, Engineer or Radiation Health Physicist Professional
Tetra Tech EMI
May 10, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—16,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams.
Tetra Tech Inc. is currently seeking a full-time Environmental Scientist, Engineer or Radiation Health Physicist Professional to work in either our Oakland, CA or Albuquerque, NM. The selected candidates will:
• Be familiar with or have desire to learn both U.S. EPA and U.S. NRC regulations and guidance documents for purposes of site characterization, including but not limited to CERCLA, RCRA, MARSSIM, and MARLAP. • Perform preliminary site assessments (PA), site inspections (SI), removal site evaluations (RSE) and expanded site inspections (ESI) on sites with radionuclide and non-radioactive hazardous substances. • Operate and/or oversee field teams and be familiar with field equipment, including radiation instrumentation, for site assessment and radiation health surveys. • Recommend adaptations and modifications of scientific or engineering methods using independent judgment. • Execute assignments that have clear and specific objectives and require the investigation of a limited number of variables. • Possess background in or have desire to learn advanced Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software techniques for geospatial analysis and mapping. • Possess or have strong desire to learn and implement complex radiological monitoring techniques and site characterization studies. • Enjoys spending long days outdoors and hiking at remote sites in the Western U.S. when performing field work. • Will be familiar in application of statistics of environmental monitoring for large scale multi-media site characterizations at remote abandoned mine sites throughout the U.S.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 4 years of practical scientific or environmental engineering work experience in performing the responsibilities listed above; or 2 years' experience practical experience if possessing Master's Degree in relevant discipline. In addition you will have:
• Demonstrated experience in support of EPA programs, response assessment and evaluation services (RAES) site assessment and remote site work. Experience with radioactive contamination. • Experience or ability to learn calculations for radiation exposure limits for workers, safe work methods, and decontamination. • Strong leadership skills and ability to lead small sampling teams without direct supervision. • Strong written and oral communication skills desired. • Knowledge of Native American culture or language is a strong plus. • Experience using computer software including word processing, Minitab, spreadsheet, and database programs is required. • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in environmental sciences, physical sciences (e.g., geology, hydrology, toxicology, radiation science, health physics), or engineering (civil, environmental or other relevant discipline) from an ABET accredited college or university. • Master's Degree in Environmental Engineering or Health Physics (or similar discipline) is a plus. • Professional Engineer (PE) or Certified Health Physics (CHP) a plus. • Familiarity with naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM) or technologically enhanced natural occurring radioactive materials (TENORM) in uranium mining, Oil and Gas, or other industries. • 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER trained is a plus.
The work involves both office and field environments. Field work anticipated to be in remote areas of Arizona and New Mexico. You must be able to carry field equipment (35 to 40 pounds) and don personal protective gear as needed. You must also be able to work in outdoor areas during all seasons. This position requires roughly 35% travel. This position requires you to drive on a regular basis and therefore will require passing a Motor Vehicle Record background check.
To apply, please submit your resume & cover letter online at www.tetratech.com/career. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Tetra Tech is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we value workplace diversity. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions.