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WSP USA Senior Geologist in Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Our Business

We are a global leader in environmental consulting - made stronger with the recent acquisition of Wood’s Environment & Infrastructure business and Golder - with world-class expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG), climate resiliency & sustainability (CRS), and earth sciences. Combined we have over 20,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change.

As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from across the globe.

This Opportunity

WSP is currently initiating a search for an Experienced Geologist or Environmental Scientist for our Chelmsford, Massachusetts office. Be involved in projects with our Earth & Environment Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.

Are you looking to grow a career as an environmental consultant working with common and emerging contaminants for a variety of government and commercial clients? This job opening provides you an opportunity to progress while working in an established environmental consulting firm that values its employee’s enthusiasm and technical contributions. We encourage you to apply for this opportunity.

We are seeking a motivated candidate who is willing to learn and join our current multi-disciplinary team in executing technically challenging site investigation and remediation projects for a wide range of clients throughout the Northeast.

Your Impact

This position involves the implementation of project work associated with multimedia (air, water, soil, and biota) investigations and remediation. The selected candidate needs to be a self-starter, open to learn, adaptable to change, have a strong work ethic, and thrive in a dynamic environment with multiple priorities.

This position offers the opportunity to learn from and grow with an established team and to address complex environmental challenges by executing the following roles/responsibilities:

1) Lead teams performing environmental sampling (e.g., surface water, groundwater, soil, sediment, soil vapor, indoor air) and oversee subcontractors in the field (e.g., drillers) and ensure proper procedures are used to complete and document filed activities and observations.

2) Perform professional environmental science work and conduct investigations, inspections, and environmental studies and surveys to gain further information on a particular environmental problem or issue, verify site characteristics, and/or to plan for future environmental needs.

3) Assist with environmental site assessments (ASTM Phase I and II).

4) Prepare data and visualizations such as tables, charts, accurate reports, and illustrations for the interpretation or presentation of data, findings, or analyses.

5) Prepare technical reports and presentations that explain research, findings, and recommendations to address, prevent, control, or restore environmental problems.

6) Assist with development, scoping, and budgeting of tasks and projects.

7) Prepare and implement site Health and Safety Plans (HASPs).

8) Interact with regulatory agencies, subcontractors, and clients in a confident and professional manner.

9) Work with cross-functional teams in executing project work.

10) Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.

11) Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • B.S in Geology or other related field such as environmental science or natural resources.

  • 5 to 7 years of experience working as a geologist/environmental scientist and completing environmental investigations, fieldwork, and/or construction monitoring

  • Demonstrated experience contributing to technical reports

  • Project or task management experience with small to mid-level projects including tracking hours and expenses for project work.

  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing ideas effectively and professionally to a scientific and non-scientific audience.

  • Highly capable self-leadership with attention to detail, multi-tasking, and prioritization of responsibilities in a dynamic work environment.

  • Ability to work independently and provide guidance and leadership to junior team or project members, with strict adherence to QA/QC.

  • Proficiency with business writing, office automation and communication software, technology, and tools.

  • Developed critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to reach conclusions from testing results, data collation, and identify the most effective solutions to accomplish objectives of assigned projects.

  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.

  • Ability to work schedules conducive to project-specific requirements that may extend beyond the typical workweek.

  • Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.

  • Must be able to pass a HAZWOPER physical and Fit for Duty Exam.

  • Must successfully complete and pass WSP’s Motor Vehicle screening.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree is preferred.

  • 40-Hour OSHA Health & Safety Training (HAZWOPER) (29 CFR 1910.120) is preferred.

  • Regulatory experience in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, or New York is preferred.

  • Demonstrated progress towards earning professional registration i.e. PG, LSP is preferred.


About WSP

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP provides a flexible and agile workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.


WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or other staffing services. Unsolicited resumes include any resume or hiring document sent to WSP in the absence of a signed Service Agreement where WSP has expressly requested recruitment/staffing services specific to the position at hand. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers or other business leaders, will become the property of WSP and WSP will have the right to hire that candidate without reservation – no fee or other compensation will be owed or paid to the recruiter, employment agency, or other staffing service.