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WSP USA Senior Human Health Risk Assessor in Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Senior Human Health Risk Assessor

Req ID 8056

Senior Human Health Risk Assessor

Who We Are

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all experiences, skillsets, backgrounds and walks of life. We actively foster a work environment and culture where inclusion and diversity is part of our fundamental structure. This is delivered behaviorally, through our policies, trainings, local partnerships with professional diverse organizations, internal networks and most importantly with the support and sponsorship of our leaders who help drive our commitment to an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and equitable work environment. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

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 seeking a Senior Human Health Risk Assessor with at least 15 years of experience to support our growing risk assessment and toxicology practice. We are seeking an experienced human health risk assessor to collaborate with our current team of risk assessment professionals in project planning and execution as well as public outreach and stakeholder communication. Risk assessments will be prepared to meet the requirements of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and many States’ environmental regulatory programs. The ideal candidate would work closely with our team in the Chelmsford, Massachusetts area while also being part of the larger operations within the company. WSP offers the opportunity and flexibility to balance work in the office and from home. The position will involve coordination and implementation of project work associated with multimedia (air, water, and soil) risk assessments and environmental regulatory compliance in the industrial/ commercial and government sectors as well as project management.

Your Impact

This position offers the opportunity to work with a large and diverse team of engineers and scientists to address complex environmental challenges executing the following roles/ responsibilities:

  • Directs and supervises technical assignments and manages entire projects or specific elements of projects;

  • Perform as lead risk assessor authoring proposals and projects;

  • Extensive client and regulator interaction experience, particularly with scoping of risk assessments and application of the risk assessment results and conclusions in site decision-making;

  • Provide technical review for projects to comply with environmental regulations, company standards, contract requirements, and related specifications; and

  • Occasional travel for projects, conferences, business development, or training.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • B.S. or M.S. in Toxicology, Biology, Public Health or related scientific discipline

  • 15+ years relevant experience in conducting, authoring, directing, and conducting technical review of multi-media human health risk assessments with increasing levels of project complexity and responsibility

  • Extensive hands-on knowledge of human health risk assessment principles, procedures, and guidance particularly USEPA CERCLA

  • Demonstrated successful interactions across a range of private sector and governmental clients

  • Extensive experience in scoping, managing, and conducting each of the stages of the CERCLA process including:

  • Development of work plans and QAPPs (including evaluating sampling strategies and appropriateness of data for risk)

  • Performance and review of multi-media baseline human health risk assessments for common and emerging contaminants

  • Completion of projects through feasibility studies and Records of Decision

  • Experience with risk communication with clients, stakeholders, and at conferences and professional organizations including presenting complex technical information in a concise and accurate manner

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certification as a DABT

  • Experience with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances


Additional Requirements

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Additional Details

  • Travel Required: 20%

  • Job Status: Regular

  • Employee Type: Full

  • Primary Location: SOMERVILLE - INNER BELT RD

  • All locations: US-MA-Chelmsford, US-MA-Somerville

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 12,000 employees in over 200 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP provides a flexible, agile and hybrid 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.