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WSP USA Environmental Chemist in Somerville, Massachusetts

Environmental Chemist

Req ID 8055

Environmental Chemist

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 currently has an immediate opening for a Junior to Mid-level Environmental Chemist to join our North Central environmental science team. Are you an Environmental Chemist looking for an opportunity to work with an established environmental consulting firm that values its employee’s enthusiasm and technical contributions? We encourage you to apply for this opportunity. This position offers an excellent opportunity to transition from the laboratory environment to consulting. The chemist’s primary initial role will be to validate analytical data, write data validation reports, and help prepare QAPPs. The right person with the right drive and attitude can grow into non-data validation roles including database management, field work, project management or other technical roles over time. Our employees have the opportunity to work on diverse projects with the support and resources of a large organization with unlimited career opportunities. At the same time, the North Central operations takes pride in maintaining a close collaborative environment! We have a very comfortable and supportive culture, with a deep bench of knowledgeable and skilled geologists, scientists, engineers, chemists, and database specialists. We realize that our people are what make us known in the industry and recognized for delivering high quality and technical excellence. If you want to be a part of a dedicated and brilliant team, we’d love to hear from you! The ideal candidate would be located in the Chelmsford area and support a local team while also being part of the larger operations within the region. WSP offers the opportunity and flexibility to balance work in the office and from home.

Your Impact

  • Analytical data validation, data review and report writing

  • Development of environmental sampling programs, interpretation of environmental chemistry data and data quality evaluation (DQE)

  • Data forensics, assistance with laboratory coordination, and database support

  • Assist proposal teams with selection of analytical methodology, evaluate laboratory proposals, and establish QA/QC parameters

  • Work with laboratories to ensure data meets client requirements and project data quality objectives

  • Coordinate with Project / Senior Chemists on a regular basis

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • B.S. or B.A. in Chemistry or related field required

  • 1 to 5 years working in an environmental analytical laboratory

  • Familiarity with USEPA analytical Methods especially SW-846-series methods

  • Knowledge of the principles and standards of scientific study, field investigation, sampling, experimentation, quality assurance of chemical measurements, research and documentation

  • Experience writing analytical standard operating procedures

  • Strong interpersonal and technical writing skills are critical

  • Ability to work effectively with team members as well as independently

  • Must be well organized, have the ability to manage and prioritize several assignments at one time, deliver on time and on budget

  • Must pass drug test, physical, background check and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving policy.

  • Need to be able to move and lift equipment that may weigh 40 lbs

  • Must pass background check and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving (MVR) policy

Preferred Qualifications

  • BS in Chemistry strongly preferred but not essential

  • Experience with operation and use of analytical laboratory equipment (e.g., ICP, ICP-MS, HPLC, GC, and/or GC/MS)

  • Familiarity with Department of Defense Quality Systems Manual for Environmental Laboratories Version 5.3

  • Familiarity with Department of Defense Data Validation Guidelines and Modules

  • Familiarity with Earth Soft’s EQuIS database program

  • 40 hour HAZWOPER

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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: N/A - No travel required

  • 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. www.wsp.com

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.

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