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B.S. in Geology, Geophysics, or Hydrogeology.
Minimum six years of environmental experience, with Illinois PG certification. Must have refinery experience.
Position requires the following technical skills associated with environmental site investigation and remediation:
1) A sound understanding of standard environmental investigation techniques including the installation of soil and bedrock borings using a variety of drilling methods (i.e., HSA, direct push, sonic, rotary wash), soil and groundwater (low flow) sampling, monitoring well installation, aquifer (slug) testing, and a general understanding of geophysical and real time site screening methods (MIP/LIF).
2) Ability to independently scope and develop costs for small- to medium-sized Phase II investigation projects under limited supervision of senior staff.
3) Familiarity with the Illinois TACO and Illinois EPA TACO/IDEM RISC regulations.
4) Experience in the characterization, and remediation of non-aqueous phase liquids (NAPLs) in the subsurface, including the generation of LNAPL conceptual site models, the performance of LNAPL bail down tests, and determining LNAPL transmissivity.
5) Familiarity with the development of groundwater flow maps, determination of hydraulic conductivities, gradients and groundwater flow velocities, and other physical properties that affect contaminant transport in groundwater.
Current HAZWOPPER training certification.
Microsoft Word/Excel/Powerpoint required
Familiarity with Microsoft Access and Microsoft Project, GSAS statistical software, MODFLOW,
AQTESOLV and Gint.
Candidate should work well in team setting and must have the strong verbal and written communication skills required for the successful completion of small- to medium-sized environmental site investigation tasks performed as part of larger industrial facility investigations.
Position will also require familiarity with report generation within the context of the Illinois RCRA and voluntary Site Remediation Program (SRP) regulations.
Valid U. S. Drivers License.
Must have negative result on the drug screening and successful completion of physical exam performed according to URS screening policy.
This position will be part of the URS-Chicago Site Investigation Group. Group consists of environmental scientists, geologists, hydrogeologists, and engineers that support investigation and remediation work at environmental sites ranging from small commercial properties to large industrial facilities primarily located in the Chicagoland/NW Indiana area.
The selected candidate will be responsible for developing Investigation SOWs, managing/executing the SOW, interpreting the data collected during investigations, and generating a formal investigation reports. Work will be predominantly associated with large industrial facility investigations.
1) lead and/or support the generation of proposals and developing cost estimates for field investigation
2) Compile and analyze geologic and hydrogeologic data including the generation and interpretation of geologic cross-sections and
groundwater flow conditions.
3) Be involved in the investigation and characterization/quantitation of NAPL in the subsurface including the assessment of NAPL behavior based on physical parameters and current state of the art understanding of NAPL in the subsurface.
4) Generate report text consistent with area of expertise.
5) Assist project manager with financial PM tasks as needed.
6) Perform field work on an as needed based on project needs. It is estimated that 40% of first year work load will be related to field work.
Other duties as assigned.