Environmental Scientist - Junior at Tetra Tech, Inc.

Posted in General Business 12 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Salem, New Hampshire

Job Description:

Discover your full potential. At Tetra Tech, we are collaborating with industry-leading experts for a sustainable future for our world. We combine consulting and engineering with advanced analytics and technology to solve the world's most complex challenges. Our innovation hubs across the globe will enable you to share ideas and best practices while growing your professional network. Wherever you are in your career journey, you will benefit from working with world-class engineers, scientists, and technical specialists.

Apply today and join the company that is Leading with Science.


We are currently searching for an Environmental Scientist to join our growing Salem, New Hampshire team. This individual will support ongoing federal programs in environmental testing and restoration within the Northeast region. This position will provide the right candidate with an opportunity to practice and develop skills including multimedia sampling, technical report writing, and client interaction.

Your Role:

  • Work as a member of active teams conducting hands-on multi-media environmental sampling, including surface and subsurface soil, overburden and bedrock groundwater, sediment, surface water, ambient air, indoor air, etc.
  • Record field data accurately and compile data into coherent products for transmittal to data management for upload into centralized databases, as well as to other staff and client groups.
  • Compile data from various database programs for publication and for mapping through Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Computer Aided Design (CAD).
  • Prepare and assist preparation of written documents, which will include contractor specifications, sampling and analysis plans, data summary reports, engineering assessments, letters and opinion papers.
  • Review and interactively interpret data patterns and trends, compare to regulatory standards and assist in the development of recommendations for actions based on regulatory constraints.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Included in this section are education, experience, skills (including computer skills), licenses, certificates, and registrations.

  • A driver's license current and valid for a state in the United States is required.
  • A minimum of two years of work experience in the scientific, engineering, environmental consulting, contracting or related industry is required.
  • Fundamental understanding of multimedia sampling, including either groundwater, soil, sediment, air and biological tissue is required.
  • Coursework or experience with location data, land survey techniques, and GIS mapping programs is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interpret and develop both written technical documents and tabular presentation of data is required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite products including MS Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook is required.
  • Experience working with Microsoft Project or other scheduling software is a plus.
  • Experience or coursework with database software such as Access, SQL Server or others is a plus.
  • Existing certifications for Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training specified in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.120 (e) is preferred.

Education & Experience:

  • A bachelor's degree (BA or BS) in, Geology, Earth Science, Geography, Chemistry, or Environmental Science is required.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be occasionally required to perform strenuous work outdoors, regularly traverse uneven open ground, and climb stairs and ladders.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee may be exposed to wet, hot, cold, and/or humid conditions. Periodic overnight travel within the northeast United States for periods of up to 10 days is likely. Occasional travel for longer periods and other US locations is also possible. The employee can expect an approximate 40% / 60% split between field and office time throughout the year.

Language & Communication Skills:

The ability to read, interpret, and understand a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form is required. A mastery of the English language for both interpretation of written and oral instructions from numerous sources and for explanation of findings is expected and required.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of algebra, solid and plane geometry in relation to data evaluation and calculations. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Other Skills:

Candidate must have the ability to work well in a professional and team-oriented environment, as well as independently. Candidate should possess strong organizational skills, excellent leadership skills, and be client focused. Must possess basic computer skills; the computer skills must include proficiency in Microsoft Windows, Word and Excel.

About Tetra Tech:

Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees-20,000 associates working together to provide smart, scalable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.

Explore our open positions at https://www.tetratech.com/careers. Follow us on social media to learn more about our people, culture, and opportunities:

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Tetra Tech is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity, inclusion, and equity are among Tetra Tech's core values. Throughout our history, the company has prioritized equitable inclusion of all people. All qualified candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, military or veteran status, gender, age, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information and any other characteristics protected by the law. We invite resumes from all interested parties. Please visit our website at www.tetratech.com to see the array of diverse services and exciting projects we are currently working on.

Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Please no phone calls or agencies.