Environmental Compliance Specialist/Environmental Scientist - 5532

Herndon, VA

Environmental Compliance Specialist/Environmental Scientist - 5532

Our Business

We are a global leader in environmental consulting - made stronger with the recent acquisition of Golder - with world-class expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG), climate resiliency & sustainability (CRS), and earth sciences. Combined we have over 14,000 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 Environmental Compliance Specialist/Environmental Scientist for our Herndon, Virginia 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

Your Impact

  • Conduct field assignments, such as performing environmental compliance audits and Phase I environmental site assessments.
  • Participate in due diligence projects in support of client mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures.  
  • Provide environmental compliance program support for industrial clients including developing procedures, permits, and environmental plans (e.g., SWPPP and SPCC); preparing and submitting periodic regulatory reports (e.g., Tier II and Form R reports); and preparing and delivering environmental training programs.
  • Provide environmental compliance support to internal WSP site investigation and remediation projects, including waste profiling, preparing permit applications, and preparing and submitting periodic regulatory reports (e.g., discharge monitoring reports).
  • Prepare written and verbal technical reports, including documentation of audits and Phase I environmental site assessments, regulatory research, evaluation of findings, data management and interpretation, and development of graphical and tabular presentation of data.
  • Manage tasks and projects according to client-approved scopes of work and deliver high quality reports on time and within budget.
  • Collect and document field data and observations in a clear and organized manner.
  • Assist in managing and developing client relationships.
  • Assist with proposal development and scoping of small- to medium-sized projects.
  • 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.
  • Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Environmental Policy, Engineering, Earth Science, or a related discipline.
  • 1 to 3 years of experience and working knowledge of federal, state, and local environmental regulations.
  • Experience with evaluating/maintaining environmental regulatory compliance in industrial settings.
  • Valid US driver’s license.
  • Job assignments may involve work on waste disposal sites and sites requiring cleanup of hazardous materials.  Participation in an OSHA-mandated medical surveillance program will be required, and safety training will be provided before being assigned to work on these sites.
  • Must be able to pass a HAZWOPER physical and be medically able to wear a tight-fitting respirator.
  • Applicants must be able to work in locations that feature rough terrain and be able to enter and work within facilities that include limited accessibility, moving machinery, and other conditions typical of industrial facilities. 
  • Willingness to travel up to 50% of the time.  Trips may be scheduled on short notice, including to local sites, and travel via air or land.  Overnight travel is required.
  • Must successfully complete and pass WSP’s Motor Vehicle screening.
  • This role is subject to a client-mandated drug/alcohol testing policy. As such, employee may be subject to random drug/alcohol tests. A copy of this policy will be provided during employee onboarding and is available upon applicant request.
  • Ability to work schedules conducive to project-specific requirements that may extend beyond the typical workweek.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience conducting environmental compliance audits.
  • Experience conducting Phase I environmental site assessments following ASTM International Standard E 1527-13/21.
  • Experience conducting environmental due diligence assessments of roadway corridors.   #LI-AW2