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Environmental Scientist II/III

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald is a $2bn engineering, management and development consultancy. We’re one of the largest and most diverse firms of our kind in the world with over 16,000 staff working out of 180 principal offices, delivering projects in 150 countries.

Our global business is multisector, spanning buildings, communications, defense, education, environment, health, international development, industry, mining, oil and gas, power, transport, urban development, water and wastewater.

Equal employment opportunity is the law. English version, Spanish version, Chinese version.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status or disability status.

Job Description

Mott MacDonald is seeking a mid-level environmental scientist to join our environmental team in either our Morgantown, WV office or our Canonsburg, PA office.
Job Duties may include:
  • Responsibilities may involve gathering data and other associated environmental tasks such as wetland delineations, benthic analysis, habitat assessments, water sampling, etc.
  • Making visual assessments about field conditions and communicating (verbal and written) effectively.
  • Paying attention to site safety, personal safety and following all safety rules and procedures at each site.
  • Safely stooping, lifting, crawling, climbing, and walking as necessary to navigate uneven terrain and obstacles on active construction/sampling sites.
  • Hiking long distances in wooded areas and Right-of-Ways.
  • Working outside in all weather conditions.
  • Monitoring facility PLC systems for changes to pumps and other equipment.
  • Working independently with attention to detail.
  • Performing Environmental and Stormwater Inspections
  • Utilizing GPS equipment proficiently to collect data during field observations and site inspections
  • Working nights and weekends – 8 and 12 hour shifts. Overtime is likely, but not guaranteed.

Candidate Specification

Candidate Specifications:
  • Candidates must have an AS/BS (BA may be acceptable) in Environmental Science or equivalent.
  • 3-7 years of experience in environmental field performing various tasks that may have included:
    • Environmental and Stormwater Inspections on pipeline right-of-ways
    • Water quality sampling and open channel flow measurements
    • Wetland/Stream Delineations and Environmental Assessments
    • GPS Surveys (Must at a minimum understand the basic principles of GIS and a working knowledge of GPS instruments, their use, and limitations)
    • Core logging and soils identification using relevant methods
    • Subsidence Monitoring tasks associated with longwall mining
  • CESSWI and CPESC certifications a plus
  • Have or obtain current MSHA 30 CFR 46 or 48 Health and Safety Certification
  • Requires a valid Driver’s License and passing a DMV check
  • Pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening and continuous random drug testing
  • Possess good communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Highly Proficient with Microsoft Office tools including Outlook, Excel, and Word
  • Work on project sites that may be located in various cities and states
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