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CDM Smith

Boston, MA 02109

We are currently seeking a Mid-level Geologist/ Environmental Scientist in Boston to support a wide variety of environmental projects. The preferred candidate will have extensive field and office experience working at Superfund and other contaminated sites (including Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP) sites), as a task manager leading complex field programs, preparing planning documents and preparing reports for environmental characterization and remediation projects. The preferred candidate will have a desire to advance their career as task leader.

As a member of this team, you would contribute to CDM Smith's mission by:

  • Performing surface and subsurface soil sampling, rock classification, monitoring well installation, oversight of drilling contractors, groundwater sampling, and hydraulic testing to support environmental projects.
  • Performing geologic evaluations, and/or hydrogeological investigations; describing geologic conditions, and preparing logs, contour plots and cross-section diagrams.
  • Support National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit projects including; perform and coordinated monthly and quarterly storm-water sampling, outfall inspections, report preparation.
  • Reviewing draft assessments and calculations with respect to federal, state and local regulations.
  • Working on a variety of assignments, which may include work plans, field studies, research investigations, data interpretation and evaluation, and report preparation.
  • Ensuring that firm policies and practices are followed on all assessments.
  • Independently evaluating, selecting, and applying standard techniques, procedures, and criteria.
  • Using professional judgment and knowledge of principles/techniques in making minor adaptations and modifications.
  • Learning task management techniques and the CDM Smith management system.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Science or related discipline.

5 years of related experience.

Domestic and/or international travel may be required. The frequency of travel is contingent on specific duties, responsibilities, and the essential functions of the position, which may vary depending on workload and project demands.

Equivalent additional directly related experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.

Environmental Scientist

Haley & Aldrich

Rochester, NY 14623

At Haley & Aldrich, our goal is to deliver exceptional service to our clients and our communities. And we know that to do so, we need diverse and unconventional thinkers. That’s why we foster a culture that provides collaboration, flexibility, and support – so our staff can bring their unique value to bear and explore the areas they’re passionate about.

Are you looking to work in an environment where you can be your authentic self and work on projects that are meaningful to you?

We are looking to add new talent to our growing energy practice team! We are currently seeking an Environmental Scientist to support and collaborate with highly skilled professionals on a wide range of diverse project teams. This is an excellent opportunity to get involved with a range of dynamic and diverse projects with our clients. This is a full-time position located in our Rochester, NY office and will support our energy market segment with natural resource permitting services for energy transmission (gas and electric), utility-scale energy generation (natural gas-fired power plants) including renewable energy (solar, storage, wind) projects.

The successful candidate will:

  • Conduct routine data collection, analysis, and reporting using approved standard procedures appropriate for this discipline.
  • Data collection will include the delineation of natural resources (e.g., wetlands, streams, and wildlife habitat) using standard industry protocols; collection and management of field data (e.g., use of GPS, GIS, digital data forms, soil boring logs, water sampling data sheets, etc.); and synthesis of the data into our standard reporting deliverables.
  • Experience with wetland and stream delineation surveys, ecological surveys, drill/test pit explorations, and water sampling desired.
  • Assist in identifying technical issues and regulatory compliance approaches for evaluation.
  • Conduct site reconnaissance.
  • Perform other routine data collection activities such as SWPPP/E&S inspections.
  • Document project-related activities including project communications.
  • Draft technical reports and create project mapping using GIS.
  • Perform all work in accordance with company and client Health & Safety protocols.


  • B.S. in Environmental Science or a related natural science discipline.
  • 0-3 years of related work experience, including internships.
  • Experience with conducting natural resources field surveys and/or construction environmental compliance monitoring, is preferred.
  • Experience supporting natural resources permitting, ideally for energy projects, is preferred.
  • Must comply with the Guiding Principles and Code of Behavior articulated in our Company Charter
  • Must comply with company and client Health & Safety protocols.
  • Successful candidate must be detailed and organized and demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good working knowledge of GIS/CAD and experience using a mapping grade GPS is preferred.

Environmental Scientist I

New York Power Authority

Astoria, NY 11105

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The Environmental Scientist supports Authority staff to ensure that the Authority meets its environmental regulatory obligations and licensing commitments in a sound and cost-efficient manner. The incumbent ensures coordination of all attributes of environmental compliance associated with Authority projects at SENY sites while having the physical ability to work in an industrial setting. Some examples of environmental obligations include sampling and monitoring and reporting of stormwater and process wastewater under the SPDES permit, NYCDEP industrial wastewater directive monitoring and reporting, Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC) and Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90) Programs, Major Oil Storage Facility License, Chemical and Bulk Storage Program (PCB and CBS), Suffolk County POTW and Toxic and Hazardous Materials reporting, HAZWOPER, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous, universal, used oil and solid waste, DOT transportation standards, pesticide, Cooling Tower Maintenance Program and Plan along with other applicable federal, state, and local regulations.


  • Intermediate level position.
  • Incumbent typically independently performs almost all assignments with instructions only related to general results expected.
  • Employ environmental and engineering principles and practices to assess and ensure environmental compliance of utility operations, project permit requirements and licensing commitments.
  • Incumbent will typically work unassisted in a particular program area of expertise.
  • Prepare original study scopes, conduct independent analysis of study results and evaluate study reports in their particular area of expertise.
  • Establish and or maintain on-going relationships with a diverse array of regulatory agency staff members for the purpose of sharing technical information and acquiring insight to agency interpretations related to area of expertise.
  • Work within the EH&S management structure to provide support, direction and overall coordination with larger project and facility aspects and goals.
  • Seek out and work with the Law Department, Licensing, Energy Services, Engineering, Project Management and others as appropriate to provide support to accomplish specific tasks within one or more areas of expertise.
  • Maintain currency with evolving state and federal agency regulatory requirements regarding environmental issues and hydropower licensing so as to communicate complex regulations and related environmental management issues to Authority management that could impact Authority operations and/or budgets.
  • Ensure application of sound environmental management principles to technical issues and in-field or in-facility activities.
  • Support implementation of best management practices at the Authority’s facilities that respond to the findings of natural resources studies or are required by permit provisions.
  • Ensure that work conducted on Authority property is conducted in an environmentally sound manner, meeting all regulatory requirements in a cost-efficient manner. The intent of this responsibility is to create value for the Authority through compliance with regulatory requirements while minimizing the adverse effect on Authority operations.
  • Document regulatory requirements and manage the process of informing outside audiences (including agency personnel, landowners, government officials) of the Authority’s work and the conclusions drawn therefrom.
  • Develop scopes of services, review bid proposals, evaluate the suitability of proposed vendors and participate in contract negotiations for a broad suite of environmental services; maintain current Trustee approvals; provide quality assurance oversight of vendor services through feedback from other departments.
  • Review and interpret State and Federal Regulations in the areas of responsibility that may affect Authority operations including the preparation of applications to attain/maintain the permits for compliant operation under all applicable regulations and statutes.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to develop consensus for action in an operating and/or construction environment.
  • Ability to review and comprehend environmental regulations and advise specific actions to senior colleagues.
  • Ability to work with colleagues to coordinate environmental compliance efforts related to issues from Authority Operating Facilities, Business Units, the regulatory community (including but not limited to NYSDEC, NYCDEP, EPA, and DOT) and Authority customers as required.

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Geosciences, Biological Science, Environmental Science or comparable field.
  • Minimum 3 years of related experience
  • An advanced degree and/or Professional Certification in a related field, is preferred.
  • Experience in a variety of utility industry issues, FERC licensing, transmission line siting, utility ROW vegetation management and environmental permitting with particular expertise in one or more specific environmental area.

Physical Requirements

Approximately 30% travel primarily within NY State.

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