Senior Scientist
Emeryville, CA US
Posted 14 days ago
Job Description
Senior Environmental Project Manager


Job Description

Are you passionate about the environment? We are growing and hiring environmental professionals in the Bay Area! We are looking for an accomplished, Senior Environmental Scientist for our Emeryville, California office. Our Emeryville office is uniquely located and works on exciting projects including environmental site assessment, remediation, redevelopment, and site renovation work for City and County agencies, school districts, commercial real property developers and managers, law firms, financial institutions, architect/engineer and construction (A/E/C) clients. This position is for a career-level environmental professional who will be responsible for planning, scheduling, conducting, or coordinating site testing, developing analytical testing plans, and making recommendations for design on projects varying in size and complexity. In this position the candidate must be able to identify, evaluate and recommend risk and remediation strategies/designs to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations. The candidate will be experienced in preparing technical documents including proposals, reports and regulatory agency correspondence to support existing clients and project portfolios, and expand our service offerings.

If your passion lies in working on projects that help your community, and if you're interested in belonging to an employee-owned organization that allows us to set our course together and benefit when our hard work creates financial success, then Terracon is your kind of company! We share your passion.

Essential Role and Responsibilities:

  • Conducting client development activities and work with our team to develop a book of business in traditional environmental services for northern California.
  • Provide excellent customer service.
  • Work proactively within our National Client Account Program for successful, timely, project delivery in northern California and our West Coast Region.
  • Collaborate with staff in five northern California offices.
  • Provide environmental support to multiple services lines including industrial hygiene, geotechnical services, construction and building materials, and facilities.
  • Work as a team member and participate with business development staff, senior environmental staff, and management on large, complex projects and pursuits.
  • Possess strong understanding of federal, state, and local regulatory requirements.
  • Possess skills to become Subject Matter Expert (SME) in one of more environmental/technical areas.
  • Understand and implement technical requirements to complete client projects by directing and supervising field staff to sample, test and collect data and/or document site activities.
  • Ability to make recommendations for conceptual designs based on technical data.
  • Ability to develop written proposals to clients for both small and large projects.
  • Experienced in evaluating, and synthesizing complex laboratory and field data, and assembly in written reports.
  • Serve as an inter-disciplinary team member in meetings and communications with client pertaining to specific projects/tasks.
  • Perform site visits, field observations and field data collection with ability to collect detailed site observations and notes.
  • Mentor, supervise, and oversee staff environmental scientists and technicians.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to follow safety rules, guidelines and standards for all projects for incident and injury free operations.
  • Lead and participate in Pre-Task planning.
  • Report any safety issues or concerns to management.
  • Understand and follow project quality and corporate quality standards for all projects.

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Geology, Environmental Science or related science field and a minimum of 10 years' related experience;
  • Have or be able to acquire certifications in state of California that may include:
    • California Professional Engineer (P.E.) in Civil, Chemical or Environmental
    • California Professional Geologist (P.G.).
    • Qualified Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan Designer (QSD), Practitioner (QSP) and/or Industrial Practitioner (QISP).
  • Valid driver's license with acceptable violation history.
  • Ability to travel out of town between 10% and 20% of the normal work week.
  • Flexible work schedule, to ensure project timelines are completed.
    • Possess strong writing skills.
  • Attention to detail, note taking skills.
  • Ability to work on a team and build networks across northern California.
  • Intermediate to advanced skills using the Microsoft Office Suite.

About Terracon

Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned consulting engineering firm providing quality services to clients. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon currently has more than 3,500 employees in 130 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon's growth is due to valued employees exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.

EEO Statement

Terracon offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid holidays.

Terracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.

Employment Type

Regular, Full Time



Service Line


City, State (Office Location)

Emeryville, CA

Job Category



Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
 This company is a Federal Contractor
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