Project Scientist/Engineer – CERCLA Specialist


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Located in Missoula, MT

Salary: $70,000.00-$90,000.00


 Job Description Summary:


A Project-level CERCLA Specialist is responsible for managing CERCLA-based work in Montana including remedial investigations and feasibility studies, managing a variety of staff and subcontractors, and working with regulators and clients. The position requires superior knowledge and understanding of the EPA CERCLA process, communication skills, attention to detail, the ability to organize and analyze a variety of information to be used for decision-making, and the ability to meet multiple deadlines. An employee in this position is expected to work as a member and leader of diverse project teams and accomplish specific tasks in a fast-paced environment to achieve project-specific objectives.


Position Requirements:

Education Requirement: A Bachelor’s degree in environmental or civil engineering, geologic sciences, or related fields; a Master’s degree is preferred.


Experience Requirement: More than five years of progressively increasing CERCLA-related experience. Experience developing remedial investigation reports, feasibility studies, and remedial alternatives evaluations in accordance with CERCLA required. Experience with Montana CERCLA and CECRA projects, and with federal and state NRD programs will be advantageous to the applicant.


Training Requirement: OSHA Hazwoper is preferred but not required.


Software: Position requires applicant to have working knowledge of Microsoft Office© software including Microsoft Access. Working knowledge of GIS and/or CAD software and geostatistical applications is also necessary.


Potential Travel: Travel to project sites located in Montana. The longest field assignment will likely be on the order of 1-2 weeks. It is expected that approximately 80-90% of work time will be spent within

the home office of the individual. Individual must also be flexible to work outside of normal business hours when necessary.


Job Location: Missoula, Montana


Physical Demands: Position requires sitting/standing for long periods of time, extended hours working on a computer and lifting up to 30 pounds. Field assignments can be located in a variety of environments and cultures, including difficult and diverse climates. During field assignments, standing, squatting, bending, and lifting up to 30 pounds may be required over prolonged periods of time.


Essential Functions:

  • Lead the development of feasibility studies and site remedial solutions that are translated into engineering designs for remedial construction and operation;
  • Participate in the planning and preparation of work plans to collect groundwater, surface water, soil, and air data from remediation projects;
  • Prepare and manage project scope, schedules, and budgets;
  • Communicate with subcontractors, regulatory agents, community members, and clients;
  • Mentor junior staff to further develop their technical capabilities and task management skills
  • Seek to expand scope of work on existing projects where clients’ interests are well-served and seeks to win new projects from existing clients; and,
  • Prepare or supervise the preparation of quality technical products on-time, measured by internal or external client satisfaction.


Salary Range: $70,000 to $90,000. Salary is negotiable and based on experience. Competitive benefits are offered to full-time employees in this role.

Express Office: Missoula
3709 Brooks
Missoula, MT 59801
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