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Stantec Staff Environmental Scientist in San Luis Obispo, California

Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. We’re a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work that’s critical to our clients and the communities they support. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Your Opportunity

We are looking for a staff environmental scientist to conduct field work primarily in the California Central Coast and nearby areas, as well as office based professional work. This position works as part of a larger environmental services team and may provide support to multiple Stantec offices. Candidates may also be requested to support other service areas related to environmental investigation and cleanup projects.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct a variety of field data collection activities

  • Collect soil and groundwater samples

  • Data entry and analysis

  • Preparation of data summaries for inclusion in reports

  • Implement environmental investigation and monitoring plans.

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Knowledge of field methods for environmental data collection and soil and groundwater sampling experience preferred.

  • Ability to work both independently and in a team setting, with close attention to detail and ability to carry out technical plans and instructions.

  • A willingness to travel within California is preferred.

  • OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER training certificate preferred or ability to obtain prior to employment.

  • Must have a good driving record and valid driver’s license.

  • Prior to employment, this position will require the successful passing of a pre-employment physical and drug screen.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree required, preferably a BS in earth sciences, physical sciences, or biological science.

1-3 years’ experience in environmental science or similar, with both field and office experience.

Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather. Ability to lift and move items and equipment up to 40 lbs.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Job: Environmental Scientist

Primary Location: United States-California-San Luis Obispo

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Entry Level

Travel: Yes, 75 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Req ID: 190002R5