Golder Associates Junior Environmental Scientist (EHS/IH) Job in Detroit, Michigan

Junior Environmental Scientist (EHS/IH)

Location: US-Detroit, MI

Job ID: 2017-12756

Area of Interest: EN - EHS, H&S, and Industrial Hygiene (HS)

Job Type: Full Time

# of Positions: 1

Education (Minimum): Bachelors Degree

Posted Date: 2/6/2017

Experience (Years): 2


Job Responsibilities:

Grow with Golder!

It takes knowledge and skills to grow a dynamic career at Golder…along with an insatiable desire to learn. As a company that places high value on excellence, Golder supports employee growth and development by giving junior staff the opportunity to work with Golder’s global experts on some of their most challenging projects both nationally and internationally.

Here at Golder you’ll get plenty of feedback, coaching, mentoring, and support. You will quickly discover why Golder is known for its commitment to continuous learning and professional development. In addition to outstanding opportunities for professional growth, our employees enjoy a supportive environment that values family and work-life balance.

Golder Associates is now offering a great opportunity for a Junior Environmental Scientist to join our growing Detroit team. In this role you will have the opportunity to support a variety of clients and projects. Under the direction of seasoned professionals, your duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Leading and conducting asbestos, mold, and hazardous materials assessments including sample collection and reporting;

  • Indoor air quality investigations;

  • Industrial hygiene sampling for chemical and/or biological hazards;

  • Observation of abatement and/or remediation remedial contractors;

  • Preparing and calibrating sampling equipment for field use;

  • Health and safety site audits;

  • Maintaining excellent field notes, including filing and management of all project related field notes including some data entry and assistance with report preparation;

  • Identifying potential and existing site hazards. Preparing and adhering to site-specific health and safety plans to mitigate or eliminate risks to Golder's clients, employees and the public;

  • Reporting all health and safety concerns, incidents and near miss events and participating in all office-lead health and safety initiatives;

  • Reporting of sample results and field observations;

  • Maintaining a high standard of behavior to uphold Golder’s reputation and demonstrating a commitment to our Core Values;

  • Participating in a team environment; and,

  • Perform any other duties, including miscellaneous office related tasks, as required

Job Requirements:

  • A bachelor level undergraduate degree in a related or allied field such as Environmental Health and Safety, Occupational Health & Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Public Health, Environmental Science, or Environmental Engineering.

  • Certified as an Asbestos Inspector in Michigan or the ability to obtain this certification immediately upon hire.

  • Two years + of related experience desirable.

Desirable Skills: Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Knowledge of HMIS, OSHA health & safety legislation and best practices, awareness of health and safety issues and a safety conscious attitude;

  • Outstanding ability to problem solve and think critically, mechanical aptitude a plus;

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with particular attention to detail and accuracy of field notes;

  • Strong people skills and an ability to lead and work in a team environment;

  • Previous experience with hazardous materials, industrial hygiene, health and safety, EHS compliance, radiation and/or ergonomics;

  • Working towards professional certification in an EHS related field, or future eligibility for certification, is an asset;

  • Regional travel (US and Canada) may be required;

  • The ability to bend, lift and carry field equipment, up to 50 lbs.;

  • Have a valid driver’s license; and,

  • Flexibility to work extra hours and the ability to travel and work in unpredictable/varied conditions;

  • A positive and enthusiastic attitude, willingness to learn and the ability to work with little supervision.

While we appreciate the interest of all candidates, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

Additional Information:

Our Staff Benefit from:

  • An option to purchase shares in Golder Associates

  • Career and personal development opportunities and support of personal growth

  • Employee mentoring program

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages

As a global, employee-owned organisation with over 50 years of experience, Golder Associates is driven by our purpose to engineer earth’s development while preserving earth’s integrity. From more than 160 offices worldwide, our over 6500 employees deliver solutions that help our clients achieve their sustainable development goals by providing a wide range of independent consulting, design and construction services in our specialist areas of earth, environment and energy.

Golder Associates Statement:

Golder Associates Inc. is a drug free employer and undertakes drug and alcohol testing as allowed by law and pursuant to its Drug Free Workplace Policy. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.