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Staff Environmental Scientist (Due Diligence)

Company: Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:


Staff Environmental Scientist (Due Diligence)


Grand Rapids, MI

Job Id:


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Staff Environmental Scientist (Due Diligence)


Kalamazoo, MI

or Grand Rapids, MI

Job Summary

Fishbeck is seeking a staff-level Environmental Due Diligence Scientist/Specialist with experience in remediation, site assessment, baseline environmental assessments, Phase I and II environmental site assessments (ESAs), and due care plan development. Fishbeck consultants are the face of our organization, building and maintaining meaningful business relationships with clients and regulatory agency employees.

Primary Functions

  • Perform environmental due diligence projects including standard or customized Phase I ESAs consistent with ASTM standards.
  • Prepare reports that assess potential environmental liability risk.
  • Plan, lead, and investigate Phase II ESAs, including field work and sampling activities.
  • Manage multiple projects staying within scope, budget, and/or schedule expectations and ensuring quality standards on all deliverables.
  • Communicate with clients, staff members, and vendors.
  • Opportunity to work collaboratively on Brownfield Redevelopment projects and across department lines with other remediation and environmental compliance projects.

    Minimum Physical Requirements

    Common office tasks involve sitting, standing, walking, using a personal computer, and communicating verbally. Most work is conducted indoors with occasional project site visits. Lifting up to 50 pounds, maneuvering outdoors, and using sample collection tools is necessary at times. Must be able to drive vehicle to project sites to conduct investigations and meet with clients. Visual acuity necessary to perform responsibilities.

    Desired Education/Licensure

    Bachelor's degree in engineering, environmental science, geology, or related field.

    Desired Skills/Experience

    • 2+ years of experience with due diligence projects.
    • Experience conducting Phase I and II ESAs following ASTM standards.
    • Understanding of core business practices and legal concepts of business transactions.
    • Working knowledge of Michigan environmental regulations and requirements. Work with federal programs and other states a plus.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills associated with technical reports.
    • Knowledge of potential grant and other funding sources for redevelopment projects.
    • State of Michigan accredited Asbestos Building Inspector or experience identifying, sampling, and inspecting asbestos building materials a plus.

      What we offer

      Our staff members enjoy a comprehensive compensation package that includes:

      • Medical, dental, and vision insurance.
      • Wellness reimbursement and activities.
      • Reimbursement and support for tuition, continuing education, and professional/personal development.
      • Vacation, sick, and volunteer time, PTO, parental leave, and paid holidays.
      • Opportunities for hybrid and flexible schedules.
      • 401(k), profit-sharing, and stock options (we are 100% employee-owned!).
      • And more!

        About Fishbeck

        Fishbeck is one of the premier professional consulting firms in the nation, with 15 regional offices and more than 570 employees. Engineering, environmental sciences, architecture, and construction management are the cornerstones of Fishbeck's services and integrated project approach. We are a hands-on and design-orientated practice with the technical capabilities and understanding to take the largest projects from internal concept to completion. Our team of experts takes pride in our commitment to reliability in design, connection to our clients, and creativity at our core.

        We are an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status.

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Keywords: Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Grand Rapids , Staff Environmental Scientist (Due Diligence), Other , Grand Rapids, Michigan

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