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WSP USA Early Career Geologist in Chelmsford, Massachusetts

This Opportunity

WSP is currently initiating a search for an Early Career Geologist for our Boston, Massachusetts office. Be involved in projects with our Earth & Environment Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.

Are you looking to explore or grow a career as an environmental consultant working with common and emerging contaminants for a variety of government and commercial clients? This job opening provides you an opportunity to progress while working in an established environmental consulting firm that values its employee’s enthusiasm and technical contributions. We encourage you to apply for this opportunity.

We are seeking a motivated candidate who is willing to learn and join our current multi-disciplinary team in executing technically challenging site investigation and remediation projects for a wide range of clients throughout the Northeast. The position will initially be primarily field work, with the potential to grow into a position that requires project planning and report writing.

Your Impact

This position involves the implementation of project work associated with multimedia (air, water, soil, and biota) investigations and remediation. The position requires work at project sites, around construction equipment, drilling rigs, and environmental contamination. The selected candidate needs to be a self-starter, open to learn, adaptable to change, have a strong work ethic, and thrive in a dynamic environment with multiple priorities.

This position offers the opportunity to learn from and grow with an established team and to address complex environmental challenges by executing the following roles/responsibilities:

1) Perform environmental sampling (e.g., surface water, groundwater, soil, sediment, soil vapor, indoor air) and oversee subcontractors in the field (e.g., drillers).

2) Complete detailed field notes and other forms of documentation to accurately capture field activities and observations.

3) Work in a team environment and communicate effectively with all levels of staff.

4) Communicate with staff, management, clients, and regulators or on-site personnel effectively and professionally both verbally and in writing.

5) Assist and coordinate project planning with labs, drillers, and equipment vendors as needed.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • B.S in Geology or other related field such as Environmental Science or Natural Resources.0-1 years of relevant experience in environmental sampling, site investigation, or remediation.

  • Must be very organized and detail-oriented.

  • Proficient in MS Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Flexible to work outside normal business hours, at locations requiring overnight stays, and overtime as needed.

  • Ability to apply analytical / scientific thinking to define and solve problems.

  • Ability to work well in a team environment with a willingness to follow detailed instructions and learn new skills.

  • Ability to remain on feet for extended periods of time either stationary or walking.

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.

  • Must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the company's driving (MVR) policy.

  • Have and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hands on knowledge on the use of field equipment (groundwater pumps, field meters, etc) is desirable.

  • OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER certification is a plus.

  • Experience in site investigations and Phase I ESAs is desirable

  • Regulatory experience in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, or New York is a plus.


About WSP

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP provides a flexible and agile workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.


WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or other staffing services. Unsolicited resumes include any resume or hiring document sent to WSP in the absence of a signed Service Agreement where WSP has expressly requested recruitment/staffing services specific to the position at hand. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers or other business leaders, will become the property of WSP and WSP will have the right to hire that candidate without reservation – no fee or other compensation will be owed or paid to the recruiter, employment agency, or other staffing service.