Assistant Environmental Scientist - EHS Compliance & Inspect

at Burns & McDonnell in Downers Grove, Illinois, United States

Job Description


Burns & McDonnell’s Environmental Services Global Practice is currently seeking an Assistant Environmental Scientist to support our Environmental Heath and Safety Compliance and Inspection team within our Chicago and Midwest operations. Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned firm ranked numerous times on FORTUNE’s List of 100 Best Companies to Work For and voted as a Best Place to Work in cities across the United States.

+ Strong regulatory and technical understanding of facility and corporate-level environmental permitting/compliance support, including EHS multi-media compliance auditing, environmental site assessments, developing and preparing Spill Prevention, Control & Countermeasure (SPCC) plans, Facility Response Plans (FRPs) and Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs), hazardous waste management (RCRA), and federal and state EPCRA reporting.

+ Assistance in conducting Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) and preparation of Phase I ESA reports.

+ Assist in conducting field surveys, assessments and collecting project-related data for analysis in environmental impact projects.

+ Assist in preparation of technical reports, environmental impact statements and environmental field studies.

+ Assist with performing environmental site investigations, support erosion control efforts and subsurface soil sampling.

+ Assist in conducting environmental compliance audits.

+ Ensure compliance with company and site safety policies.

+ All other duties as assigned.


+ Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science or a related natural science degree from an accredited program required.

+ 3 years related consulting experience providing professional environmental services highly preferred.

+ Minimum of a 3.0 GPA.

+ Familiarity with developing, implementing, and auditing environmental management systems strongly preferred.

+ Familiarity with 40 CFR 112 and ASTM E1527-21 preferred.

+ Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

+ Strong technical writing skills.

+ Ability to clearly communicate both verbal and written technical information.

+ Basic knowledge of environmental site assessment methods.

+ Basic knowledge of environmental compliance and compliance audits.

+ Basic knowledge of the environmental permitting process.

+ Basic knowledge of GPS and working in the ArcGIS desktop environment.

+ Must be proficient in the use of computer software (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

+ Valid driver’s license required. In addition, must meet standards to qualify for and maintain the Company’s vehicle driving privileges as outlined in the Company’s Motor Vehicle Safety Policy.

+ Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis without requiring future sponsorship for employment visa status.


Job Environmental

Primary Location US-IL-Downers Grove

Other Locations US-IL-Chicago

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Req ID: 232822 Job Hire Type Experienced


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Job Posting: JC242886817

Posted On: Jun 30, 2023

Updated On: Dec 07, 2023

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