Assistant Scientist

at Terracon in Glendale Heights, Illinois, United States

Job Description


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Office Name:

Glendale Heights

Job Description:

General Responsibilities:

Conduct environmental site investigations, assessments and surveys to sample, measure and analyze air, water, material, and soil. Identify, evaluate and recommend risk and remediation strategies/designs to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations. Prepare applicable permit applications, risk assessments and technical documents including proposals, reports and regulatory agency correspondence. Design systems and environmental protection plans. Projects may include Phase I/II environmental site assessments, ecological and natural resource field surveys, tank closure assessments, asbestos abatement, storm water management, and site planning and permitting.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities:

+ Follow safety rules, guidelines and standards for all projects. Participate in pre-task planning. Report any safety issues or concerns to management.

+ Be responsible for maintaining quality standards on all projects.

+ Entry level scientific professional responsible for gathering data and information to be evaluated by other team members.

+ Performs testing and sampling of environmental materials including soil, air, groundwater, building materials, and noise.

+ Tabulate and prepare data for written reports.

+ May assist with report preparation by summarizing data and information within reports.

+ Operates field monitoring equipment.

+ Assists with operation and maintenance of remediation systems.

+ May assist with asbestos surveys, abatement projects and Phase I site assessments.

+ Transport material samples or documents to the lab for further testing and analysis.

+ Maintains and calibrates field monitoring equipment.


+ Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science or related science field. Or, in lieu of a degree, a minimum of 4 years’ related experience.

+ Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history.

Preferred Certification:

+ Certification in field of expertise.



Requisition ID:


Posting Title:

Assistant Scientist

Employment Type:

Part Time, Less than 30 hrs/wk

City, State (Office Location):

Glendale Heights, IL

About Terracon:

Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned multidiscipline consulting firm comprised of more than 6,000 curious minds focused on solving engineering and technical challenges from more than 175 locations nationwide. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon’s growth is due to our talented employee-owners exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.

Terracon’s vision of “Together, we are best at people” is demonstrated through our excellent compensation and benefits package. Based on eligibility, role and job status, we offer many programs including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, paid time off and holidays, education reimbursement, and various bonus programs.

EEO Statement:

Terracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.

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Expected Salary Range:

The expected salary range for this position is listed below. The base range may be adjusted based on the specific location of the applicant. Final agreed upon compensation is based upon individual qualifications and experience.

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Job Posting: JC245454353

Posted On: Aug 10, 2023

Updated On: Oct 16, 2023

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