Quantitative Environmental Scientist/Ecological Risk Assesso

at Jacobs in Springfield, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the “why” of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we’re integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

When it comes to environmental consulting, we are focused on cleaning up our communities today to improve our tomorrow. Site environmental investigations and ecological risk assessments rely on data analyses to accurately characterize and quantify exposures to and effects of environmental contaminants. Data-driven solutions are a key component of Jacobs’ overall strategy.

We are seeking a detail-oriented Environmental Scientist/Ecological Risk Assessor with strong quantitative skills to work on complex site characterization and remediation projects for both federal and private sector clients.

Based out of any of our US offices, you’ll support projects from study design and data collection through data visualization, statistical analyses, and interpretation. Analyses will include exposure modeling, bioavailability and bioaccumulation modeling, evaluation of literature-based and empirical toxicity data, risk estimation, characterization, and reporting. There will be opportunities for complex analyses such as development and implementation of multivariate analyses, contaminant fingerprinting, probabilistic risk assessments, and building interactive, web-based risk communication tools. You will interact with recognized technical experts from multiple fields to develop and implement comprehensive site strategies and deliver innovative solutions on some of the most challenging sites. You will work on projects in the U.S. and internationally, for clients including federal (EPA, DOD), mining and other industrial, research and academic, and with contaminant classes including metals, radionuclides, PAHs and petroleum, chlorinated organics, pesticides, PFAS, and more. This opportunity will provide you experience in working on the full lifecycle of ecological risk assessment projects, from developing study plans, analyzing and interpreting the data, to preparing the final reports and communicating the results to stakeholders.

You will work in a flexible, supportive team environment with experienced staff who will mentor and assist you in your career growth at Jacobs, and who will also learn from the knowledge, experience, and perspectives you bring to Jacobs. Our global ecological risk team is composed of over 20 professionals located across the US, Canada, and Australia. There will be opportunities for learning through cross-training with experts in other disciplines such as human health risk assessment and data analytics. You will be involved in multiple projects and must be effective at time management, prioritization of tasks, and clear communication with your project teams and clients. You will have opportunities to interact directly with clients and other stakeholders and will travel to sites and perform field work.

Jacobs delivers projects with high safety, compliance, and quality standards expected by both Jacobs and our clients. Our global team is here to provide you with the tools to keep your career growing as well as those around you. By driving consistency and innovation across site characterization and remediation projects, you will help your team achieve the clients’ goals. Bring your positive outlook and flexible leadership style, and we will help grow what drives you – solving complex site characterization and remediation problems, together.

At Jacobs, we are partnering across the globe to create the best project outcomes by maximizing the design, digital technology, and support capabilities of our Global Integrated Delivery (GID) teammates. By joining Jacobs, you will commit to supporting and engaging with these teams, as we work to build a company like no other.

Jacobs health and welfare benefits are designed to invest in you, and in the things you care about. Your health. Your well-being. Your security. Your future. Typical benefits offered include flexible work schedules and opportunities to work remotely, educational reimbursement, retirement benefits, employee stock purchase plan, health benefits, disability benefits, life and accident insurance, voluntary benefits, paid time off and paid holidays, and parental leave.

Typical salary range for this position is $75,800 to $99,525 and is commensurate with experience relative to the position.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

- Bachelor’s degree in biology, toxicology, ecology, environmental science or other closely related technical degree

- Training and demonstrable experience in data analysis and statistics, preferable with significant experience using R

- Knowledge of or experience with site characterization, ecological risk assessment, terrestrial or aquatic toxicity testing

- Software skills – Excel, Access, Word, and R

Ideally, You’ll Also Have:

- Master’s degree in biology, toxicology, ecology, environmental science or other closely related technical degree

- Strong attention to detail

- Ability to communicate verbally and in writing

- Ability to think strategically and critically analyze details

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $15 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 60,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language.

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Job Posting: JC249655280

Posted On: Oct 16, 2023

Updated On: Dec 02, 2023

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