Environmental Scientist/Field Technician

Group: Environmental
Sector: Site Assessment
Revised 10/16/08

General Statement of Duties

He/she will assist in growing the environmental sector of the firm by building a strong industry reputation and a cohesive regional consulting practice. He/She will be responsible for the delivery of effective environmental services to clients.

He/She will perform work that conforms to project/task requirements, including defined scope, schedule and budget. He/She will coordinate and execute a variety of environmental projects and activities or environmental issues and programs. He/She will identify and solve issues and problems. He/She will assist in developing solutions to problems which require regular use of creativity and ingenuity. He/She will assist in determining technical solutions for specific assignment. He/She will identify and help solve problems by bringing to bear needed resources and information. He/She will develop and nurture relationships with clients, key technical counterparts, and industry allies.

Supervision Recieved

He/She works under the general direction of the Environmental Group Vice President.

Supervision and Leadership Authority Exercised



A. Effectively communicate with clients, TEI personnel and others.

B. Assist in effectively managing client relationships and expectations.

C. Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies and other civic groups.

D. Effectively plan, prioritize, organize, and coordinate projects.

E. Perform LPST Investigations, Phase I ESA’s, Phase II Investigations, regulatory compliance and report preparation.

F. Assist in preparing proposals.

G. Perform environmental calculations, surveys and data gathering.

Travel from TEI office (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

A. Requires some travel, typically to attend meetings at client locations or project sites.


A. Education

1. BS in geology, hydrogeology, engineering, or related environmental field. MS preferred.

2. Professional Geologist (PG) or Professional Engineer (PE) a plus.

B. Experience

1. One (1) to Three (3) years of relevant experience working on progressively larger projects with increased responsibility and leadership.

C. Skills

1. Ability to communicate effectively with clients, project team, consultants, contractors and the general public.

2. Ability to deliver high quality exceptional services within budget and schedule constraints.

3. A commitment to total quality management principles and continuous improvement activities.

4. Possess effective verbal and written communication skills, strong technical skills, good work habits, and a team-orientated approach.

5. Work successfully with TEI staff, including engineers, technicians, and administrative staff.

6. Possess effective field technician and sampling skills for the collection of soil and ground and surface water.

7. Ability to identify soils required. Excavation observation experience preferred.

8. Ability to effectively use standard equipment and tools of the profession.

9. Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions necessary for projects.

10. Knowledge of Federal and State laws, and regulatory requirements.

11. Knowledge of LPST, VIC, PBP, RCRA, MERLA, NEPA and 40 hour Hazwoper preferred.

12. Possess asbestos inspector certification preferred.

13. Possess strong computer skills. AutoCAD experience preferred.

D. Other Requirements

1. A valid driver’s license and an insurable driving record.

The duties and requirements described above are the general nature and level of work to be performed, but are not intended to be a complete comprehensive list of all the duties and requirements. TEI has the right to revise this job description at any time.

TEI is an EOE/Drug Free Employer.

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