Environmental Scientist/Engineer
Job TypeFull Time
CompanyNorth Wind Site Services
Job Description
The Environmental Specialist/Engineer supports environmental and construction projects in Alaska. Supports the sampling of various media, field data collection activities including groundwater quality and GPS surveys, and support environmental drilling operations. Support project management, prepare planning documents and reports, supports field teams conducting site assessments, and interacts with regulatory agencies to develop successful solutions to project challenges. Applies regulatory scientific principles to assist clients in the following areas: environmental impact assessment and mitigation, site investigation, regulatory compliance, soil and groundwater remediation, land management, waste management, and other environmental areas.


Perform field work to collect soil, water, air, or other samples.
Collaborate with environmental scientists, planners, hazardous waste technicians, engineers, and other specialists, to address environmental problems. 
Provide scientific and technical guidance, support, coordination, and oversight to governmental agencies, environmental programs, industry, or the public.
Communicate scientific and technical information to clients, or internal audiences through oral briefings, written documents, and formal meetings.
Inspect facilities and programs to evaluate operational effectiveness and ensure compliance with environmental regulations. 
May review permit applications and/or enforcing rules and regulations pertaining to environmental protection.
Participate in the preparation of work plans for a wide variety of customers.
Prepare, review, and update technical and recommendation reports. 
Provide assistance in regulatory analysis, and planning or reviewing database development. 
Obtain, update, and maintain plans, permits, and standard operating procedures. 
Provide technical-level support for environmental remediation and investigation projects. 
Monitor progress of environmental improvement programs. 
Participate in field efforts to support the successful execution of projects.
Participate in the preparation of work plans and reports for a wide variety of customers.
Under the guidance of the Project Manager, evaluate analytical laboratory data and draw conclusions and make recommendations.
Coordinate with subcontractors to determine project schedules.
Direct field activities under the guidance of the Field Manager.
Arrange travel and logistics for projects.


Proficiency in MS Office suite of software including MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
Proficiency working with databases, data entry, and data analysis
Maintenance of databases, technical data and files.
Coordinates and interfaces with appropriate department personnel.  
Requires versatility and a willingness to support several activities with the flexibility to move between assignments.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in scientific or engineering discipline is highly desirable.  Includes BS Engineering, Geology, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Biology, and/or Environmental Management
Two (2) or more years of experience in environmental science or related field
Department of Defense (DOD) and/or Air Force experience is preferred. 
Current HAZWOPER certification, CPR/First Aid required.

Skills and Abilities: 
Communicates clearly and concisely in speech and writing. Demonstrates understanding of and sensitivity to unspoken meaning and nonverbal cues. Facilitates communication across the organization and effectively interfaces with customer, contractor, and site personnel on a daily basis.
Requires good interpersonal skills in dealing with others (colleagues and clients) to ensure that customer requests and needs are met. Must acknowledge and clarify customer inquiries, requests, or complaints to ensure that needs are identified, documented and addressed.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written and/or oral instructions; ability to deal with problems involving variables in non-standardized situations.
Ability to adapt to and maintain a safety conscious work environment.
Ability to demonstrate, conduct, and conform to a set of values and accepted standards, such as honesty, integrity, reliability, and accountability.
Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task, and perform work accurately and thoroughly.

Bachelor’s or Associates degree is preferred.   Two years of Environmental experience required, US Government experience is preferred.   Ability to pass federal government and/or DOD background check required.  

Ability to travel is required.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be sitting for long periods of time in an office environment.  Sedentary physical workload; must be able to exert up to a negligible amount of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body; required to have a close visual acuity to perform activities such as viewing a computer terminal and extensive reading; specific physical requirements include, but are not limited to, sitting, walking, talking, hearing and performing repetitive motions.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. This position may require frequent walking, standing, bending, and reaching. He/she must be able to navigate the jobsite and must comply with all Company safety requirements in the office and on the jobsite. Heavy equipment may be used and he/she needs to be able to lift weighty objects. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

The majority of the work is a split between indoors in a standard office environment and outside at project sites.  The employee may be exposed to moving mechanical parts.  The noise level in the work environment can vary significantly between the office environment and at outdoor job sites. 
North Wind offers a competitive pay and benefits package to include health, life, and disability insurance benefits, 401(k) with company match, generous paid leave, and tuition reimbursement for eligible employees. As a company, we are committed to employee wellness, professional development, and work-life balance. We value safety, reliability, and commitment to our people! For more information about our benefits or hiring philosophy, visit the North Wind Career Opportunities Page.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The nature of those accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.  If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Helpline 1-208-528-8714 or mail  hr@northwindgrp.com for assistance.

North Wind is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion or other legally protected status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.