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.
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Must be willing to travel (approximately 25%)
  • Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task, and perform work accurately and thoroughly.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test and background check.

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 +1.208.528.8718 or use the Request for Reasonable Accommodation form to get assistance.

North Wind Group 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.