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Environmental Project Scientist (Associate Level)

Pittsburgh PA

ERM is looking for a motivated, hands-on Environmental Project Scientist to join our growing Pittsburgh, PA office. Working under the direction of project managers and partners, the successful candidate will work on interesting site investigation, remediation, and due diligence projects throughout Midwest and other US locations, with increasing responsibility for task/project management duties.

This is a great opportunity to work with ERM's technical experts to implement the latest investigation, remediation, and due diligence practices as well as more sustainable approaches, while building the required experience to obtain your professional registration.



Manage tasks and projects involving site investigation and remediation of soil, groundwater, sediments, and free-phase product for clients with complex technical/regulatory issues in the oil and gas, chemical, and other manufacturing sectors.

Plan and oversee field work, including sampling, drilling, well installation, soil, groundwater and free-phase product assessment, vapor intrusion assessment, remedial pilot tests, and remedial system construction oversight.

Support the design and implementation of site investigation and remedial solutions for contaminated soil and ground water, using innovative and emerging investigation and remedial treatment technologies as well as traditional systems.

Manage due diligence assessments consistent with ASTM Phase I standards and other global protocols, including broad-based compliance assessments, and follow-on Phase II environmental site assessments.

Manage multiple tasks and projects within client’s scope/budget/schedule expectations and ensure quality standards on project deliverables.

Prepare technical proposals, support business development with existing clients, and identified leads. Support growth of client relationships through the performance of high quality work that results in the generation of repeat business.

Build strong collaborative relationships with ERM employees, clients, and subcontractors.



Bachelors or Master’s Degree in engineer, geology, hydrogeology, environmental science, or related discipline.

2 to 3 years of experience, with progressive project experience and an increase in project complexity.

Effective written/verbal communication and organization/analytical skills.

Environmental field work experience and 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER certification.

Strong commitment to safety, including following established Health and Safety protocols.

Valid driver’s license and a good driving record.

Ability to multi-task, maintain flexibility, travel, and work independently with minimal supervision.

Local candidates preferred.


Please submit your resume and brief cover letter. Qualified candidates will be contacted by email, and requested to complete a video questionnaire. Based on review of these responses, shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews.


Posted September 5, 2018

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