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Environmental Scientist, Due Diligence

Columbia MD

Job ID: 2018-1189


VERTEX is regarded as one of the premier engineering, construction, environmental and IT companies serving many top insurance companies, real estate owners, contractors, banks, real estate investors and attorneys across the country. VERTEX has 25 offices worldwide and a dedicated staff of over 450 engineers, architects, environmental, and construction professionals. VERTEX offers comprehensive solutions for construction and environmental exposures. With 55,000 projects completed since inception, our experience speaks for itself.

In late 2013, VERTEX implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP). VERTEX’s employee-owners help our clients identify and mitigate risks to a project’s physical, environmental and economic well-being; it drives every decision we make. We offer highly personalized and customized service to address highly specialized challenges. By applying technical and scientific skills to our clients’ real business challenges, VERTEX creates integrated solutions that minimize risks while achieving the required results.

For more information about VERTEX visit us here http://vertexeng.com/.



The Vertex Companies, Inc. is looking for a dynamic, energetic Environmental Scientist who welcomes challenge to join the VERTEX team in our Columbia, MD office. The individual we are looking for will enjoy the challenge of working on multiple projects on a fast-paced schedule, working with senior staff to assess sites across the country, and providing field oversight on a variety of projects. More specific details are described below.



Conduct Phase I Environmental Site Assessments

Conduct/Direct field investigation activities

Collect soil, groundwater, and indoor air samples

Analyze laboratory and engineering data

Write regulatory and summary reports for senior review

Represent VERTEX to the client in a professional manner

Schedule and coordinate subcontractor activities for projects

Prepare and implement Health and Safety Plans for sites where required

Make employee safety a priority both in-house and on-site, in accordance with corporate policy


Position Requirements

Experience in the execution of Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, Phase II Subsurface Investigations, and remediation

Frequent travel and/or field work (valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle required)

Able to communicate effectively (written and verbal) with co-workers, clients and subcontractors

Able to work with minimal oversight, but take direction from Senior managers

Able to meet deadlines, both internally and externally

Other project duties as assigned by senior staff




Minimum of one to five years’ experience in technical activities directly related to Environmental Assessment activities, including report writing and field investigation


Knowledge & Skills

Must be able to perform complex tasks and handle multiple priorities, and have the ability to perform exceptionally under high stress conditions

Knowledge of computer operations and standard software packages (word processing, spreadsheets, Adobe) required

Proficiency or working knowledge of CAD a plus

Experience conducting Property Condition Assessments (PCAs) is a plus



Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering, Geology, Environmental Science, or related environmental field



Position requires Health & Safety Certification pursuant to OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 (HAZWOPER 40 Hour) (Training provided if necessary)

Position requires OSHA 10 (Training provided if necessary)


Physical Requirements

Walk job sites during inspections, sometimes on uneven terrain

Carry field testing equipment (up to 30 pounds) onto job sites with regularity


For more information and to apply: http://vertexeng.com/work-at-vertex/


Posted June 7, 2018

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