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Operations Lead - Environmental Scientist Sr (1131)

Company: Bay West LLC
Location: Richland
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Job Description:

If you care about the environment and want to do work that improves our planet, consider joining our team! For over 46 years, Bay West LLC (Bay West) has been a recognized leader delivering Environmental Solutions nation-wide and we re proud of our stellar safety programs and records. We re a unique mix of expertise & strong tenured employees in the following services: Environmental Consulting, Engineering, Emergency Response, and Waste Management for a mixed portfolio of Federal, State, Municipal, & Industrial/Commercial clients.The Operations Lead coordinates and when necessary, leads borehole geophysical logging operations at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, Department of Energy environmental remediation site. Maintain consistent and professional communication with customer representatives to prioritize work plans, and coordinate staff activities to achieve timely and safe completion of logging operations. Responsible for coordinating with client support organizations for logging truck maintenance, including radiation control, safety and health, and industrial hygiene in support of logging. Additional responsibilities include conducting geophysical logging, data analysis, reporting, bid estimates, and technical review of reports and engineering designs. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:Duties include:

  • Lead coordination of field activities, personnel, and equipment to support multiple projects and/or customers (including evaluating hazards and prioritizing tasks).
  • Routine communication with customers to identify resource availability and adjust work plans to accommodate the clients dynamic schedules.
  • Author and review safety documents, work plans, technical designs, field documentation, and procedures.
  • Provides operational direction and oversight of the project.
  • Review project staff s timesheets for account/charge accuracy.
  • Perform technical writing and data analysis to prepare project deliverables including proposals, project reports, correspondences, and cost estimates.
  • Assist the Technical lead in developing and implementing innovative scientific methodologies.
  • Collaborate with staff to continuously improve data collection equipment and safety practices.
  • Collaborate with staff and client representatives to design innovative solutions for current and future projects.
  • Applies working knowledge of geophysical logging system calibration and data analysis methods to review calibration certificates and Log Data Reports for QA/QC.
  • Applies knowledge of geology (structure, sedimentology, stratigraphy, hydrogeology, and geochemistry), drilling dynamics (alterations based on drilling methods), chemistry, physics, and mathematics to determine the nature and extent of underground structures, and the radiological contamination in the soil and groundwater at Hanford.
  • Participates in environmental studies and prepares environmental reports.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local environmental regulations including RCRA, CERCLA, TSCA, OSHA, and DOT. Essential education, training, knowledge & experience:
    • Bachelor s degree in geology, geophysics, hydrology, physics, or related discipline, or equivalent additional experience.
    • Minimum 5 years of experience in environmental geology or geophysics.
    • Minimum 2 years of experience as a field lead or project lead or coordination.
    • Experience teaching, training, and evaluating employee competency.
    • Experience employing and analyzing data using a broad range of borehole geophysical logging tools.
    • Demonstrable understanding of the principles and mechanics of spectral gamma detectors.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Software; advanced capabilities with Microsoft Excel.
    • Ability to learn legacy software programs and newer Bay West computer systems.
    • Valid driver s license and clean record to be qualified to operate Bay West vehicles; currently, or capable of becoming a licensed class B CDL driver.
    • The successful candidate must be capable of receiving a US Government security clearance. Preferred qualifications:
      • Knowledge and ability to apply scientific principles, concepts and techniques in geophysics, geology (wellsite), hydrology, and environmental science.
      • Skill and ability to lead and perform complex professional tasks.
      • Ability to organize own work independently to meet established objectives.
      • Level of language skills, mathematical skills, communication skills, reasoning ability and computer skills necessary to perform essential functions of the job.
      • Experience with environmental projects under the Department of Energy.
      • 40-hour HAZWOPER, current on 8-hour refresher; will provide for otherwise qualified candidate.
      • Radiological Worker II, Hanford; will provide for otherwise qualified candidate.
      • Flexible work schedule to include occasional evenings and weekends to meet project deadlines.
      • Ability to travel up to 10% Essential physical & intellectual requirements:
        • Requires frequent standing, walking, lifting, carrying, bending, and grasping.
        • Work environment can include high heat and extreme cold.
        • Frequently lift 25 pounds; occasionally lift 50 pounds.
        • Excellent decision making, problem solving and analytical skills.
        • Strong sense of intellectual honesty and curiosity.
        • High level of initiative with the ability to act with a sense of urgency. Ability to organize and prioritize multiple projects with multiple sub-tasks simultaneously daily.
        • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
        • Attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines. Bay West Offers a Robust Benefits Package Including:
          • Employer subsidized medical, health savings account and dental plan.
          • Employer paid vacation time, sick time, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage.
          • Additional benefit options including 401(k) plan, vision coverage, supplemental life insurance, critical illness and accident coverage, dependent care and healthcare flexible spending accounts.
          • Support and encouragement to obtain additional credentials and certifications.
          • Culture that empowers all employees to stop a job - we walk the safety talk!
          • Competitive wages and individual consideration as your expertise and responsibilities expand.
          • Business casual environment with great co-workers.


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