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Terracon Assistant Scientist in St. Louis, Missouri


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Office Name:

St. Louis

Job Description:

General Responsibilities:

Conduct environmental site investigations, assessments, and surveys to sample, measure and analyze air, water, material, and soil. Identify, evaluate and recommend risk and remediation strategies/designs to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations. Prepare applicable permit applications, risk assessments and technical documents including proposals, reports and regulatory agency correspondence. Design systems and environmental protection plans. Projects may include Phase II environmental site assessments, tank closure assessments, asbestos surveys and abatement oversight, SPCC plan development, SWPPP development, simple surveying, Illinois SRP and LUST assessments and closures under TACO, and Missouri BVCP and LUST assessments and closures under MRBCA procedures.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Follow safety rules, guidelines and standards for all projects. Participate in pre-task planning. Report any safety issues or concerns to management.

  • Be responsible for maintaining quality standards on all projects.

  • Proficient scientific professional responsible for conducting site testing and making recommendations for systems design on smaller projects of minimal complexity.

  • May assist more senior scientists/engineers on large, more complex projects.

  • Performs site visits, field observations and field data collection or assignments.

  • Implements technical requirements to complete client projects by directing and supervising field staff to sample, test and collect data and/or document site activities.

  • Responsible for developing written proposals to clients for approval by senior level professionals.

  • Evaluates moderately complex laboratory and field data and assembles in written reports.

  • May serve as team member and participate in meetings and communications with client pertaining to specific projects/tasks.

  • May oversee work performed by lower level scientists/engineers and Technicians.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Geology, Geological/Civil/Environmental Engineering or related science field and a minimum of 3 years’ related experience. Or, in lieu of a degree, a minimum of 7 years’ related experience.

  • Certification in field of expertise.

  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history.



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Posting Title:

Assistant Scientist

Employment Type:

Regular, Full Time

City, State (Office Location):

St. Louis, MO

About Terracon:

Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned consulting engineering firm providing quality services to clients. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon currently has more than 4,000 employees in over 140 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon’s growth is due to valued employees exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.

Terracon offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid holidays.

EEO Statement:

Terracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.

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