Project Scientist

Weston Solutions, Inc. Published: June 24, 2019
Location
Anchorage, Alaska
Job Type
Full-time
Categories
Analyst / Research / Scientific /
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Description

~ Weston Solutions, Inc. has been a leading provider of environmental services for nearly sixty years. ~

We work with our clients in both the public and private sectors to help identify, solve, mitigate and manage critical environmental issues to help clients achieve a more sustainable future.

Position Overview

The Project Scientist carries out project duties as established by the Project Manager with the scientist's concurrence.  The objective is to produce a result (monitor­ing, data, analysis and conclusions, final report, recommen­dations, etc.) which satisfies the client's needs.

Responsibilities

  • Collects samples, analyzes data and prepares reports in area of specialty on projects.
  • Maintains up-to-date sampling, monitoring and testing techniques ensuring the credibility of data collected.
  • Prepares and recommends scientifically valid and appropriate quality assurance program for data collection activities.
  • Coordinates scientific findings with other scien­tific disciplines and organizations.  Demonstrate inter-relationships of biological and chemical parameters measured.
  • Provides technical assistance to ensure that the environmental report is technically valid and results are coordinated for added continuity and control of project reports.
  • Prepares the sections of proposals relating to his or her area of specialty within regards to scope, manhours, and equipment needed.
  • Is familiar with potential hazards (safety and health) associated with project activities and advises project manager of procedures to mitigate.
  • Acting as a working leader, coordinates all sampling and analytical activities in an efficient manner to ensure that the project requirements and deadlines are met.
  • Coordinates the preparation of required interim and final reports for projects.
  • Acts as liaison with other scientific and engineering disciplines to ensure the efficient and smooth implementation to project directives.
  • As needed, conducts literature surveys encompassing all disciplines studies for projects.
  • Site responsibilities range from being totally responsible for the execution of a job to directing the efforts of 5 to 10 people from his/her own and other departments. At times, may function as part of project managed by another department of division. Output may consist of a few pages or an entire report.
  • Past and prospective clients may be contacted for information purposes, usually with the Department Manager's prior knowledge.
  • Serves as leader of a field data collection team. Controls all field operations, data collection techniques, analyses, timetables, field budgets.
  • Writes proposals, 255 Forms, and gives presentations to prospective clients.
  • Analyzes problems via literature search and information compilation.  Understands and conducts scientific literature searches.  Assesses data as it relates to project information collected.
  • Usually produces results in the form of reports.

Qualifications

  • BS or BA in natural sciences plus 7 years experience.
  • Strong communication, verbal and written.
  • Field work capability.
  • Good organization ability.
  • Data analysis.
  • Compatibility with other workers.
  • Well-read in most sciences plus all environmental areas.
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out independent original scientific work.

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