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Hiring – Project Manager Scientist

EHSI’s parent company SoundEarth Strategies Inc. is an environmental consulting firm with offices in Seattle and Tacoma, Washington.  Our dedication, hard work, and expertise have resulted in a large and diverse portfolio of clients and challenging and innovative projects. As a result of significant increases in our project backlog, we are now able to offer an exciting career opportunity for an experienced Project Manager with environmental consulting experience.  

This position will be involved in projects ranging from project and technical task management and be a technical resource to project managers and clients.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare and provide senior review of Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs)
  • Manage environmental investigation and remediation projects with various levels of complexity and size
  • Prepare regulatory reports, including remedial investigations, feasibility studies, cleanup action reports, sample and analysis plans, quality control/assurance plans, and health and safety plans
  • Assist with the preparation of documents in support of cost recovery, cost allocation, and litigation support projects
  • Prepare proposals, cost estimates, and schedules
  • Develop work plans and manage staff responsible for completion of the field work
  • Interface with clients and regulators
  • Participate in business development opportunities

Minimum Qualifications

  • B.S. or equivalent experience in Engineering, Geology, Environmental Science, Natural Science
  • 5 – 7 years of consulting experience
  • Understanding of environmental regulations, including state and federal (e.g., MTCA, CERCLA, RCRA)
  • Experience preparing Phase I ESAs that are compliant with ASTM 1527-21
  • Experience with project management tasks
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications
  • Excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills
  • OSHA HAZWOPER certification or the ability to obtain certification in one month
  • Valid driver’s license with clean driving record and regular access to a vehicle with the ability to travel to job sites and offices as needed

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master of Science degree
  • Experience with remediation well and network design, fate and transport analysis, and vapor intrusion assessments
  • Experience with aquifer testing and analysis
  • Experience with groundwater infiltration studies and construction dewatering
  • Understanding of monitored natural attenuation

Candidate should possess excellent verbal and written communications skills combined with demonstrated leadership ability to independently manage projects in a fast-paced environment, maintain clients relationships, and provide support/mentoring of staff through effective training and delegation.

We offer interesting, technically challenging work within a supportive work environment as well as a comprehensive compensation package. Please submit a resume and letter of interest. Please submit a resume and letter of interest.

Hiring – Industrial Hygienist Project Manager

EHSI is seeking a skilled Project Manager who has proven experience successfully managing a variety of types of project work including field investigations, industrial hygiene and environmental assessments, studies involving regulatory research and compliance audits, asbestos and lead-based paint surveys, site characterizations, and environmental sampling of air, soil, sediments and water for organic and inorganic contaminants.

The Project Manager will assist with consulting functions including EPA/AHERA building inspections, AHERA Project Design, supervision of abatement contractors, and supervising the collection of air samples, indoor air quality investigations, composition of reports, and hazardous material abatement drawings and specifications.

The successful candidate for this role will have 5+ years of experience, including 1-2 of those years managing projects and working directly with clients.

Candidate must be a United States citizen. Strong project management skills, attention to detail, and in-depth knowledge of EPA AHERA and Washington State asbestos regulations and protocols are mandatory.

EHSI is a recognized leader in the field of hazardous materials, environmental remediation, and industrial hygiene consulting services throughout the Pacific Northwest. Established in 1996 in the Seattle area, led by senior professionals, each with more than 20 years’ experience in their respective disciplines. These individuals are noted by our many public sector clients for providing excellent service and an in-depth knowledge of hazardous materials management and the technical regulations governing environmental contaminants and concerns.

Our primary market sector is public agencies, comprising approximately 80% of all projects, with work being performed either directly for the agency or for their architects, engineers, or contractors. EHSI performs all aspects of work related to hazardous materials management services, including: surveys for asbestos, lead-based paint, PCBs, mercury lamps, and other regulated materials; design for abatement and development of bid specifications; abatement oversight, air monitoring, site clearance, and close-out; and regulatory liaison with the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries and Department of Ecology.

Our environmental consulting services include all aspects of assessment and remediation from initial Transaction Screens, Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments, remediation design and implementation, UST closure and remediation, subsurface investigations, and vapor intrusion to close-out and “No Further Action” designations. Our industrial hygiene consulting services include worker exposure monitoring, indoor air quality investigations, health and safety plans, third party monitoring and clearance testing, fume hood testing and decommissioning, moisture intrusion investigations, and indoor air quality testing for LEED IEQ criteria.

Beware! Improper Treatment for Mold Can Lead to Plumbing Failure

With the rainy season knocking on our door, it is important to make certain construction sites and building materials─wood and plastic alike─are ready for the impending wet weather. Its impacts to building materials can result in fungal growth issues, including toxic molds.

Traditional responses to mitigating fungal growth during construction have involved the use of anti-microbial solutions to clean surfaces. However, as newer plastic polymer plumbing components have become more prevalent in the construction industry, plumbing manufacturers are becoming more aware of potential incompatibilities between their materials and the antifungal solutions commonly used for mold cleanup. These compatibility issues can lead to warranty questions down the road for plumbing companies and general contractors.

To be sure, some plumbing components have pre-existing issues with things like light sensitivity, chlorine in drinking water, permeability, chemical leaching, and dezincification. As plumbing components in existing buildings reach the end of their lifetimes, manufacturers also are becoming aware of premature failures that are being attributed to the use of anti-microbials and other chemicals applied around the plastic polymers used for plumbing.

Industrial Hygienists with EHSI and SoundEarth Strategies can help our clients get in front of these issues by devising recommendations for plumbing-friendly biocides that are compatible with plumbing components already in place or those being suggested for a new construction project.

Contact us today to learn more.