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Burns & McDonnell Entry-Level Environmental Professional in Downers Grove, Illinois

Description

Our Entry-Level Environmental Professionals are responsible for performing tasks requiring the application of standard environmental techniques and procedures. Responsibilities include assisting with environmental site assessments, field studies, development of soil and groundwater sampling plans, data analysis, GIS analysis, site remediation, and preparation of environmental reports, permits, and assessments.

Opportunities exist in multiple market segments and locations.Market segments include Air/Noise, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Geology, and Wetlands. Specific assignments and project work varies depending on the market segments and locations.Please see below for information on each market:

Air/Noise

Within this group, our Entry-Level hires will work on permitting services in the power, industrial, commercial, transportation and manufacturing industries.This includes performing air and noise quality analyses and permitting, environmental regulatory analysis and interpretation of environmental regulations.

Environmental Engineer

Our Entry-Level Environmental Engineers work under the supervision of a licensed professional engineer and assist with new projects, alterations and redevelopments on a variety of projects including high-voltage transmission line routing, power generation construction activities, and water treatment facilities. They work with the project team throughout the design and construction process, adapting environmental plans according to budget constraints, design factors or client needs.

Environmental Scientist

Our Scientists conduct environmental and siting studies including biological and aquatics field work, data recording and analysis, prepare permitting applications and summary reports for various types of projects, including high-voltage transmission line routing, power generation construction activities, renewable energy generation, and water treatment facilities. Working knowledge of Geographical Information Systems preferred.

Geologist

Our Entry-Level Geologists assist on a variety of environmental based tasks as required by the project including federal, state, local, and commercial clients.This position is responsible for field sampling, investigations, and report writing.

Wetlands Specialist

Our Wetlands Specialists conduct wetland assessments and delineations, vegetative studies, wetland mitigation monitoring, and soil sampling for large projects in a variety of locations. Participate in data recording and analysis, permitting application preparation, and summary reports. Working knowledge of Geographical Information Systems preferred.

Qualifications

  • Pursuit or completion of Bachelor's degree in environmental science, geology, environmental engineering, or related degree from an accredited program

  • Minimum of a 3.0 GPA strongly preferred.

  • Prior internship and/or related consulting experience preferred.

  • Involvement on campus or in the community.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills.

Candidates must be legally authorized to work permanently (i.e. without time limitations, without restrictions or without need for work sponsorship) in the country where this position is located.

EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Job Environmental

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Other Locations US-IL-Downers Grove, US-TX-Houston, US-IL-Chicago, US-SD-Sioux Falls

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is making the world a more amazing place with more than 5,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists and consultants on staff and growing. We strive to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. We take on some of the world’s toughest challenges with the industry’s best thinking.

We have offices and projects spanning the US and the globe. We are proud to rank among FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our culture of 100% employee ownership plays a major role in supporting that outcome. Each employee shares in the ownership of the firm, bringing the commitment of an owner to our projects. Clients appreciate that and have rewarded us with a 90% repeat business rate and decades-long partnerships. Pretty cool for a 100 year old firm that grows organically.

At Burns & McDonnell, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference every day while fulfilling your personal and professional ambitions. Our entrepreneurial culture lets you guide your destiny and shape the path your career travels. And with more than 350 service specialties, your career and development options are abundant.

Burns & McDonnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Req ID: 191706

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