Ecology and Environment, Inc. Environmental Scientist in Portland, Oregon

Environmental Scientist

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Portland, OR

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Ecology and Environment, Inc. is seeking an Environmental Scientist for our Portland, OR office. This position will be responsible for conducting a variety of tasks including supporting a variety of environmental and emergency response projects including fieldwork, research, and report preparation. The successful candidate must be self-starter who is able to work independently and as part of a team with solid technical writing skills. A cover letter is required with your resume – please submit cover letter and resume as one document.


  • Work collaboratively as part of an interdisciplinary team to support a wide range of projects including, but not limited to, contaminated site assessment and cleanup, emergency response, environmental permitting, water and natural resource evaluations, and emergency management and planning

  • Support E & E’s Superfund Technical Assessment and Response Team program tasked with environmental emergency response and readiness for US EPA Region 10, including after hours and on call duties

  • Ability and willingness to conduct fieldwork related to soil, groundwater, and surface water sample collection at contaminated sites throughout the U.S.

  • Support projects in all phases, including research, design, budgeting, permitting, field implementation, data analysis, report writing, and other tasks

  • Support overarching company goals including participation in business development and proposal efforts as appropriate


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, or a related discipline

  • 3 - 5 years of related experience

  • Experience planning and performing work at hazardous waste sites carrying out duties that include sampling/work plan development, field documentation, operating field instrumentation, sampling (soil, water, air, product), shipping samples, evaluating laboratory data, and reporting

  • Experience with or willingness to learn how to use technical equipment for environmental field monitoring

  • Familiarity with data collection and management techniques in the field

  • Ability to conduct fieldwork and carry up to 50 lbs. of field gear in challenging conditions (e.g., steep, rugged terrain, extreme weather conditions) throughout the U.S.

  • Current OSHA 40-HR HAZWOPER certification or ability to become certified immediately is required

  • Valid driver’s license and ability to travel for fieldwork up to 50% of the time (up to 3 weeks at a time)

  • Experience responding to or developing readiness for oil spills, hazardous substance releases, biological and/or chemical warfare agents, radiation, and weapons of mass destruction is preferred

  • Knowledge of principles of emergency management including the Incident Command System and National Incident Management System is preferred

  • Strong interpersonal communication, organizational, analytical, and technical writing and research skills

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

We are a global network of innovators and problem solvers, dedicated professionals and industry leaders in scientific, engineering, and planning disciplines working together with our clients to develop technically sound, science-based solutions to the leading environmental challenges of our time. E & E offers opportunities for growth in a team-oriented environment. Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S.; Visa sponsorship will not be provided. Please view our website at to apply on-line. A cover letter is required with your resume – please submit cover letter and resume as one document. Local candidates preferred.

Ecology and Environment, Inc. is an EO and AA employer – M/F/Vets/Disabled/and other protected categories.

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Ecology and Environment, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment with regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status,

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