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Environmental Specialist



Full Time

On Site


Reston, Virginia, United States


Job Description:

Leidos is seeking an Environmental Specialist to support environmental investigation and remediation projects at federal and private section client locations. The Environmental Specialist will lead and direct task teams, plan field investigations, conduct data analysis and interpretations, lead investigations and prepare project reports.

A valid driver’s license is required. Must be able to travel domestically 10-20% of the time. Must be able to obtain access to, and conduct work on, U.S. Government installations. U.S. Citizenship or U.S. Permanent Resident Status is required.

Work may be performed remotely. If located near Oak Ridge, Tennessee; Reston, Virginia; or Twinsburg, Ohio, work may be performed in a Leidos office if preferred.

The Environmental Specialist will work independently with Leidos Project Manager and Senior Staff, supervise more junior staff, and interface with multiple Leidos offices and subcontractors. Applicants should demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills and be comfortable working in a team environment with internal and external stakeholders. Strong organizational skills are essential.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage and execute project tasks as assigned, including cost/schedule, coordination and logistics, and project deliverables.

  • Develop project management plans, sampling and analysis plans, waste management plans, subcontractor statements of work (e.g., drilling services, surveying), procurement of materials and supplies for field investigations, coordinate and schedule field activities, support preparation of health and safety plans and other related documentation as required by the project.

  • Compile, interpret, and report data to meet project quality assurance requirements under Federal (e.g. CERCLA), state, and/or client programs.

  • Prepare technical reports, including complex technical analysis, conceptual site models, and visual data presentations, including maps, cross sections, and data tabulations.

  • Development, analysis, and selection of remedial alternatives and exit strategies.

  • Comply with Leidos and client Environmental Compliance and Health & Safety programs.

  • Prepare and present project findings to clients, regulatory agencies, and the public.

  • Willing and able to travel to project locations, attend client meetings.

  • Ability to pass background checks, obtain access to, and conduct work on, U.S. Government installations.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Geology, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, or related field, and at least 6 years' experience, or a Master's degree and at least 4 year's relevant experience interpreting and analyzing chemical, geotechnical, geologic, and/or engineering data to address project/reporting requirements.

  • Valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional credential or progress toward obtaining certification in field of specialty (e.g, PG, GIT, EIT, Certified Soil Technician, CPSS, etc.)

  • Prior completion of OSHA 1910.120 40-hour hazardous waste site operations (HAZWOPER) training and OSHA occupational physical exam and medical clearance allowing performance of field work at hazardous waste sites).

  • Experience in environmental regulatory requirements; RCRA and CERCLA process documents (Corrective Action Plans/Reports; RI/FS/PP/ROD), environmental statistical methods (e.g., trend analysis) and software tools; and environmental data management and quality.

Pay Range:Pay Range $65,000.00 - $100,000.00 - $135,000.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.