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Amec Foster Wheeler Risk Assessor in Kennesaw, Georgia

Wood is a multi-disciplinary firm of consulting environmental scientists and engineers with offices throughout the United States. Wood’s Environmental and Infrastructure division is seeking an Environmental Professional / Risk Assessor to join our Atlanta (Kennesaw), GA office and become an integral member of our risk assessment team.

Candidate must have knowledge and experience providing ecological and/or human health risk assessment and environmental monitoring consulting for various media, including groundwater, surface water, soil, and/or sediment, and have an understanding of various federal and state environmental regulations as they relate to terrestrial and aquatic environments. Candidate should be able to perform project work for risk assessments as either independent evaluations or under larger scopes of work. Candidate must have the ability to perform work independently that may involve complex tasks, such as quantification of risk or data interpretation, calculations, and evaluation, after an introduction to the process. Tasks performed are non-routine and require professional judgment and experience. Candidate will be responsible for assisting in deliverables during development, review, and submittal.


Candidate will be a member of a team providing scientific consulting services to private industry and government clients.

  • Provide technical support in all phases of human health risk assessment and/or ecological risk assessment, including, but not limited to, site characterization, quantification of risk and hazards from contaminants, and/or development of site-specific remedial goals for a range of environmental media

  • Participate in supervised field sampling (e.g., surface water, soil, sediment, biota, and/or groundwater)

  • Prepare field reports and internal correspondence

  • Assist in preparation of work plans, technical reports, and other technical submittals

  • Conduct basic statistical analysis of environmental datasets

  • Conduct calculations for exposure/risk modeling for hazardous chemicals

  • Develop conceptual site exposure models

  • Follow company safety standards, site safety standards, and maintain safe workplace practices

  • Understand, apply, and oversee safety requirements

  • Exercise independent professional judgment not subject to close review

  • Maintain a high level of skill in communications, with emphasis on the preparation of clear and concise written reports

  • Represent Wood and interact in a professional manner with client and subcontractor representatives while on field assignments


  • Minimum 2-5 years of related risk assessment or consulting experience

  • Demonstrated knowledge in areas of risk assessment and toxicology

  • Experience with water quality issues and soil/sediment contamination concerns

  • Working knowledge of basic statistics

  • Knowledge of and experience with typical industry software (e.g., MS Office, ProUCL)

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Attention to detail, including calculations, spelling, and grammar

  • Must be able to travel locally and nationally as necessary

  • Must be located in the Atlanta area or willing to relocate to the Atlanta area and work in an office environment and/or remotely from home with small teams of other scientists

  • Must pass drug test, background check and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving policy


  • Degree in toxicology, biomedical sciences, biology, chemistry, environmental science or similar field

  • Master’s degree or equivalent work or research history

  • Understanding of multiple state and federal regulatory frameworks (e.g., RCRA, CERCLA, NEPA, etc.)

  • Working knowledge of online toxicological and risk assessment programs/databases

  • OSHA 40-hour training for hazardous waste site operations

Optional Physical Preferences:

  • Able to do physically demanding field work such as water and soil sampling, packing shipping containers/coolers with samples, and carrying sampling equipment on uneven terrain

  • Ability to drive large pick-up truck; ability to drive a trailer helpful

  • Helpful if able to travel without limitations and perform unimpeded standing and walking in industrial and field environments in project-specific, health and safety personal protective equipment

License / Certification Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license and insurable driving record

  • Willing to pursue professional certification/registration in related area

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people.

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Requisition ID: 2021-82921

Name: Staff / Permanent

Type of Requisition: Professional & Technical

External Company Name: Wood Plc

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