Environmental Scientist II

Battelle Memorial Institute

Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA, US
Atlanta, GA
30+ days ago
Battelle delivers when others can’t. We conduct research and development, manage national laboratories, design and manufacture products and deliver critical services for our clients—whether they are a multi-national corporation, a small start-up or a government agency.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

We are seeking qualified applicants for an Environmental Scientist II position in Atlanta, GA although alternate locations can be considered.


The Environment Division within the Environment and Agriculture Business Line conducts research, characterization, and remediation of environmental contamination, and designs and implements environmentally sustainable remedial technologies.


As an Environmental Scientist II, the selected individual will support complex and innovative environmental engineering and science projects to effectively characterize contamination in a wide array of media, and design and implement remedial systems to treat the contamination.

Examples of responsibilities based on current and anticipated projects include:

+ Serves as lead for specific tasks and can direct the work of others.

+ Solves problems in straightforward situations; analyzes possible solutions using technical experience and judgment and precedents.

+ Determines the appropriate analysis methods, identifies problems, and develops and implements innovative solutions to solve complex problems.

+ Analyzes data and provides focused interpretive reports detailing environmental conditions, problems, solutions, and optimization recommendations specific to the project and environmental issues.

+ Develop procedures and collaborates other staff in conducting laboratory and field activities that generate defensible technical data.

+ Coordinates the efforts of technical support staff in the performance of assigned projects within time and budget constraints.

+ Analyzes and interprets data collected in the laboratory and/or field and oversees the development of various reports which may include environmental laboratory studies, sampling plans, work plans, health and safety plans, groundwater monitoring reports, site assessment reports, well completion/abandonment reports, evaluations of remediation concepts, remedial design documents, and proposals related to environmental project work.

+ Serves as task order proposal manager or lead author of sections of large proposals.

+ Builds effective working relationships with internal and external clients, managing client meetings, and maintains successful business development efforts with key clients to identify, cultivate, and capture major business opportunities.

+ Identifies, plans, and leads internal research and development projects focused on growing Battelle’s technical capabilities and new business.

+ Participates in scientific conferences and increases company visibility through publications.


+ Experience managing tasks that are part of large projects/programs in the environmental remediation industry with DoD, EPA, and/or commercial clients.

+ Experience with soil, groundwater, surface water, and/or soil-gas contamination laboratory studies, field investigations and modeling for remediation projects.

+ Preparation of technical documents.

+ Ingenuity, creativity, and resourcefulness, including the development and application of innovative technical principles and concepts to solve current and future problems in the environmental remediation industry, including emerging contaminants.

+ Technical thought leadership and ability to identify and resolve problems associated with the development and implementation of complex laboratory, remedial design, and/or field projects and programs.

+ Proven ability to both work independently and lead tasks with minimal oversight.

+ Positive attitude and eagerness to take on new and technically challenging tasks.


+ Master’s Degree in environmental-related discipline (e.g., geology, engineering, or environmental science) with at least 5 years’ experience.

+ Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.

+ Ability to work in the office, laboratory, and/or field setting. Travel to out-of-state project locations and conferences very likely required.

+ Must be a US Citizen


+ Training: 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER and current 8-hour annual refresher certification.

+ Registered Professional Engineer (PE) or Professional Geologist (PG) if degreed in one of these technical disciplines.

+ PhD in environmental-related discipline.

+ Project Management Professional (PMP).

+ Demonstrated expertise with innovative technologies and/or emerging contaminants.


The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle’s Legal Department.


$75,000 - $95,000

This information reflects the anticipated base salary range for this position based on current national data. Minimums and maximums may vary based on location. Individual pay is based on skills, experience and other relevant factors.


Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

_As a condition of employment, Battelle will inquire about COVID vaccination status, and in the event that vaccinations are mandated at a work location (including client site and Battelle sites) we expect all candidates to comply with these required safety protocols._

_Battelle is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact_ _recruiting@battelle.org_ _._

_Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle._

For more information about our other openings, please visit www.battelle.org/careers

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Battelle Memorial Institute