Senior Environmental Scientist

Newfields Sediment Management & Marine Services

Edmonds, WA

Edmonds, WA, US
Edmonds, WA
30+ days ago


NewFields is seeking a Natural Resource Damage/CERCLA Specialist to join our hardworking and innovative team of scientists and engineers who can contribute to growing the natural resource damage assessment practice and assist in expanding business opportunities.  The appropriate candidate should have the necessary technical background and experience to manage and execute CERCLA investigations and natural resource damage assessments in accordance to current NRDA guidelines, including baseline determination, injury determination and quantification, liability allocation, economic valuation, and the ability to effectively negotiate with natural resource trustees.  You will play a lead role in building new client relationships, enhancing existing client relationships, planning and scoping new projects, managing and mentoring our staff, and ensuring our work is executed with the highest standards.

Reporting to the NewFields Sediment Management & Marine Sciences Partners, you will collaborate closely with the rest of our science and engineering team, as well as our 17 other NewFields office locations. You will be ready to tackle any complex issues thrown your way, while maintaining a positive attitude and an eye towards the future of the business.

Status: Full-time

Classification: Exempt

Job Location: Rockland, MA (Boston Area) option for Edmonds, WA

Compensation:  $90,000+ annually; BOE

About Us:

NewFields is an environmental, engineering, and construction management consulting firm, with approximately 350 employees and 17 offices around the world. We provide access to a global network of recognized experts and professionals who work together to resolve our clients’ complex business needs. Our corporate office is located in Atlanta, GA.  Our Rockland, MA office is south of the Boston and convenient to Plymouth, MA and Cape Cod.  


Education: A minimum of a Master’s degree in environmental sciences, ecology, or toxicology

Experience: A minimum of at least ten years of progressively increasing project related experience.

Software - Position requires applicant to have working knowledge of Microsoft Office© software and application. Familiarity with HEA and similar models.

Physical Demands: Position requires sitting/standing for long periods of time, extended hours working on a computer and lifting up to 30 pounds. Field assignments can be in a variety of environments and cultures, including difficult and diverse climates. During field assignments, standing, squatting, bending, and lifting up to 30 pounds may be required over prolonged periods of time.

Travel: Travel to project sites located in the United States, and abroad. It is expected approximately 75-90% of work time will be spent within the home office/Rockland, MA office.

Work Location: NewFields supports our employee’s ability to work from home (remotely) in response to state and local COVID-19 guidelines. As COVID-19 conditions improve and as state and local guidelines allow, it is anticipated that the candidate would report to the Rockland, MA office with an eventual transition to full-time attendance.

Position Responsibilities:

     Project Management – 70%

  • Conduct assessment of injury from a range of potential contaminants (including PFAS,  oil, and hazardous substances), on a variety of natural resources including groundwater, aquatic, and recreational resources (i.e., fishing); 
  • Synthesis and communication of technical data in presentations and written reports;
  • Preparation of technical and legal focused documents; and,
  • Provide support and/or supervision for CERCLA investigations/studies, including planning, implementation, analysis, interpretation, and reporting aspects.

     Networking, Marketing, and Business Development – 30%

  • Support and lead marketing and proposal efforts for natural resource damage assessments programs
  • Support and lead marketing and proposal efforts for CERCLA; Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Studies (RI/FS), remedial design, and construction oversight.
  • Create, budget, design client proposals; present proposals to existing and new clients.
  • Mentor staff
  • Interact with other NewFields’ offices; promote cross-discipline collaboration.

Core Competencies: 

Attention to Detail: accurate, patient, and methodical, without getting caught ‘in the weeds.’

Professional Competency: track record of career progression in the field, with a passion to help and support people.

Resilience & Adaptability: ability to solve problems in the face of ambiguity and constant change. Bias for action.

Trust & Respect: respect and inclusiveness.  High openness to feedback, respect for the opinions and differences of others, and a tendency to always assume the positive intent of others.

Interpersonal Strength: able to relate comfortably with people across levels, departments and geographies, actively engaging input, listening with empathy and concern, and driving collaborative outcomes.

Business Insight: in-depth understanding of underlying business dynamics and organizational behaviors. Maintains an eye toward future policies, capabilities, and trends within the business.  

Communicates Effectively: effective in a variety of communication settings – one-on-one or group, written or verbal, formal or informal, among diverse styles and positions/levels.  Delivers messages in clear, compelling, and thoughtful manner. 

Ethics & Integrity: Unquestionable integrity, credibility and character who has demonstrated high moral and ethical behavior.


NewFields believes that in order to attract and retain the best and brightest employees, we need to offer an outstanding benefits package. We provide paid vacation, sick and parental leave, along with ten (10) paid holidays. We offer the following:

Medical and Prescription Drug Coverage

Health Savings Account (HSA)


401k and Roth

401(k) Match

Dental Insurance

Vision Insurance

Basic Life / Accidental Death & Dismemberment

Long Term Care

Short Term Disability (STD) Insurance

Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance


About the Company

Newfields Sediment Management & Marine Services