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Four Peaks Environmental Science and Data Solutions

Environmental Scientist - WQ

· Chicago, Illinois
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

About Us

Four Peaks Environmental Science & Data Solutions, LLC (Four Peaks) is a growing environmental science and engineering firm serving public and private entities nationwide. We help clients solve challenges in the aquatic environment requiring expertise in aquatic research, water resource management, data science, and regulatory compliance. Our work environment is fast-paced with a work-hard/play-hard attitude. Our mission is to provide data-driven, cost-effective solutions, and the highest level of customer service to our clients.


The Opportunity

Four Peaks has an opening for an environmental scientist position to support its growing water resources practice. The position will be based out of Chicago, IL. The environmental scientist will support environmental data analyses, water quality modeling, and environmental compliance tasks on projects throughout the country. The position will provide ample opportunities to work on important environmental challenges facing our clients and rapidly grow into an increasingly responsible position within the firm.


We expect to fill this vacancy as a staff-level scientist and will prioritize candidates with a sound technical skillset and an enthusiasm for taking on new challenges. If you are interested in joining our dynamic, growing team please consider applying today. Applications will be reviewed and considered as they are received. We will accept applications until January 31, 2020, or until the position is filled.


Summary of Duties

  • Provide technical support for water resources management, water quality modeling, and environmental data analyses projects nationwide
  • Develop data analyses and data visualization using Python, R, or similar languages
  • Develop geospatial maps and analyses with ArcGIS, ArcPy, QGIS, or other related tools
  • Support the development and application of surface water modeling tools such as CE-QUAL-W2, EFDC, and DELFT3D for various environmental projects
  • Contribute to technical reports and other project deliverables in a timely manner
  • Travel to field sites and provide field support for ongoing field investigations and projects as needed
  • Contribute to marketing and business development efforts

Required Qualifications

  • A Master's degree or higher in environmental engineering, environmental science, or a related field
  • 2+ years of experience in a consulting environment or post-graduate experience
  • Proficiency in collecting data, conducting statistical analyses or modeling, and presenting data visually using Python, R, or another programming language
  • A strong academic background in environmental fluid mechanics, water quality modeling, aquatic chemistry, and limnology
  • Proficiency writing technical reports and other scientific documents
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills
  • High level of motivation and willingness to take on a wide range of tasks

Desired Experience

  • Experience in developing hydrodynamic, temperature, and water quality models
  • Professional engineer, engineer-in-training, or other relevant certifications
  • Ph.D. in environmental engineering, environmental science, or a related discipline
  • Experience with Clean Water Act and state water quality standards compliance and environmental requirements associated with hydropower projects

Summary of Employee Benefits

  • Performance-based incentive compensation
  • Annual profit-based bonus reflecting companywide performance
  • Employer sponsored health insurance
  • 401k program with employer match
  • 8 paid holidays and a generous paid time off program
  • Cell phone allowance

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    Chicago, Illinois
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