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Burns & McDonnell Assistant Environmental Scientist - EHS Compliance & Inspection (Chicago) in Downers Grove, Illinois


Burns & McDonnell’s Environmental Services Global Practice is currently seeking an Assistant Environmental Scientist to support our Environmental Health and Safety Compliance and Inspection team within our Chicago and Midwest operations. Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned firm ranked numerous times on FORTUNE's List of 100 Best Companies to Work For and voted as a Best Place to Work in cities across the United States.

  • Strong regulatory and technical understanding of facility and corporate-level environmental permitting/compliance support, including EHS multi-media compliance auditing, environmental site assessments, developing and preparing Spill Prevention, Control & Countermeasure (SPCC) plans, Facility Response Plans (FRPs) and Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs), hazardous waste management (RCRA), and federal and state EPCRA reporting.

  • Assistance in conducting Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) and preparation of Phase I ESA reports.

  • Assist in conducting field surveys, assessments and collecting project-related data for analysis in environmental impact projects.

  • Assist in preparation of technical reports, environmental impact statements and environmental field studies.

  • Assist with performing environmental site investigations, support erosion control efforts and subsurface soil sampling.

  • Assist in conducting environmental compliance audits.

  • Ensure compliance with company and site safety policies.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science or a related natural science degree from an accredited program required.

  • 3 years related consulting experience providing professional environmental services highly preferred.

  • Minimum of a 3.0 GPA.

  • Familiarity with developing, implementing, and auditing environmental management systems strongly preferred.

  • Familiarity with 40 CFR 112 and ASTM E1527-21 preferred.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong technical writing skills.

  • Ability to clearly communicate both verbal and written technical information.

  • Basic knowledge of environmental site assessment methods.

  • Basic knowledge of environmental compliance and compliance audits.

  • Basic knowledge of the environmental permitting process.

  • Basic knowledge of GPS and working in the ArcGIS desktop environment.

  • Must be proficient in the use of computer software (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Valid driver's license required. In addition, must meet standards to qualify for and maintain the Company's vehicle driving privileges as outlined in the Company's Motor Vehicle Safety Policy.

  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis without requiring future sponsorship for employment visa status.

This job posting will remain open a minimum of 72 hours and on an ongoing basis until filled


Job Environmental

Primary Location US-IL-Downers Grove

Other Locations US-IL-Chicago

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 235358

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-JJ #ENS