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Burns & McDonnell Assistant Environmental Scientist - EHS Comp & Inspect (Kansas City) in Kansas City, Missouri


The Assistant Environmental Scientist will assist in and conduct environmental assessments, supporting environmental compliance efforts, preparing permitting applications and analyzing environmental data for various types of projects, including power generation and electrical transmission construction activities, oil & gas activities, renewable projects, industrial sites and water treatment facilities.

  • Assist in conducting field surveys, environmental compliance audits and assessments and collecting project-related data.

  • Assist in preparation of technical reports including industrial and construction Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP), Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasure (SPCC) plans, Facility Response Plans (FRP), Hazardous waste management (RCRA), and environmental field studies.

  • Provide assistance in utilizing GIS data for map production in accordance with standards and industry best practices.

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

  • Assist in conducting environmental compliance audits.

  • Assist in preparing a wide variety of permitting applications such as storm water, land use and local permits.

  • Assist with observing and documenting environmental compliance on construction projects and industrial sites.

  • Ensure compliance with company and site safety policies.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Water Quality, Biology, Soil Science, or a related natural science degree from an accredited program required.

  • Minimum of a 3.0 GPA.

  • Prior internship or natural science field experience preferred.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving 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 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.


Job Environmental

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Req ID: 230806 Job Hire Type New Grad