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Burns & McDonnell Staff Environmental Chemist - Remediation (Kansas City) in Kansas City, Missouri


Burns & McDonnell’s world headquarters in Kansas City, MO, is looking for a Staff Environmental Chemist to play a key role in assessing analytical laboratory QA/QC data on a variety of Environmental Remediation projects. 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.

In this position, you will enjoy significant project variety across the federal and private sector markets as you identify, interpret, and solve analytical data issues to complex and environmentally sustainable remediation projects. Be a key team member with one of the industry’s most actively growing and innovative environmental firms in the Midwest.

The Staff Environmental Chemist will work within an integrated team within our Remediation group in the Environmental Services Global Practice (division) to perform the following duties:

  • Perform data validation of soil, air, surface water, sediment, and groundwater data.

  • Perform data management activities to properly maintain site-specific analytical databases.

  • Review laboratory data to confirm proper login, analysis, and laboratory data reports meet project requirements.

  • Support risk assessment activities.

  • Perform field-related activities during investigation and remediation activities, including collection of soil and groundwater samples for laboratory analysis and collection of soil for physical testing.

  • Assess soil and groundwater data, develop soil and groundwater sampling plans, data compilation for soil, air and groundwater analytical results.

  • Proposal and report writing for environmental based projects.

  • Coordinate and schedule subcontractors for field investigation activities and assisting with site remediation planning and implementation.

  • Coordinate laboratory analysis appropriate to the proper identification and evaluation of samples.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from an accredited university is required.

  • Four years minimum professional experience working as a chemist. Five years preferred.

  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills.

  • Proficient computer skills with Microsoft Office are required.

  • Strong knowledge of the data validation processes as defined by National Functional Guidelines, Department of Defense Quality System Manual, and analytical methodologies.

  • Proficient in ADR (Automated Data Review) software and database management (i.e. MS Excel/Access, EQuIS software).

  • Previous experience on Federal projects is a plus.

  • Experience in risk assessment a plus

  • Experience with Federal databases including FUDSChem, ERPIMs, etc. a plus

  • Experience with statistical software (Sanitas) a plus.

  • OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER training is preferred.


Job Chemistry

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 224207