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TETRA TECH, INC. Environmental Chemist in Kansas City, Missouri

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Do you want to do meaningful work that improves quality of life? At Tetra Tech, you will work with high-performing teams who are passionate about using their expertise to find solutions to complex problems in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. We combine the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. We are Leading with Science to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients.Tetra Tech is seeking an Environmental Chemist with 2 - 5 yrs experience for our Kansas City, Missouri office. The selected candidate will support environmental projects related to federal, state, municipal, and commercial clients. Will be responsible for: data validation and data quality assessment support, field investigations (including soil, sediment, water, and air sampling; drilling and subcontractor supervision; and coordination with analytical laboratories), construction and/or remedial action oversight, and preparation of technical reports. The candidate will work collaboratively with and under the supervision of a project or program manager. Prior experience with contaminated sediment investigation and cleanup projects is preferred. The candidate will prepare various technical deliverables including reports, letters, proposals, cost estimates, tables, and figures.2 or more years of professional environmental consulting experience is required, with history of increasing responsibility. Project experience to include: CERCLA RI/FS projects, data validation and data quality assessment, site characterization, UST compliance monitoring, UST closures, and vapor intrusion assessments. Previous field experience required, including supervision of sampling activities and environmental drilling operations, and an ability to work independently on field projects.Experience preparing technical reports, memos, response to comments tables, and diagrams is required. Must be a competent technical writer.Familiarity with and understanding of the various compendiums of laboratory analytical methods, including SW-846; EPA toxic organic methods in ambient air; NIOSH air methods; the Contract Laboratory Program (CLP) Statements of Work; and asbestos PLM, PCM, and TEM methods.Experience conducting multiple levels of data validation, up to and including detailed reviews of full laboratory data packages (equivalent to Stage 4 reviews of Level 4 data packages). Experienced in the application of the EPA CLP National Functional Guidelines for organic, inorganic, and high-resolution data review. Broad experience validating analytical data for both inorganic parameters (metals and wet chemical methods) and organic parameters (volatile and semivolatile organic compounds, pesticides, herbicides, polychlorinated biphenyl compounds (PCB), PCB congeners and homologs, and dioxins/furans).Experience conducting data quality assessments and writing data quality assessment reports, summarizing the reconciliation of a project's data quality with the stated data quality objectives (DQO).Experience reviewing and managing environmental data and databases using software such as Microsoft Access or R is preferred.Ability to interface with clients, subcontractors, working groups, and internal customers required. Previous experience working on proposals is preferred.Project management training and experience is preferred.Ability to assist with cost estimating and obtaining bids from vendors and subcontractors is preferred.The successful candidate will communicate effectively and make evaluated decisions for the betterment of the client and the company. Strong verbal and written communication skills are required.Must be able to manage time well and work on tasks as part of a larg