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Environmental Technician

Work Location: Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
ID: 3102
Job Type: Full Time
Travel: 75-85% (local)

For more than 70 years, Brown and Caldwell has been creating leading-edge environmental solutions for public agencies and private industry. We strive to be the environmental company of choice—to our clients, who benefit from our passion for delivering exceptional quality, and to our employees, present and future, who share our commitment to client service, collaboration and innovation. Join us, and you will find a home where you can do your best work, reach new levels of expertise and enjoy exceptional development opportunities. As a privately held firm with over 1,500 employee-owners in 50+ offices nationwide, the opportunity awaits for you to advance.


We have an immediate need for an environmental field technician to support our client sites in Northern New Jersey. Position responsibilities include oversight support at active construction remediation projects including related support activities such as perimeter air monitoring, waste disposal coordination (manifest review, tracking of waste shipments), soil and groundwater sampling, and general support to construction managers and engineers as needed.  Additional activities may include support on various projects throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania including soil and groundwater sampling, system operations and maintenance, system sampling, vapor intrusion sampling, engineering control site inspections. 

Job Expectations:

  • On-site remediation construction site support
  • Collecting of groundwater, surface water, soil, sediment and gas samples
  • Water level measurements
  • Field testing and tasks for treatability studies and construction projects
  • Task/project management and client/subcontractor communication
  • Inventory maintenance, repair and calibration of field equipment and supplies
  • Computer data entry of operations data, water level data, laboratory data, waste tracking
  • Providing other technical assistance, as assigned
  • Field visits to assess conditions of engineering controls and associated reporting and maintenance repair tracking.
  • Performing the above described tasks at various client sites including those in Kearny and Jersey City, New Jersey, as needed
  • Willingness and ability to work on your own at the direction and supervision of engineers and scientists

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • One to two years’ experience in related position but willing to accept less experience for a motivated self starter
  • Has a general understanding and level of comfort working with hand and power tools and/or experience working in a trade
  • High school, college level graduate or certification as an associate engineering technician desired but not mandatory
  • Must have a general to advanced understanding of environmental management concepts
  • Must be organized, reliable, able to learn new technical concepts and to work well with others
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Must be willing to travel frequently and to work in a rigorous field setting
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record
  • Ability to walk slowly around sites of varying size that may have areas of uneven, muddy, and/or rocky ground to perform inspections and take photographs.
  • Ability to work for short periods of time in extreme temperatures including heat and cold.
  • Ability to wear required safety equipment at sites including hard hats, steel toed boots (or other approved toe protection), etc.
  • Ability to stand for several hours observing and documenting
  • Ability to remain alert and vigilant while working around equipment and be able to walk swiftly for a short distance to clear an area where a potential hazard is identified.
  • Ability to climb stairs (2-3 flights) or ladders (up to 24 foot typically) to access structures for visual inspection.
  • Ability to lift objects on job sites less than 50 pounds
  • Position requires enrollment in a random drug testing program

Join, Grow, Have Fun

We’re growing and having fun while doing it. Brown and Caldwell provides a comprehensive benefits program and a culture that promotes employee performance and success. We recognize that you are looking for a career path with opportunities to grow personally and professionally. We have a strong focus on employee development and offer defined advancement through our Career Path Framework; tuition reimbursement; honorariums for papers and presentation as well as project management training (BC is a PMI Registered Education Provider). Our work environment promotes a flexible and collaborative culture, an extensive knowledge-sharing infrastructure and more. Our values of working hard and with integrity combined with learning, growing and having fun make Brown and Caldwell your employer of choice.

This position is subject to a pre-employment background check and a pre-employment drug test.

Brown and Caldwell is proud to be an EEO/AAP Employer-Minorities/Women/Disabled/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.  

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