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Senior Toxicologist/Environmental Risk Assessor
Req ID 10392
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Senior Toxicologist/Environmental Risk Assessor


Who We Are

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all experiences, skillsets, backgrounds and walks of life. We actively foster a work environment and culture where inclusion and diversity is part of our fundamental structure. This is delivered behaviorally, through our policies, trainings, local partnerships with professional diverse organizations, internal networks and most importantly with the support and sponsorship of our leaders who help drive our commitment to an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and equitable work environment. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

Our Business

We are a global leader in environmental consulting - made stronger with the recent acquisition of Wood’s Environment & Infrastructure business and Golder - with world-class expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG), climate resiliency & sustainability (CRS), and earth sciences. Combined we have over 20,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change.  As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from across the globe.

This Opportunity

The Sacramento office of WSP is seeking a Senior Toxicologist / Environmental Risk Assessor to support our risk assessment and toxicology compliance practice.  

Your Impact

The position will involve coordination and implementation of project work associated with multimedia (air, water, and soil) risk assessments and environmental regulatory compliance in the industrial/ commercial, government, and mining sectors and project management. Experience with California state regulations related to environmental remediation and emerging contaminants is required. This position offers the opportunity to work with a large and diverse team of engineers and scientists across the country to address complex environmental challenges executing the following roles/ responsibilities:

  • Directs and supervises technical assignments (primarily office) and manages entire projects or specific elements of projects
  • Perform as lead toxicologist on toxicology proposals and projects
  • Provide technical review for projects to comply with environmental regulations, company standards, contract requirements, and related specifications
  • Prepare proposals and assists in preparation of large-scale proposals
  • Occasional travel for projects, conferences, business development, or training

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • MA/MS Degree in public health, toxicology, or related applied environmental or science degree
  • 7-10 years’ experience in risk assessment and environmental and regulatory compliance preferred
  • Strong background providing environmental consulting services to clients in the industrial/ commercial sector
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with exposure assessment, risk assessment, and regulatory compliance under CERCLA; DTSC regulatory oversight; and RWQCB oversight
  • Experience in AB2588 “Air Toxics”; global chemical regulation (REACH), or Proposition 65 is preferred
  • Strong work ethic and must be a self-starter with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency in MS Office
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully as part of a team and achieve team objectives
  • Must pass drug test, physical, background check and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving (Motor Vehicle Safety) policy

WSP’s Sacramento, California office provides a broad range of services in engineering, earth and environmental sciences. Our Sacramento staff of approximately 45 engineers, geologists, scientists, and support personnel specialize largely in soil, groundwater, soil vapor, and sediment contamination assessment and remediation, and environmental compliance services. We provide comprehensive support through all phases of assessment and remediation, from preliminary screening through remedial investigation, feasibility study, remedial design, remedial action, and construction oversight. In addition, we provide storm water, hazardous materials, hazardous waste, and other environmental compliance services, and other health/ safety compliance services.

Compensation and Benefits: 
WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career. 

Expected Salary: $89,200 - $182,000

WSP USA is providing the compensation range and general description of other compensation and benefits that the company in good faith believes it might pay and/or offer for this position based on the successful applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities in addition to internal equity and geographic location. WSP USA reserves the right to ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and offer additional benefits and other compensation, depending on circumstances not related to an applicant’s sex or other status protected by local, state, or federal law


Additional Requirements

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Additional Details

  • Travel Required: N/A - No travel required
  • Job Status: Regular
  • Employee Type: Full
  • Primary Location: RANCHO CORDOVA - WHITE ROCK RD
  • All locations: US-CA-Rancho Cordova, US-CA-Roseville

About WSP

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com

WSP provides a flexible, agile and hybrid workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

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