Position Description

Environmental Scientist
ID 5969
Location Maynard, MA
Practice/Dept Ecological and Biological Sciences
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Exponent is a leading engineering and scientific consulting firm that brings together more than 90 different disciplines to solve the most pressing and complicated challenges facing stakeholders today. Our vision is to engage the brightest scientists and engineers to empower clients with solutions for a safe, healthy, sustainable and technologically complex world. We leverage over 50 years of experience in analyzing accidents and failures to advise clients as they innovate their technologically complex products and processes, ensure the safety and health of their users, and address the challenges of sustainability. 

We offer opportunities for you to expand your engineering or scientific knowledge amidst experts from top programs at over 500 universities. At Exponent, you will apply your experience, technical skills, and prior academic research to a fulfilling career in consulting. You will have the opportunity to develop continuously through formal and informal development programs, coaching and mentoring, and involvement in a wide array of projects. We are excited about your interest in joining our growing team!

Key statistics:

  • 1100+ Team members
  • 900+ Consultants
  • 550+ Ph.D.s
  • 30+ Offices globally

We are currently seeking an Environmental Scientist position for our Ecological and Biological Sciences Practice located in our Maynard, MA office. In this role you will work as part of a team to provide technical support on existing projects and business development efforts in the Biological and Ecological Sciences Practice.

You will be responsible for:

  • Document review, critical analysis of literature and reports, data management, statistical data analysis, written communications preparation, and field work
  • Synthesizing technical information and applying creative and critical thinking to prepare and review reports and technical presentations
  • Developing and maintaining professional status by authoring peer-reviewed publications, and participation in technical conferences and activities of professional societies
  • Working collaboratively on projects with other members of the Ecological and Biological Sciences Practice and interdisciplinary groups from other Exponent practices as appropriate 

You will have the following skills and qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Environmental Science, Marine Sciences, Freshwater Ecology, Applied Ecology, Ecotoxicology, Environmental Engineering, or related field
  • Strong technical background in biology, ecology, toxicology and environmental chemistry
  • Experience with data analysis and statistics, and graphical presentation of data
  • Experience with data management and analysis using Excel, Access, and a programming language (e.g., R or Python)
  • Experience managing tasks of moderate scope and complexity
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize multiple projects and tasks with competing deadlines, and communicate within multidisciplinary teams
  • Demonstrated ability in written and oral communications
  • Strong commitment to personal development
  • Not required but would be a plus. Experience in conducting field work, such as the collection of soils, sediments, surface water, and biota for laboratory analyses

A cover letter detailing your qualifications and fit for this position is required.

To learn more about life at Exponent and our impact, please visit the following links:  



We value and encourage diversity, equity and inclusion across all facets of our firm.  Having a team built of people with different backgrounds, skills and perspectives allows us to provide better value to our clients and enjoy an enriched work environment. 

Our firm is committed to offering a variety of programs and resources to support health and well-being. We believe that providing competitive benefits as well as compensation and recognition programs empowers our staff to do work that makes a difference.

Exponent is a proud equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected status.

If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, you may email us at HR-Accommodations@exponent.com.


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