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Our Business...

We are a global leader in environmental consulting 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

WSP is currently initiating a search for an Analytical Chemist for our Portland, OR, Kirkland, WA, or Lynnwood, WA office. Be involved in projects with our Earth & Environment Team NW Remediation Practice and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges. Your Impact

Your Impact
• Support project teams as Project or Program Chemist, including providing senior level support in data validation (including performing, coordinating, and/or providing senior/technical review).
• Interpretation of environmental chemistry data, data quality evaluation (DQE), data forensics, laboratory coordination, development of environmental sampling programs (including the selection of analytical methodology, evaluating laboratory proposals, and establishing QA/QC parameters), database support, and data entry.
• Work with laboratories to ensure data meets client requirements and project data quality objectives.
• Leading/supervising chemistry team, identifying and pursuing opportunities for business growth, and project management.

This position can also offer an opportunity for the interested candidate with the right skills and drive to develop beyond data validation, contract lab management and data quality management. We can offer the opportunity to become engaged in client support related to emerging contaminants in manufacturing and other environments where we help our industrial and commercial clients manage emerging contaminant risks to both the environment and their business. Chemistry knowledge is often key to successfully delivering these services to our clients.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications
• B.S./B.A. in Chemistry required.
• Minimum 7 years of relevant post-education experience including both consulting environments and at least 2 years in commercial environmental laboratories in both bench and client facing roles.
• Experience writing analytical SOPs, QAPPs, FSPs and other quality management documents.
• Advanced knowledge of USEPA analytical methods, including experience in operation of laboratory instrumentation and associated data systems desired.
• Familiarity with the Department of Defense Quality Systems Manual for Environmental Laboratories and experience supporting DoD projects is a plus.
• Experience assisting project teams to select analytical methodology, evaluate laboratory proposals, establish QA/QC requirements, and working with laboratories to ensure data meets client requirements and project data quality objectives in support of work performed under CERCLA, RCRA, CWA, SDWA and other environmental regulatory programs.
• Knowledge of the principles and standards of scientific study, field investigation, sampling, experimentation, quality assurance of chemical measurements, and documentation.
• Strong interpersonal and technical writing skills are critical (technical writing course may be required during first year of employment if warranted).
• Ability to work effectively with team members as well as independently.
• Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.
• Ability to work schedules conducive to project-specific requirements that may extend beyond the typical workweek.
• Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.

Preferred Qualifications
• Enthusiastic, self-motivated individual with a strong desire to learn.
• Supervisory and project management experience.
• Master’s Degree is preferred.
• Essential professional licensure/certification.
• 40-Hour OSHA Health & Safety Training (HAZWOPER) (29 CFR 1910.120) preferred.
• Basic First Aid and Adult CPR training desired.

WSP Benefits

WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career. These benefits include coverage related to medical, dental, vision, disability, and life; retirement savings; paid sick leave; paid vacation (or other personal time); paid parental leave; and paid time off for purposes of bereavement, voting, and/or attendance at naturalization proceedings.


Expected Salary (all locations): $90,500 - $120,000

WSP USA is providing the compensation range that the company in good faith believes it might pay and offer for this position, based on the successful applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities in addition to internal equity and specific 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, and/or federal law.

About Us

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.


WSP provides a flexible and agile 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.

Notice To Third Party Agencies

WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or other staffing services. Unsolicited resumes include any resume or hiring document sent to WSP in the absence of a signed Service Agreement where WSP has expressly requested recruitment/staffing services specific to the position at hand. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers or other business leaders, will become the property of WSP and WSP will have the right to hire that candidate without reservation – no fee or other compensation will be owed or paid to the recruiter, employment agency, or other staffing service
Kirkland WA United States


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