August Mack Environmental is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
A Building Sciences Specialist is responsible for learning and performing various aspects of environmental field work related to asbestos, lead, mold, radon, indoor air quality (IAQ), and industrial hygiene. Work is performed with direction from professional-level technical personnel, under the general supervision of a Building Sciences Manager, Senior Manager, or Principal.
- Perform and train field personnel in all field tasks necessary to complete a project’s scope of work.
- Conduct asbestos-related work activities, including inspection and bulk sample collection, abatement oversight, air monitoring, and air clearance sampling.
- Conduct lead-based paint-related work activities, including inspections/risk assessments and sampling, abatement oversight, dust wipe/air clearance sampling, and report writing.
- Conduct IAQ and mold-related work activities, including initial inspection and investigations, environmental sampling, remediation oversight, and pre/post-remediation air clearance sampling.
- Conduct industrial hygiene investigations and monitoring events to evaluate worker exposures to potential workplace containments or hazards. Work activities include sample calibration, setup of air monitoring equipment, and observation and documentation of employee work practices and procedures.
- Manage all aspects of standard projects under the direction of a project or senior manager including budget, estimating/management, scheduling, field activities, data interpretation, client interaction, and preparing a final report and invoicing.
- Prepare reports documenting building sciences activities or projects.
- Identify potential sources of contamination when working on a job site.
- Identify changes to the project scope of work, discuss with the August Mack project manager and onsite client, and execute change orders (if necessary).
- Perform regulatory and technical research as needed to support a project.
- Evaluate, select and vet, schedule, and manage subcontractors.
- Communicate with client on projects including closing the sale, explaining the scope and cost of work, presenting the project schedule, informing the client of possible problems, and explaining change orders.
- When applicable, prepare a Health and Safety Plan (HASP) or Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) and review and enforce plans and site safety with all persons at the work site.
- Document all field activities being performed in a field log, including reporting on field techniques, locations of the work, and any relevant field observations.
- Maintain information regarding relevant project experience and prepare job descriptions to update August Mack’s resume for marketing purposes.
ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Requires 2 years of related work experience and (1) an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in geology, environmental science, engineering, or a related science field or (2) a high school diploma or equivalency and some construction or labor experience. Prior environmental licensing or certifications such as Asbestos Building Inspector, Lead Inspector/Risk Assessor, Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, & Restoration Certification (IICRC) Mold Remediation or Water Restoration Certifications, or Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) 40 hours Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) certification are a plus. Strong technical written communication skills are a must. Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted.
The employee will receive all relevant training and certifications to obtain and maintain all applicable state licenses and certifications (i.e., asbestos, lead, radon, etc.).
This classification requires using a company or personal vehicle on company business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid driver’s license, have an acceptable driving record, and receive a medical clearance from a baseline physical.
This classification requires travel to various client locations. Travel typically involves day trips within the state or neighboring states, resulting in longer workdays, and may include extended or further travel, resulting in multiple days and overnights. Long-distance drives and air travel may also be required.
This classification has the potential for fluctuating weekend and night work shifts.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Building construction and materials.
- Hazards inherent to the environmental work and related safety measures.
- Calibrating and using various types of field equipment.
- Performing mathematical calculations.
- Learn job-related material primarily through verbal instruction, training, reading, researching, and observation in an on-the-job setting.
- Document and organize while working on multiple projects.
- Accurately measure and document quantities of materials onsite using a tape measure or other measuring device.
- Work indoors and outdoors in various environments (commercial, residential, and industrial settings) and weather conditions.
- Work in small, cramped areas (confined spaces).
- Climb ladders or stairs where equipment or sampling collection is required.
- Move heavy objects (50 pounds or more) short distances (20 feet or less).
- Bend or stoop repeatedly or continually over time to adjust equipment.
- Work safely without presenting a direct threat to self or others.
- Work closely to support others in a team environment.