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STAFF GEOLOGIST 

Groundwater Management Associates, Inc. (GMA) anticipates filling an entry-level staff geologist position in our Greenville, NC, office in December 2017. Minimum requirements are a 4-year geology degree (B.S.) from an accredited college or university, a clean driving record and legal history, the ability to travel inside the Carolinas with occasional overnight stays, and the capability of working both outdoors and in an office setting. Additional consideration may be given to candidates with training and experience in one or more of the following: business software proficiency (Microsoft Office), hydrogeology, geographic information system (GIS) software, groundwater modeling software, OSHA 24/40 hour HAZWOPER, GIT from passing the ASBOG part 1 (FG) exam, graduate school coursework, and prior employment as a geologist. If you meet the qualifications and you are ready to get to work, then submit the following items to the Office Manager of GMA’s Greenville Office no later than Wednesday, November 22, 2017: a letter of interest, contact information for three references who can be contacted by telephone, resume or CV, and compensation history or requirements. Submit your application package as a single PDF by email (gma@gma-nc.com)

Design Reviewer

 Williamson County Government Community Development Department is seeking a qualified individual for a full-time Design Reviewer.  This position will report to the Department of Sewage Disposal Management Director, and the successful candidate will review and assist in the review of engineered on-site waste water system (e.g. septic systems).  In addition, this position will involve extensive consultation with inter-and-intra-Departmental staff as well as engineers, soil scientists, and independent contractors in performance of this position, as well as any other duties that might be assigned.

Minimum educational requirements would include a Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural, Bio-systems, Civil or Environmental Engineering, or related field. 

Click here for eligibility, salary, and other details. 

Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program

NOAA's Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship recognizes outstanding students studying in NOAA mission fields. Student scholars receive up to $9,500 per academic year to support their studies, as well as paid summer internship opportunities at NOAA facilities across the US. Hollings Alumni report that the experience influenced their academic and career paths, expanded their professional networks and improved their skills for working in NOAA mission fields. 100% of Hollings Scholars surveyed would recommend this opportunity to other students.

To be eligible to apply for Hollings Scholarship, at the time of application (annually September through January) you must:

  • be a U.S. citizen;
  • be currently enrolled or accepted as a full-time 2nd year student in a four-year academic program or as a full-time 3rd year student in a five-year undergraduate program at an accredited college or university or university within the United States or U.S. territories;
  • earn and maintain a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent on other identified scale) in all completed undergraduate courses each term and cumulative, as well as an overall GPA of 3.0 in your major field of study. The grade point average requirement applies prior to and at the time of application for a scholarship, for the period between application and award notification, and after award distribution; and
  • have and maintain a declared major in a discipline including, but not limited to, oceanic, environmental, biological, and atmospheric sciences, mathematics, engineering, remote sensing technology, physical and social sciences including geography, physics, hydrology, geomatics, or teacher education that support NOAA's programs and mission. Related discipline areas of study may include: biological, social, and physical sciences; mathematics; engineering; computer and information sciences; and teacher education.

Awards include:

    • academic assistance for full-time study during the 9-month academic year;
    • a 10-week, full-time internship position during the summer at a NOAA facility;
    • and, if reappointed, academic assistance for full-time study during a second 9-month academic year.

Deadline to apply:  January 31, 2018 

http://www.noaa.gov/office-education/hollings-scholarship

Summer 2018 Undergraduate Internships Available through EREF Internship in Excellence Program

EREF is excited to announce its Internship in Excellence Program that offers full-time undergraduate students pursuing a bachelor’s degree a unique, hands-on opportunity to experience the world of solid waste management.

Internship positions will be available for the Summer 2018 term for students majoring in Environmental Sustainability, Engineering, Business Management, and Communications. This program allows students to submit one application and be considered for multiple positions across the U.S.

Application Deadline: December 11, 2017 at 5 pm EST

Interested in Learning More? For additional details and eligibility:

https://erefdn.org/eref-internship-excellence-program/

Interns will work full-time over the summer at companies focused on solid waste management, where they will learn to talk trash, understand day-to-day business operations and contribute to the industry. Upon successful completion of the program and other requirements, interns will be eligible to receive a cash scholarship.

Applications will be accepted online until December 11, 2017 at 5 pm (EST):

https://erefscholarships.communityforce.com/Funds/Search.aspx#4371597136646D517975544F5976596D4E73384E69673D3D

If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to:

STEPHANIE C. BOLYARD, PHD
Research and Scholarships Program Manager Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF)
3301 Benson Drive, Suite 101
Raleigh, NC  27609

sbolyard@erefdn.org
www.erefdn.org
www.erefcontinuingeducation.org

Opportunities for Students to Join SWANA

SWANA LogoThe Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is now offering FREE Student Membership. By becoming a member of SWANA, students can: 

  • Meet with current leaders and decision makers working in solid waste, environmental science, composting, and recycling who can lead to potential internships and become future employers
  • Interact with peers from across the country and the globe who have similar study and career interests via online forums and local/national events 
  • Access #MentorMatch – the SWANA online mentoring site 
  • Learn more about industry trends and new technologies that can guide their course of study and lead to career opportunities

For full-time students (undergraduate, graduate, or PhD candidate) with an interest in environmental sciences, solid waste management, or recycling-related professions, FREE SWANA Student Membership is a perfect fit.

DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is pleased to announce that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2017 Solicitation 2. Applications are due 5:00pm Eastern Time on Thursday, November 16, 2017.

Detailed information about the program, including eligibility requirements and access to the online application system, can be found at: https://science.energy.gov/wdts/scgsr/.

The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory/facility in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months—with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission.

The SCGSR program is open to current Ph.D. students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions, who are conducting their graduate thesis research in targeted areas of importance to the DOE Office of Science. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis/dissertation while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the host DOE laboratories/facilities. The supplemental award provides for additional, incremental costs for living and travel expenses directly associated with conducting the SCGSR research project at the DOE host laboratory/facility during the award period.

The Office of Science expects to make approximately 50 awards in 2017 Solicitation 2, for project periods beginning anytime between June 4, 2018 and October 1, 2018.

Since its inception in 2014, the SCGSR program has provided support to over 250 graduate awardees from more than 100 different universities to conduct thesis research at 17 DOE national laboratories across the nation.

The SCGSR program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS), in collaboration with the six Office of Science research programs offices and the DOE national laboratories/facilities, and program administration support is provided by the Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education (ORISE).

For any questions, please contact sc.scgsr@science.doe.gov.

PhD Scholarship at the University of Queensland

The School of Civil Engineering and Advanced Water Management Centre at The University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia) are jointly offering top-up PhD scholarships for motivated students to contribute to research being undertaken in the field of environmental engineering. Potential students with an interest in biochemistry, environmental electrochemistry, and organic chemistry are strongly encouraged to apply.

The main theme of the research directive is more efficient use of our resources and where possible creating a circular economy where resources are used in an efficient and sustainable way and subsequently recovered and reused with a special focus on removal and recovery of heavy metals from biosolids, main-stream ammonium recovery using polymers, phosphate recovery through smouldering combustion, production of high-quality microbial protein and biotechnological approaches to achieve efficient carbon capture, depending on the research project. The projects are in close collaboration with other research groups at the University of Queensland as well as the international renowned research institutes.

Please follow the link below for the full announcement with additional details. All inquiries should be directed to Dr. Ilje Pikaar (i.pikaar@uq.edu.au).

https://www.dropbox.com/s/j3o0eptbrt3htuw/Opportunities%20for%20PhD%20projects%20-%20%20UQ.pdf?dl=0

Hydrogeologist, geologist, or environmental scientist

EnviroSouth, Inc. - Greenville, SC 29605

This position involves a wide variety of field and office duties including collecting soil and groundwater samples at industrial and commercial properties, monitoring groundwater remediation systems, performing Phase I and II ESAs, and assisting senior level staff with Brownfield redevelopment projects.

The successful candidate is not required to have work experience in the field, but 1 to 2 years of field experience is a plus. A Masters Degree in geology or environmental science is required, as well as excellent writing and communication skills. This is an entry level position, but is intended only for those persons who are serious about developing a career in the environmental consulting field and are willing to perform their duties in a professional and thorough manner. Must be willing to travel, but the vast majority of assignments are local to upstate South Carolina, with occasional projects in other parts of SC as well as GA, NC, VA, and TN. EnviroSouth, Inc. provides a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package.

Job Type: Full-time
Required education: Master's
Required experience: Consulting: 2 years

Keigan Mennetti, EIT
Environmental Engineer
EnviroSouth, Inc.

3440 Augusta Road
Greenville, SC 29605
864-236-9010 (office)
864-915-0347 (cell)

364 S. Pine Street, B-245
Spartanburg, SC 29302
864-327-8353 

Internship Program - LMI Research Institute

Contact Telephone: 800-213-4817
Sponsor Website: http://www.lmi.org
Program URL: http://www.lmi.org/Careers/Career-Development-Opportunities/Internship-Program.aspx
Synopsis: The Intern Program is a 10-week structured job experience that provides promising undergraduate and graduate students with a chance to explore career opportunities, develop job skills, and earn income, while giving LMI the benefit of youthful energy and talent.

2018 National Sea Grant College Program Fellowships

See flyer for fellowship details.

See flyer for additional details for the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship.

Questions - Contact:
Susannah Sheldon
Research and Fellowships Manager
SC Sea Grant Consortium
287 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 953-2078 

 

Civil or Environmental Engineer (Designer)

Engineering and environmental consulting firm seeks a highly motivated individual to serve as Design Engineer in its Richmond, VA office. Successful candidate will have a B.S. degree (minimum), preferably M.S. or Ph.D. in civil or environmental engineering and 3 to 5 years of experience in civil/site development design and/or solid waste design and permitting. Seeking individual who has passed the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam with the ability to obtain Professional Engineer registration in Virginia and other states.

Successful candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills as well as excellent client service skills and attitude. Excellent benefits package.

E-mail cover letter and resume to hradmin@joyceengineering.com.

No phone calls accepted.
EOE Drug Free Workplace
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Wastewater Treatment Jobs

EEES graduates who are interested in working in the wastewater or water treatment field: Consider applying for jobs with one of the companies listed on the linked webpage.

US Air Force Officer career opportunities after graduation

I am TSgt Ronnie Lambert and I am the Air Force Line Officer Recruiter. The Air Force is currently hiring for the following degree programs (Atmospheric Science, Meteorology, Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Engineering Physics, Nuclear Physics, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering) for students who are within one year of graduation or who have already graduated. I just wanted to take a moment to provide you with a snapshot of what the Air Force has to offer. Listed below are some key benefits and I would be more than happy to provide any additional information or answer any questions you may have. If you are interested in learning more, please do not hesitate to reply to this email or you can reach me on my cell phone at (864) 350-7584. I hope to hear from you soon. Have a great Air Force day.

  • Pay- Competitive salary includes tax-free allowances for food and housing. In addition, special pays are provided for special skills or duties.
  • Pay raises- Cost of living (annually), Longevity (every two years), and Promotion increases.
  • Insurance- Group Life insurance is available to you and your eligible family members (very low cost).
  • Vacation - 30 Days of vacation each year (2.5 a month/save up to 60 days total) - WITH PAY
  • Education-You will have ample opportunities to expand your own knowledge base.
  • Tuition Assistance- Up to 100% at accredited civilian colleges and universities.
  • Air Force Institute of Technology- Sponsored graduate education and fellowships at both military and civilian institutions.
  • Advancement- Regular promotions that are controlled by your efforts. Rank of Captain - 48 months from commissioning date.
  • Experience-As an Air Force officer, you will hold an office appointed by the President of the United States.
  • Duties and responsibilities typically associated with higher positions in civilian companies.
  • Unique opportunity to work in various locations within the United States and abroad. All assignments offer you and your family opportunities to experience and learn about other cultures and people.
  • Moving expenses are absorbed by the Air Force
  • Health Care - The Air Force provides comprehensive medical and dental care to all its personnel - FREE. Low cost medical and dental plans are available for your eligible family members. When using military medical facilities, your eligible family members may receive free medical care.
  • Recreation- Wherever you go, you'll find social activities and recreational programs geared to the interests of each family member.
  • Private clubs- Officer's clubs feature a full calendar of social events for members, spouses and guests.
  • Intramural sports- Base sponsored - Softball, Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer, Bowling, etc.
  • Facilities- Golf courses, Bowling alleys, Tennis courts, Swimming pools, Health and Fitness centers, Auto/Wood shops, Movie theaters, and Arts/Crafts facilities. Sponsored youth activities (all ages).
  • Travel- Air Force personnel and their eligible family members travel free on military aircraft on a space available basis. Enjoy hotel quality lodging for as little as $10 a day on Military Installations worldwide.
  • Retirement- 20-year non-contributory
  • Investment opportunity- The Thrift Saving Plan (TSP), similar to the so-called "401 (k) plan.
  • Security- Job security. Flexibility to pursue other career opportunities without loss of position or pay.
  • Shopping- You and your family will enjoy low prices at the Air Force's Department and grocery stores. Tax-free shopping on all Air Force bases. Where you could save annually 25-30%.

Ronnie Lambert, TSgt, USAF
337 RCS EA Recruiter
Clemson, SC
Office: (864)654-8810

U.S. Army seeking Environmental Engineers

The U.S. Army is currently seeking Environmental Engineers to serve in the Medical Service Corps. If you are interested in learning more and meet the requirements to apply as identified in the announcement, you may contact CPT LaToya Portee directly at 443-694-9021 or email her at latoya.d.portee.mil@mail.mil.

Jobs at CH2M

http://jobs.ch2mhill.com/

Civil/Environmental Engineering students Opportunities

Any of your Civil/Environmental Engineering students may apply (no experience required) to intern positions in Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Missouri, Oregon and Texas that are currently offered by E2F sponsoring organization, Black & Veatch. Students can learn more about Black & Veatch and other E2F supporters at:
http://www.engineeringmastersfunding.org/EMastersFunding/sponsoringfirms.asp

Here is a link to the Black & Veatch Civil/Environmental Intern position:
http://careers.bv.com/careers/PipelineDetail/Civil-Environmental-Engineer-Intern/10786

American Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists (AAEES) Career Center

The AAEES job board provides a comprehensive listing of opportunities in all aspects of environmental engineering and science. For more information, go to http://careers.aaees.org.

DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) Disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students in a broad spectrum of HS-STEM Disciplines and DHS mission-relevant Research Areas. The ultimate goal of the program is to engage a diverse, educated and skilled pool of scientists and engineers in HS-STEM areas and to promote long-term relationships between students, researchers, DHS and research facilities to enhance the HS-STEM workforce. http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/index.html

Bioprocess Engineer

Microbial Discovery Group (MDG) in Franklin, WI seeks a highly motivated BioProcess/Process Engineer to work in our Bioprocess Development Department.

Key responsibilities include internal or outsourced projects related to:

  • Work in a collaborative environment with other biotech specialists for the execution and analysis of fermentation, freezing, freeze drying and other downstream process development experiments within the scope of company projects, goals and KPIs.
  • Operation and basic maintenance of pilot fermentation, freeze drying, analytical equipment and instrumentation. 
  • Collaborative creation of SOPs and processes for existing and new processes.
  • Scaling-up new fermentation and freeze drying processes from pilot scale to manufacturing
  • Preparation of process samples for application or customer evaluation
  • Evaluation and improvement of experimental methods and techniques to increase yield efficiency and productivity.
  • Analysis and presentation of processing experimental results for those involved with bioprocess manufacturing
  • Identify and implement process innovations that will increase product yield, equipment reliability and overall process performance.
  • Keeping up to date on current literature and trends in the state of the art of fermentation, freeze drying and downstream processing
  • Helping to maintain the frozen microbial culture program

Qualifications
MS in Biochemical, Chemical, Bioprocessing, Process Engineering or other related bioprocessing field ideally with fermentation, bioreactor or lyophilization emphasis of study or a BS in similarly related field with 2-3 years hands on experience with fermentation, bioreactors or lyophilization.

  • Strong mechanical ability a must.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication and computer skills required.
  • Ability to contribute to collaborations that result in innovation of new commercial bioprocesses.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs occasionally and do some hands on work with process equipment when needed

Total Compensation

  • Salary commensurate with experience and position fit
  • Bonus based on departmental performance relative to KPI’s
  • Thorough benefits package

If interested, please send email to info@mdgbio.com with Bioprocess Engineer in the subject line.

Our website: www.mdgbio.com

ORAU

University Partnerships Office
university.partnerships@orau.org
www.orau.org

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance research and education, protect public health and the environment and strengthen national security. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Bioprocess Engineer

Microbial Discovery Group (MDG) in Franklin, WI seeks a highly motivated BioProcess/Process Engineer to work in our Bioprocess Development Department.

Key responsibilities include internal or outsourced projects related to:

  • Work in a collaborative environment with other biotech specialists for the execution and analysis of fermentation, freezing, freeze drying and other downstream process development experiments within the scope of company projects, goals and KPIs.
  • Operation and basic maintenance of pilot fermentation, freeze drying, analytical equipment and instrumentation.
  • Collaborative creation of SOPs and processes for existing and new processes.
  • Scaling-up new fermentation and freeze drying processes from pilot scale to manufacturing
  • Preparation of process samples for application or customer evaluation
  • Evaluation and improvement of experimental methods and techniques to increase yield efficiency and productivity.
  • Analysis and presentation of processing experimental results for those involved with bioprocess manufacturing
  • Identify and implement process innovations that will increase product yield, equipment reliability and overall process performance.
  • Keeping up to date on current literature and trends in the state of the art of fermentation, freeze drying and downstream processing
  • Helping to maintain the frozen microbial culture program

Qualifications
MS in Biochemical, Chemical, Bioprocessing, Process Engineering or other related bioprocessing field ideally with fermentation, bioreactor or lyophilization emphasis of study or a BS in similarly related field with 2-3 years hands on experience with fermentation, bioreactors or lyophilization.

  • Strong mechanical ability a must.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication and computer skills required.
  • Ability to contribute to collaborations that result in innovation of new commercial bioprocesses.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs occasionally and do some hands on work with process equipment when needed

Total Compensation

  • Salary commensurate with experience and position fit
  • Bonus based on departmental performance relative to KPI’s
  • Thorough benefits package

If interested, please send email to info@mdgbio.com with Bioprocess Engineer in the subject line.

Our website: www.mdgbio.com

ORAU now accepting applications for new EPA Environmental Research and Business Support Program

ORAU is now accepting applications for the new EPA Environmental Research and Business Support Program which provides opportunities for exceptional undergraduate and recent bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral graduates to participate in EPA-sanctioned research and administrative projects.

Opportunities are available at 13 EPA Office of Research and Development laboratories and research centers across the U.S. Location of the project will be determined by the needs of the respective research and development laboratories and offices. Past positions have been offered in Cincinnati, Ohio; Gulf Breeze, Florida; Research Triangle Park, North Carolina; Las Vegas, Nevada; Duluth, Minnesota; Athens, Georgia; and Washington, D.C.

Selected individuals in both business and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields will receive hands-on training in real-world settings at the laboratories and research centers while contributing to EPA’s mission.

Interested students and recent graduates (within the last 2 years) can learn more and may submit an employment application for these opportunities by visiting www.orau.org/epa.

In addition, ORAU will announce new positions throughout the year according to EPA’s needs. For any questions, please contact Michelle Anderson, Michelle.Anderson@orau.org, (865) 241-5861.

ORAU
University Partnerships Office
University.partnerships@orau.org
www.orau.org

Americorps South Carolina Opportunity

https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=51075