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Job Description

  Woodard & Curran is a national engineering, science, and operations firm with a simple vision for clean water, a safe environment, healthy communities, and happy people. As an employee-owned company, we strive to cultivate diverse teams and encourage collaboration in an equitable and inclusive culture. We seek talented individuals from all backgrounds to help us address a broad range of water and environmental issues. We prioritize our people, offering opportunities for professional growth, ownership, and flexibility. That’s how we make a difference to our clients, people, and the planet.What’s in it for you: The chance to help drive technical excellence, business development, and innovative collaboration in our risk assessment and toxicology practice for a well-established, privately held national environmental consulting firm. Increased leadership opportunities through providing technical guidance and mentoring to project staff, helping to expand and direct the risk assessment practice, and expanding marketplace visibility through professional associations, speaking engagements, and publications. Flexible work environment, competitive benefits, and comprehensive wellness programs. Strong bonus potential. Relocation assistance.Location: New England RegionOffice Preference: New England geography, Hybrid, in local office at least once a week.Travel/Percentage: Less than 10%Who are we looking for: We seek an experienced human health risk practitioner. This person will support various state- and federal-led projects in our environmental practice business unit and help us expand our risk assessment practice and project work, internally and externally, through direct application of technical expertise on projects, technical review of project deliverables, and mentoring of project-level staff. The ideal candidate will be comfortable not only performing and reviewing human health risk assessments, reviewing ecological risk assessments, and conducting risk communication (e.g., participating in public meetings, corresponding with stakeholders, etc.) but also helping project staff to continue growing as risk professionals. We prefer a candidate with experience conducting risk assessments under state (like MA) and federal (e.g., CERCLA, RCRA, or TSCA) regulatory risk paradigms. Experience with emerging contaminants (such as PFAS) is a plus. Applicant should be a strategic thinker with exceptional communication skills who can also help expand the ways we apply various applications of risk assessment.

What You Will Be Doing at Woodard & Curran:

  • Primary responsibilities will include conducting/reviewing human health risk assessments and reviewing ecological risk assessments.
  • Manage and supervise risk assessment projects utilizing Woodard & Curran technical and administrative staff.
  • Business development efforts will include the preparation of proposals, project interviews, and marketing activities.
  • Lead and complete technical tasks as required to support the projects.
  • Mentor/train project staff
  • Typical project tasks range from assisting with site assessment or remedial investigations through the performance of human health/ecological risk assessments, calculating risk-based remedial goals, developing/refining conceptual site models, conducting statistical assessments, risk-based corrective action planning, and documentation and reporting in accordance with applicable environmental laws and regulations.
  • The position also involves cost estimating and management of the scope, schedule, and budget for various project tasks.
  • Report writing and interaction with project staff, clients, and regulatory agencies will also play an important role in the candidate’s success.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with stakeholders/public.
  • Active participation in professional organizations and delivering presentations in the external marketplace.
  • What You Will Need To Succeed:

  • Bachelor’s degree in toxicology, chemistry, biology, biostatistics, environmental health or similar from accredited program is required. MS desirable
  • 15 years experience conducting/reviewing human health risk assessments
  • Strong appreciation of and commitment to safe work practices.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including technical report writing
  • Client focused as a “Seller/Doer” with an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Ability to work independently and on large multi-disciplinary teams
  • Experience with federal and state regulatory programs and risk assessment protocols
  • Risk communication expertise
  • Vapor intrusion expertise
  • Experience with wide suite of COPCs
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Masters/graduate degree in public health, environmental science/engineering, chemistry, toxicology, or other related subject matter
  • DABT licensure in toxicology
  • Working knowledge of ecological risk assessment
  • Experience with the Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP)
  • Knowledge and applied application of statistics/statistical modeling
  • Experience with data management and other applicable software (ProUCL, IEUBK, ALM, Envirodata, etc.)
  • Emerging contaminants (such as PFAS) experience
  • Openness to and integration of innovative technology
  • Litigation support experience
  • Benefits & WellbeingRetirement Savings:• 401(k) Pre-tax or Roth Contributions: Company will match equal to 100% of the first 3% of salary contributed, All employees are eligible to participate in the 401(k) plan and are 100% vested in the value of own contributions and any employer matching contributions.Time away from work:• Vacation time is provided to full and part-time regular employees. Vacation is accrued, based on number of hours worked per week as well as prior years of experience.• Woodard & Curran offers paid sick time to eligible employees who are absent due to their own non-work related, illness, injury, or medical procedure.• Woodard & Curran provides up to 80 hours of Paid Parental Leave for child bonding in a 12-month period.• Company-paid short- and long-term disability insurance from Sun Life to assist with replacing a portion of your income in the event of non-job-related illness or injury. Eligible employees are automatically enrolled and eligible immediately.Coverage and support for your needs and wellbeing:Personal and Family health: Company offers three medical plan options based on geography; plus HSA and PSA plans are available based on eligibility, additional options include dental and vision plans.Company provides basic employee group life insurance and AD&D benefits; additional voluntary life insurance for employee and family are available through Sun Life.WayForward powered by Dario: EAP Program combined with personalized mental health and wellbeing coaching.LiveWell wellbeing program: credit incentive is available, up to $600 annually – nutrition and fitness reimbursement, and access to the Virgin Pulse wellness platform.Education: Tuition assistance offers eligible employees up to 100% reimbursement of tuition, books and fees up to $5250 per year, for courses related to the employee’s job or planned career development.Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action StatementWoodard & Curran is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply. We are committed to ensuring our employment practices are non-discriminatory and based solely on job-related factors. To read our entire Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement, click here. To view the Workplace Discrimination Is Illegal poster and supplement, click here.If you have a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to apply, please contact Beth Sweitzer.Diversity, Equity & InclusionWe value diversity, equity and inclusion and encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply.Woodard & Curran believes that complex teams working together in an equitable, inclusive space provides the best opportunity for achieving our vision of clean water, a safe environment, healthy communities, and happy people. Our success is tied to a culture that embraces our differences so that everyone can bring their whole, authentic selves to work. When our people are supported to reach their full potential, we provide the most innovative, sound, and effective solutions.This role has the option for remote work, and the anticipated pay range is flexible, depending on factors such as the employee’s primary work location, skills, experience, and education. The following examples illustrate how the pay range for the same role can vary based on different locations.Portland, ME: $105 – $120KProvidence, RI: $115K – $135KAndover, MA & Middletown, CT: $120K – $140KCanton, MA: $125K – $150KThis position’s anticipated pay range is provided; final exempt salary or non-exempt hourly pay will be dependent on experience level as well as considering a % based geographic differential based on where the final candidate will be working. Geographic differentials are used to recognize and reflect cost of labor differences between geographic markets.Salary Range: $115,000 - $150,000