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Who we are and what we are looking for

Whether its reducing methane emissions at agricultural facilities and landfills, repurposing contaminated properties, producing alternative energy, or sequestering carbon, weve been focused on finding smart climate solutions and improving the natural environment since our inception over 50 years ago. Join our 100% employee-owned firm and start creating your own legacy. Use your expertise to solve real world problems as part of our Upper Midwest environmental consulting practice. Our regional team has physical offices in Madison, Milwaukee, Chicago, and the Twin Cities. We are seeking a full-time Staff Scientist to support our environmental services and solid waste projects from our Milwaukee area office. Our typical environmental service projects include site investigation, remediation, spill response and real estate due diligence services for commercial, municipal and industrial clients.  Solid waste projects include landfill design, construction, monitoring, and closure for private and municipal clients.  If you are seeking a role in a growth-oriented environmental engineering firm, SCS Engineers needs you. If you thrive in a friendly, collaborative setting, enjoy flexible work hours, and like dynamic work that challenges you to learn and grow each day, SCS is a great fit. You will have an opportunity to contribute to our strategic direction, help us pursue our growth goals, and provide our customers with responsive, high quality customer service.

How you can make an impact

You will assist senior project team members in meeting client goals by efficiently completing sampling, data analysis, reporting, and other project tasks as assigned.  Specific duties and responsibilities include:  

  • Participate in sample collection activities at various environmental and solid waste sites.  Coordinate sampling activities with laboratories to provide timely analysis of samples.  Troubleshoot issues when necessary.
  • Review laboratory and/or field data and prepare data summaries (tables, graphs, groundwater flow maps) as needed.
  • Identify and troubleshoot potential operation and maintenance (O&M) issues with soil and groundwater remediation systems.
  • Arrange for, coordinate and document subcontractors efforts in periodic O&M of remediation systems. 
  • Compile or review routine and non-routine regulatory submittals or technical documents to ensure completeness and conformance to applicable regulatory and/or client requirements.
  • Assist in the planning and execution of field work; coordinate work with other staff as needed.
  • Complete quality control reviews on all work products (reports, data, etc.) prior to submission.


  • Bachelors of Science degree in geoscience or environmental science required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years working at an environmental consulting firm or other relevant experience required.
  • Experience with GIS and/or database management preferred.
  • Experience with groundwater monitoring program implementation for municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills and/or coal combustion residual (CCR) sites preferred.
  • Experience with federal and state regulatory interpretation and compliance preferred.
  • Completion of (or willingness to complete) a 40-hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training and annual refresher training required.
  • Ability to perform fieldwork including lifting up to 50 pounds and standing for long periods of time required. Up to 30% of time will be spent in the field. Some travel with limited overnight stays can be expected. Some extended project fieldwork may be required.

As a growing firm, we offer excellent opportunities for career advancement and a competitive package, including:

  • Medical, dental, vision, 401K, and employer-funded Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Student Debt Employer Contribution Program
  • Paid holidays and PTO

SCS Engineers is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). SCS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran or disabled status.

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