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Parsons Corporation Senior Environmental Scientist in Syracuse, New York

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When it comes to what you want in your career, if you can imagine it, you can do it at Parsons. Imagine a career working with intelligent, diverse people sharing a common quest. Imagine a workplace where you can be yourself. Where you can thrive. Where you can find your next, right now. We’ve got what you’re looking for.

Job Description:

Senior Environmental Scientist

Looking to strengthen your current skill set as a Senior Environmental Scientist? Do you excel at developing solutions to challenges? We are hiring motivated individuals who enjoy working on projects from small retail stations to complex active remediation sites and have interest in supporting the Parsons internal research and development program. We have on-going projects with oil and gas, energy, and chemical companies conducting environmental remediation throughout the US and Canada in all phases of SI, RI, and RA. Complex projects include in-situ remediation, groundwater and wastewater treatment plants, landfill remediation, SVE systems, large scale excavations, and LNAPL treatment systems.


  • Design and development of internal research and development projects focused on PFAS and other emerging contaminants

  • Manage small to medium sized internal research and development projects at Parsons laboratory in Syracuse, NY

  • Support projects by Preparing documents such as SIR/RIR/RAR reports with oversight, synthesize analytical data, and develop conceptual site models

  • Detail-oriented, team player with good written and oral communication, analytical, organization, and time management skills

  • Task management including preparation of proposals, field team management, schedule management, and project organization

  • Intermittent field work may be required based on project needs


  • 4-year degree in a science curriculum related to the assigned discipline

  • Advanced degree (e.g., Masters Degree, PhD preferred) in analytical chemistry, chemical engineering, or closely related field

  • 5+ years of related work experience

  • Strong knowledge of PFAS analytical chemistry including current standard methods and development of specialty analytical methods

  • Ability to work self-sufficiently or as part of a team

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Project

  • History of peer reviewed publications is strongly preferred

  • Experience in training and mentoring entry level staff is preferred

  • Current 40-hour HAZWOPER Training is preferred

  • Requires a demonstrated proficiency in both written and oral communication skills

  • Thorough understanding of all environmental rules and regulations

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

This position is part of our Critical Infrastructure team.

For more than 75 years, our experts have designed and delivered the critical infrastructure that connects and protects communities around the world. We work in diverse, collaborative teams, both within the company and with our partners and customers, to plan, design, build, and modernize infrastructure. We take special pride in projects and solutions that improve communities as well as people’s quality of life by promoting economic growth, enhancing mobility, and increasing sustainability and resiliency. Powered by our people, we provide the imagination necessary to support our customers’ visions—and to help them see new possibilities.

Salary Range:

$70,500.00 - $145,800.00

We value our employees and want our employees to take care of their overall wellbeing, which is why we offer best-in-class benefits such as medical, dental, vision, paid time off, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), 401(k), life insurance, flexible work schedules, and holidays to fit your busy lifestyle!

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace. Diversity is ingrained in who we are, how we do business, and is one of our company’s core values. Parsons equally employs representation at all job levels for minority, female, disabled, protected veteran and LGBTQ+.

We truly invest and care about our employee’s wellbeing and provide endless growth opportunities as the sky is the limit, so aim for the stars! Imagine next and join the Parsons quest—APPLY TODAY!About Us

Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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