Environmental Scientist

Job #VA5229 for Chantilly, VA

The Opportunity:

The successful applicant will provide technical assistance for our water resources projects.  Many of our projects serve public sector clients, which requires a high level of service and quality.  Candidates should have a solid understanding of the Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) stormwater program, including Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) and Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) compliance. We are looking for a passionate person who is self-motivated and eager to provide support and expertise to our water resources engineering and planning projects.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Provide leadership in water resources and regulatory compliance consulting including:

  • MS4 and TMDL program planning and implementation
  • Stormwater infrastructure inspections and investigations including but not limited to the following:
      • Stormwater management (SWM) facility inspections
      • Pollution prevention and good housekeeping/Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) site visits and inspections
      • Construction site management/erosion and sediment control (ESC) measure inspection
      • Other environmental-related field activities
  • Inspection report and planning document preparation and review (Quality Assurance/Quality Control)
  • Stormwater training development, coordination, and delivery
  • Client and project staff coordination


Required Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science or related field
  • 3 to 5 years of practical experience with Clean Water Act (CWA) programming compliance and implementation, with specific experience with MS4 and TMDL related planning
  • Experience developing and implementing stormwater programming documents, such as:
    • MS4 Program Plans and Annual Reports
    • TMDL Action Plans
    • Industrial and High Priority Municipal Facility SWPPPs
    • Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping Procedures
  • Knowledge of stormwater infrastructure including SWM facilities
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Ability to clearly communicate, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to perform fieldwork in difficult terrain and year-round weather conditions
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Authorized to work in the United States

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with the following:
    • Regulatory compliance assistance
    • Conducting compliance inspections
    • Reading site plans and facility design details
    • Nutrient management planning
    • Field data collection and GPS techniques using Esri products such as Collector, Field Maps, and Survey 123
    • Esri Desktop ArcGIS software (ArcMap and Pro)
    • Stormwater sampling techniques and protocols
    • Working with local government and/or state transportation agencies
  • The following certifications:
    • Virginia DEQ SWM & ESC Inspector certifications
    • Virginia DCR NMP certification

GKY offers competitive salary and benefits, including a 401(k) retirement plan, medical, disability, vision, dental, and life insurance, performance bonuses, vacation, holidays, and tuition reimbursement.

Qualified applicants should e-mail their qualifications to careers@gky.com noting the job opening number in the subject line.  Visit http://www.gky.com for more information.

GKY is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, and a criminal background check.  These screenings will be conducted by GKY’s background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.