Environmental Scientist

CHA Consulting, Inc.
Brooklyn, NY
Added: January 18, 2024

Finding a better way.

At CHA, we believe in the power of clean water, resilient energy, safer roads, and structures that harmoniously blend with their surroundings. We create solutons. We help People. We improve our world. At CHA, we embed ourselves in our communities - and take pride in improving things where we live. At the foundation is a commitment to inclusion and diversity and choosing to treat everyone with dignity and respect. We also take accountability for making decisions that promote sustainability in our business and our designs. We are on a mission to reduce our environmental footprint and bring greener solutions to our clients. We are responsibly creating a more sustainable future in ways that we can all see and touch. Together. Every day.

CHA Consulting, Inc. is currently seeking an Environmental Scientist to join our Power – Advanced Energy & Environmental Team from our office in either Colonie, NY or Brooklyn, NY. The individual in this role will work from the office as well as in the field.


CHA is uniquely qualified to assist any client with environmental services. From initial site characterization through remediation, CHA draws on the expertise of staff team members that possess considerable environmental site assessment and remediation experience. We have been providing environmental consulting services for over 25 years, and we employ a team of approximately 100 scientists and engineers who keep abreast of current regulatory issues.

The Environmental Scientist uses knowledge of environmental projects with scientific analysis to perform multiple routine tasks with little to no direction from a senior level scientist. This individual will conduct field work and analyze data in order to prevent and/or solve environmental problems.

More specifically, duties will include independently implementing study design, generating data, interpreting it, and reviewing and summarizing the data to achieve project goals and identification of the impact on the environment. The Environmental Scientist also assists with the preparation of NEPA documentation, various permits (Section 401, 404, Rule 5, etc.), and mitigation plants.

Additionally, the professional in this role will perform field investigations and research to determine suitability of the project site for proposed use and will provide technical advice and assistance to project engineers on specific geologic, hydrologic, or other scientific aspects and their impact on the environment.

At CHA, you can build a career and find your passion across our diverse business lines and project teams. Being part of CHA means being part of a team of talented professionals, where you’ll find support for your career growth and the opportunity to impact our industry and our communities. Find your “why” at CHA!


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science or related required
  • Minimum of 3 years related experience required
  • Hazmat inspections experience required
  • NYS DOL Asbestos Inspector License required
  • The following certifications are a plus: NYC Asbestos Investigator (if in Brooklyn), NYSDOL Mold Assessor, USEPA Lead Inspector / Risk Assessor, and OSHA 40 HAZWOPER
  • Experience with Microsoft Word & Excel required
  • Experience with AutoCAD, ArcMap, or basic GIS Mapping a plus
  • Strong ability to work in a team environment and mentor junior staff
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with ability to prepare and participate in public information meetings and hearings
  • Demonstrates a strong willingness to learn about the respective scientific discipline
  • Willingness to develop knowledge of Federal, state, and local environmental legislation
  • Has strong theoretical scientific knowledge
  • Demonstrates and promotes a positive attitude toward position, group, and company
  • Must have the ability to work in the field in different weather conditions
  • Must be able to physically navigate in the field
  • Ability to travel to site visits (~50% of the time)


At CHA, we work every day to create solutions, help people, and improve our world, committed to creating and fostering excellence in our diverse and highly talented teams. Our teams continually strive to find better ways – always searching, never settling – to achieve extraordinary results. Our values around hiring, training, and community engagement reflect a company culture that is inclusive and forward leaning, always pushing the limits of what is possible.

We as an organization celebrate the values of inclusion and equality, and advocate for the full participation of all people in an environment free of discrimination. To support these values, we invite all qualified applicants to be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.