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Pipeline Construction

Environmental Scientist 
Carlson Environmental, a Nova Group, GBC Company

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Description and Requirementss

Carlson Environmental, a Nova Group GBC Company (Carlson) is seeking junior-level candidates with one to three years of environmental due diligence experience in the environmental consulting field. Candidates must have had previous experience conducting and writing Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, and experience with Phase II Subsurface Investigations & remedial oversight. Experience and certifications in asbestos are a plus. Candidates should be local to the Chicago area and should be self-motivated, well-organized, collaborative, and able to work on multiple projects at the same time. This is a hybrid position encompassing a combination of working remotely, working in our office, and working in the field.

Reqiured Experience and Qualifications

Successful candidates will be required to have:

  • Experience performing and writing Phase I Environmental Site Assessments

  • Experience assisting with Phase II Subsurface Investigations

  • Experience providing remedial / subcontractor oversight

  • The ability to multi-task on various projects simultaneously

  • Good attention to detail

  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills

  • Conduct site visits for and prepare Phase I Environmental Site Assessments

  • Conduct fieldwork for Phase II Subsurface Investigations

  • Conduct field oversight for various subcontracted services

  • Assist with report preparation

  • Various other duties as-needed

  • Health insurance

  • Prescription Drug Plan

  • TeleDoc

  • Vision insurance

  • Dental insurance

  • PTO

  • 401(k) plan

  • Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

  • Short-Term Disability Insurance

  • Long-Term Disability Insurance

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Health Savings Account

  • Pet Insurance

Carlson Environmental

Carlson Environmental, a Nova Group GBC Company (Carlson), is a full-service environmental consulting group based in Chicago that specializes in environmental due diligence and the investigation, remediation & closure of contaminated properties throughout the Midwest and beyond. Our clients include financial institutions, real estate investors, developers & managers, attorneys, municipalities, and insurance companies. Carlson was established in 1988 and was acquired by Nova Group, GBC (Nova) in 2021, and now operates as a division of Nova.

Working for Nova Group, GBC

Nova Group, GBC (Nova) is a privately held multidisciplinary advisory firm incorporated in 1987. We have a global footprint headquartered in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. Our teams service clients throughout the United States and abroad. Nova provides services in the areas of environmental management, compliance investigation, corrective action activities, strategic energy services, and construction services. Our diverse portfolio of services creates a multitude of career possibilities, and we strive to bring on talent who want to learn and build their skills across multiple sectors of our business.​


Nova is a General Benefit Corporation (GBC). This means that our corporate values are aligned with our business practices and that we recognize that our role goes beyond profitability. Beyond our articles of incorporation, we are committed to measuring our impact in four key segments: our environment, our communities, our customers, and our employees.

To remain competitive and to differentiate ourselves from others in the industry, we continuously review our benefit programs. We offer remote, hybrid and flexible work arrangements because we realize that personal demands don’t just happen after 5 p.m. Our culture is successful because we trust our teams to be accountable to each other and to our clients.

Nova is committed to supporting your professional development through career ladders, training programs, and continuing education to support your certifications and licenses. We look for opportunities to build skills on the job in particular, shadowing mentors and senior staff, leveraging all they have to offer. We always want our employees to feel challenged and to strive to grow their skills and careers.


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