Senior Scientist/Engineer I

Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation Anchorage , AK 99501

Posted 2 months ago

UMIAQ Environmental, LLC is headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska and supports its parent company, Ukpeavik Iupiat Corporation's (UIC), mission is to provide social and economic resources to its Iupiat shareholders and their descendants through the development of long-term, meaningful career opportunities. UMIAQ Environmental identifies potentially impacted resources, communities, organizations, and individuals to help define project issues and constraints associated with future development projects and their potential impacts to natural, environmental, and human resources.

UMIAQ Environmental, LLC is committed to protecting the health and safety of our employees and the environments in which we conduct business. We recruit qualified people looking to join a workforce characterized by strong leadership, competent and hard-working staff, and a superior work environment with a focus on career development, great wages and benefits.

This dynamic company supports the other UIC Subsidiaries as well as maintains its own project work. This position is expected to interface heavily with our clients and develop new opportunities. The Associate Scientist is expected to provide project management as well as project support for other staff. Our projects range from the oil and gas sector to infrastructure development to planning.

Essential Functions:

  • Comprehensive environmental consulting and/or engineering that includes planning, data assessment, reporting, overseeing field personnel, travel and field work, and/or sample collection.

  • Perform Phase I, II, & III Environmental Site Assessments.

  • Define scopes of service and prepare budgets and proposals.

  • Review, evaluate, and interpret environmental data and prepare summary reports.

  • Interact and communicate with clients, vendors, and staff at all levels in a professional manner.

  • Support business development and marketing activities, including preparation of cost proposals and presentations to existing and prospective clients.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by your supervisor.


Job Requirements:

  • In accordance with Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, candidates should be aware that they may be required to have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire. All job offers in connection with a covered contract will be contingent upon providing proof of vaccination prior to your anticipated start date.

  • Intermediate to advanced level skills in Microsoft Office software suite - Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint

  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees and outside contacts. To receive and respond to instructions/assignments, must be able to read, write and speak English.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and good judgment with the ability to work alone or as part of a team.

  • Bachelor's degree in Geology, Hydrology, Civil, Chemical or Environmental Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, or other Natural Science

  • 5 to 8 years of experience

  • Meet the requirements of an Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Qualified Environmental Professional, as defined by 18 Alaska Administrative Code 75.333

  • Knowledge of Alaska environmental regulations.

  • Knowledge of RCRA, CERCLA, OSHA and other federal regulations.

  • Experience sampling soil, groundwater, and other media at contaminated sites.

  • Experience in hazardous waste and hazardous materials management.

  • Experience with environmental remediation technologies.

  • Travel and year-round field work, with working hours more than 40 per week and weekends as needed.

  • Excellent writing, organizational, and communication skills required to effectively interact with clients and staff at all levels.

  • Must be personable, flexible, and professional.

  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Must have and maintain a valid driver license and insurable driving record.

  • Basic computer skills: MS Word, MS Excel required.

  • This position requires critical thinking and analysis; frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, and lifting and carrying 30+ pounds; working in all weather conditions; field visits per project needs; ability to travel (drive or fly) to and from job sites locally and out of state

  • 40-hour HAZWOPER training

  • Advanced computer skills: Access, ArcGIS, AutoCAD., gINT, MS Project

  • Experience with statistical analyses.

  • Experience with planning, logistics, and field work in remote locations.

  • Experience preparing SPCC Plans and SWPPPs.

  • Experience performing and leading Spill Response Teams in rural Alaska

Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug & alcohol screening and/or random drug screen, and must follow UIC's Non-DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Program requirements. If the position requires, an applicant must pass a pre-employment criminal background history check. All post-secondary education listed on the applicant's resume/application may be subject to verification.

Where driving may be required or where a rental car must be obtained for business travel purposes, applicants must have a valid driver license for this position and will be subject to verification. In addition, the applicant must pass an in-house, online, driving course to be authorized to drive for company purposes.

UIC is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics EOE/AA/M/F/D/V. In furtherance, pursuant to The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1601 et seq., and federal contractual requirements, UIC and its subsidiaries may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to UIC Shareholders and their Descendants, based on the provisions contained within The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.

All candidates must apply online at, and submit a completed application for all positions they wish to be considered. Once the employment application has been completed and submitted, any changes to the application after submission may not be reviewed. Please contact a UIC HR Recruiter if you have made a significant change to your application. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), persons unable to complete an online application should contact UIC Human Resources for assistance (

UIC (UICCS / Commercial) provides innovative business solutions to federal and commercial customers in the areas of engineering, maintenance services, information technology, program support, logistics/base support, and procurement. Collectively, the fast-growing UIC Family of Companies offers a breadth of services which are performed with a focus on quality results. Headquartered in Anchorage, AK, we are a fast-growing, multi-million-dollar corporation recognized as one of the top 25 8(a) companies for government contracting.

UIC and its Family of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics EOE/AA/M/F/D/V. Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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Senior Scientist/Engineer I

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