Sampling Technician

Typical responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting field and residential site assessment surveys using questionnaires
  • Collection and management of environmental and/or residential/institutional samples.
  • Compiling and managing sampling data to characterize chemicals in environmental media. 
  • Assisting in the preparation and editing of technical reports.
  • Interactions with the public.
  • Oversight of field projects managing subcontractors.

Our ideal technician should possess the following skills:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Access, and Project
  • Excellent written and oral communication; proficiency in other language(s) in addition to English a plus
  • Good time management
  • Detail oriented
  • Active listener
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities
  • Ability and willingness to work as a responsible, independent team players in a consulting environment, including the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Classwork or experience with fate and transport, hydraulic, and/or hydrogeological modeling and GIS mapping a plus

Experience Required:

  • Work days begin at 5 am and may vary in duration (6 to 10 hours). Candidates must have reliable transportation to the Chicago Loop area that allows for arrival by 5 am.
  • Candidates should have a minimum of an Associates degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Geology, Chemistry, Biology, Environmental or Biological Sciences) from an accredited institution and have 0-2 years of experience in a related field.
  • The physical requirements of this position include the need for climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing/sitting/walking, pushing/pulling, and lifting up to 40 lbs. In certain situations, this position may expose the candidate to extremes in weather (hot/cold); high noise levels, to hazards such as a proximity to moving machine parts and moving vehicles, electrical current and exposure to chemicals. Employees may be required to take specific training and to wear PPE on some occasions.
  • Current job needs are in the Chicagoland area, but Candidates must be willing to travel up to 75% average over the year and possess a valid driver’s license. Travel may include overnight stay and may be out of state. Travel duration may range from 1-10 days, depending upon the specific requirements of each project.

Ramboll is an equal opportunity employer of minorities, females, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Deadline 2019-02-27
Workplace Chicago, IL


First Floor, Emerald Building
Oud Metha Road
PO Box 116921, Dubai, UAE
Tel:+971 4 334 3616
Fax:+971 4 334 3617