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CDM Smith Environmental Sustainability Expert in Helena, Montana


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Job Description:

We are seeking a sustainability expert to support a wide variety of environmental, water, transportation, and industrial projects for our Environmental Services Group.

Important roles include:

• Manage env. social governance (ESG) reporting and/or sustainability certifications

• Deliver technical sustainability analyses, such as carbon footprint, science-based targets, net zero roadmaps, materiality assessments, and life cycle assessments.

• Interface with clients, including preparing proposals and scopes of work and participating in client and other stakeholder calls.

• Evaluation of sustainable materials, sourcing of materials, and correlating economical, market, technical, operational, and other impacts

• Greenhouse gas (GHG) scope 1, 2, 3, and 4 emission baselining and defining pathways to reduction

• With general direction, conducts environmental studies and prepares associated sustainability documentation (e.g., feasibility studies, value engineering) of basic to high complexity.

• This is often related to achieving successful sustainability metrics and certification performance criteria.

• Leads or participates in the development of sustainability and mitigation plans.

• Coordinates the collection of client, industry relevant, and other related market data to support sustainability consulting analyses. Ensures accuracy of entered data and consults primary sources to clarify any issues or discrepancies, as necessary. Escalates issues as necessary.

• With general direction, prepares basic to highly complex sections of sustainability management consulting reports. Creates basic recommendations for improvements to client programs.

• With general direction, contacts clients to collect or review initial datasets. Organizes and participates in project review sessions. Meet with clients to discuss recommendations and implementation plans, as appropriate. Provides project status updates to clients, as required. May perform task leadership activities.

• Contributes to firm's total knowledge management (TKM) by developing white papers and technical design documentation of new or special case designs, studies, etc. Submits technical papers and designs for publishing to technical journals. Attends conferences, symposia, etc. to improve the visibility of the firm's products and services in collaboration with applicable sales staff.

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Environmental Sustainability Expert



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Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree.

7 years of related experience.

Domestic and/or international travel may be required. The frequency of travel is contingent on specific duties, responsibilities, and the essential functions of the position, which may vary depending on workload and project demands.

Equivalent additional directly related experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree in Civil, Environmental or Chemical Engineering or related discipline.

• Professional engineering (PE) license.

• Bachelor's degree in Science or related discipline

• Professional scientist registration/certification or Master's degree in Science

EEO Statement:

We attract the best people in the industry, supporting their efforts to learn and grow. We strive to create a challenging and progressive work environment. We provide career opportunities that span a variety of disciplines and geographic locations, with projects that our employees plan, design, build and operate as diverse as the needs of our clients. CDM Smith is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship status, genetics, protected veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Why CDM Smith?:

Check out this video and find out why our team loves to work here! (

Join Us! CDM Smith – where amazing career journeys unfold.

Imagine a place committed to offering an unmatched employee experience. Where you work on projects that are meaningful to you. Where you play an active part in shaping your career journey. Where your co-workers are invested in you and your success. Where you are encouraged and supported to do your very best and given the tools and resources to do so. Where it’s a priority that the company takes good care of you and your family.

Our employees are the heart of our company. As an employer of choice, our goal is to provide a challenging, progressive and inclusive work environment which fosters personal leadership, career growth and development for every employee. We value passionate individuals who challenge the norm, deliver world-class solutions and bring diverse perspectives. Join our team, and together we will make a difference and change the world.

Job Site Location:

United States - Nationwide

Agency Disclaimer:

All vendors must have a signed CDM Smith Placement Agreement from the CDM Smith Recruitment Center Manager to receive payment for your placement. Verbal or written commitments from any other member of the CDM Smith staff will not be considered binding terms. All unsolicited resumes sent to CDM Smith and any resume submitted to any employee outside of CDM Smith Recruiting Center Team (RCT) will be considered property of CDM Smith. CDM Smith will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

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Visa Sponsorship Available:

No - We will not support sponsorship, i.e. H-1B or TN Visas for this position

Skills and Abilities:

• The individual demonstrated limited experience of a competency and is currently growing their competency through formal and informal development, on the job and elsewhere. The result will be that they apply their increased skills without assistance or frequent supervision.

• The individual demonstrates a working or functional capability level which enables the competency to be exercised effectively (has working or functional command of the competency) with the opportunity for ongoing development.

• The individual consistently demonstrates complete capability and is recognized as an authority or master performer in exercising the competency.

Background Check and Drug Testing Information:

CDM Smith Inc. and its divisions and subsidiaries (hereafter collectively referred to as “CDM Smith”) reserves the right to require background checks including criminal, employment, education, licensure, etc. as well as credit and motor vehicle when applicable for certain positions. In addition, CDM Smith may conduct drug testing for designated positions. Background checks are conducted after an offer of employment has been made in the United States. The timing of when background checks will be conducted on candidates for positions outside the United States will vary based on country statutory law but in no case, will the background check precede an interview. CDM Smith will conduct interviews of qualified individuals prior to requesting a criminal background check, and no job application submitted prior to such interview shall inquire into an applicant's criminal history. If this position is subject to a background check for any convictions related to its responsibilities and requirements, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history. Criminal history will not automatically disqualify a candidate. In addition, during employment individuals may be required by CDM Smith or a CDM Smith client to successfully complete additional background checks, including motor vehicle record as well as drug testing.

U.S. Vaccine Status:

CDM Smith Inc. and its divisions and subsidiaries (hereafter collectively referred to as “CDM Smith”) are committed to your health and safety. CDM Smith and its employees adhere to all applicable government and client COVID-19 requirements.

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Additional Compensation:

All bonuses at CDM Smith are discretionary and may or may not apply to this position.