Senior Scientist - Sediment (24027)

Date Posted: 1/29/24 Job Description:

EA’s sediment careers provide you with the opportunity to be part of a fast-paced sediment team that solves a wide variety of sediment management problems. We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Scientist to work out of our office in Hunt Valley, MD or Virginia Beach, VA.  For the right candidate, this position could be fully remote from anywhere on the eastern seaboard from New York to South Carolina.

You will be able to be a critical team member and project lead on projects that address navigation sediment management, contaminated sediment remediation, sediment issues related to port development and infrastructure projects, as well as how to use sediment in ecosystem restoration projects.  You will be asked to function as a client manager, project manager, and technical expert as part of our growing sediment practice.  Project locations will be concentrated on the Atlantic seaboard and Great Lakes, but you will also be asked to assist with projects across the country.

Specific Technical tasks will include:

  • Project Management
  • Development of data quality objectives, field sampling plans, and quality assurance plans
  • Analysis of chemical and biological data
  • Preparation and review required environmental permits.
  • Evaluation of dredged material disposal options
  • Evaluation of remedial alternatives
  • Evaluation of potential for ecosystem restoration
  • Preparation of MPRSA Section 103 evaluations and other ecotoxicological evaluations
  • Regulatory coordination


Specific Business-Related responsibilities will include:

  • Client management and development
  • Technical Proposal development
  • Cost build up to support proposals
  • Mentor mid and junior level staff
  • Function as part of a multidisciplinary team 


  • M.S. and 7 years or BS and 12 years.  Degree can be in any related field including science, engineering, or geology.


What We Offer

  • 401k with Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Competitive Salary
  • Low deductible health coverage for you and your family through Medical, Dental and Vision plans
  • Generous paid-time-off policy
  • Paid volunteer time
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Professional Development
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee wellness program

EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC is a 100% employee owned, public benefit corporation that provides environmental, compliance, natural resources, and infrastructure engineering and management solutions to a wide range of government and industrial clients.

Why Join EA?

At EA, our core values are openness, balance, and challenge and we strive to improve the quality of the environment in which we live, one project at a time. Our professional, team-centric culture promotes collaboration and flexibility and allows employees to guide their own career development path. To that end, we provide training and coaching to support ongoing development for our project managers and consulting engineers.

Accommodation Information

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Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Location: Hunt Valley,MD Employment Type: 40hr FT

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