Lead Environmental Scientist

Perspecta Herndon, VA

Every day at Perspecta, we enable hundreds of thousands of people to take on our nation’s most important work. We’re a company founded on a diverse set of capabilities and skills, bound together by a single promise: we never stop solving our nation’s most complex challenges. Our team of engineers, analysts, developers, investigators, integrators and architects work tirelessly to create innovative solutions. We continually push ourselves—to respond, to adapt, to go further. To look ahead to the changing landscape and develop new and innovative ways to serve our customers.

Perspecta works with U.S. government customers in defense, intelligence, civilian, health care, and state and local markets. Our high-caliber employees are rewarded in many ways—not only through competitive salaries and benefits packages, but the opportunity to create a meaningful impact in jobs and on projects that matter.

Perspecta’s talented and robust workforce—14,000 strong—stands ready to welcome you to the team. Let’s make an impact together.

Perspecta is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories


Provide environmental planning support to include the planning and review of categorical exclusions and environmental assessments, and providing environmental review support. Obtain environmental review and approvals from the relevant agencies and stakeholders. Analyze the potential PMO programs/projects environmental impacts and provide mitigation options. Develops, plans, and implements environmental safety policies and procedures. Researches proposed environmental projects, analyzes scientific data, and performs quality control checks. Conducts special studies such as hazardous waste management, biological monitoring, and air/water pollution and recommend solutions. Distributes environmental safety documentation regarding air/water pollution control, recycling, waste disposal, and public health issues. Performs periodic inspections of facility operations and participates in environmental audits. Ensures the organization is in compliance with local, state, and federal environmental regulations. Evaluates and interprets findings. Prepares finished products for review by team leader or higher level consultants. Interfaces with external entities to collect data. Uses and/or develops computer tools to facilitate analysis tasks. Prepares monthly status reports. Ensure the organization is in compliance with local, state, and federal environmental regulations. Ensures compliance with regulations and procedures by carrying out and analyzing regular audits of laboratories and facilities. Provides information and training in emergency response procedures, hazardous material handling, and industrial hygiene policies. Manages the collection, storage, transportation, and shipping of hazardous waste.

Biological Scientists hold Certified Wildlife Biologist or similar credential and Cultural Scientists meet the requirements of 36 CFR 61 'Professional Qualifications for Archaeologists and Historians'. Familiar with ArcGIS. Requires 8 to 10 years with BS/BA or 6 to 8 years with MS/MA or 3 to 5 years with PhD.