• 12 Dec 2014 12:00 PM | Kelly McCormick

    Opportunities at Amec Foster Wheeler

    Position: Project Level Geologist / Environmental Engineer

    Division: Environment & Infrastructure

    Job Location: Hamilton, NJ

    Job Reference#: 21915BR


    Amec Foster Wheeler ( designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.

    With pro-forma 2013 annualized scope revenues of £5.5 billion and over 40,000 employees in more than 50 countries, the company operates across the whole of the oil and gas industry – from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products – and in the mining, clean energy, power generation, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets.

    Amec Foster Wheeler shares are publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange and its American Depositary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Both trade under the ticker AMFW.

    We offer competitive salaries along with a complete benefits package including: medical, vision, & dental coverage, 401K Matching, Educational Reimbursement, and a variety of Training and Development Programs to help you develop the skills you need to succeed in your chosen career path. Additional information can be obtained from our website at



    Role Overview

    Amec Foster Wheeler’s Environment & Infrastructure business is seeking a Geologist/Environmental Engineer for our Technical Services Group in Hamilton, New Jersey. This position includes work in both the office and the field on project sites, depending upon the specific assignment. This individual will work under the supervision of a principal-level or associate-level professional.


    Key Responsibilities

    ·         Field activities may include soil borings, test pit excavations, groundwater monitoring well installations and collecting soil, groundwater, soil gas, surface water and sediment samples, as well as documenting field activities.

    ·         Field activities may also include oversight of remediation subcontractors during remediation activities including pilot studies and remediation system installation.

    ·         Compile, organize, and evaluate field and laboratory data for incorporation into technical reports.

    ·         Summarize field sampling activities and data evaluation for incorporation into technical reports.

    ·         Coordinate subcontractor activities for field assignments.

    ·         Perform standard engineering or scientific calculations.

    ·         Prepare field reports, internal correspondence, and technical reports.

    ·         Follow company safety standards, site safety standards, and provides all required permitting.

    ·         Willingness to travel to project sites in the New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania area. Approximately 10% overnight travel. Company vehicles are provided for field work. 


    Role Requirements

    ·         BS or MS in Geology, Environmental Engineering or related technical field.

    ·         4 to 8 years + environmental experience.

    ·         Must be a self-starter with excellent written and verbal communication skills.

    ·         Strong computer skills for database work and proficiency in MS Office.

    ·         Flexible to work outside normal business hours as required.

    ·         Must pass drug test, physical, background check and must have a valid driver license and satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving (Motor Vehicle Safety) policy.

    ·         OSHA 40 hour certification preferred

    ·         Knowledge of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protections regulations preferred.

    ·         Field activities may require working in unfavorable weather conditions.

    ·         Field activities may require working in specialized protective equipment supplied by employer. Candidate must be physically capable of performing tasks in such equipment.

    ·         Ability to lift equipment and carry laboratory samples up to 50 pounds.


    How to Apply: Apply online by copy and pasting the following link into your web browser

    Or email resume to


    We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability and/or protected veteran status in accordance with governing laws.

    By submitting your resume, you consent to AMEC Americas Limited sharing this information within its divisions in order to identify other employment opportunities that you may be suitable for  


  • 12 Nov 2014 10:28 AM | Anonymous

    On October 28, 2014, NJSWEP’s MetroNet co-hosted a networking event with the New York City Brownfield Partnership (NYCBP) at Gigino at Wagner Park in New York City. About 60 attendees enjoyed drinks and hor d’oeuvres on the restaurant’s outdoor patio, while watching the sun set over the Statute of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Jersey City. There were new as well as familiar faces from both New York and New Jersey, with the event attended by lawyers, consultants, labs, regulators, brownfield scholarship award winners, and students, among others. Gold Sponsors for the event were Aquifer Drilling and Testing, Inc., Clean Earth, GEI Consultants, and  Langan Engineering & Environmental Services. Silver Sponsors were Alpha Analytical, Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, PA and LECE Corporation/Nova Environmental Services. A wonderful time was had by all!


    MetroNet caters to NJSWEP members and supporters alike in the North Jersey/New York Metro Area by providing networking, social, and educational opportunities in the Northeast portion of New Jersey and in New York City. If you have an idea for a future MetroNet event, or if your company is interested in sponsoring a future event, please contact Cristin Mustillo at or Ilkay Cam-Spanos at

  • 16 Sep 2014 11:11 AM | Kelly McCormick

    Each year, there is something truly memorable about the NJ SWEP Gala. Whether it’s scorching temperatures and warm wine, a venue that takes one’s breath away, or a speech by the VIP that truly makes a lasting impact on all who hear it, the Gala is often the most talked about event of the year. This year, attendees at the 8th Annual New Jersey Society of Women Environmental Professionals Gala were treated to a fantastic water front view and a glimpse of New Jersey’s Official Tall Ship, the A.J. Meerwald, which was anchored several hundred meters from the party.

    NJSWEP members and friends honored a very deserving and passionate environmental professional and visionary: Meghan E. Wren.  Meghan dreamed of making a real difference in the Delaware Bayshore area of NJ. But she didn’t stop at dreaming and she didn’t let setbacks throw her ”off course” (pun most certainly intended). She persevered until the Bayshore Discovery Center in Bivalve, NJ and the restored Meerwald were both thriving realities. It is for this commitment to history, education, stewardship, community, and the natural environment of the Delaware Bay that NJSWEP honored her at this year’s Gala. It was our great pleasure to meet Meghan, to hear her stories and to present her with the Growing Great Women in the Garden State award. This year, the blue and orange colors of the lovely glass globe created once again by GlassRoots reflected the Gala’s theme- Sunset on the Water.

    Planning for this year’s Gala took an interesting twist. In addition to finding a venue that could accommodate our attendees and fulfill our usual needs and desires, we wanted to find a place to showcase the Meerwald, the ship so lovingly restored to glory by our Growing Great Women in the Garden State awardee. Seabra’s Armory in Perth Amboy fit the bill beautifully, with a lovely view of the harbor, sunset and ship. We were so glad to be able to be on the waterfront, with the ship nearby, as we honored Meghan and all that she has accomplished.

    This year’s Gala continued the tradition of not only honoring an amazing woman who has already accomplished so much but also recognizing young women with the potential to do so as well. Two impressive students were awarded NJSWEP Scholarships. Danielle Nichols of William Patterson University was presented with the Undergraduate Scholarship and Natalie Sherwood of Montclair State University received the Graduate Scholarship. NJSWEP congratulates these women and wishes them all the best as they ”set sail” into the future of their environmental careers.

    Check out some great photos from the 2014 Gala here.

    NJSWEP was honored to have a very special guest attend the Gala this year. Perth Amboy’s first woman mayor and the only elected Latina mayor in NJ, Wilda Diaz, joined us and spent a few moments addressing guests. She thanked us for choosing her beloved hometown for our Gala, spoke a bit of her passion for the city and the waterfront, and shared with us her dedication to preserving and restoring the city’s historical resources- a perfect fit considering our awardee’s similar commitments. We were so pleased that Mayor Diaz accepted our invitation to attend and celebrate with us.

    So many people helped make this year’s Gala a success. The ”crew” included Tali MacArthur, Jeanne Mroczko, Elizabeth Limbrick, Jillian Mooney, Sharon McSweiney, Jeena Sheppard,  Linda Watson and Beth Hyde.

    Support from our very generous sponsors kept this year’s Gala ”afloat.” We sincerely thank:


    GEI Consultants, Inc.

    HamptonClarke-Veritech Laboratories

    Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP

    SWEP of Greater Philadelphia


    Alpha Analytical

    Brinkerhoff Environmental Services, Inc.

    Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Environmental

    Geo-Cleanse International, Inc.

    Langan Engineering & Environmental Services



    O’Brien & Gere

    Quest Environmental & Engineering

    Roux Associates

    Wetlands and Environmental Technology, Inc.

  • 16 Sep 2014 8:00 AM | Kelly McCormick

    The Graduate Student Scholarship was awarded to Natalie Sherwood.  Natalie has a Bachelors degree in Zoology from Rutgers University, and a Masters degree in Ecology and Evolution from Montclair State University.  Natalie is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Environmental Management at Montclair State University. Natalie's dissertation aims to 

    identify the  effects of mercury contamination in aquatic food webs, with a specific focus on bioaccumulation and biomagnification in snapping turtles.  One of the objectives of Natalie’s research is to be able to provide the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection with recommendations on turtle consumption advisories, harvesting practices, and regulations to conserve a healthy and sustainable turtle population for future generations.

    The Undergraduate Student Scholarship was awarded to Danielle Nichols.  Danielle is a senior at William Paterson University, majoring in Environmental Science.  Danielle has previously worked as an intern for the Office of Water at the USEPA in Washington, DC.  Danielle is currently an intern at the Wind Cave National Park in Hot Springs, South Dakota, where she will be developing cave tours, trail guides, and other interpretive materials for the park’s summer visitors.  Danielle is interested in pursuing a career with the National Park Service.

  • 29 Jul 2014 10:26 AM | Anonymous

    On Wednesday, July 23, NJSWEP hosted its first MetroNet event in almost two years at Egan & Sons in Montclair, NJ. Old friends and new faces enjoyed appetizers and beverages, while lounging on the restaurant’s outdoor patio. With 36 enthusiastic individuals in attendance, it was a great kick-off to MetroNet. NJSWEP polled guests on ideas for future MetroNet events, and raffled a beach-themed basket donated by Geo-Cleanse International.

    MetroNet caters to NJSWEP members and supporters alike in the North Jersey/New York Metro Area by providing networking, social, and educational opportunities in the Northeast portion of New Jersey and in New York City. If you have an idea for a future MetroNet event, or if your company is interested in sponsoring a future event, please contact Cristin Mustillo at or Ilkay Cam-Spanos at

  • 29 Jul 2014 9:30 AM | Elizabeth Limbrick


    The Department of Environmental Protection's AmeriCorps New Jersey Watershed Ambassadors Program is seeking recruits for its 2015 class.  

    “This is an excellent program that develops environmental stewardship in our young people, who are the leaders of tomorrow,’’ said DEP Commissioner Bob Martin. “They will be entrusted with the task of protecting New Jersey’s environment, its air and water, natural and historic resources, long after we have departed. It is great to know such talented young people will be in charge of New Jersey’s future.’’ 

    Please see attached document for more information and this link to apply. More information on the program is available on the NJDEP website.  Please forward this email to anyone you feel is motivated to serve his or her community by engaging citizens in environmental education and stewardship.


  • 03 Jun 2014 8:00 AM | Kelly McCormick

    On the beautiful spring evening of May 13, 2014, NJSWEP representatives joined host, The New York City Brownfield Partnership,  and sponsor, The Brownfield Coalition of the Northeast, for an unusual guided tour of the High Line.  The High Line is an elevated freight rail line that was transformed into an innovative public park on the West Side of Manhattan (we accessed it from 30th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues), a new, must-see destination in NYC.  Most High Line tours focus on the adjacent architecture of the new developments or the landscape architectural and public art features of the park.   Not this walking tour!  Ours focused on 6 ongoing or completed development sites along the park that are being remediated for reuse. Speakers included Dan Walsh, the Director of the NYC Office of Environmental Remediation (OER) whose office was involved with every project along the route; Gary Rozmus of GEI Consultants, who spoke about CSX's decision process to allow the defunct rail line to be used for recreational purposes; and consultants from Langan and AKRF as well as Posillico, the contractor for one of the sites currently being remediated.  Hudson Yards, a large mixed used redevelopment and the Whitney Museum's new location at 820 Washington St. were featured on the tour. The tour group of about 65 completed the tour at a beer garden under the High Line, near the Standard Hotel. 

    Elizabeth Limbrick (NJIT)  and Jillian Mooney (Riker Danzig), SWEP co-chairs attended; as did Stephanie Turkot (Geo-Cleanse), SWEP Program Chair; Cristin Mustillo (Sedita Campisano), Sue Boyle (GEI), and Jeanne Litwin (CDM).  This is an event that bears repeating, perhaps annually and will be a GREAT way to ramp up our Metro Net efforts.  Several women from Langan's NYC office asked about SWEP and Metro Net specifically; this  collaborative tour may have long-lasting positive impacts on SWEP

  • 03 Jun 2014 7:30 AM | Kelly McCormick
    Stephanie Turkot of Geo-Cleanse International Inc.  and NJSWEP's Programs Chair spoke on the Remediation Planning and Management panel on April 7, 2014 at MGP 2014, the Fifth International Symposium and Exhibition on the Redevelopment of Manufactured Gas Plant Sites held in Destin, FL.  Tracy Straka of Creamer and Sue Boyle of GEI Consultants attended as did new NJSWEP member, Ashley Thompson of Isotec.  Stephanie's presentation was entitled "Utilizing In-Situ Chemical Oxidation at MGP Sites: Lessons Learned Leads to Success."
  • 26 Mar 2014 4:26 PM | Kelly McCormick

    The New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Women Environmental Professionals ("NJSWEP") is pleased to announce the continuation of the Scholarship Program in 2014. The purpose of the Scholarship Program is to encourage women to pursue careers in an environmental field; to mentor undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring in environmental and related subjects and to provide students with opportunities to connect with SWEP members for future internships/careers in the environmental industry.


    In 2014, we hope to grant scholarship money to two women, one undergraduate student and one graduate student, who are pursuing studies related to the environment with an intended commitment to pursue a career in an environmental field. NJSWEP will determine the amount of the scholarships based on fundraising activities; our goal is to award two $2,000.00 scholarships. The scholarships will be given directly to the students in one lump sum. Also included with the award is a free one-year membership to NJSWEP.


    Both scholarship recipients must be female and a United States citizen or hold permanent resident status. The undergraduate student must be entering her junior or senior year in the Fall of 2014 or have completed 60 credit hours as of August 2014. The graduate student must either start or continue graduate or law study in the Fall of 2014. A minimum GPA of 3.0 (scale of 4.0) or its equivalent and a declared major in a field related to the environment is also required.


    Applications must be received by April 15, 2014.  The NJSWEP Scholarship Committee plans to announce the scholarship awards in May 2014, and present the awards at the Gala to be held in June/July 2014. Immediate family members of SWEP Board of Directors and/or SWEP Scholarship Selection Committee are not eligible to apply. 


    Application is provided in the link below. For questions or additional information contact NJSWEP by email at  (please include "NJSWEP Scholarship" in the subject line of email) or you may contact Kavitha Subramaniam (Scholarship Chair) at




  • 13 Mar 2014 8:53 AM | Kelly McCormick

    On February 26th,  2014 twenty members of the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Women Environmental Professionals braved this never ending winter and made it out to the new members breakfast and annual meeting.  The meeting was a great success, with new faces and those more well-known on the circuit, both, making appearances.  NJSWEP was well represented as a new and exciting year began with the election of three new chairs. 

    The new chairs were elected by the members of SWEP as follows:

    • Kavitha Subramaniam – New Scholarship Chair
    • Stephanie Turkot – New Programs Chair
    • Jillian Mooney – New Co-Chair

    It was also a bittersweet time as we said farewell to one of our long-standing and iconic co-chairs, Jeanne Mroczko. After 5 years of service as the NJSWEP co-chair Jeanne will now be spending her time Master Gardening and helping out with NJSWEP’s many programs.  NJSWEP is grateful of everything Jeanne has done over the last 5 years including helping facilitate the new website.  Jeanne was also praised for her welcoming nature, kindness, and friendship.


    There are many upcoming events that NJSWEP and Philadelphia SWEP will be organizing, for more information and details on upcoming events please visit the NJSWEP website,, and the Philadelphia SWEP website,


    Thank you for everyone who attended.