Senior Consultant, Environmental Solutions

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About the Opportunity:


FTI Consulting Inc.’s Environmental Solutions practice is seeking a senior consultant with experience in forensic historical research to assist with the execution of environmental-related forensic history projects.  The consultant will work under the direction of a Senior Managing Director and other senior staff members to complete historical research assignments that involve the use of libraries, archives, corporate and regulatory agency collections, electronic databases, and other sources of documentary evidence.  The senior consultant will also be required to synthesize historical and technical data and develop narratives, presentations, and other work product.  Types of applicable experience covers a broad range of topics, including:

  • Site-specific operational history and waste management practices
  • Natural resource damages
  • Environmental statutes and regulations, with an emphasis on CERCLA and the National Contingency Plan
  • Site investigation and remediation of contaminated properties
  • Technical literature research
  • Sewer infrastructure and wastewater treatment plants
  • Industry standards of practice
  • The ideal candidate will be able to (1) conduct historical research in a variety of record repositories to identify and obtain potentially relevant records; (2) recognize key information obtained from historical sources; (3) summarize collected historical and technical materials for presentation to our clients; and, (4) work independently.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct detailed historical research at libraries and archives and in various electronic databases and specialized industry resources
  • Synthesize records obtained from primary and secondary source materials
  • Develop written work product and presentation materials for clients
  • Employ commonly used software tools to organize, analyze, and present work findings (at a minimum, skill in Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required)
  • Prepare time and expense reports, participate in practice group and office meetings, and handle general case administration duties
  • Undertake other duties as assigned, including out-of-state research trips lasting up to two weeks per trip


Qualification Requirements:

  • B.S./B.A. in History or related field
  • Three years related experience
  • Strong writing and organizational skills
  • Library research skills, including experience using library catalogs, journal and topical indices, maps, microfilm, and microfiche
  • Archival research skills, including familiarity with finding aids and collection inventories
  • Ability to analyze primary and secondary source historical records and understand their context in historical perspective
  • Ability to think analytically and critically
  • Ability to plan and prioritize work plans and assignments
  • Team player with positive and energetic attitude, professional demeanor, and high work quality standards
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to work independently
  • Flexibility in working on multiple assignments concurrently and taking direction from several senior professionals
  • Valid driver’s license


Preferred Skills:

  • Experience conducting research at the National Archives facilities and the Library of Congress
  • Experience with public records requests to federal, state, and local agencies
  • Experience using Microsoft Access and Visio
  • Knowledge of GIS-related mapping and geospatial platforms
  • Experience using document management systems (Relativity, Concordance, Summation, etc.)
  • Ability to perform a wide variety of tasks and respond appropriately to unexpected delays or schedule changes
  • Good verbal and written communication skills


Position Classification: Exempt






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