KPMG Environmental and Geoscience Subject Matter Specialist in Houston, Texas

Business Title: Environmental and Geoscience Subject Matter Specialist

Requisition Number: 68686

Function: Audit

Area of Interest: Project Management

State: TX

City: Houston


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KPMG is currently seeking an Environmental and Geoscience Subject Matter Specialist to join our Audit practice.


  • Evaluate and provide advice and conclusions on issues related to the science/engineering, regulatory and financial aspects of client environmental liabilities and asset retirement obligations

  • Work with the client and engagement teams to coordinate information requests, timing of site tours and/or interviews and discussions

  • Review available information for specific locations selected for assessment including proposed remediation technology, regulatory directives, and estimated costs for the proposed remediation effort

  • Work with engagement team manager and/or Partner to plan budget, timing, and deliverables for engagement, as well as the documentation regarding the assessment of the obligations.

  • Review regulatory authority databases to determine completeness of client provided scope of activity for each location

  • Provide ongoing support to engagement teams as requested throughout the engagement, often conferring with managers and Partners about specific issues or questions


  • A minimum of twenty years of work experience in environmental remediation/reclamation specific to soil and groundwater issues with knowledge of air pollution issues which includes site assessments, feasibility studies, remediation technologies and implementation, and remediation closure

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in science or engineering related to environmental and geoscience issues, and licensed as a Professional Geologist or Professional Engineer

  • Proven experience in: environmental remediation related to chemical manufacturing, mine closure and reclamation, oil & gas production-refining-retail, and federal agencies environmental issues; and the governing regulations associated with federal and state oversight of environmental remediation

  • Experience in developing environmental remediation cost estimates, and knowledge of cost estimating resources including RS Means, and RACER

  • Ability to communicate clearly both written and verbally

  • Extensive travel is required

KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex/gender, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, physical or mental handicap unrelated to ability, pregnancy, veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, genetic information, or other legally protected status. KPMG maintains a drug-free workplace. KPMG will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state or federal law (including San Francisco Ordinance number 131192). No phone calls or agencies please.

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