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Consultant, Environmental Solutions- Historian l Forensic and Litigation Consulting

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FTI Consulting, Inc.

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Who We Are

FTI Consulting is the world’s leading expert-driven consulting firm. Over the last 40 years, FTI Consulting experts have served as the trusted advisor to Fortune 500 companies and the world’s leading law and private equity firms when they are facing their greatest opportunities and challenges. Our strong performance and continued success are a direct reflection of the ambition, energy, and commitment of our talented professionals across the globe to make a positive impact for our clients and communities.

At FTI Consulting, you’ll be inspired and empowered to make an impact on headline matters that change history. Working side by side with the world’s leading experts in your field, you’ll be surrounded by an open collaborative culture that embraces diversity, recognition, professional development and most importantly, you.

There’s never been a more exciting time to join FTI Consulting and this is where you will do the most exciting and fulfilling work of your career.

Are you ready to make an impact?

About The Role

FTI Consulting Inc.’s Environmental Solutions practice is seeking a consultant with experience in public history research to assist with the execution of environmental-related forensic history projects. The Environmental Solutions practice works in the areas of alternative dispute resolution (arbitration and mediation), litigation, forensic historical research, cleanup cost and damages allocation, environmental claims analysis, and financial and cost accounting. You can learn more on our website at .

What You’ll Do

This entry-level position will work under the direction of 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 types of research required will cover a broad range of topics, including:

Site-specific operational history and waste management practices
Natural resource damages
Regulatory history and guidance for hazardous materials management and control
Site investigation and remediation of contaminated properties
Technical literature research
Sewer infrastructure and wastewater treatment plants
Product liability
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 materials and synthesize it in a concise manner; (3) compile and organize collected materials for delivery to senior professionals within the group and/or clients; and, (4) work independently.

Primary Duties:

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 in a concise manner
Contribute to written work product and presentation materials for clients, including reports, graphs, and charts
Work on multiple projects concurrently
Employ commonly used software tools to organize, analyze, and present research findings (at a minimum, a working knowledge of Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required)
Undertake other duties as assigned, including occasional research trips lasting 1-2 weeks per trip

How You’ll Grow

We are committed to investing and supporting you in your professional development and we have developed a range of programs focused on fostering leadership, growth and development opportunities. We aim to promote continuous learning and individual skills development through on-the-job learning, self-guided professional development courses and certifications. You’ll be assigned a dedicated coach to mentor, guide and support you through regular coaching sessions and serve as an advocate for your professional growth.

As you progress through your career at FTI Consulting, we offer tailored programs for critical professional milestones to ensure you are prepared and empowered to take on your next role.

What You Will Need To Succeed

Qualification Requirements:

B.S./B.A. in History or related field
Archival research skills, including familiarity with finding aids and collection inventories
Library research skills, including experience using library catalogs, journal and topical indices, maps, microfilm, and microfiche
Ability to analyze primary and secondary source historical records and understand their context in historical perspective
Strong verbal, written communication, and organizational skills
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, including ability to think critically and to plan, prioritize, and set goals
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
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat
Valid driver’s license
This role requires travel to clients and FTI offices
COVID Vaccine required*

Individuals seeking an exemption from this requirement for medical or religious reasons should complete a request for accommodation form by contacting .

Preferred Skills:

2 years related experience
Experience conducting research at the National Archives and Library of Congress
Experience using document management systems (Relativity, Nuix, etc.)
Experience using Microsoft Access and Visio
Knowledge of GIS-related mapping and geospatial platforms

Our Benefits

Our goal is to support the well-being of you and your families-physically, emotionally, and financially. We offer comprehensive benefits such as the following:

Competitive total compensation, including bonus earning potential
Full package of benefits plans, including health, dental, vision coverage, along with life and disability insurance
Generous paid time off
Company matched 401K
Potential for flexible work arrangements
Generous paid parental leave and flex return support
Family care benefits, including back-up child/elder care
Employee Wellness Platform
Employee Recognition Programs
Paid time off for volunteering in your community
Corporate matching for charitable donations most important to you
Make an impact in our communities through company sponsored pro bono work
Professional Development and Certification Programs
In office free snacks and drinks
Free smartphone and cellular plan (if applicable)
FTI Perks & Discounts at retailers and businesses
Upscale offices close to public transportation
Pet insurance

About FTI Consulting

FTI Consulting is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping clients with their most significant opportunities and challenges. With more than 7,500 employees located in 30 countries, our broad and diverse bench of award -winning experts advise their clients when they are facing their most significant opportunities and challenges. At FTI Consulting, we embrace, cultivate and maintain a culture of diversity, inclusion & belonging, which are fundamental components to our core values. FTI Consulting is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange and has been named the #1 Professional Services Firm on Forbes List of America’s Best Employers and the best firm to work for by Consulting Magazine . For more information, visit and connect with us on Instagram and LinkedIn .

FTI Consulting is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.
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