Porter Scientific Inc – Pembroke, NC


Porter Scientific Inc is adding additional staff to its existing team of field representatives conducting facility surveys in support of the Hurricane Sandy Recovery effort. Duties include: inspection of buildings and facilities utilizing IRVS software; identify hazards/flaws/ risks/issues for each facility; perform research via databases and software to gather information on facilities; determine seismic, wind, flood, and terrorism threats on facilities; site visits to meet with facility representatives to gather information, review of physical documentation in field (plans, permits, certificates, etc.); document brief description summary of each facility, utilize software such as ArcGIS and HAZUS to interpret results and finding; QA/QC survey for accuracy. Full-time work. Prior experience with IRVS software a plus.


Porter Scientific Inc is a North Carolina based American Indian woman-owned small business with a distinguished track record of providing Environmental Consulting, Facility Support, and of supporting research and development. Porter Scientific also provides Construction Management services to a variety of clients including the Department of Defense, national commercial entities and local governments and municipalities.
Porter Scientific specializes in Construction Management, Solid Waste Management, Environmental Site Assessments, Remediation and Cleanup, Compliance Monitoring, Groundwater Monitoring and Remediation, Waste Minimization, Brownfields Redevelopment, Stormwater Management, Erosion and Sediment Control, Stream and Wetland Restoration, Permitting and Compliance, Wastewater and Biosolids Management, GIS Mapping and Analysis, Water, Sewer and Solid Waste Project Management, and capitalization of projects. We offer primary experience in our market segments and have the financial resources sufficient to complete projects that may vary from simple to complex.

While primary operations exist in North Carolina, Porter Scientific has been in collaboration or direct contractual services, as prime or subcontractor with clients in AZ, FL, GA, NJ, NY, DE, PA, and SC. Our corporate headquarters is in Pembroke, North Carolina in a 21,000 square foot facility adjacent to The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

Dr. Freda Porter, Porter Scientific CEO and President, holds a Ph.D. from Duke University in Applied Mathematics specializing in Numerical Modeling. Dr. Porter has been involved in Groundwater Contamination research with EPA and Noise Modeling and Simulation research with NASA Langley Research Center. Current initiatives of the corporation include environmental sustainability and green energy topics with a focus on military and commercial applications.

Porter Scientific Inc management collectively constitutes a century of staff experience in the environmental, civil, information technology, and education and outreach disciplines. Senior staff are pioneers in areas such as Brownfields programs. Other Porter Scientific key personnel have provided research, education and outreach for IBM, EPA, NASA, NC Department of Transportation, UNC-Pembroke, UNC-Chapel Hill and NC A&T State University. 

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