- Writing skills
- Analysis skills
- Engineer In Training
- Driver's License
- Opportunities for advancement
Portland - Portland, OR
Aspect Consulting, LLC (Aspect), an earth science and engineering consulting firm, is seeking an entry-level geologist or engineer to join our growing Environmental Practice in our Portland, Oregon office.
Aspect’s Environmental Practice tackles challenges on a variety of complex environmental projects all over the Northwest: environmental site assessments, remedial investigations/feasibility studies, property cleanup and urban redevelopments, remedial design engineering, cost recovery/allocation/mediation support, and landfill system monitoring and optimization (Check out the Project Case Studies on our website). With Aspect’s Environmental Practice’s size and geographic reach, you can expect an abundance of variety in your work, strong mentorship, and readily available avenues to expanded responsibility and career growth.
As a strong candidate, you will exhibit characteristics that form the foundation of a successful environmental consultant and show potential for growth and career advancement. Some of these characteristics include an inquisitive and can‑do mentality, proactiveness, self-motivation, an eye for detail, excellent organization skills, clear writing and communication skills, and an interest in pursuing a license in geology or engineering.
As an entry-level geologist or engineer at Aspect, you will work outdoors in all weather conditions, and in rugged and sometimes remote field locations for extended periods of time. You also can expect to work directly with geologists, environmental engineers, and scientists to learn core skills and how to effectively apply environmental consulting strategies and solutions for our clients, who include attorneys, land owners, public agencies, engineers, and contractors.
Your initial primary responsibilities will be to:
Conduct field activities at contaminated sites: environmental drilling, soil logging and sampling, well installation and development, groundwater sampling and aquifer testing, excavation monitoring and construction oversight, environmental monitoring, and soil gas sampling.
Manage and oversee subcontractor(s) work on site.
Compile and analyze data. Prepare hydrographs, graphical representations of water quality and subsurface conditions (e.g., geologic cross-sections, contamination maps), and develop site-specific conceptual models.
Operations and maintenance of soil, groundwater, and landfill gas remediation systems.
Prepare field reports and write technical reports.
Our Environmental Practice is supported by a diverse and talented group of engineering geologists, geotechnical engineers, hydrogeologists, water resource engineers, CAD/GIS professionals, and technical editors who support each other across practices on multidisciplinary projects.
A degree in engineering or geology
Geologist-in-Training (GIT) or Engineer-in-Training (EIT) Certification (or eligible to complete upon hire)
Strong quantitative and analytical skills
Clear writing and communication skills
Knowledge of soil classification standards
Experience with 3-dimensional visualization software is a plus!
Enjoy working outdoors in all weather conditions, and in rugged and sometimes remote field locations for extended periods of time.
Must be able to travel long distances and accommodate overnight travel. Travel to Aspect’s Seattle office and the greater Puget Sound area may occur as frequently as monthly, depending on project needs.
Must have a valid driver’s license be able to operate cars, vans, and pickup trucks in various weather conditions and after dark.
Interactive team of 120+ professionals across eight offices in Washington and Oregon
Casual, collaborative, and professional office environment
Active, Engaged, Growing. Aspect Consulting is the home of regionally focused earth+water specialists in hydrogeology, geology, environmental remediation, and engineering. Ranging in technical complexity, a diverse blend of public and private projects provides you a balance between applied problem solving, technical analysis, and design. For ambitious entry-level and seasoned practice builders alike, Aspect offers a supportive, collaborative workplace designed to help you thrive and grow professionally.
We are taking a responsible approach to create a healthy work environment and meet the requirements of many of our public and private clients. As part of our commitment to health and safety, COVID-19 vaccines are required for all employees who work on-site or in person, as well as all newly hired employees.
Aspect offers a comprehensive benefits package and incentive compensation system to reward the collective team and recognize individual contributors. Aspect Consulting is an equal opportunity employer, and we are actively working on our Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity goals as set out in our 2019 Strategic Planning goals.