Junior-Level Environmental Engineer, Geologist, or Scientist
Geosyntec Consultants
Portland, OR
Looking for a place to grow your career? A place where you can work with industry recognized professionals who are solving tough environmental problems? Geosyntec is the place for you! We are looking for a Junior-Level Environmental Engineer, Geologist, or Scientist to join our expanded sediment management practice in either Seattle, Washington, or Portland, Oregon. This position is well suited for a talented individual who will apply your academic knowledge and practical experience to real-world situations and challenging projects related to contaminated site assessment, field sampling, and remediation, while also learning and expanding the business skills needed for a successful consulting career.

Our clients ask us to address their new ventures and most challenging problems involving the environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure. Ranked by ENR in the top 20 design firms for the environment, Geosyntec is internationally known for its technical leadership, broad experience, and exceptional client service. Learn more by visiting www.geosyntec.com.

Is this the right position to help you achieve your professional goals? Collaboration and mentoring are cornerstones of Geosyntec’s culture. You should expect to work closely with experienced professionals who will help integrate you into Geosyntec’s culture as you expand your career. Some of the key responsibilities for the position include:

Field work such as sediment, soil, groundwater, and stormwater sampling, and collecting processing samples for chemical and biological analyses.
Working on in-water floating research vessels.
Coordination with drilling and sampling contractors and laboratories.
Developing and implementing site assessment and remediation work plans, sampling and analysis plans, quality assurance project plans, and health and safety plans.
Sediment, soil, groundwater, and surface water remedy evaluation, cost estimation, design calculations, and implementation.
Data analysis, including preparing maps, tables, and figures.
Environmental due diligence, regulatory compliance services, and permitting.
Preparation of technical reports, letters, memoranda, plans, specifications, and proposals.
Developing task, project, and client management skills.
Here are some other things you should know about a typical Junior-Level Environmental Engineer, Geologist, or Scientist position with Geosyntec:

Training: This position requires OSHA health and safety, first aid, and CPR training and medical monitoring, paid for by the firm. We also offer professional development opportunities including in-house seminars, webinars, and mentoring, that allow our professionals to build the technical and business skills necessary to become successful consultants
Fieldwork: Up to 80%
Overnight travel: Up to 40%
Your success is our success. We encourage our professionals to continually develop their interests and skills. Advancement is based on an individual’s own performance and initiative.

BS degree in engineering, geology, or related field. (required)
Advanced degree in engineering, geology, or related field. (preferred)
At least 1 year of related experience (more preferred) including site investigations, sediment sampling, oversight of drilling and well installation, and other field techniques. (required)
Excellent writing and communication skills. (required)
Knowledge of regulatory requirements related to environmental investigations and clean up. (preferred)
Geologist or Engineer In Training or similar type of professional certification in your field, if applicable. (preferred)
Prior internship experience in environmental consulting. (valuable)
Experience with Microsoft Office products. (required)
Experience with GIS and databases. (preferred)
Valid U.S. driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record for business travel. (required)

Geosyntec strives to hire and retain the best and brightest people in their fields. We look for hard working individuals with exceptional interpersonal skills, communication skills, and problem-solving abilities, plus the passion for technical excellence and quality. We seek individuals with leadership potential, a commitment to lifelong learning and growth, and the desire to build a long and rewarding career with a growing Firm.


Geosyntec is a great place to build a career. If you're looking for an exciting place to work, a place with challenging and rewarding projects, and a place that has been nationally recognized for its employees' quality of life, technical expertise, and business success, then Geosyntec may be the place for you. You can learn more about careers and employment at Geosyntec by visiting http://www.geosyntec.com/careers/

We are proud to offer our employees a highly competitive benefits package. Learn more by visiting http://www.geosyntec.com/careers/employee-benefits.


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