Staff Geologist or Engineer (Entry Level)
ERM Group
Rolling Meadows, IL

About $49,000 - $64,000 a year

EducationSkills
ERM is seeking a hands-on, high energy Staff Geologist or Engineer to join our Chicagoland business unit. The successful candidate will be trained to safely execute project-related work and then work on a variety of interesting site investigation and remediation projects at industrial and commercial sites. This is a great opportunity to work with ERM's technical experts to implement the latest investigation and remediation technologies as you build a rewarding career with a global environmental leader committed to a strong health & safety culture.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conduct field work, including soil, sediment, ground water, and surface water sampling, aquifer testing, drilling oversight and soil logging, soil boring and monitoring well installation, well development, purging and sampling, and construction oversight.
Coordinate and direct drilling, surveying, and laboratory services.
Provide construction oversight on environmental remediation projects, and operations and maintenance of environmental remediation systems.
Assist in data interpretation and preparation of site work-plans, spreadsheets, figures, and technical reports.
Focus on team project delivery, taking direction primarily from Project Managers.
Work within quality/budget/schedule expectations and scope-specific assignments.
Assist in ensuring compliance with all federal, state and local regulations.
Communicate and coordinate with subcontractors, regulatory agents, tenants, and clients during field activities.

REQUIREMENTS:
Geology candidates - Bachelors in geology, hydro-geology, or related discipline; Masters preferred. Minimum 3.0 GPA.
Engineering candidates - BS in civil or environmental. Minimum 3.0 GPA.
Recent graduate to 2 years of experience, including willingness/interest in field assignments.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Effective written/verbal communication and organization/analytical skills; experience recording/writing detailed technical data and reports a plus.
Strong commitment to safety, including following established Health and Safety protocols.
Valid driver’s license and a good driving record.
Environmental field work experience and 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER certification a plus.
Ability to succeed in a consulting pace, handling multiple project assignments, and maintaining flexibility, while meeting deadlines.
Detail-oriented with mechanical aptitude and interest in developing hands-on trouble-shooting/problem-solving skills.
Local candidates preferred.

Who We Are:
As the world’s leading sustainability consulting firm, ERM is uniquely positioned to contribute to the environment and society through the expertise and energy of our employees worldwide. Sustainability is what we do, and is at the heart of both our service offerings and how we operate our business. ERM and our partners are driven by a dynamic vision: By 2021 we will be the clear leader in our chosen markets, we will double in value and we will deliver on our promises to our clients, our people and our investors. For our people, our vision means attracting, inspiring, developing and rewarding our people to work with the best clients and on the biggest challenges, thus creating valuable careers. We achieve our vision in a sustainable manner by maintaining and living our ERM values that include Accountability, Caring for our People, Client Focus, Collaboration, Empowerment, and Transparency.

Please submit your resume and brief cover letter. Qualified candidates will be contacted by email, and requested to complete a video questionnaire. Based on review of these responses, shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews.

ERM does not accept recruiting agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, ERM employees or any other company location. ERM is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

ERM is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Thank you for your interest in ERM!