Soil Scientist
Brown and Caldwell
Portland, OR

About $67,000 - $89,000 a year

Brown and Caldwell (BC) is currently seeking a soil scientist for our Solutions Delivery Consulting group. You will utilize knowledge about soil and plant science to support land application programs, biosolids master planning efforts, and biosolids programs. In addition to working with technical resources in the Solutions Delivery Enterprise (SDE), you will also engage with technical staff in the NW Area (Seattle, Portland and Boise) and Northern California.

Detailed Description:
Currently, our Portland office has an opportunity for project scientist, geologist or engineer to join our Biosolids group. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a growth-oriented professional consulting office. Candidate will work with and be mentored by strong, nationally recognized, senior technical staff on various environmental-related projects.

We are seeking motivated, achievement-oriented individuals who can help us fulfill our commitment to deliver client success on each and every project we undertake. This position works on analysis of biosolids beneficial use, development and routine support for land application programs, and support for biosolids master planning efforts. Specific tasks may include:

Conducting field work (water/soil sampling, drilling and mapping)
Sampling and analysis
Data collection and documentation
Formulate and recommend projects for biosolids or other soil amendments (private clients) including providing technical evaluation and support to the development of long-range plans.
Assisting with technical reports
Managing tasks or projects to meet critical deadlines and budgets

Desired Skills and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in agronomy, soil science, geology, environmental sciences, engineering or related field
3+ years of related experience
Some Project Management experience preferred
Excellent writing skills
Excellent communication skills
Candidate must be willing to do some travel out of town in support of projects and potentially work some overtime on an as-needed basis
Candidate must be willing to work under adverse weather conditions
Experience and/or coursework related to the activities listed in the job description above a plus
Willingness and ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure essential

Headquartered in Walnut Creek, Calif., Brown and Caldwell is a full-service environmental engineering and construction firm with 54 offices and 1,700+ professionals across North America and the Pacific. For more than 70 years, we have created leading-edge environmental solutions for municipalities, private industry, and government agencies. We strive to be the company of choice—to our clients, who benefit from our passion for delivering exceptional quality, and to our employees, present and future, who share our commitment to client service, collaboration, and innovation. Join us, and you will find a home where you can do your best work, reach new levels of expertise, and enjoy exceptional development opportunities. For more information, visit

This position is subject to a pre-employment background check and a pre-employment drug test.

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