Entry Level Environmental Geologist

  • AMEC Foster Wheeler
  • Traverse City Michigan
  • May 16, 2017
Full time Environmental Science/Engineering Hazardous Waste / RCRA Remediation - Brownfields - CERCLA Water Quality

Job Description

Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure has a career opportunity for an Entry Level Environmental Geologist with our Traverse City, MI office. Are you an Environmental Scientist or Engineer with 1 – 5 + years of experience? Are you looking for an opportunity to work with a global engineering consulting firm that values its employee’s enthusiasm and technical contributions? We encourage you to apply for this opportunity. We are dedicated to providing the atmosphere to allow individuals to grow their career.

Key Responsibilities 

  • The position is approximately 75% field work and 25% office work on industrial, commercial and federal sites
  • Will work under the supervision of a Senior Geologist/Scientist
  • Field activities include; logging of soil borings and rock cores, design and oversight of groundwater monitoring well installations, collecting soil, groundwater, surface-water and sediment samples as well as documenting field activities
  • Will oversee remediation contractors and collect data from soil and groundwater remediation systems
  • Office activities include analysis and interpretation of analytical results and assistance with the preparation of site assessment reports under the supervision of a Senior Geologist/Scientist
  • Will be expected to thoroughly check permit applications, data tables, figures and boring logs/well construction diagrams
  • Will do field mapping and map preparation and maintain spreadsheets/databases of chemical results and other data for projects, prepare charts, conduct routine scientific calculations and run computer programs
  • Will follow company safety standards, participate in safety training and prepare and implement site safety plans
  • Will travel to project sites in Michigan and surrounding states - Approximately 25% ~ 50% overnight travel

Skills / Qualifications

  • BS or MS in Geology, Geosciences or related technical degree
  • 1 to 5 years + environmental field experience
  • 40-hour HAZWOPER OSHA Training desired
  • Experience collecting geotechnical samples and interpreting results of geotechnical lab tests is also applicable experience
  • Must be a self-starter with good written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail and strong time management capabilities required
  • Will be required to lift equipment and carry laboratory samples
  • Ability and willingness to travel to project sites in Michigan and surrounding states - Approximately 25% ~ 50% overnight travel
  • Must pass drug test, physical, background check and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving (MVR) policy
  • 75% field work in outdoor environments
  • Requires the ability to lift 40 pounds

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