Entry-Level Environmental Geologist

  • Geosyntec Consultants
  • Fresno, CA, United States
  • Jan 13, 2018
Environmental Science - Engineering Geoscience-Hydrogeology Remediation - Brownfields - CERCLA Water Quality Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater

Job Description


Looking for a place to start your career? A place where you can work with industry recognized professionals who are solving tough environmental problems? Geosyntec is the place for you! As an entry-level environmental geologist in our contaminated site assessment and remediation practice in Fresno, California, you get to apply your academic knowledge to real-world situations while also learning 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? Some of the key responsibilities for the entry-level environmental geologist position include:

  • Fieldwork such as soil, surface water and groundwater sampling, drilling and contractor oversight, and remediation treatment system operation and maintenance;
  • Chemical data and contaminant fate & transport evaluation;
  • Well installation, aquifer testing, and groundwater monitoring;
  • Groundwater and soil remedy evaluation, cost estimation, design calculations, and implementation;
  • Aquifer testing and hydrogeologic data analysis;
  • Environmental due diligence, regulatory compliance services, and permitting;
  • Data analysis, including preparing maps, tables, and figures; and
  • Preparation of technical reports, letters, memoranda, plans, specifications, and proposals.

You should expect to work closely with experienced professionals who will guide and integrate you into Geosyntec’s culture, as you kick start your career. Here are some other things you should know about a typical entry-level environmental geologist position with Geosyntec: 

  • Training: This position requires OSHA and or MSHA 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 60%.
  • Overnight travel: Up to 30%.

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 in geology. (required)
  • Advanced degree in geology. (preferred)
  • 1-3 years of related experience, including observation of drilling and well installation, soil sampling, groundwater sampling, and other field techniques. (preferred)
  • Excellent writing and communication skills. (required)
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements related to environmental remediation. (preferred)
  • Prior research experience in contaminated media or remediation technology. (preferred)
  • Prior internship experience in environmental consulting. (preferred)
  • Geologist In Training (GIT) certification. (preferred for engineering candidates)
  • Experience with ArcView, Modflow, and/or AutoCAD. (preferred)
  • Valid driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record. (required)                                                


Geosyntec strives to hire and retain the best and brightest people in their fields. We look for 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/

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