Environmental Scientist

  • Jacobs
  • Oakland, California, USA
  • Apr 18, 2019
Full time Environmental Science - Engineering Geoscience-Hydrogeology Remediation - Brownfields - CERCLA Water Quality Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater

Job Description


Support environmental activities in CA and have a hand in transforming tomorrow.

As an Environmental Scientist, you will have the chance to provide technical support on PG&E projects using your understanding of basic chemistry, water and soil sampling, laboratory analytical methods and permit documents. Working with other members our team, you'll learn the permitting requirements of City and State Water Board agencies as well as all of the project specific processes, communication pathways and complex program structure. During your time with us, you will also have the opportunity to manage up to 50 permitting projects per year including planning, construction and permit closeout phases; and prepare permit applications, sampling plans, discharge summaries, soil and water management plans, and permit closeout documents. If you’re up for the challenge, we’ve been looking for someone just like you. Join our team and help us lay the foundation for human progress.  

This position could be located in Oakland, Sacramento or Redding. 


  • B.S. degree in Geosciences, Engineering, Chemistry, Environmental Science, or a related field.
  • 5 years of environmental consulting and/or resource agency experience and experience working directly with clients.  
  • Able to travel around Northern/Central California (roughly 5-15%) and work in the field.

In addition to the minimum qualifications, the ideal candidate will also have the following: 

  • 6 - 8 years of environmental consulting and/or resource agency experience and experience working directly with clients. 
  • Ability to work independently and effectively with a diverse project team, including client management, engineers, planners, and biologists, as well as regulatory agencies.  
  • Ability to adaptively manage project and schedule changes. 
  • Strong self-starter with ability to balance work on multiple projects simultaneously. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are a must. 
  • Knowledge of water quality regulations, and experience working in regulatory compliance; experience working with the Regional Water Boards is preferred.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

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