The Environmental Geologist II (1) implements projects that involve a) the identification, assessment and investigation of sites where potential environmental releases of contaminants may have occurred, and b) assessment of site geologic characteristics in support of geotechnical or mine assessment studies; (2) evaluates chemical, physical and geological data derived from site investigation activities to aid in the determination of site geologic characteristics and site remediation alternatives; and (3) implements remedial strategies designed to address potential risks to human health and the environment resulting from the release of contaminants to the site.
• Leads sample teams performing environmental sampling tasks; such as collection of soil, surface water, groundwater, soil gas, or other environmental media for physical or chemical analysis and ensures proper documentation of all field activities
• Directs drilling subcontractors and logs subsurface lithology during drilling and sampling activities following the Unified Soils Classification System (ASTM 2487)
• Leads collection of soil geotechnical field data and analysis of field and laboratory derived data to interpret site geotechnical properties.
• Supports engineers in the determination of site geotechnical data for considerations in support of remedial construction, building development and demolition, and mine stability/closure assessment.
• Designs, installs and develops groundwater monitoring wells based upon field observations of subsurface lithologies and according to project work plan specifications
• Prepares geologic cross-section and contaminant cross-section, fence diagrams, and surface mapping of soil types.
• Reviews potentiometric surface and isoconcentration contour maps for submittal to client
• Reviews analytical data tables in preparation for deliverables
• Evaluates data generated by field activities to provides detailed interpretations of subsurface lithology, site geotechnical characteristics, groundwater flow conditions and nature and extent of contamination for inclusion in reports or presentations
• Support development of modification proposals and claims/request for equitable adjustment (REA)
• Prepares for and gives presentations in project meetings with clients and/or regulators
• Performs the above field- and office-related tasks independently under the supervision of a Registered Professional Geologist and/or Project Manager.
• BA/BS or MS in geology or geological engineering
• 3 to 6 years’ experience in environmental industry
• Continuing education in the field of geology/geological engineering is expected
• HAZWOPER 40 Hour Certification with current 8 Hour Refresher
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
• Ability and willingness to travel to other Gilbane (Environmental) project offices and project sites for up to three (3) months a year (cumulative)
• Ability to analyze complex technical problems, develop conclusions and provide innovative recommendations for further actions
• Able to prepare complex technical documents that present information in a clear and succinct format
• Proficient in mathematical and statistical analysis of groundwater and vapor dynamics
• Proficient in collection of field derived soil geotechnical data and the analysis of field and laboratory data.
• Firm understanding of contaminant fate and transport mechanisms in environmental media
• Able to understand and utilize basic and more complicated modeling software
• Functions as team leader, providing direction and technical guidance to project team members
• Applies project management skills to assist PM, manage tasks, or work on proposals, as needed
• Understands and complies with all necessary regulatory requirements and permitting
• Actively pursues professional licensing and certifications
• Radiological field work and data assessment experience very helpful
Gilbane offers an excellent total compensation package which includes competitive health and welfare benefits and a generous profit-sharing/401k plan. We invest in our employees’ education and have built Gilbane University into a top training organization in the construction industry. Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test.