• Environmental Geologist III

    Job Locations US-CA-San Francisco
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    Company : Name
    Gilbane Federal
  • Overview

    The Environmental Geologist III (1) plans and directs 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) analyzes, interprets, and presents chemical, physical and geological data derived from site investigation activities to evaluate site geologic conditions and recommend site remediation alternatives; and (3) implements and directs remedial strategies designed to address potential risks to human health and the environment resulting from the release of contaminants to the site.


    • Directs and oversees 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 field geologists on soil drilling projects, reviews logs of subsurface lithology and field documentation generated during drilling and sampling activities
    • Designs and oversees installation and development of groundwater monitoring wells, extraction wells, soil gas vapor wells, etc. based upon an understanding of subsurface lithologies and project objectives
    • Directs the collection of soil geotechnical field data, determination of required laboratory analysis of soil samples, and interpretation of site geotechnical properties.
    • Supports Sr. Geologist in the determination of site geotechnical data for considerations in support of remedial construction, building development and demolition, and mine stability/closure assessment.
    • Produces program and project-level planning documents, plans, and reports in accordance with relevant and appropriate environmental regulations
    • Evaluates data generated by field activities and provides detailed interpretations of subsurface lithology, groundwater flow conditions and nature and extent of contamination and prepares formal reports and presentations for clients and/or regulators
    • Author RFQs and assist in procurement and selection of technical and specialty subcontractors, consultants, service providers, and materials to accomplish scope of work
    • Organizes and conducts project meetings with clients and/or regulators
    • Support development of modification proposals and claims/request for equitable adjustment (REA)
    • Develops subject matter expertise in an area of Geology and leads peer groups in the education and training in this specialty area
    • Performs the above field- and office-related tasks independently as a Registered Professional Geologist with input from the Project Manager.




    • BA/BS or MS in geology or geological engineering
    • 6 to 10 years’ experience in environmental industry
    • Or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Registered Professional Geologist
    • Continuing education in the field of geology/geological engineering is expected
    • Active membership/ participation in professional organizations is expected
    • HAZWOPER 40 Hour Certification with current 8 Hour Refresher
    • USACE Contractor Quality Management for Contractors certification




    • Ability to solve complex technical problems, develop conclusions and provide innovative recommendations for further actions
    • Able to review and critique complex technical documents and provide useful input to authors in order to produce high quality deliverables for client and/or regulatory end users or the public
    • Proficient in geologic mapping including classic field mapping and software based data presentation and visualization techniques.
    • Firm understanding of aerial photograph geomorphological assessment
    • Proficient in collection of field derived soil geotechnical data and the analysis of field and laboratory data.
    • Proficient in mathematical and statistical analysis of groundwater and fluid flow dynamics
    • Broad and general understanding of contaminant fate and transport mechanisms in environmental media
    • Able to understand and utilize basic and more complicated modeling software
    • Understanding of basic mine assessment, reclamation and closure practices
    • Functions as Technical Lead, Task Manager, and/or project team leader, providing direction and technical guidance and mentoring to junior team members
    • Proficient in executing project management skills to manage multiple projects, supervise field efforts, and lead project teams to fulfill project objectives in an efficient, organized manner
    • Understands and complies with all necessary regulatory requirements/permitting and ensures project personnel are aware of their responsibilities to comply with appropriate and/or applicable regulatory requirements
    • Mentoring of junior Geologists
    • Actively maintains professional licensing and certifications



    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.


    Gilbane is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or disability status.



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