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Entry-Level Environmental Geologist

Company name

Oakland, CA, United States

Employment Type

Sciences, Scientist, Entry Level, Environmental, Civil Engineering

Posted on
Apr 07, 2021

Valid Through
Jul 21, 2021


Overview / Responsibilities
Are you looking to start your career in geology?
Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is seeking an Entry-Level Environmental Geologist who is looking for the following:

Challenging projects where you learn something new every day,
A collaborative environment,
An established environmental firm with a network of highly-skilled geologists, engineers, and scientists, and
A firm where you are valued and can choose your career path as you learn what excites you.  
You would be a member of a team providing environmental consulting services ranging from site investigations to remediation projects.

The key responsibilities of this position include the following:
Key Responsibilities:

The ideal candidate is a smart, motivated, and detail-oriented team player who is just starting or is early into their career as a geologist.

Perform field work following Wood\u2019s training program, including subcontractor management, logging soil borings, overseeing groundwater monitoring well installations, and collecting soil, groundwater, surface water, and sediment samples, as well as documenting field activities
Set up field projects, including permitting; hiring subcontractors; coordinating with staff, laboratories, and subcontractors; and obtaining necessary equipment
Ensure projects are performed safely
Perform data review and management
Draft portions of reports documenting field and other efforts
Assist the Project Manager and team in ensuring effective client and regulatory agency communication and relations
Follow company safety standards, site safety standards and provides all required permitting
Willingness to travel to project sites throughout California and the West Coast
Maintain a positive attitude and be a team player

Skills / Qualifications

BS degree in Geology or other related technical field
0 to 3 years related work experience
Computer proficiency (including Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
Strong technical writing skills
Demonstrated verbal communication and technical presentation skills
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team with the ability/desire to lead tasks
Attention to detail
Willingness to occasionally work more than 8 hours per day when necessary for project success
Ability to read, interpret and apply information on State and Federal technical guidance, and regulations, and compliance determinations
Must pass drug test, background check, and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving (MVR) policy
Must have a valid, current Driver\u2019s License (CA preferred) and must have access to a vehicle for field work purposes


Coursework in sedimentation/stratigraphy, hydrogeology, and chemistry
MS degree in Environmental or Civil Engineering, Geology, Environmental Science, or other related technical field
40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER certification (if not, Wood will provide)
Geologist in Training in the State of California

Physical Demands

Field activities may require working in unfavorable weather conditions
Ability to stoop, kneel, climb, and lift up to 50 pounds
Working in a standing position for the majority of the field work day
Ability to drive large pick-up truck
Ability to use hands to operate field equipment
Close, distance, and peripheral vision; normal auditory function
Must complete employment physical demonstrating ability to meet job requirements, including the ability to wear a respirator, as required
Completion of annual or bi-annual employment physical, as required

Company Overview
Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world\u2019s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people.
We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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