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Job Description

Are you looking for a new home for the best years of your career? A place where you can contribute to a dynamic employee-owned firm, tackle challenging project work, and collaborate with industry recognized professionals? Geosyntec is growing and we’re looking for exceptional experienced engineers, environmental scientists, or geologists who are looking to be a part of a dynamic and entrepreneurial company to help grow our practices in Chicago, Illinois. The ideal candidate will have at least 15 years of experience in a sell-manage-do consulting culture plus the experience and ability to build and lead a local, regional or national environmental consulting practice in the areas of groundwater / soil or sediment remediation and industrial water / wastewater treatment design.

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. Our clients ask us to address their new ventures and most challenging problems involving the environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure. Learn more by visiting


Collaboration and mentoring are cornerstones of Geosyntec’s sell-manage-do culture. You should expect to work closely with experienced professionals who will help integrate you into Geosyntec’s culture as you advance to this next stage of your career. Based on your current level of experience, you’ll likely be asked to take on business and client development and project management responsibilities, along with group leadership, staff management, recruiting, and mentoring tasks. These are some of the key technical responsibilities for this position:

Enhancing and growing our current practices in investigation and remediation of groundwater / soil and sediments and industrial water / wastewater treatment design;

Identifying and developing successful client relationships and new business development opportunities with public and private clients on local, regional or national basis;

Managing projects in varying ranges of complexity and size including very large fly-wheel projects; and

Managing and mentoring staff and managing subcontractors.

Here are some other things you should know about this Senior Environmental Practitioner position:

Training: This position requires OSHA health and safety, first aid, CPR training and medical monitoring, all paid for by Geosyntec. 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 10%

Overnight travel: Up to 20%

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 degree in environmental, civil, or chemical engineering or geology. (required)

Advanced degree in the same. (preferred)

At least 15 years of experience in environmental consulting. (preferred)

Proven track record in business development and project management experience. (required)

PE/PG certification or the ability to obtain certification. (required)

Project management certification, business development training, and leadership training. (preferred)

Ability to succeed in a fast-paced consulting environment, handle multiple project assignments, meet strict deadlines, and travel to client facilities as needed. (required)

Experience with oil & gas, chemical manufacturing industries, utility (including coal-ash impoundments), landfill, or DOT and Potentially Responsible Parties (PRP) Groups. (preferred)

Litigation support experience. (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

We are proud to offer our employees a highly competitive benefits package. Learn more by visiting


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.