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Job Description

Looking for the best place to start your career? A place where you can work in a collaborative environment early on with industry recognized professionals who are solving tough environmental problems? An environment that fosters your career development and where you will learn not only the technical aspects but the financial and client management aspects of consulting engineering as well? A company you can grow with for your entire career? Geosyntec is the place for you! As an entry-level civil / environmental engineer or scientist in our contaminated site assessment and remediation practice in our Huntington Beach, California office, you will apply your academic knowledge to real-world problems while also learning the business skills needed for a successful consulting career.

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


Is this the right position to help you achieve your professional goals? Some of the key responsibilities for the entry-level civil / environmental engineer or scientist position include:

Fieldwork including multi-media environmental sampling, remediation/treatment system operation and maintenance, drilling and contractor oversight;

Chemical data and contaminant fate & transport evaluation;

Groundwater, soil, and soil vapor remedy evaluation, cost estimation, design calculations, and implementation;

Performing hydrogeological, environmental, and geotechnical field investigations and preparing site characterization reports;

Environmental due diligence, regulatory compliance services, and permitting;

Data analysis, including preparing maps, tables, and figures; and

Preparation of technical reports, letters, memoranda, calculations, plans, specifications, and proposals.

You should expect to work closely with experienced professionals who will guide and integrate you into Geosyntec’s culture, as you kick start your career. Here are some other things you should know about a typical entry-level environmental engineer or scientist position with Geosyntec:

Training: This position requires 40-hour OSHA health and safety, first aid, and CPR training and medical monitoring, paid for by the firm. We also offer professional development opportunities including in-house conferences, webinars, and mentoring, that allow our professionals to build the technical and business skills necessary to become successful consultants.

Fieldwork: Up to 60%.

Overnight travel: Up to 30%.

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 civil, environmental, or chemical engineering or related scientific field. (required)

Advanced degree in civil, environmental, or chemical engineering or related scientific field. (preferred)

Prior research experience in contaminated media or remediation technology. (preferred)

Prior internship experience in environmental consulting. (preferred)

Engineer in Training (EIT) certification, if applicable. (preferred for engineering candidates)

Experience with Microsoft Excel and Access, Modflow, ArcView, and/or EVS. (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.