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Job Description

  Are you looking for a home for the best years of your career, where you can contribute to a dynamic employee-owned firm, tackle challenging project work, and collaborate with industry recognized professionals? Geosyntec is the place for you! Geosyntec is growing in the San Francisco Bay area and we are looking for an Entry-Level Environmental Scientist or Engineer for our Oakland or Walnut Creek offices, who wants to expand on their academic knowledge to support our environmental due diligence and regulatory compliance projects. The selected candidate will have technical responsibility for scoping, performing, managing and delivering multiple concurrent project assignments. The selected candidate will also be encouraged to help broaden our reputation via publishing and visibility at prominent industry conferences. They will join a team of experienced environmental engineers and geologists working on a number of complex environmental projects involving due diligence, contaminated site characterization, brownfield redevelopment, and compliance.  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 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supporting projects involving environmental due diligence with reviewing historical documents and regulatory data evaluation, field reconnaissance, sampling of environmental media, and preparing technical reports such as ASTM-compliant Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments;
  • Providing limited environmental compliance services, such as evaluating compliance with hazardous substance and hazardous waste management permits and requirements, hazardous materials business plans, and spill prevention plans;
  • Supporting site characterization and remediation projects;
  • Providing litigation support services, including related to hazardous waste and material management;
  • Preparing technical reports, letters, memoranda, and proposals; and
  • Developing task, project, and client management skills. 

Collaboration and mentoring are cornerstones of Geosyntec’s 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 may be asked to take on task-level or project management responsibilities, along with business development, and staff management and mentoring tasks.Here are some other things you should know about this position:

  • Training: This position requires OSHA/MSHA health and safety, first aid, and CPR training and medical monitoring, paid for by the firm. We also offer professional development opportunities including technical conferences, 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 50%
  • 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.EDUCATION AND LICENSURE

  • Bachelor's degree in environmental science, environmental studies, earth science (geology or hydrology), environmental, civil, or chemical engineering. (required)


  • Prior experience in environmental consulting. (preferred)
  • Excellent writing and communication skills. (required)
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements or willingness to learn regarding environmental compliance, investigations, and clean up. (preferred)
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products.  (required) 
  • Experience with GIS and databases. (preferred)
  • Ability to succeed in a fast-paced consulting environment, work independently, handle multiple project assignments, meet strict deadlines, and travel to client facilities as needed. (required)
  • Valid U.S. driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record for business travel. (required)

As a federal contractor subject to Executive Order 14042, we require employees working on federal projects or who are classified in a support role to be vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodations for reasons related to a disability or for religion. If you will require an accommodation, Human Resources will discuss this with you should an offer of employment be extended to you.CULTURE/EEO STATEMENTGeosyntec 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 are proud to offer our employees a highly competitive benefits package. Learn more by visiting