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Environmental Scientist/Engineer

The Vertex Companies, Inc.
Denver, Colorado, US
Closing date
Dec 2, 2021

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Informatics / GIS
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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Company Overview:

The Vertex Companies, Inc. (VERTEX) is an AEC firm that offers forensic, engineering, construction, and environmental solutions. We have approximately 500 employees occupying 25+ offices throughout North America. We care about our clients AND our employees so we operate with a constant sense of urgency and always look to add-value. This strategy has allowed us to grow with our clients over the past 24 years at a rate of 30% per year. We have been able to maintain exceptional quality through this constant growth cycle because of our lifetime of learning program which keeps us ahead of the curve in a constantly evolving economy. Bottom line… we deliver.


VERTEX's growing Denver, CO office is looking for an experienced environmental scientist, geologist, or engineer to join our expanding Environmental practice. The successful candidate will enjoy the challenge of working on multiple projects on a fast-paced schedule, evaluate properties locally and across the country, provide field oversight on a variety of projects, and assist senior staff with data evaluation, project coordination, and report preparation.

Core Responsibilities

Conduct and prepare Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) and Property Condition Assessments (PCAs), Phase II field investigation activities, and environmental sampling (soil, groundwater, soil gas, and indoor air)

Prepare technical reports in accordance with internal quality control procedures and applicable regulations for senior review

Prepare tables, figures, boring logs for inclusion in reports

Assist with scheduling, coordination, and oversight of subcontractor project activities

Compile and review laboratory and field data

Prepare and implement Health and Safety Plans

Skills & Abilities

Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

Ability to work with moderate oversight and take direction from senior managers

MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)

Proficiency or working knowledge with QUIRE, AutoCAD, TurboCAD, and/or Geographic Information Systems (GIS) programs a plus

Ability to walk job sites during inspections, sometimes on uneven terrain

Ability to carry field testing equipment (up to 30 pounds) onto job sites with regularity


BS in Geology, Hydrogeology, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, or related field

3+ years of professional experience in environmental assessment activities, including Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, Property Condition Assessments, Phase II Subsurface Investigations, and remediation

Frequent travel and/or field work (valid driver's license and reliable vehicle required)

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER) 40-Hour training certification required (training provided if necessary)

OSHA 10-Hour Construction training certification required (training provided if necessary)

The following certifications/licenses are a plus: Colorado Asbestos Building Inspector, Air Monitoring Specialist, Asbestos Management Planner, Asbestos Project Designer, Lead Inspector/Risk Assessor


We offer a generous benefits package including paid time off (3 weeks vacation), medical, dental, vision, 401K match (immediate vesting), short/long term disability, life insurance, dependent care benefits, tuition reimbursement, and access to a wide variety of services, wellness programs and more.
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