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Environmental Geologist/Engineer - Entry Level

Employer
Barr Engineering
Location
Jefferson City, Missouri, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Dec 1, 2021

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Statistics
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Job Description:

Summary:

Barr is seeking an entry-level candidate to join its Jefferson City office in May 2022 and undertake challenging and progressive work on projects related to the evaluation and remediation of contaminated sites. Assignments may include working as an individual or as part of a project team to assist with environmental site assessments; on-site investigations of contaminated soil, sediment, groundwater, surface water, and vapor; construction observation; remedial design; preparation of drilling logs, geologic maps, cross-sections and drawings; cost estimating; and technical reports. Fieldwork opportunities for this position will be year-round and will include some out-of-town travel.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in civil, environmental, or geological engineering; geology; or related field
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with project team members, regulators, and clients
  • Strong technical and problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail, accuracy, and completeness
  • Strong computer skills, including word processing and use of spreadsheets
  • A flexible working style and the ability to work independently and with teams of specialists to meet client and project needs
  • Willingness to travel and periodically adjust personal schedules to meet project needs (up to 20-40% travel and 30-50% fieldwork expected; project needs will vary seasonally and over time)
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship
  • Acceptable driving record

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in geological engineering, geology, or related field
  • Successful completion of a field or research course
  • Coursework related to groundwater flow
  • Coursework related to statistics
  • 1-3 years of experience related to environmental work
  • Familiarity with environmental regulations

NOTE: Some work locations may feature rough terrain typical of construction sites and may also require entering and working within facilities that include limited accessibility, moving machinery, and other conditions typical of industrial facilities. Job assignments may involve work on waste disposal sites and sites requiring cleanup of hazardous materials. An OSHA-mandated physical exam may be required. Safety training will be provided. Applicants may be asked to participate in a drug screening program at the request of specific clients.
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