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Geologist II - Environmental Consulting

Bay West LLC
Saint Paul, Minnesota, US
Closing date
Jan 29, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
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If you care about the environment and want to do work that improves our planet, consider joining our team as an Environmental Field Geologist II! If you enjoy having a large variety of work in a fast-paced environment, check us out. For over 46 years, Bay West LLC (Bay West) has been a recognized leader delivering Environmental Solutions nation-wide and we're proud of our stellar safety programs and records. We're a unique mix of expertise and strong tenured employees in the following services: Environmental Consulting, Engineering, Emergency Response and Waste Management for a mixed portfolio of Federal, State, Municipal, & Industrial/Commercial clients.
In this critical role, you'll safely and accurately collect field information that will help Bay West decide how to best protect the public and the environment from prior contamination. Our Environmental Field Geologists love the opportunity to explore a variety of sites the within U.S. Overtime pay is applicable to this role!
Due to the growth of Bay West, we are seeking an Environmental Geologist II who will assist on various activities on state funded contaminated sites for the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and for the Minnesota Pollutions Control Agency (MPCA). In this position you will report to Bay West's St. Paul office but will allow flexible home office reporting (needs to be in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area) when work task appropriate.
Provide technical and geological field support on various environmental site assessments; onsite investigations of contaminated soil, sediment, and groundwater; construction observation; and preparation of drilling logs, geologic maps, cross-sections and technical reports
Observe drilling and monitoring well installation, classifying soil and bedrock samples, and collect samples for field screening and laboratory analysis
Accurately prepare soil boring logs, hydrographs, groundwater contour maps, field notes, sketches and other documentation of actions undertaken during site investigation and remediation projects
Supervise the correct installation of soil borings, monitoring wells, recovery wells (vapor phase and water) and treatment systems
Oversee the proper excavation of contaminated soil during remediation and construction projects.
Oversee various highway construction projects as well as conducting roadway preconstruction investigations
Participate in a rotating 24-hour on-call shift one week out of every six to nine. On call teams are responsible for supporting emergency response activities (as needed)
Communicate effectively with internal and external customers in a courteous and professional manner.
Provide open communication with Team Leader on ways to improve Bay West techniques, operations, and functions
Prepare technical documents including Work Plans, Budgets, Phase II Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) reports, Limited Site Investigation (LSI) reports, Annual Monitoring Reports (AMR), and Corrective Action (CA) reports
Provide support to the project manager with the coordination of field activities and preparation of various documents
Support cost estimates and proposals & effectively qualify and select subcontractors
Bachelor's degree in Geology, Environmental Science, or a related technical field
40-Hour HAZWOPER training
Minimum 3-5 years of project support experience with state environmental restoration projects and familiarity with the MPCA technical guidance documents
Must have the willingness and ability to accurately interpret and apply knowledge of environmental theories, processes, and state and federal reporting requirements
A thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel with strong data management skills
Outstanding technical writing and communication skills
Ability to present technical site summaries to the project team
Must foster friendly, positive, productive, and team relationship
Ability to read and understand maps, schematic drawings, diagrams, and instruction manuals
Must be willing and able to travel to various sites throughout the Midwest up to 50% of the time
Asbestos training is a plus but not required

Bay West Offer a Robust Benefits Package Including
Employer subsidized medical, health savings account and dental plan
Employer paid vacation time, sick time, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage
Additional benefit options including 401(k) plan, vision coverage, supplemental life insurance, critical illness and accident coverage, dependent care and healthcare flexible spending accounts
Support and encouragement to obtain additional credentials and certifications
Culture that empowers all employees to stop a job - we walk the safety talk!
Competitive wages and individual consideration as your expertise and responsibilities expand
Business casual environment with great co-workers

Weekly COVID-19 testing or proof of vaccination is required per our work with the State of Minnesota and its Vaccine Attestation Policy #1446 at this time.
Bay West is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. Bay West is an EEO/AA Employer Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employer.

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