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Project Geologist / Environmental Scientist Portland, Oregon

Farallon Consulting
Portland, Oregon, US
Closing date
Jan 30, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
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Full time
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Farallon Consulting, L.L.C. has a full-time opening for an experienced Project - level Geologist/Scientist in its Portland, Oregon office.

Farallon's outstanding reputation for resolving challenges on a broad array of environmental projects is the result of the expertise and dedication of highly motivated professionals working toward a common goal. To build on this reputation, Farallon is committed to attracting high-quality people and retaining them for the long term.

Farallon provides an integrated suite of environmental consulting services to a wide range of private- and public-sector clients. Specialty areas include environmental due diligence, site characterization, engineering and remediation services, stormwater management, and mediation and litigation support. The firm is headquartered in Issaquah, Washington, with offices in Seattle and Bellingham, Washington; Portland and Baker City, Oregon; and Oakland, and Irvine, California.

Position Summary

The Project Geologist/Environmental Scientist assists other technical staff and project managers with work supporting a broad range of projects that reflect Farallon's core practices including:
  • Stormwater compliance:
  • Remediation technology evaluation and design development;
  • Contaminated site investigation and remediation;
  • Environmental due diligence including Phase I and Phase II ESAs
  • Litigation support;
  • Regulatory negotiations; and
  • Sediment investigations.

Essential Functions
  • The work requires a professional knowledge of the principles, methods and techniques of field sampling.
  • Assesses background information and data; performs sampling and monitoring; records, compiles, and interprets data; and prepares text, tables, and figures for reports.
  • Mentors junior staff to successfully complete field programs and office project support tasks.
  • Manages field programs (including management of Farallon staff, subcontractors, and client interactions) with minimal support from senior managers, to achieve quality goals, meet schedules, and remain within budgets.
  • Accurately interprets data relative to applicable regulations and standards.
  • Prepares health and safety plans.
  • Conducts field projects in accordance with Farallon health and safety practices.
  • Prepares proposals, scopes of work, budgets, reports, and cleanup action plans with assistance from senior managers.
  • Implements project quality control procedures to produce products that meet Farallon standards.
  • Professionally represents Farallon to clients, vendors, regulatory agencies, and others.
  • Develops understanding of Farallon standard contract documents.
  • This is an active role. This would require the ability to lift, twist, bend, stand and walk as necessary.

Responsibilities & Type of Work
  • This is a full-time position, currently scheduled at 40 hours per week.
  • Irregular, but occasional overnight travel is anticipated for this position. Local day travel will be necessary.

Required Education and Certification
  • BS/BA in Geology, Environmental Science, or other related title.

Preferred Education, Experience and Training
  • Minimum 5 years' experience in the field.
  • Current 40 Hour HAZWOPER training
  • CPR/First aid Training.
  • Valid drivers' license and good driving record.
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs.


Farallon Consulting offers competitive wages and benefits, including:
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, and Life Insurance
  • Vacation/Sick/Holiday Pay
  • 100% Employee Owned - ESOP
  • 401K with Employer Matching
  • Flexible Spending Program or Health Saving Account

COVID-19 Vaccination

The health and safety of our colleagues, candidates, clients, and communities is a top priority for Farallon Consulting. As such, we require a COVID-19 vaccination for in-person business. All employees are required to present proof of vaccination status upon hire unless they qualify for a medical or religious exemption.

AAP/EEO Statement

Farallon Consulting, L.L.C. is an EEO employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, genetic information, age (except for bona fide occupational qualifications), sex, pregnancy (including childbirth or a related medical condition), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, military leave or service, status as a disabled veteran or other covered veteran status, participation in EEO protected activity, any other status protected by federal, state, or local law, or association with a person on the basis of one or more of the foregoing.

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