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Geologist II, Engineer II or Environmental Scientist II

Sundance Consulting Inc
Alamogordo, New Mexico, US
Closing date
Sep 19, 2023

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Sundance Consulting, Inc. ( is a Native-Owned/Woman-Owned, award-winning environmental and natural/cultural resources Small Business. Our success has been rewarded by a deep backlog of work and we look forward to continuing to accomplish our goals. We value your innovative thinking, technical expertise, business skills, and your ability to engage with our clients and our project teams. If you are a high-achiever with a client-focus and a passion for quality, innovative solutions, and environmental stewardship, you will be a perfect match with us.

We offer a competitive benefits package that includes paid holidays, paid time off, medical, dental, & vision insurance, disability/life/ADD insurance, and a 401(k) with a generous matching program.

Geologist II, Engineer II or Environmental Scientist II - New Mexico or the Southwest - possibility of working remotely with some travel

Flexible Salary Range: up to $80,000
Summary of Position

Geologist and/or Environmental Scientist staff supporting and managing project and field operations across a number of interdisciplinary projects. The position will support field activities such as soil and groundwater sampling, monitoring well installation and other project-specific tasks as needed. The hours of operation will fall between 7:00 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday, with occasional weekend work.

Geologist and/or Environmental Scientist staff requires promoting our strong culture of safety, leadership, teamwork, and environmental responsibility. Tasks will include field work, data collection, analysis, and report preparation. Excellent written and verbal communications skills, attention to detail, and the ability to learn technical competencies for a variety of potential project types.
Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide site coordination, investigation, assessment, and remediation activities across a number of interdisciplinary fields, including groundwater and soil media.
  • Lead/oversee team(s) of 3-4 individuals with environmental field work using standard industry methods.
  • Perform thorough documentation of field activities including, daily safety tailgates, daily field logs, sample collection forms, photographic documentation, GPS locations, sample tracking and management, chain of custodies, quality assurance forms, and quality control review of field documentation.
  • Operation and maintenance of field equipment as needed, including delegation to field technicians, including items such as organic vapor detectors, GPS units, soil and water quality parameter instrumentation, stream flow meters, compass, metal detectors, binoculars, digital camera, etc.
  • Manage small projects and tasks.
  • Write major portions of subcontractor scopes of work, technical memorandums and reports, and project planning documents such as APPs, SSHPs, Work Plans, and UFP-QAPPs.
  • Oversee environmental drilling operations, including soil borings, monitoring well installation, monitoring well development, and monitoring well abandonment.
  • Support environmental compliance activities (spill response plans, investigation derived waste permitting and management, compliance audits, etc.).
Required Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering, geology, hydrology, environmental science, or another relevant field.
  • Five (5) to ten (10) years of related experience with geologic/hydrogeologic, engineering and/or environmental investigation/remediation data collection, documentation and reporting.
  • Ability to become a registered professional in associated technical field.
  • Ability to pass a background check, and obtain base passes and/or security clearance, as
  • Ability to obtain an OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER Certification with current 8-hour
  • While prioritizing health and safety, this position requires an individual who is able to walk and hike through varying degrees of difficult terrain. Individuals may also be required to perform their job responsibilities in inclement weather conditions.
  • Must understand and comply with company safety
  • Exceptional attention to
  • Excellent writing and communication
  • Ability to learn technical competencies for a variety of potential project
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and ability to learn
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software applications and demonstrate the ability to learn other software applications as necessary.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Registered Professional, PG or PE or equivalent.
  • Current OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER Certification with current 8-hour
Working Environment and Conditions
  • Travel to support field work is a mandatory requirement of the
  • Schedule according to business needs, may include occasional weekends and
  • Overnight and day travel as needed
Physical Requirements
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 25 pounds on
  • Ability to pass drug screen and physical
  • Ability to drive a Company truck, must pass driver record

Sundance offers a competitive benefits package that includes:
  • 4% company match on 401k
  • Company paid:
    • Wealth Management Consulting fees (Financial Advisor)
    • Life insurance at 1.5 x annual salary
    • Short-term disability
    • Health savings account fees
    • Education reimbursement
  • Medical/dental/vision insurance plans
  • Low-cost long-term disability coverage
  • Multiple work schedule options
  • Remote work
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Paid time off (commensurate with years of employment)
  • Bonus plan

Sundance is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

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