Environmental Geologist

POSTED ON 6/30/2022 CLOSED ON 11/17/2022
WASEYABEK DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LLC Hired Organization Address Kansas City, KS Full Time

Job Posting for Environmental Geologist at WASEYABEK DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LLC

Environmental Geologist

Description: This position works with senior project managers to direct the project team to perform environmental investigation and restoration projects for federal and commercial clients.

Some responsibilities include:

  • Managing multiple site investigations and remediation field projects from work plan development through field effort and report preparation, budget / proposal preparation and overall task coordination with limited supervision.
  • Lead and participate as a member of a remedial investigation team under the direction of the senior project manager to collect the required field data on physical and chemical characteristics, including sediment, soil, groundwater and soil vapor sample collection, field logistics for sample vessel, sample processing and shipment under USEPA DESA/CLP requirements, maintain daily logbook, and QA/QC review of field documentation. 
  • Coordinate and oversee field work including a variety of drilling / subsurface investigation techniques, preparation of boring logs, installation of monitoring wells in accordance with applicable guidelines, groundwater monitoring, and free phase product assessment, vapor intrusion assessment, remedial pilot tests and providing fieldwork oversight of subcontractors.
  • Participate in field remediation projects, providing technical support throughout the process (planning, subcontract oversight and direction, field documentation, remediation completion report).
  • Prepare technical proposals and participate in proposal and business development with existing clients and identified leads.
  • Manage projects and tasks, appropriately delegate assignments to project teams, and mentor junior staff.
  • Work within quality/budget/schedule expectations and scope-specific assignments.
  • Communicate with clients, subcontractors, regulatory agents, and site contacts.
  • Prepare written technical reports. 

Oversee and work productively with subcontractors while assuring work scopes and safety requirements are met. Qualifications include:

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in Geology, Hydrogeology, or related field.
  • Post graduate degree preferred, but not required.
  • Professional Registration (i.e., Professional Geologist) preferred not required.
  • In-depth knowledge of geological and hydrogeological principles, including physical geology, glacial geology, stratigraphy, structural geology, stream geomorphology, and geophysics. 
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in environmental consulting specializing in the planning and managing of a variety of field geologic investigations, studies and remedial actions that potentially involve multidisciplinary project teams.  Strong project and task management, field investigation, analytical and computer skills.
  • Working knowledge of field investigation and remediation techniques, laboratory analyses and waste characterization criteria, human health screening criteria, interpretation of geologic and chemical data for surface water, soil, soil gas and groundwater and be able to prepare and complete reports summarizing field procedures and results.
  • Organization, written communication, and oral communication skills.
  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office.  Must be able to work constructively in diverse teams including engineers, technicians, and non-technical personnel
  • Experience with a variety of environmental programs including but not limited to ArcGIS, POLLUTE, MIGRATE, AQTESOLV, etc.
  • Working knowledge of remedial actions, technologies, and processes commonly employed at sites of environmental contamination for soil, subsurface soil, vapor intrusion, soil gas, groundwater, surface water, and sediment.
  • Ability to prepare complex written technical reports (e.g., Remedial Investigation Reports, feasibility studies, etc.).  with minimal oversight, senior QC of reports prepared by others, and the ability to direct and mentor mid- and junior-level staff during the interpretation of data and preparation of technical reports.
  • Strong project and task management, field investigation, analytical and computer skills.
  • Must be able to work constructively in diverse teams including engineers, scientists, technicians, and non-technical personnel.
  • Project experience with federal clients required.  DoD experience preferred.
  • Performance-based remediation and fixed firm price delivery experience preferred.
  • PFOS/PFOA experience desired.
  • Organization, critical interpretative analysis, written communication, and oral communication skills.
  • Must be able to work outdoors all year and travel up to 25% of the time, including out of state overnights.
  • 40-Hour OSHA HAZWOPER and current 8-Hr refresher preferred.



Native American & Veteran Hiring Preferences will be applied in accordance with WDC policy


Waséyabek Development Company is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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