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Environmental Field Engineer/Geologist/Scientist

Omaha NE

Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned consulting engineering firm providing quality services to clients. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon currently has more than 3,500 employees in 130 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon’s growth is due to valued employees exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.

Job Description Our Omaha office is seeking a field engineer, geologist, or scientist to join our Team in the environmental department! The Omaha offices has a diverse client base in both public and private sectors working in the commercial, industrial, government and institutional markets. As an environmental field engineer, geologist/hydrogeologist, or scientist, you will work outdoors during all seasons conducting environmental media (soil, water, soil gas, etc.) sampling and remediation system operation and maintenance. A basic understanding of mechanical (pumps, compressors, blowers, etc.) and electrical control systems and strong mechanical aptitude is essential to the job, as is routine out of town travel.


General Responsibilities:

Conduct environmental site investigations, assessments and surveys to sample, measure and analyze air, water, material and soil. Conduct well sampling. Conduct monitoring and perform repairs to environmental remediation systems. Generate subsurface maps and cross-sections and collaborate with environmental engineering/geologist/scientist staff on projects. Oversee field monitoring and testing of soils, soil vapor, and groundwater including soil type classification. Interpret soil, bedrock and groundwater elevation and quality data. Identify, evaluate and recommend risk and remediation strategies/designs to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations. Prepare applicable permit applications, risk assessments and technical documents including proposals, reports and regulatory agency correspondence. Projects may include Phase I/II environmental site assessments, tank closure assessments, and soil and groundwater remediation.


Essential Role and Responsibilities:

Perform site visits, field observations and field data collection or assignments. Most assignments are field assignments requiring out of town travel for 75% of the typical work week (Mon-Fri), although some weekend work is occasionally required.

Basic understanding of mechanical and electrical systems

Follow safety rules, guidelines and standards for all projects. Participate in pre-task planning. Report any safety issues or concerns to management

Maintain quality standards on all projects.

Developing engineering/scientist/geologist professional; assignments are designed to develop knowledge and abilities.

Evaluate mostly routine laboratory and field data for inclusion in reports.

Prepare reports or sections of larger reports.

Consult with other technical people and supervisor on routine and less complex projects.

Perform calculations and analysis

Write routine proposals and assists in the preparation of more complex proposals.



Bachelor’s degree in engineering, geology, hydrogeology, or environmental science or related field

Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history

Ability to travel out of town on a routine basis

Minimum of 1 year experience with environmental field services

Strong organization skills

OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER training


Essential Skills/Abilities

Strong oral and written communication skills

Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

Ability to work independently in the field during all seasons



Engineer-in-Training (EIT) or Engineering Intern (EI) designation, Fundamental of Geology (FG), or ability to obtain within one year of employment


Apply: http://www.terracon.com/careers/careers/

Posted April 19, 2017

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