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Entry-Level Environmental Engineer or Scientist

Greenville SC


Looking for a place to start your career? A place where you can work with industry recognized professionals who are solving tough environmental problems? Geosyntec is the place for you! As an entry-level environmental engineer or geologist in our contaminated site assessment and remediation practice in Greenville, South Carolina, you get to apply your academic knowledge to real-world situations while also learning the business skills needed for a successful consulting career.

Our clients ask us to address their new ventures and most challenging problems involving the environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure. Ranked by ENR in the top 20 design firms for the environment, Geosyntec is internationally known for its technical leadership, broad experience, and exceptional client service. Learn more by visiting www.geosyntec.com.



Is this the right position to help you achieve your professional goals? Some of the key responsibilities for the entry-level environmental engineer or geologist position include:

Fieldwork such as soil, surface water and groundwater sampling, drilling and contractor oversight, and remediation treatment system, construction, operation and maintenance;

Chemical data and contaminant fate & transport evaluation;

Well installation, aquifer testing, and groundwater monitoring;

Groundwater and soil remedy evaluation, cost estimation, design calculations, and implementation;

Environmental due diligence, regulatory compliance services, and permitting;

Data analysis, including preparing maps and figures using GIS/Environmental Visualization Software (EVS) applications; and database management; and

Preparation of technical reports, letters, memoranda, plans, specifications, and proposals.


You should expect to work closely with experienced professionals who will guide and integrate you into Geosyntec’s culture, as you kick start your career. Here are some other things you should know about a typical entry-level environmental engineer or geologist position with Geosyntec:

Training: This position requires 40-hour OSHA health and safety, first aid, and CPR training and medical monitoring, paid for by Geosyntec. We also offer professional development opportunities including in-house seminars, webinars, and mentoring, that allow our professionals to build the technical and business skills necessary to become successful consultants.

Fieldwork: 25-75%

Overnight travel: 25-50%


Your success is our success. We encourage our professionals to continually develop their interests and skills. Advancement is based on an individual’s own performance and initiative.



BS degree in geology or environmental, civil, or chemical engineering. (required)

Advanced degree in geology or environmental engineering. (preferred)

Prior research experience in contaminated media or remediation technology. (preferred)

Prior internship experience in environmental consulting. (preferred)

Engineer Intern certification. (preferred for engineering candidates)

Experience with ArcView, Microsoft Access, Modflow, and/or EVS. (preferred)

Excellent technical writing skills for environmental applications. (required)

Valid driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record. (required)


Additional skills that would be an asset include:

Proficiency in open source GIS software (e.g. Google Earth, QGIS).

Familiarity with environmental analytical data.

Knowledge of basic statistics.

Proficiency in cartographic techniques and best practices.

Proficiency in scripting languages such as Python, SQL, R, and Matlab.

Proficiency in web-based mapping applications.

Exceptional attention to detail and strong organizational skills and understanding of data quality control concepts.

Solid technical / analytical capabilities.

Ability to work both independently and in a team environment to perform problem solving and develop solutions to meet project needs.

Strong time-management skills and schedule flexibility to accommodate project deadlines and deliverables.

Ability to prioritize work and respond to overlapping project needs.



Geosyntec strives to hire and retain the best and brightest people in their fields. We look for exceptional interpersonal skills, communication skills, and problem-solving abilities, plus the passion for technical excellence and quality. We seek individuals with leadership potential, a commitment to lifelong learning and growth, and the desire to build a long and rewarding career with a growing Firm.



Geosyntec is a great place to build a career. If you're looking for an exciting place to work, a place with challenging and rewarding projects, and a place that has been nationally recognized for its employees' quality of life, technical expertise, and business success, then Geosyntec may be the place for you. You can learn more about careers and employment at Geosyntec by visiting http://www.geosyntec.com/careers/



Posted August 5, 2019

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