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Entry-Level Environmental Professional

Richmond VA

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! We are seeking an exceptional Entry-Level Environmental Professional to help grow our contaminated site assessment & remediation practices in the Richmond, Virginia office, where you will have the opportunity 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? We expect that the selected candidate will work on a diverse array of complex contaminated site projects throughout the region and the U.S.


Some of the key responsibilities for the position include:

Soil and groundwater sampling, drilling and contractor oversight;

Remediation system design, installation oversight, and O&M;

Chemical data and contaminant fate & transport evaluation;

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

Aquifer testing and hydrogeologic data analyses;

Data analysis, including preparing maps, tables, and figures; and

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 position with Geosyntec:

Training: This position requires OSHA health and safety, first aid, and CPR training and medical monitoring, paid for by the firm. 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: Up to 80%

Overnight travel: Up to 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 environmental, civil, or chemical engineering or geology. (required)

Advanced degree in environmental engineering or geology. (preferred)

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

Prior internship experience in environmental consulting. (preferred)

Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) certification. (preferred for engineering candidates)

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

Ability and willingness to perform fieldwork and travel. (required)

Valid U.S. driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record for business travel (required)



Geosyntec strives to hire and retain the best and brightest people in their fields. The position is ideally suited for a highly motivated, innovative individual with a passion of solving complex problems for our clients. 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/


We are proud to offer our employees a highly competitive benefits package. Learn more by visiting http://www.geosyntec.com/careers/employee-benefits.



Posted February 6, 2020

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