Staff Geologist/Environmental Scientist - Remediation (Downe

at Burns & McDonnell in Downers Grove, Illinois, United States

Job Description


Burns & McDonnell’s team in Downers Grove, IL, is looking for a Staff Geologist or Environmental Scientist to support environmental investigation and remediation projects\. Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee\-owned firm ranked on FORTUNE’s List of 100 Best Companies to Work For and voted as a Best Place to Work in numerous cities across the United States\.

This position offers challenging work with significant project variety at a successful, growing company\. The position offers the opportunity to be on the cutting edge of technology applied in the remediation industry, including 3D visualization modeling, forensic studies and investigation, high resolution site characterization \(HRSC\), remediation systems engineering design, etc\.

This position requires experience performing environmental site assessments, logging of soil borings, subsurface soil sampling, installation and sampling of monitoring wells, report & permit preparation, and other activities, as required\.

The Staff Geologist/Scientist will be part of an experienced team working on a variety of site investigation and remediation projects and will generally perform the following duties:

+ Execute environmental site assessments, including subsurface soil and groundwater sampling, air monitoring, monitoring well installation, soils logging, etc\.

+ Assist in the preparation of environmental investigation work plans, reports, feasibility studies, etc\.

+ Subcontractor contracting, scheduling, and management of field activities\.

+ Assist in remediation systems design, including in\-situ remedies, cover systems, water recovery and treatment, etc\.

+ Work closely with project teams and field personnel to complete and review projects within scope, budget and schedule\. Perform project tasks and assignments within budgeted hours and deadlines\.

+ Site manager for remediation projects with site investigation, data evaluation, feasibility study, remedial action design, remedial action plan, remediation field activities and reporting for site closure\.

+ All other duties assigned\.


+ Bachelor’s degree in Geology, Environmental Science or related field from an accredited program\.

+ Minimum of 4 years of related experience required \(6 years preferred\) completing environmental investigations, analyzing investigation data, preparing environmental reports, etc\. Previous consulting experience is a plus\.

+ OSHA 40\-hour HAZWOPER training \(and annual updates\) is required\.

+ Experience with Phase I/II Environmental Site Assessments and/or site investigations, collecting soil and groundwater samples, logging soil borings, installing and developing monitoring wells, data analysis is a plus\.

+ Previous task management responsibilities are a plus\.

+ Experience with and working knowledge of State and/or Federal regulations desired\.

+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong problem\-solving abilities\.

+ Must possess strong interpersonal skills and ability to work within a team framework\.

+ Self\-motivation and the ability to multi\-task \(write reports, analyze data, review design tasks, etc\.\) are also a prerequisite\.


Job Geology

Primary Location US\-IL\-Downers Grove

Schedule: Full\-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 224205 Job Hire Type Experienced

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Job Posting: JC223165156

Posted On: Sep 09, 2022

Updated On: Jul 13, 2023

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