Environmental Engineering & Science
Staff Geologist

Wasatch Environmental is seeking a staff-level environmental geologist or hydrogeologist to join our team in Salt Lake City, Utah. Wasatch Environmental is engaged in a variety of environmental projects including Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments; sampling for mold, asbestos, and lead-based paint; subsurface investigations with soil, groundwater, and soil gas sampling; groundwater monitoring; regulatory compliance and support; remedy selection, design, and implementation; and remediation system operation and maintenance.

Specific experience in these areas required:
  • Sampling soil, groundwater, and soil gas
  • Inspecting for, and sampling of, mold, asbestos, and lead-based paint
  • Drilling oversight, field screening soils, and logging borings
  • Installing and developing groundwater monitoring wells
  • Conducting aquifer tests (i.e., slug tests, etc.)
  • Oversight of excavations and underground storage tank removals
  • Tabulation and evaluation of environmental data
  • Assisting with authoring technical reports
  • Assisting with cost estimates and work plans
  • Performing Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments and authoring the reports for these assessments

The successful candidate will work under the direct supervision of project-level and senior-level geologists, hydrogeologists, and environmental scientists; they will be expected to learn quickly and take on increasing levels of responsibility and independence as their career at Wasatch Environmental progresses.

Candidate Requirements

The successful candidate will satisfy the following requirements:

  • A minimum of a four-year degree (BA or BS) in earth science or environmental science; a four-year degree in geology or hydrogeology is preferred
  • One to three years experience in the field of environmental consulting
  • Ability to travel for work (about 20 percent travel time)
  • Must possess a valid Utah driver license
  • A strong desire to constantly learn
  • Ability to think critically and creatively to solve complex problems
  • Ability to conduct research
  • Excellent technical writing skills
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent computer skills (proficient using Word and Excel; the ability to use Corel Draw and/or GIS is preferred)
  • Detail-oriented
  • Strong work ethic
  • Previous experience with various field sampling techniques and procedures preferred
  • The desire and professional ability to pursue and acquire professional licensures and certifications during the ensuing five years
  • OSHA forty-hour HAZWOPER certification with current eight-hour refresher training is preferred
  • State of Utah UST Groundwater and Soil Sampler certification is preferred