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Jacobs Experienced Environmental Geologist in Herndon, Virginia

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Your Impact:

When it comes to environmental consulting, we’re focused on cleaning up our communities today to improve tomorrow. We’re seeking an experienced Environmental Engineer, Scientist, or Geologist to work on site characterization and remediation projects for government and private-sector clients. You’ll apply your technical experience in environmental remediation to perform project tasks while championing safety, quality, and the well-being of your team.

Based in Herndon, Virginia, you’ll have the opportunity to work on remediation projects across the region. You’ll lead field teams and data collection activities such as drilling and logging soil borings, monitoring well installation, groundwater sampling, soil sampling, and soil vapor sampling. You’ll balance field work with time spent in the office working on data interpretation and visualization, quantitative modeling, report writing, and coordinating field work. Your analytical and technical writing skills will be called upon as you perform analysis of data from sampling, maps, and drawings and write clear and concise technical reports for a regulatory audience.

At Jacobs, we’re partnering across the globe to create the best project outcomes by maximizing the design, digital technology, and support capabilities of our Global Integrated Delivery (GID) teammates. By joining Jacobs, you’ll commit to supporting and engaging with these teams, as we work to build a company like no other.

Continue your environmental career at Jacobs - where we’ll empower you to learn and grow as you deliver environmental projects that make our world better. You’ll provide motivation and direction to project teams and be surrounded by mentoring opportunities to help you and your team thrive. Our global team is here to provide you with the tools to keep your career growing, as well as those around you. By driving consistency and innovation across site characterization and remediation projects and keeping on schedule and budget, you’ll help your team achieve the clients’ goals.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in environmental engineering, civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, environmental science, geology or other closely related technical degree

  • Professional environmental characterization and remediation project experience , including environmental sampling and subcontractor oversight

  • Experience with various environmental media (e.g., soil, soil vapor, groundwater, surface water and sediment) investigations, data assessments and evaluations, and remediation technologies

  • HAZWOPER certification or ability to obtain and maintain

  • Ability to plan, perform, and oversee field work; ability to travel for field projects up to 30-60% of the time

Ideally, You’ll Also Have:

  • Experience as a Task Manager and/or Project Manager on environmental remediation projects

  • Professional Engineer or Geologist license (P.E. or P.G.) or ability to obtain and maintain

  • Strong technical writing and interpersonal skills

  • Familiarity with state and federal regulations; knowledge of CERCLA and RCRA regulatory frameworks

  • Located in the Washington, D.C. area


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At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.