Burns & McDonnell Staff Geologist in Denver, Colorado


The Staff Geologist will lead a variety of environmental tasks as required by the project including federal, state, local, and commercial clients. This individual will be responsible for field sampling, site investigations, remediation oversight, and report writing.

  • Perform field related activities including logging soils, air monitoring during investigation and remediation activities, installation of groundwater monitoring wells, collection of soil and groundwater samples for laboratory analysis, and collection of soil for physical testing.

  • Evaluate and compile soil, groundwater, and air analytical data, and develop soil and groundwater sampling plans.

  • Compile and present proposal and report writing for environmental based findings.

  • Manage schedules and subcontractors for field investigation activities and assisting with site remediation planning and implementation.

  • Oversee laboratory analysis that is appropriate to the proper identification and evaluation of field samples such as, water, soil, and bedrock.

  • Perform/or oversee on-site field monitoring to document compliance with various federal, state, and local permit requirements during project construction.     



  • Bachelor's degree in Geology or related field degree is required.

  • A minimum of 4 years of experience in environmental consulting field.

  • Previous consulting experience, including hazardous site assessment such as Phase I, Phase II, and remediation.

  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills.

  • Environmental monitoring and remediation of landfill facilities is a plus, but not a requirement.

  • Proficient computer skills with Microsoft Office are required.

  • Ability to log soil using the Unified Soil Classification System.

  • A general understanding of glacial deposits, and a basic understanding of hydrogeology.

  • Familiarity with various groundwater and soil sampling techniques.

  • Knowledge of OSHA and CERCLA understanding in investigations and remedial design.

  • OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER training is preferable.

  • Valid driver's license required. In addition, must meet standards to qualify for and maintain the Company's vehicle driving privileges as outlined in the Company's Motor Vehicle Safety Policy.     


Job Geology

Primary Location US-CO-Denver

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is making the world a more amazing place with more than 5,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists and consultants on staff and growing. We strive to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. We take on some of the world’s toughest challenges with the industry’s best thinking.

We have offices and projects spanning the US and the globe. We are proud to rank among FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our culture of 100% employee ownership plays a major role in supporting that outcome. Each employee shares in the ownership of the firm, bringing the commitment of an owner to our projects. Clients appreciate that and have rewarded us with a 90% repeat business rate and decades-long partnerships. Pretty cool for a 100 year old firm that grows organically.

At Burns & McDonnell, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference every day while fulfilling your personal and professional ambitions. Our entrepreneurial culture lets you guide your destiny and shape the path your career travels. And with more than 350 service specialties, your career and development options are abundant.

Burns & McDonnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Req ID: 180661