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Job Description


Burns & McDonnell’s team in Downers Grove, IL, is looking for an Assistant 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 is an opportunity to join a successful team of professionals who are growing an environmental engineering and remediation team in the Chicago Metro Area.

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.


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

Minimum of 1-2 years’ applicable environmental consulting experience.

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, perform design tasks, etc.) are also a prerequisite.


Job Geology

Primary Location US-IL-Downers Grove

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: 192256