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Job Description

  Are you looking for a home for the best years of your career, where you can contribute to a dynamic employee-owned firm, tackle challenging project work, and collaborate with industry recognized professionals? Geosyntec is the place for you! We are seeking an exceptional Senior Environmental Geochemist to help grow our contaminated site assessment and remediation practices in our Columbia, Maryland office. Our services to the electric power industry have experienced exceptional growth and we have excellent opportunities to apply your knowledge to assist our clients in remediating groundwater impacts arising from coal combustion residuals (CCR) throughout the U.S. Our client base includes a diverse mix of industrial, institutional and governmental clients.Our consulting practice for mining clients, and for sediment ‘mega-site’ remediation, also offer opportunities for a well-qualified candidate. Many of these clients are interested in evaluating the feasibility of monitored natural attenuation (MNA) and/or in-situ redox control technologies for inorganic constituents. These services require a detailed understanding of groundwater-aquifer solid interactions including aqueous speciation, mechanisms/rates/stability of adsorption process, techniques for characterizing aquifer solids, and redox kinetics. The position involves substantial cross-office collaboration with like-minded professionals through the U.S and potentially with our international offices.Our clients ask us to address their new ventures and most challenging problems involving the environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure. Ranked by ENR in the top 20 design firms for the environment, Geosyntec is internationally known for its technical leadership, broad experience, and exceptional client service. Learn more by visiting DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESIs this the right position to help you achieve your professional goals? This position is well-suited for a talented, highly experienced individual who is interested in being a leader and contributing to innovative and challenging projects, including the financial and technical evaluation, design, permitting, and construction stages. We expect that you’d work on a variety of challenging technical projects while leveraging your existing knowledge and experience to help Geosyntec expand its current practices and capabilities through business development and client management. Some of the task-level or project management responsibilities you will be asked to do include:

  • Task and project management, including planning and implementing investigation and remediation projects, budgeting and budget management, adherence to schedule, quality, client satisfaction, and profitability;
  • Preparing remediation designs for soil, sediment, and groundwater remediation projects including drawing preparation, engineering analyses and calculations, and specifications;
  • Business development; including bringing in new clients and obtaining repeat business from existing clients, leading proposal preparation, and developing and implementing a business development plan;
  • Management and mentoring of junior staff and managing subcontractors;
  • Work plan development, data evaluation, and report writing on a variety of contaminated site assessment, remediation, and operations and maintenance projects;
  • Preparing technical reports, letters, memoranda, plans, specifications, and proposals;
  • Reviewing and managing written document production;
  • Preparing for and participating in meetings with clients, regulatory personnel, and other parties; and
  • At times, job may also include fieldwork including multi-media environmental sampling, sediment sampling and characterization, drilling oversight, contractor oversight, and remediation system operations, maintenance, and construction.

Collaboration and mentoring are cornerstones of Geosyntec’s culture. You should expect to work closely with experienced professionals who will help integrate you into Geosyntec’s culture as you advance to this next stage of your career. Here are some other things you should know about this position:

  • Training: This position requires OSHA/MSHA health and safety, first aid, and CPR training and medical monitoring, paid for by the firm. We also offer professional development opportunities including technical conferences, in-house seminars, webinars, and mentoring, that allow our professionals to build the technical and business skills necessary to become successful consultants.
  • Fieldwork: Up to 25%
  • Overnight travel: Up to 30%

Your success is our success. We encourage our professionals to continually develop their interests and skills. Advancement is based on an individual’s own performance and initiative.EDUCATION AND LICENSURE

  • Bachelor’s degree in Geochemistry or Geology. (required)
  • Advanced degree in Geochemistry or Geology with geochemistry emphasis. (preferred)
  • Professional certification (P.G.). (preferred)


  • At least 8 years of direct environmental consulting experience including projects involving developing conceptual site models and fate/transport of inorganic constituents in groundwater. (required)
  • Experience with geochemical forensics methods including stable isotopes. (preferred)
  • Experience and understanding of geochemical modeling software such as PHREEQE, Geochemist Work Bench, reactive transport modeling experience a plus. (preferred)
  • Detailed understanding USEPA regulations and guidance including inorganics monitored natural attenuation. (preferred; Coal Combustion Residual Rule a plus)
  • Experience with multi-disciplinary project teams. (required)
  • Demonstrated success in the development and management of clients. (required)
  • Excellent leadership skills. (required)
  • Ability to succeed in a fast-paced consulting environment, handling multiple project assignments, meeting strict deadlines, and traveling to client facilities as needed. (required)
  • Current OSHA 40-hr HAZWOPER training and refreshers. (preferred)
  • Valid U.S. driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record for business travel. (required)

CULTURE/EEO STATEMENTGeosyntec strives to hire and retain the best and brightest people in their fields.  We look for exceptional interpersonal skills, communication skills, and problem-solving abilities, plus the passion for technical excellence and quality.  We seek individuals with leadership potential, a commitment to lifelong learning and growth, and the desire to build a long and rewarding career with a growing Firm.Geosyntec is a great place to build a career. If you're looking for an exciting place to work, a place with challenging and rewarding projects, and a place that has been nationally recognized for its employees' quality of life, technical expertise, and business success, then Geosyntec may be the place for you.  You can learn more about careers and employment at Geosyntec by visiting We are proud to offer our employees a highly competitive benefits package. Learn more by visiting Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer including minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, sexual orientation, and gender identity.