Principal Environmental Engineer or Scientist - Due Diligence
Pennington, NJ  / Blue Bell, PA  / Lyndhurst, NJ 
Posted 3 days ago
Job Description

Geosyntec prides itself in hiring the most highly qualified professionals who have a diverse skill set, an advanced innovative mindset, and who can effectively develop forward-thinking ideas. If you are 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 Principal Environmental Engineer or Scientist who is interested in innovative and challenging projects involving environmental due diligence and environmental regulatory compliance for a diverse client base that includes a mix of commercial/industrial, institutional and legal sector clients.

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. Founded in 1983, we are employee-owned and have more than 1,600 professionals across our 80+ offices. Learn more by visiting


  • Directing, managing and implementing challenging technical projects involving: environmental due diligence (individual and programmatic projects); environmental regulatory compliance (multimedia auditing, facility program development, corrective action, and permitting support); brownfield redevelopments; and site investigation and remediation;
  • Cultivating relationships with new and existing clients, resulting in the expansion of the Firm's current practices and capabilities through new business opportunities;
  • Maintaining high visibility in the marketplace through regular client contact, participation in client-based professional organizations, and attendance and presentations at industry events; and
  • Supervising and mentoring early career professionals;

Collaboration and mentoring are cornerstones of Geosyntec's culture. We operate under a sell-manage-do culture, and so we expect that you'd work on 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. You may also be asked to take on project management responsibilities, along with staff management and mentoring tasks.

Here are some other things you should know about a typical practitioner position with Geosyntec:

  • Training: This position requires OSHA health and safety, first aid, and CPR training and medical monitoring, paid for by the firm. We also offer professional development opportunities including 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 20%
  • Overnight Travel: Up to 10%

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.


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering (civil, chemical, or environmental preferred), geology, or applicable science program. (required)
  • Advanced degree in engineering or science. (preferred)


  • At least 10 years of direct environmental consulting experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. (required)
  • Experience with environmental due diligence including performance of Phase I ESA's under the applicable ASTM standards and the New Jersey Industrial Site Recovery Act requirements (required).
  • Experience performing limited compliance evaluation projects (preferred).
  • Working knowledge of Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), Clean Air Act (CAA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), and Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) (required)
  • Experience working on legally sensitive projects. (preferred)
  • Experience in effective management of projects, including responsibility for resource allocation, quality, technical oversight, and financial management. (required)
  • Experience implementing Phase II ESA and site investigation projects (preferred)
  • Demonstrated success in developing new business and managing clients. (preferred)
  • Experience mentoring and managing professional staff. (required)
  • Ability to succeed in a fast-paced consulting environment, handle multiple project assignments, meet deadlines, and travel 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)


Geosyntec 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

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer including minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, sexual orientation, and gender identity.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
10+ years
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