Sustainability Analyst or Environmental Scientist
Santa Barbara, CA 
Posted 7 days ago
Job Description

If you're looking for a place to kick-start your career, where you can contribute to a dynamic innovative firm, tackle challenging project work, and collaborate with industry recognized professionals - Geosyntec is the place for you! Geosyntec Consultants is seeking a highly motivated, organized Sustainability Analyst or Environmental Scientist to join our team in Santa Barbara, California. The selected candidate will both support and manage projects that include environmental assessments, groundwater remediation, water resources, geotechnical construction, and more, while also learning and expanding the business skills needed for a successful consulting career.

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 .


Is this the right position to help you achieve your professional goals? Some of the key responsibilities for the position include:

  • Supporting greenhouse gas inventory and life-cycle analysis projects with data management and quantitative analysis;
  • Analyzing the sustainability impacts of technology choices for remediation projects using SiteWise;
  • Designing, developing, and managing project-specific relational database applications using desktop (MS Access) and enterprise (MS SQL Server, EQuIS) database software;
  • Developing comprehensive workflows and metadata to automate compilation of data from multiple sources and serve data to maps, reports and other tools;
  • Compiling, verifying, analyzing, and reporting large and diverse datasets;
  • Improving workflows and process efficiency using programming languages (e.g. R, Python, VBA);
  • Interacting with internal and external providers to coordinate collection and transfer of data to project databases; and
  • Interacting with internal and external clients to support database management and data visualization for environmental engineering, geoscience, stormwater, and sustainable groundwater management projects.

Collaboration and mentoring are cornerstones of Geosyntec's culture. You should expect to work closely with experienced professionals who will guide and integrate you into Geosyntec's culture.

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 environmental sciences, natural science or a related field. (required)
    • Bachelor's degree in environmental-related field with strong coursework in analytics OR Bachelor's degree in environmental-related field with strong professional experience in analytics
  • Master's Degree in environmental sciences, natural science or a related field with strong experience in analytics (preferred)


  • At least 2 years of related experience, including experience with life cycle assessment (LCA) and/or carbon accounting; or equivalent combination of education and experience. (preferred)
  • Proficiency in at least one of the following programming languages: R, SQL, Python, or Matlab (required)
  • Proficiency in MS Excel and/or MS Access, including the ability to write complex formulas and visualize data effectively. (required)
  • Exceptional attention to detail in quantitative work products, written communication, spelling, and grammar. (required)
  • Constantly seeks self-development to acquire new skills and optimize workflows and processes (required)
  • Experience with Power BI dashboarding and/or Observable. (preferred)
  • Experience with Environmentally Extended Input-Output LCA (EEIO-LCA) methods. (preferred)
  • Experience with greenhouse gas reporting platforms such as CDP. (preferred)
  • Experience with SQL Server Data Management Studio. (preferred)
  • Experience with Earthsoft EQuIS data management platform. (preferred)
  • Familiarity with environmental analytical data. (preferred)
  • Working knowledge of database structure, query design, and maintenance. (preferred)
  • Valid U.S. driver's license and satisfactory driving record for business travel. (required)

Preferred candidates will also possess the following professional attributes:

  • Vision and desire to lead a data management and visualization practice in the environmental consulting industry.
  • Patience and planning skills to cultivate an efficient data management and visualization practice.
  • Ability to talk to and engage clients in business development and willingness to learn new business development skills.


Geosyntec strives to hire and retain the best and brightest people in their fields. We look for hard working individuals with 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

Below are the potential compensation ranges that we in good faith believe are applicable for this role at the time of this posting and are only applicable for jobs to be performed in the specified California locations below. The typical base salary range for this position is just one component of Geosyntec's total compensation package for employees. Based on state and federal requirements, this position may be hourly and overtime-eligible or salaried eligible for straight-time overtime. Actual compensation will be determined based on education, experience, skill set and location.

  • Minimum Wage: $23.90/hour or $64,480/year / Maximum Wage: $31.00/hour or $76,715/year (Santa Barbara)

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including, paid holidays, vacation, sick, and personal paid time off, medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, 401(k), and other benefits to eligible employees.

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
2+ years
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