826095 - Early Career Geologist
San Diego, CA 
Posted 19 days ago
Job Description
826095 - Early Career Geologist
Primary Location US-CA-San Diego
ID 2023-1625
Category Early Career Position Type Regular Full-Time Remote No

If you're looking for a place to grow 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! We're looking for an Early Career Geologist with at least 2 years of experience to join our geological services practice in San Diego, California with the potential to work remotely. Apply your geological skills to projects while also further developing 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 www.geosyntec.com

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

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

    Geological fieldwork such as soil and rock core logging; geologic mapping; geohazard assessments, drilling and contractor oversight, under the supervision of an experience and licensed professional;
  • Project planning and coordination including subcontractor procurement, sampling and health and safety plan development, project management support with client and regulatory interfacing;
  • Preparation of geologic maps, geologic cross sections, tables, and figures; and
  • Preparation of technical reports, memoranda, work plans, specifications, and proposals.

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.

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 60%
  • 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 geology or other related geosciences. (required)
  • Advanced degree in geology, engineering geology, civil or geotechnical engineering. (preferred)
  • Professional registration (i.e., P.G.,P.E.) (valuable)
  • Ability and interest in obtaining professional licensure in the State of California. (valuable)
Skills, Experience and Qualifications
  • At least 2 years of related experience with geologic field work, geotechnical drilling, rock coring, or geologic mapping. (required)
  • Strong oral and technical writing skills. (required)
  • Experience with geographic information system (GIS) software. (valuable)
  • Experience in identification of geohazards. (valuable)
  • Ability to succeed in a fast-paced consulting environment, handling multiple project assignments, meeting strict deadlines, and traveling to project sites as needed. (required)
  • Ability and willingness to perform fieldwork and travel. (required)
  • Valid U.S. driver's license and a satisfactory driving record for business travel. (required)
Culture/EEO Statement

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 http://www.geosyntec.com/careers/

We are proud to offer our employees a highly competitive benefits package. Learn more by visiting http://www.geosyntec.com/careers/employee-benefits

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: $29.50/hourly or $64,480 /yearly / Maximum Wage: $31.00/hour or $93,270/year (San Diego)

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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