Consultant, Geologist (Mid-Level)

Environmental Resources Management, Inc.
Remote friendly

ERM is seeking a motivated Consultant, Geologist who is interested in participating on a variety of projects covering the full spectrum of ERM’s services, to join our consulting firm in Walnut Creek or Sacramento, CA. In this role, you will work closely with Project Managers on contaminated site management, environmental health and safety (EHS) compliance, air quality, and due diligence transaction projects. This is an excellent career opportunity to work with an expert consulting team on challenging environmental projects for large industrial and global clients. Access to ERM's national experts provides knowledge sharing of best practices across the industry and ongoing learning opportunities for our team, while building the required experience to obtain your professional registration.


  • Provide technical assistance on site investigation and remediation, EHS compliance, air quality management, and due diligence transaction projects

  • Conduct field work, including:

    • Subcontractor oversight;

    • Utility clearance

    • Soil and bedrock drilling, characterization, and sampling;

    • Monitoring well (groundwater and soil vapor) installation and test pit excavation;

    • Soil, sediment, soil vapor, sanitary system, surface water, and groundwater sampling;

    • Surface and borehole geophysical techniques;

    • Aquifer testing, including slug tests, packer testing; step-drawdown and tracer tests; and

    • Remedial systems performance monitoring.

  • Assist in project activity planning, and health and safety planning and oversight.

  • Prepare plans, permits, and reports for site characterization, hazardous waste, air quality, storm water, and wastewater programs.

  • Record data and assist in technical presentation of results; prepare reports, tables, graphs, charts, and hydrogeologic-related maps.

  • Perform Phase I and II environmental site assessments to support property transfer transactions.

  • Provide general environmental compliance support to clients, including on-site assistance, as needed.

  • Provide topical research, perform environmental compliance assessments, and implement follow-up corrective actions to ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations.

  • Support multiple projects within scope/budget/schedule expectations and ensure quality standards on project deliverables.

  • Communicate with subcontractors, regulatory agents, tenants, and clients during field activities.

  • Support ERM Partners-in-Charge and Project Managers to effectively manage projects.


  • Bachelor’s degree in geology, or related discipline; Master’s degree preferred.

  • 2+ years of relevant environmental experience including environmental field work.

  • Willingness/interest in field assignments.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, with good written/verbal communication.

  • Effective organization/analytical skills; experience recording/writing detailed technical data and reports.

  • Strong hands-on spreadsheet and database comprehension.

  • Detail-oriented with mechanical aptitude and hands-on trouble-shooting/problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to multi-task, maintain flexibility, travel, and work independently with minimal supervision.

  • 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER certification, GIT/PG certification a plus.

  • Strong commitment to safety, including following established Health and Safety protocols.

  • Valid driver’s license and a good driving record.

  • Ability to succeed in a consulting pace, handling multiple project assignments, and maintaining flexibility, while meeting strict deadlines.

  • Local candidates preferred.

For the Consultant, Geologist position, we anticipate the annual base pay of $73,000 – $81,424 USD. An employee’s pay position within this range will be based on several factors including, but not limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, performance, shift, travel requirements, sales or revenue-based metrics, and business or organizational needs. We also may have instances where compensation may be outside of the range, based on the factors noted above. This job is also eligible for an annual discretionary based performance bonus.

We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, paid parental leave, medical, dental, vision, life, disability and AD&D insurance, 401(k) or RRSP/DPSP, and any other benefits to eligible employees as applicable. You can apply for this role through https://www.erm.com/careers/apply/ or through the internal careers portal if you are a current employee.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, or any other form of compensation that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.

Who We Are:

As the largest global pure play sustainability consultancy, we partner with the world’s leading organizations, creating innovative solutions to sustainability challenges and unlocking commercial opportunities that meet the needs of today while preserving opportunity for future generations.

At ERM we know that creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment is an essential part of making our company a great place to build a career. We also see our diversity as a strength that helps us create better solutions for our clients. Our diverse team of world-class experts supports clients across the breadth of their organizations to operationalize sustainability, underpinned by our deep technical expertise in addressing their environmental, health, safety, risk and social issues. We call this capability our “boots to boardroom” approach for its comprehensive service model that allows ERM to develop strategic and technical solutions that advance objectives on the ground or at the executive level.

Please submit your resume and brief cover letter. Based on review of these responses, shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews.

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ERM is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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