Consulting Senior Associate, Geologist, Environmental Engineer (Entry Level)

Environmental Resources Management Michigan, Inc
Remote friendly

ERM is seeking a committed Staff Environmental Engineer or Geologist to join our growing team in Michigan. Working under the direction of professional geologists, project managers, and partners, you will work on interesting site investigation projects throughout the Northeast area and other US and global locations. You may also have the opportunity to work on a variety of other types of projects, covering the full spectrum of ERM’s services.

This is a great opportunity to work with ERM's technical experts to implement the latest engineering and remediation technologies, while building the required experience to obtain your professional registration and advance your career.


  • Assist in assessment of soil and groundwater conditions associated with various types of environmental releases. Work includes field oversight of utility clearance and drilling activities, calculations, conducting research, estimating quantities and costs, preparing drawings, and writing draft reports.
  • Assist in providing support to the field efforts for various investigations, excavations, and remediation projects. Construction support can include on-site inspection and testing, safety oversight, quality control/quality assurance review, and off-site support.
  • Perform groundwater, soil, air, and vapor sampling at project sites.
  • Perform periodic monitoring, operation, and maintenance on groundwater remediation, soil vapor extraction, sub-slab depressurization, and other types of remediation systems.
  • Conduct other fieldwork, including remedial pilot tests, quality assurance activities, and construction oversight.
  • Compile and evaluate data and assist in report preparation.
  • Prepare environmental compliance plans, permits, and reports for air quality, hazardous waste, spill prevention, storm water (SWPPPs and E&S Plans), groundwater, and wastewater.
  • Communicate with subcontractors, regulatory agents, tenants, and clients during design and field activities.
  • Assist in ensuring compliance with applicable federal, state, and local environmental regulations.
  • Work within quality/budget/schedule expectations and scope-specific assignments.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Geology, Hydrogeology, Engineering, or Environmental Science or related field; Masters degree a plus.
  • Recent graduate to 3 years of relevant experience, including performing field work, report writing, data analysis
  • Ability and willingness to travel.
  • Willingness/interest in field assignments.  
  • Environmental field work experience and 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER certification a plus.
  • Proficiency with MS Office suite (e.g., Excel, PowerPoint, Word).
  • Strong commitment to safety, including following established Health and Safety protocols.
  • Valid driver’s license and a good driving record.
  • Excellent written/verbal communication and organization/analytical skills; experience recording detailed technical data and writing technical reports a plus. 
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments concurrently.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Detail-oriented and thorough.
  • Mechanical aptitude and hands-on troubleshooting/problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and tasks simultaneously, maintain flexibility, and work independently with minimal supervision.

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.

ERM does not accept recruiting agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, ERM employees or any other company location. ERM is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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. 

Thank you for your interest in ERM!

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