Chicago, IL
30+ days ago




Geologist or Environmental Scientist with a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years of consulting experience. Ability to perform Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) with minimal direction, and familiarity with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s (IEPA’s) Site Remediation Program (SRP). Current 40-Hour OSHA HAZWOPER certification required. Previous experience with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Illinois State Toll Highway Authority (ISTHA), Chicago Housing Authority (CHA), and private utility projects is highly desired.

Under the general direction of the Department Manager, functions as a Geologist or Environmental Scientist within the Environmental Department. In general, the Geologist or Environmental Scientist would work under the general supervision of Project Manager(s) to complete assigned tasks for various clients. Tasks are anticipated to include: preparing drafts of work plans and reports with minimal direction from project manager(s); completing fieldwork (including interior and exterior projects in all weather conditions); coordination and oversight of subcontractors; and assistance with preparation of proposals. Fieldwork will include regular travel to, and from, job sites within the greater Chicago metropolitan area. Periodically, as project needs dictate, fieldwork may include overnight travel to various locations outside of the Chicago region for several nights.



  • Provide fieldwork and support including Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), soil, surface water, and groundwater sample collection, site field investigation and assessment, and subcontractor oversight. Fieldwork will include regular travel to, and from, job sites within the greater Chicago metropolitan area. Periodically, as project needs dictate, field support may include overnight travel to various locations outside of the Chicago region for up to several nights.
  • Provide office support to Project Manager(s) for various clients. This will include the preparation of detailed technical reports, work plans, proposals, and management of subcontractors. Work, including preparation of detailed technical reports and work plans, will be expected to be completed with minimal direction from the Project Manager(s).
  • Maintain required client safety training and 40-Hour OSHA HAZWOPER certification and complete yearly OSHA HAZWOPER 8-hour refresher training to provide field support.
  • Provide general Environmental Department technical assistance and support for EDI various projects in accordance with EDI Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Maintain and deepen a working knowledge of the applicable federal, state, and local regulations and other applicable regulations as they pertain to Environmental Department activities. Possession of working knowledge of regulations and standards including but not limited to: Phase I ESA ASTM E1527-13 Standard, Phase II ESA ASTM E1903-11 Standard, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Site Remediation Program (SRP), and IEPA Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Program is expected. Previous experience with IDOT, ISTHA, CHA, and private utility projects is highly desired.
  • You will be expected to gradually assume more project responsibility and advance within EDI by exhibiting initiative, self-direction, and good judgment.
  • Obtain and maintain other environmental-related certifications and licensing in Illinois as determined by the Department Manager. In addition, at the request of the Department Manager, obtain and maintain same in other states as required to meet regulatory, project, and client needs.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned that are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bachelor's or Master’s degree in geology, environmental science, or related degree from an accredited four-year college or university is required, along with a minimum of three years of relevant experience. A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle are required. Ability to pass a drug screen and company physical. Fieldwork will require a willingness to work a flexible schedule.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.