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Burns & McDonnell Staff Geologist - Environmental Services (Denver) in Denver, Colorado


Burns & McDonnell’s team in Denver is looking for a Staff Geologist to support environmental investigation, groundwater monitoring, and remediation projects. Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned firm ranked numerous times on FORTUNE’s List of 100 Best Companies to Work For and voted as a Best Place to Work in cities across the United States.

This position offers challenging work with significant project variety at a successful, growing company. The position offers the opportunity to be on the cutting edge of technology applied in the remediation industry, including 3D visualization modeling, forensic studies and investigation, high resolution site characterization (HRSC), remediation systems engineering design, etc.

This position requires experience performing environmental site assessments, logging of soil borings, subsurface soil sampling, installation and sampling of monitoring wells, statistical analysis, geologic interpretation, report & permit preparation, and other activities, as required.

The Staff Geologist will be part of an experienced team working on a variety of site investigation, groundwater monitoring, and remediation projects and will generally perform the following duties:

  • Execute environmental site assessments, including subsurface soil and groundwater sampling, air monitoring, monitoring well installation, soils logging, etc.

  • Assist in the preparation of environmental investigation work plans, reports, feasibility studies, monitoring reports, etc.

  • Lead the preparation of groundwater monitoring reports, including the statistical analysis of groundwater data.

  • Subcontractor contracting, scheduling, and management of field activities.

  • Assist in remediation systems design, including in-situ remedies, cover systems, water recovery and treatment, etc.

  • Work closely with project teams and field personnel to complete and review projects within scope, budget and schedule. Perform project tasks and assignments within budgeted hours and deadlines.

  • All other duties assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Geology, or closely related field from an accredited program. A master’s degree in geoscience is preferred.

  • Minimum of 4 years of related experience required completing environmental investigations, analyzing investigation data, preparing environmental reports, etc. Previous consulting experience is a plus.

  • OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER training (and annual updates) is required.

  • Assisting with or conducting Phase I Environmental Site Assessments

  • Experience in conducting Phase II site investigations and the collection of environmental media samples (soil, sediment, groundwater, etc.), logging soil borings, installing and developing monitoring wells, analytical data interpretation is required.

  • Experience with and working knowledge of State and/or Federal regulations desired.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong problem-solving abilities.

  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills and ability to work within a team framework.

  • Self-motivation and the ability to multi-task (write reports, analyze data, perform design tasks, etc.) are also a prerequisite.

  • Professional registration as a geologist or the ability to obtain registration within six months of employment.

Compensation Range

$78,050 - $96,450

The expected compensation range for this position is displayed in accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. The final agreed upon compensation is based on a number of factors, including but not limited to: individual education, qualifications, prior work experience and work location. The total annual compensation package will consist of a base salary and eligibility to participate in our discretionary year-end incentive bonus program.


Our extensive benefits package takes care of you so that you can focus on doing great work. From insurance and disability to time off and wellness programs, we provide the tools to meet your needs. As part of being 100% employee-owned, eligible employees participate in our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) in addition to our 401(k) retirement program. For more information, please visit the Benefits & Wellness page.


Job Geology

Primary Location US-CO-Denver

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 224897