Geologist/ Environmental Engineer

Arcadis | Hoffman Estates, IL

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Posted Date 7/02/2020

Arcadis is seeking a Geologist or Environmental Engineer to join our team in the Hoffman Estates, IL office. This entry level full-time position requires strict adherence to health and safety procedures, attention to detail, strong work ethic, and excellent communication skills. The ideal candidate will have excellent written and strong interpersonal communication skills, multi-tasking skills, efficient time management, and the flexibility required to support different project managers concurrently.


Responsibilities will include a combination of field and office related tasks and may include travel for extended periods. Field activities may include the following:

Oversight of drilling operations (installing monitoring wells and soil or rock descriptions)

Soil, groundwater, and air sampling in compliance with State and Federal standards

Emergency response

Operation and maintenance of subsurface remediation systems

Subcontractor oversight

Aquifer pump testing

Underground and above-ground storage tank inspection, testing, and repair/alteration oversight


Office responsibilities may include the following:

Data management (compilation, manipulation, and evaluation of data)

Assisting with writing and preparing technical reports, work plans, letters, and memoranda

Preparing cost estimates and proposals

Coordinating work schedules with subcontractors Conducting project-related research (historical data, regulations, etc.)

Preparing periodic status/program reports Figure/map/boring log production


While this position requires both field and office work, the candidate should expect to spend 60 to 80% of their time in the field. Candidates must have a good driving record, be willing to work outside in all weather conditions and for extended periods. Field work may be performed at project sites with environmental media (e.g., soil, sediment, groundwater, surface water, etc.) that has been impacted with hazardous substances and/or hazardous wastes. Candidates must also be able to meet the physical demands associated with performing field work, including lifting heavy equipment, working in a standing position for extended periods of time, etc.


This is a general job posting and not tied to a specific current open position. Candidates who submit their resume to this posting may be considered for future openings as they arise but please make sure you create a search agent to be alerted of specific opportunities of interest.


Required Qualifications:

BS in Geology, Environmental Engineering, or related discipline

Proficient in MS Word and MS Excel.


Preferred Qualifications:

MS degree

Prior internship experience

40 hr OSHA certification


Why Choose Arcadis?

Arcadis is the leading global design and consulting firm for natural and built assets, and we invite you to join us in partnering with our clients to deliver truly exceptional and sustainable outcomes. Contribute to the world’s most high-profile and transformative projects, from shopping centers in Shanghai and improved traffic flow in Atlanta to state-of-the-art rail systems in Doha, coastal defenses for Manhattan and cleaner air in Los Angeles. Work alongside the industry’s foremost thought leaders and accomplished professionals, generating effective, real-world results. We are Arcadis: 27,000 people in more than 70 countries, creating value by applying our collective wisdom to every challenge. Our culture is collaborative, we believe in diversity and the power of global teamwork, and we own the responsibility to sustain the Earth and its people in a safe and balanced way. Arcadis. Improving quality of life.

Now more than ever, businesses and governments recognize the need to incorporate environmental concerns into their decision making. As the leader in global environmental services, Arcadis has provided groundbreaking sustainable solutions for some of the world’s most complex projects. We wrote the book on environmental remediation, and our experts continue to pioneer the development and application of cutting-edge approaches in environmental planning, site evaluation, environmental construction and strategic environmental consulting. We are encouraged to innovate, apply emerging technologies and develop better solutions through global learning opportunities and workshops. Our team improves quality of life for our clients and their communities. Join us today!

Job Category
Career Level
Mid Level

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