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Burns & McDonnell Staff Geologist - Remediation (Minneapolis) in Minneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota


Burns & McDonnell’s team in its Upper Midwest Region is looking for a Staff Geologist to both support and manage environmental investigation 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 that has been in business for more than 125 years. The position offers the opportunity to take on project management responsibilities tackling the most challenging environmental issues of today leveraging 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 assessment and remediation, logging of soil borings, subsurface soil sampling, installation and sampling of monitoring wells, report and permit preparation, managing such projects, and other activities, as required. Experience with emerging contaminants of concern including PFAS and experience investigating coal combustion residuals (CCR) is strongly preferred.

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

  • Prepare environmental investigation work plans, reports, feasibility studies, etc.

  • Perform safety, project and task management duties on environmental projects.

  • Subcontractor solicitation and contracting, scheduling, and management of field activities involving staff and subcontractors.

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

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

  • Work closely with project teams and field personnel to complete and review projects within scope, budget and schedule.

  • All other duties assigned.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Geology or related field from an accredited program.

  • Minimum of 4 years of related experience required (6 years strongly preferred) completing environmental investigations and remedial actions, analyzing and summarizing data, preparing soil boring logs, geological cross sections, groundwater flow maps, technical report writing, etc.

  • Demonstrated aptitude performing environmental field activities including collecting soil and groundwater samples, logging soil borings, installing and developing monitoring wells, conducting hydrogeologic investigations and performing other field environmental monitoring activities.

  • Demonstrated experience analyzing data summarizing results, technical report writing.

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

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

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

  • Previous consulting experience is a plus.

  • Experience serving as an assistant project manager or task manager for federal clients is strongly preferred.

  • Experience working on projects with emerging contaminants of concern including PFAS and PFOA is strongly preferred.

  • Experience investigating coal combustion residuals (CCR) at regulated facilities is strongly preferred.

  • Proficiency navigating regulations and working knowledge of State and/or Federal regulations in the upper Midwest desired.

This job posting will remain open a minimum of 72 hours and on an ongoing basis until filled


Job Geology

Primary Location US-MN-Minneapolis/St Paul

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 240241

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-JJ #ENS