Project Geologist
LincolnshireIllinois Direct Hire Feb 8, 2024
Project Geologist is responsible for task leadership, execution, and control, ensuring adherence to project scope, budget, and schedules. They serve as the field team lead on specific tasks and/or lead routine to moderately complex scopes of work under the direction of the Project Manager (PM) or Principal and Senior Project staff. Project Geologists are accountable for handling specific technical aspects of projects appropriate to the Geoscience discipline as members of multidisciplinary teams. They will balance work on multiple projects of moderate size or portions of large projects. Project Geologists are capable of technical resources and are recognized for at least one area of expertise among Weston's service offerings.

Location: Lincolnshire, IL or Okemos, MI

Expected Outcomes:
  • Analyze, prepare, and present meaningful and precisely written scientific reports of field and laboratory results appropriate to the defined areas of investigation and based on collected data. 
  • Participate in peer review of work scopes, project implementation plans, operating procedures, training, schedules, budgets, technical calculations and interpretations, and deliverables.
  • Comply with technical specifications and standard operating procedures defined in the project scope of work.
  • Plan, lead and be responsible for complex field and office assignments, including field investigations, sampling programs, and interpretation of data. Some travel will be required per project scope.
  • Lead and work within a project team.
  • Ability to perform environmental geology-related tasks in the field including monitoring well installation, soil sampling, soil and rock descriptions, groundwater sampling, and borehole logging.
  • Work independently with periodic guidance.
  • Clearly and accurately record and document field activities and data evaluation/interpretation.
  • Monitor staff performance and provide input to Managers for staff promotions, transfers, and performance appraisals.
  • Provide guidance and coaching to junior team members, as needed.
  • Identify new technologies and techniques and evaluate their applicability and potential benefits for the company. 
  • Coordinate field operations and data collection, with respect to schedule, field budget, and health and safety requirements.
  • Serve as a technical lead in their area of specialty, solving technical problems with appropriate assistance from senior and principal staff.
  • Work with team on problems of diverse scope and complexity which require sound judgment when selecting methods, analyzing data, and determining methods for reaching solutions.
  • Ability to lead moderate to complex scopes of work and field tasks, comply with health and safety requirements and prepare health and safety plans.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Geology, Geoscience, or a related field and have at least 6 - 10 years of related experience including sample collection, and environmental data collection. 
  • Experience must include 3 years in assisting scoping projects and planning, leading, and performing field activities.
  • Geologist in Training (GIT) or Professional Geologist (P.G.) License/Certification required, if available.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare project reports including analyze, interpret, and present data and meet deadlines outlined by project leadership.
  • Must maintain project confidentiality of all findings, data, scopes, and assignments.
  • Capable technical resource who handles core technical issues.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks to meet project requirements.
  • Familiarity with groundwater modeling and geophysics is desired.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office® software, as well as various means of communication.
  • Demonstrated strength in verbal and written communications is necessary.
  • Demonstrated leadership and team building traits are highly preferred. 
  • Available to travel as needed.
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds.
  • Ability to function in outdoor location such as active construction and/or remediation sites.
  • Ability to walk long distances on varied terrain, climb ladders, and work at elevation.

We fully invest in our people: Weston provides a generous, comprehensive benefits package program that offers employees high value options with solid financial protection, meeting the personal needs of its people and their families.
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K with base and matching employer stock contributions.
  • Paid time includes personal, holiday and parental leave.
  • Life and disability plans.
  • Critical illness and accident plans.
  • Work/Life flexibility.
  • Professional development opportunities.