Field Geologist

at Terracon in Bartlett, Tennessee, United States

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General Responsibilities:

Evaluate and interpret field sampling data including soil, groundwater, soil vapor, asbestos, lead paint, mold, indoor air quality, etc. to develop conclusions concerning the environmental site conditions. Generate maps/diagrams, data tables, and boring logs and collaborate with engineering and other environmental staff on projects. Oversee field monitoring and testing of soils including boring investigations and soil type classification. Interpret soil, bedrock and groundwater elevation and quality data. Prepare written plans and reports related to site investigations, assessments and remediation activities. Projects may include groundwater well sampling and environmental Phase I/II site assessments.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities:

+ Follow safety rules, guidelines and standards for all projects. Participate in pre-task planning. Report any safety issues or concerns to management.

+ Be responsible for maintaining quality standards on all projects.

+ Developing level Geologist, Earth Scientist, or Environmental Scientist responsible for conducting analyses of component portions of projects; assignments are designed to develop knowledge and abilities.

+ Performs site visits, field observations and field data collection or assignments.

+ Assists in the collection and analysis of data from sampling, reports, maps, drawings, tests and aerial photographs to evaluate, plan and permit projects.

+ Conducts soil, groundwater, soil vapor, asbestos, lead paint, mold, indoor air quality, and other sampling.

+ Implements technical requirements to complete client projects by directing field staff to sample, test and collect data and/or document site activities.

+ Outlines required investigative program(s) by selecting the proper alternative techniques to conduct site studies in field of expertise.

+ May have limited client contact pertaining to specific projects/tasks.


+ Bachelor’s degree in Geology, Earth Science, Environmental Science, or related field of science.

+ Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history.

Preferred Certification:

+ Certification in field of expertise.



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Field Geologist

Employment Type:

Regular, Full Time

City, State (Office Location):

Bartlett, TN

About Terracon:

Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned consulting engineering firm providing quality services to clients. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon currently has more than 5,000 employees in more than 150 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon’s growth is due to valued employees exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.

Terracon’s vision of “Together, we are best at people” is demonstrated through our excellent compensation and benefits package. Based on eligibility, role and job status, we offer many programs including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, paid time off and holidays, education reimbursement, and various bonus programs.

EEO Statement:

Terracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.

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Terracon’s COVID-19 Safety Response:

Committed to Our Employee Safety!

Terracon is passionate about your safety before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic. As Terracon continues to move forward and grow through this time, we are continuing to take every precaution to ensure the safety of our employee-owners. If you are as committed to your success as we are committed to your safety, then Terracon is the company for you!

Our goal has not changed. For Terracon, our guiding principle has been and will continue to be the safety of our employee-owners. It’s that simple. We want our employees to be able to work safely in every situation and go home safely each night. As we continue our vision of being “Best at People,” here are some of the things Terracon is doing to safeguard every employee-owner:

+ On-going communication with ALL employee-owners on a dedicated COVID Response page, and a portal for their families to have access to resources as well

+ Requiring specific COVID-19 Pre-Task Safety Planning Protocols for all tasks and projects

+ Empowering employees to speak up and say “no” to working in unsafe conditions

+ Providing an additional 40 hours of sick leave to anyone impacted by COVID-19, including those impacted by daycare and school closures

+ Ensuring proper PPE and sanitation on all project sites by providing field employee-owners with mobile hand washing stations and supplies, masks, and sanitizing kits

+ Utilizing technology for more remote work opportunities and innovation using everything from video conferencing to drones

+ Following all CDC guidelines including social distancing on job sites, in offices, and in our labs

If your passion lies in working with a company that truly cares for your safety, and if you’re interested in belonging to a 100% employee-owned organization that will help you grow and quickly progress in your career, consider Terracon and apply today!

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Job Posting: JC223193241

Posted On: Sep 09, 2022

Updated On: Nov 09, 2022