Associate Geologist/Scientist

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United States of America
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Technical Support/Technician/Scientific
In a world of possibilities, pursue one with endless opportunities. Imagine Next!

When it comes to what you want in your career, if you can imagine it, you can do it at Parsons.  Imagine a career working with intelligent, diverse people sharing a common quest. Imagine a workplace where you can be yourself. Where you can thrive. Where you can find your next, right now. We’ve got what you’re looking for.

Job Description:


We celebrate 80 years supporting global initiatives in infrastructure, water, energy, power, renewables, environmental, healthcare, education, and communications. Parsons is a great place to express yourself, expand your career, and apply your energy and dedication to building a better world. Through our construction and environmental services, we’ve built a stellar reputation to match our world-class projects. Now let us help you build your career today. 

We are looking for a Geologist/Scientist (or related field) that exhibits great problem-solving skills and a “can do” approach.  In this role, you will work with a team of experts, supporting various environmental projects, that includes soil, sediment, and groundwater remediation, from initial investigations through remediation and site closeouts.  Under close supervision, performs a variety of environmental field tasks and office reporting, by applying standard environmental techniques and analyses.  A candidate at this level is in a developmental mode, being trained in the utilization of relevant geological and/or environmental theories and practices, and gaining exposure to Company procedures.  Some assignments involve the use of computer software applications (e.g., spreadsheets, GIS, CAD, etc.)  Willingness to relocate to central Michigan is required and willingness to travel on occasion is desired, but not necessary for the immediate role.  Work assignments may be in the office and/or at field sites.


  • Performs various project related field and office tasks requiring the application of standard environmental principles and practices.  Applies available data pertinent to soils and geology, accurately describing and classifying soil and rock samples.

  • Performs site investigations and environmental media sampling under guidance of senior field staff including but not limited to soil, surface water, groundwater, sediment; soil boring and monitoring well installation; geotechnical drilling; monitoring well development; low-flow groundwater sampling; soil gas sampling; monitoring well slug testing; soil borehole logging; excavation oversight; contractor oversight.

  • Responsible for the application of and conformance with company and client health and safety programs while performing or overseeing tasks.

  • Follow applicable Standard Operating Procedures and regulatory requirements while performing various environmental field sampling and inspection tasks.

  • Analyzes and interprets environmental sample analysis results within the context of the site-specific setting and project objectives under the guidance of senior staff.

  • Assist in completing reports on finished field work.

  • May assist in the preparation of geologic maps and cross sections, which may include potentiometric surface maps and hydrographs.

  • Take direction from senior managers or field staff on different projects and effectively communicate field observations and daily activities back to management/field staff.

  • Able to communicate effectively (written and verbal) with project personnel, co-workers, clients, and subcontractors.

  • Position involves report writing and e-mail communication; as such and it is preferable that the applicant enjoys these activities. Applicant must possess good writing skills and attention to detail, to help assist in preparation of project reports and plans.

  • Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.

  • Position requires occasional compensated over-time.


  • 4-year degree in Geology, Petroleum Geology, Environmental Engineering, Soil Science, or other Environmental Science-related field and typically 0-3 years of related work experience.

  • Oil & Gas well drilling/exploration/abandonment experience a plus.


  • Familiarity with software packages typically associated with the discipline is preferred.

  • Must be able to work in all weather conditions

  • Must be able to walk on uneven surfaces, bend, kneel, and climb.

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. 

  • OSHA HAZWOPER 40-HR a plus.

  • Capability to understand, interpret, and adhere to environmental rules and regulations as they apply to field work per the Michigan environmental regulatory programs (Part 201 & 615).

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

This position is part of our Critical Infrastructure team.

For more than 75 years, our experts have designed and delivered the critical infrastructure that connects and protects communities around the world. We work in diverse, collaborative teams, both within the company and with our partners and customers, to plan, design, build, and modernize infrastructure. We take special pride in projects and solutions that improve communities as well as people’s quality of life by promoting economic growth, enhancing mobility, and increasing sustainability and resiliency. Powered by our people, we provide the imagination necessary to support our customers’ visions—and to help them see new possibilities.

Salary Range: 

$21.44 - $37.55

We value our employees and want our employees to take care of their overall wellbeing, which is why we offer best-in-class benefits such as medical, dental, vision, paid time off, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), 401(k), life insurance, flexible work schedules, and holidays to fit your busy lifestyle!

This position requires a Fit for Duty exam as part of the job requirements. Successful completion of this exam(s) will be required post offer acceptance, prior to you being able to continue in the hiring process and onboarding.

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace. Diversity is ingrained in who we are, how we do business, and is one of our company’s core values. Parsons equally employs representation at all job levels for minority, female, disabled, protected veteran and LGBTQ+.

We truly invest and care about our employee’s wellbeing and provide endless growth opportunities as the sky is the limit, so aim for the stars! Imagine next and join the Parsons quest—APPLY TODAY!

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We’re committed to delivering innovative infrastructure, defense and security solutions to enable a sustainable, safer, smarter and more connected world.


Founded in 1944, Parsons Corporation, a digitally enabled solutions provider, is focused on creating the future of the defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure markets. From Earth to outer space, we deliver tomorrow’s solutions today. Equipped with the capabilities required to take on any defense, intelligence, or critical infrastructure challenge, our agile, innovative, and disruptive approach enables us to deliver solutions at the speed of relevance.

Our people are our greatest asset. We strive to be an employer of choice that engages employees in the community and creates rewarding career paths to cultivate a resilient workforce that is ready for the future.


Parsons has contributed to major infrastructure projects in Canada since the 1940’s, helping to design and build many well-known landscapes across the country, including the Regina Bypass, Turcot Exchange, Kicking Horse Canyon, Olivier-Charbonneau Bridge, and the Edmonton Light Rail Transit. Our markets are diverse, including Bridge, Tunnel, Road and Highway, Aviation, Rail and Transit, Smart Vehicle Solutions, Smart Mobility, Integrated Delivery, Environmental Remediation, Mining and Reclamation, and Water/Wastewater, as well as serving numerous industrial clients. The Parsons’ signature stands out and our achievements have been recognized via numerous awards for innovation and quality, particularly in long-span bridges, complex brigles, and major road networks expansions. Our teams work across Canada in many provinces, including Alberta, Ontario, Manitoba, British Columbia, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Northern Territories and the Yukon.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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We care about your financial wellbeing. Parsons offers competitive pay and retirement plans to help you build wealth for the future while giving you the flexibility to diversify your investments.

Work Life Harmony

Balance in life is important and time away from the office is imperative to allow you to refresh and focus your attention on the things that matter to you. Parsons supports your time away by providing paid time off and paid flexible holidays.

Career Development

We are committed to fostering the personal and professional growth of our employees. Develop and advance yourself though our comprehensive training, educational and mentorship programs.

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We provide Industry leading benefits to support veterans and active-duty members to provide security for you and your family by offering robust leave and benefits; including paid active-duty military leave and paid time off when transitioning back to civilian life.

Mind & Body

At Parsons we inspire healthier habits, heathier minds, and a healthier you through our wellness program. Participate in our weekly Meditation Mondays and Wellness Wednesdays. Wellness, at Parsons, is more than just your annual checkup.


Health is not a one size fits all. At Parsons, we offer a robust Employee Assistance Program as well as comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans through large, national carriers with the choice of regional PPO, HDHP, or HMO networks.

Want to learn more about the benefits eligible for the Parsons’ location you are interested in? Connect with one of our recruiters for further detail.

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Parsons has a long-standing reputation as an industry leader in domestic and international engineering and construction projects. The company also has a solid history supporting federal government work.”

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