Senior Geologist / Environmental Scientist

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United States of America
US - CO, Denver
US - Remote (Any Location); US - UT (Field Location); US - CO (Field Location)
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Technical Support/Technician/Scientific
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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:

Parsons is looking for a talented Senior Geologist / Environmental Scientist to join our team in the Rocky Mountain region! Our team uses the latest technologies and methodologies to perform environmental site characterization, investigation, and remediation, delivering a cleaner, safer planet for our customers and future generations. In this role you will get to perform a variety of geological and environmental tasks.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Perform various field and office tasks requiring the application of standard geological and environmental science principles and theories.
  • Perform independent field work and gather all types of field data pertinent to the assigned project.
  • Conduct or supervise soil, surface water, groundwater, sediment, and other environmental sampling.
  • Conduct or supervise soil classification and sampling during drilling, test pitting, and excavation activities.
  • Execute field projects with health and safety as the top priority.
  • Complete field documentation such as activity hazard analysis (AHA) forms, project field reports, field notes, sampling records, and chain-of-custody forms.
  • Assist in geologic and environmental analyses and interpretation, which may include hydrogeology and/or geochemistry.
  • Analyze and interpret environmental sample analysis results within the context of the geological setting.
  • Prepare figures of environmental data, potentiometric surface maps, geologic maps, and cross sections.
  • Develop materials and complete work plans or reports with some technical oversight.
  • Assist in preparation of proposals and cost estimates and in soliciting bids from subcontractors/suppliers.
  • Work with project managers, using interpersonal and organizational skills, to ensure projects are completed on time and budget.
  • May provide technical supervision or guidance to lower-level geologists or environmental scientists.
  • May serve in an advisory capacity to senior management on specific geology-related matters.
  • May manage site investigation projects of varying size.
  • Perform other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.

What Required Skills You'll Bring:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Geology or related field and typically 5+ years of related work experience.

What Desired Skills You'll Bring:

  • A Master’s Degree in Geology or related field.
  • Certification as a professional Geologist is preferred.
  • 5 to 10 years of environmental consulting work experience with a mix of office experience (writing work plans, reports, coordinating field projects, etc.) and field experience (subcontractor/drilling oversight, groundwater/soil sampling, etc.).
  • Familiarity with related environmental rules and regulations (such as CERCLA, RCRA, etc.).
  • Ability to work in a hybrid work arrangement. A hybrid work arrangement refers to splitting time worked between a Parsons office (Salt Lake City or Denver area), virtual office at your own home, and/or project locations other states. Ideally, the candidate for this position shall be located in the Rocky Mountain region, supporting work for Parsons’ offices in Sandy, UT, and Denver, CO.
  • A valid driver’s license, the ability and willingness to travel to and from field locations up to 25% of the time.
  • Should be able-bodied as the work requires some physical exertion such as extended periods of standing; walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; lifting; recurring bending or similar activities.
  • Ability to work in adverse weather conditions (e.g., hot, cold, rain, snow).
  • Demonstrated proficiency in both written and oral communication skills.
  • Maturity in interaction and ability to operate self-sufficiently in the office or field or as part of a team.

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: 

$61,200.00 - $107,100.00

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 will be posted for a minimum of 3 days and will continue to be posted for an average of 30 days until a qualified applicant is selected or the position has been cancelled.

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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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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