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Karst Geologist/Hazardous Materials Specialist


  • Cox|McLain Environmental Consulting
  • 01/11/21
  • Austin, TX
  • 78757
  • Full-Time
CMEC is seeking a qualified, energetic, and self-motivated, Staff Geologist/Hazardous Materials Specialist to join our team. Duties may include geological investigations (TCEQ Geologic Assessments, karst feature surveys, cave and karst feature excavation and mapping), stormwater/SWPPP inspections, Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, client and resource agency coordination, QA/QC reviews, and permitting support and preparation of environmental documents for projects throughout the region. Compensation is commensurate with experience will include a competitive salary, bonus incentive program, and benefits package (health, vacation, profit sharing, etc.). Job may include travel and physical work in caves, on ropes, rough terrain, inclement weather, exposure to wild animals, et cetera.

Essential Qualifications:

Successful applicants will possess a BA/BS in Geology, environmental science, or a closely related natural resource field, and at least 1 year of relevant/consulting experience (25 years preferred). Also required are strong writing and communication skills; a strong work ethic with a demonstrated ability to work independently; and solid field skills including the ability to navigate in difficult terrain using aerial or topographic maps. Familiarity with GPS data collection, GIS mapping, karst geology, and hazardous materials investigations preferred. A valid drivers license is required. Bilingual (Spanish) a plus.

Responsibilities will include field data collection and analysis; preparing environmental and permitting documents for infrastructure and other development projects in compliance with applicable governing statutes and implementing regulations; and providing support and risk assessment in the planning and implementation of major infrastructure projects. The person in this position will help support environmental impact assessment projects primarily in Texas and potentially elsewhere in the Gulf Coast/Southwest; manage task assignments and small-scale projects; perform complex analyses and studies. This position is ideal for an ambitious environmental professional who is seeking career growth and the challenge of growing with a dynamic company.

Required Experience:

The candidate shall be a qualified professional with:
A G.I.T or P.G. certification or eligibility to obtain either certification.
At least 1 year of relevant/consulting experience (25 years preferred).
Flexibility to travel for project and field work;
Strong writing skills and QA/QC practices;
Excellent research, analytical, and writing/communication skill plus attention to detail and commitment to quality and professionalism.
Must be a team player.

Desired Experience:

Experience in preparation of Phase I and Phase II ESAs;
Experienced in developing IWPs, SIRs, and remedial action plans or equivalent reports necessary and acceptable to the TCEQ in material discovery and remediation efforts of Hazardous Materials;
Experienced in TCEQ guidance for the investigation and remediation of Hazardous Materials under the TCEQ Voluntary Cleanup Program and Texas Risk Reduction Program rules;
Experience with Health and Safety Plans;
Bilingual (English/Spanish).
Education Required:
BA/BS in Geology, Environmental Science, or a related field. Professional Geologist/Geoscientist preferred.

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