Project Level Environmental Professional Engineer or Geologist

ID 2023-6071
Job Locations
US-CA-Rancho Cordova | US-CA-Oakland
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Job Description


Take Your Environmental Career to the Next Level 

Are you ready to be challenged, make a difference, and experience professional growth in your career? Kleinfelder's Environmental team is looking for you! From environmental planning, permitting, remediation, and site characterization to chemical data management and hydrogeology, Kleinfelder offers a variety of services designed to provide technically appropriate and cost-effective solutions.  


Step into Your New Role 

Kleinfelder is seeking a Project Level Environmental Professional Engineer or Professional Geologist to work in our Northern California offices (with flexibility on location). The ideal candidates must have 7 to 15 years of environmental experience.
The ideal candidate will participate in and contribute to a diverse range of professional tasks, in the field and office, in our team-oriented environment.  The candidate would be able to take a project from the proposal phase through report preparation on the most challenging design and construction projects.
  • Performs routine, well-defined field and office tasks and analysis under direct supervision.
  • Able to supervise junior staff on small to medium tasks.
  • Able to communicate effectively with clients and field/construction contractors.
  • Presents technical data to project teams and clients.
  • Writes environmental field and technical reports, internal correspondence, and various other reports and letters for both site assessments and remediation projects.
  • Performs subsurface drilling investigations to determine the presence and extent of impacts in soil, soil vapor and groundwater
  • Ability to collect multimedia samples for field and laboratory testing
  • Performs field investigations that include surface reconnaissance, surface mapping, surface water measurements and sampling, drilling, trenching, and excavation work
  • Assists in performance of hydraulic tests to support hydrogeologic analysis of water resource projects and environmental remediation system design (including groundwater recovery and treatment, de-watering, and hydraulic containment)
  • Prepare designs, reports and calculations for simple to moderately complex environmental site assessments and remediation type projects (commercial, industrial, and educational facilities, levees, dams, pipelines, electrical towers, etc.)
  • Supervises and directs surface and subsurface investigations that employ soil borings, test pits, well installations, well destructions, soil, groundwater, and vapor sampling, aquifer testing, and surface geophysical surveys.
  • Examines and describes soil samples and interprets geologic and hydrogeologic conditions
  • Interprets data, prepares work plans, and technical reports
  • Review RFPs and RFQs participate in go/no-go meetings and prepare proposals, cost estimates 
  • Manages small to medium sized projects (<$100,000)
  • 7 to 15 years of related environmental experience (required)
  • 2 to 5 years of field soil logging and site assessment experience (required)
  • BS in Environmental Engineering or a BS in Geology or other related discipline (e.g., Geophysics, Hydrogeology, Geochemistry, Environmental Geology, Engineering Geology, etc.) (required)
  • Collaborative spirit and resourcefulness along with prompt geological and engineering judgment and decision making.
  • Ability to organize priorities and multi-task effectively, along with a thirst to learn and achieve continuous improvement in a team environment.
  • Excellent communication and technical writing skills (required)
  • MS in Environmental Engineering or Geology (preferred)
  • Professional Engineer (PE), Professional Geologist (PG) (required or be qualified and pass one of these exams within one year of being hired)
  • Intermediate level experience with Microsoft office
  • A can-do attitude and problem-solving mindset is essential.
  • Must be able to follow proper procedures, perform accurate computations, and maintain cordial relationships with coworkers, contractors, and clients.
  • Additionally, the candidate must be capable of clear and concise verbal and written communication and have the ability to operate with moderate to minimal supervision.
  • Ability to perform bending, kneeling, standing, and lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 30 lbs
  • Ability to have a tolerance for working in outdoor environments, including prolonged walking or standing on various terrain in a wide range of weather conditions
  • Will require completing training for Hazwhopper OSHA 40-hr certification (if not already certified)
  • Will require enrollment in the medical monitoring program requiring initial and annual physicals and initial and random drug screens
  • Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test
  • Valid driver's license with a good driving record and the ability to travel and drive regularly, often long distances
Move Forward with Kleinfelder 

Kleinfelder has been connecting great people to the best work since 1961. We are engineers, scientists, and construction professionals providing solutions that improve our clients' transportation, water, energy, and other private infrastructure. As a responsive, cross-disciplinary team of bright, curious, and innovative problem-solvers, we are dedicated to doing the right thing, every day, on every project from over 85 offices in the US, Canada, and Australia. Connecting great people to the best work is our purpose – together, we deliver. 


Progress with an Employer that Values You 

Kleinfelder is an inclusive organization free from discrimination. We are a stronger organization when we are a diverse workforce and believe that through diversity, equity, and inclusion comes creativity, innovation, and unity. We are proud to offer the following: 


Benefits: Kleinfelder offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid holidays. The expected salary range for the position is displayed in accordance with the California Pay Transparency Law.  Final agreed upon compensation is based upon individual qualifications and experience. Salary range: $71,626-$119,399.


Career Development: We are committed to investing in the professional development of our staff, offering each employee every opportunity to grow, develop, and take control of their career paths. We support these efforts through reimbursements for continuing education as well as many of the expenses associated with trainings and certifications, and opportunities for career development through our internal Mentoring Program. 


Equal Opportunity: Kleinfelder is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans. (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 rules) 



Please note that Kleinfelder does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, Kleinfelder will not consider or agree to payment for any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Kleinfelder explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resume, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Kleinfelder.  




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