Seattle, WA - Geologist, Seattle

Anchor QEA Seeking Entry Level Geologist for Seattle, WA Office

Who Are We?

Anchor QEA is an environmental science and engineering consulting firm that is focused on improving the environment and our communities by solving challenging problems. We employ more than 350 people in offices around the United States. Our vision is for a growing company that is our clients’ first choice for solving their most challenging problems and our employees’ first choice as a company where they want to work. We believe engaged staff lead to great client service and to a financially strong company—in that order. Our work environment fosters personal and professional growth for employees by providing autonomy, a clear vision, and the ability to master their skill set.


What’s the Opportunity?

Anchor QEA is seeking a full-time ENTRY-LEVEL GEOLOGIST in the Seattle office. This position will primarily focus on planning and implementing field investigations (soil, groundwater, and/or sediment) and subsequent reporting of investigation findings on contaminated sites throughout the United States.



The successful candidate will be responsible for writing sampling and analysis plans, implementing field sampling programs, and preparing data reports summarizing the field investigations (including drafting of boring logs) and sample results.  Field work will include the collection of sediment, soil, and groundwater samples, installing groundwater monitoring wells, and logging sediment and soil cores using physical soil descriptions in accordance with ASTM D 2488 (Standard Practice for Description and Identification of Soils – Visual Manual Procedure including soil type, density/consistency of soil) and ASTM D 2487 (Standard Practice for Classification of Soils for Engineering Purposes [Unified Soil Classification System]). Much of the field work will occur aboard a boat (research vessel) and some out of town travel will be required.


Additional responsibilities include operating and maintaining field equipment such as a GPS, photoionization detector, and water quality meter, and driving a company field vehicle.


Advanced work may include developing conceptual site models related to site hydrogeology and developing an understanding of potential contaminant loading from groundwater to site sediments and surface waters, participating in groundwater remediation feasibility studies; and site cleanup.


What Are We Looking For?

Ideal candidates will have the following:

  • Master’s Degree in Geology (Environmental/Hydrogeology) or the equivalent professional experience (2+ years of environmental consulting experience)
  • Preference will be given to candidates with extensive coursework in environmental sciences or chemistry
  • Geologist in Training (or professional licensure) is desired, but consideration will be given to individuals who currently are on track to become a GIT/PG within 1-2 years.
  • Ability to multitask
  • Detail oriented with meticulous field note taking and field data organization
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must
  • Ability to organize and maintain field equipment
  • 40-hour HAZWOPER certification
  • CPR/First Aid/AED certification


What Can You Expect?

A collegial work environment; a competitive salary, bonus program, and excellent benefits, including health insurance (medical, dental, vision, and long-term disability); a generous retirement plan match; and vacation/sick leave.


How Do I Apply?

As an equal opportunity employer, Anchor QEA is committed to a diverse, multi-cultural work environment. Anchor QEA does not discriminate in employment on the basis of age, race, creed, gender, religion, marital status, veteran’s status, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.

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