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Geologist, Environmental Scientist or Environmental Engineer  Oakland, CA  : 8/7/2022
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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

The Oakland, CA office has an immediate opening for a Geologist, Environmental Scientist or Environmental Engineer with 1 to 5 years of experience to work on environmental assessment and remediation projects.


Responsibilities include planning field activities, field oversight of subcontractors, authoring technical reports, working and communicating in a staff team environment, ensuring quality execution, and compiling/evaluating site data to progress projects toward regulatory closure.


Qualified candidates should possess:

  • 1 - 5 years of environmental assessment/remediation field experience
  • Experience with logging soils
  • Experience with soil, surface water, groundwater and/or potable well sampling
  • Experience with various contaminants including: petroleum compounds, chlorinated compounds, metals, etc.
  • Knowledge of RCRA & CERCLA regulations and HAZMAT assessments beneficial
  • Understanding of hydrogeological site models related to assessment and remediation projects
  • Environmental remediation experience: remediation-excavation oversight, groundwater treatment systems, soil vapor extraction systems, in-situ approaches, others
  • Office experience related to scheduling, lab/field-equipment coordination, data evaluation, technical report writing, and Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC)
  • Experience conducting Vapor Intrusion (VI) investigations a plus
  • Must be able to follow proper procedures, perform accurate computations, and maintain cordial relationships with coworkers, contractors, and clients.
  • 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


Advanced knowledge of MS Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required, as well as effective oral and written communication skills.


Demonstrated ability to follow direction and work independently, as well as, in a team environment and a positive professional attitude.


Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as organization and multi-tasking skills


The position requires strong attention to detail with excellent analytical, judgment and problem-solving capabilities to ensure compliance with relevant state/federal regulations and client-specific requirements


The ideal candidate must have previous experience working on environmental projects and an established technical background in environmental assessment and remediation. 


  • Bachelor's degree in Geology, Hydrogeology, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering or related discipline
  • 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER certification with up-to-date 8-hour refresher
  • 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


Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWIC) card and American Petroleum Institute (API) Work Safe certification a plus


This position may require work on projects requiring full vaccination from COVID-19.  If that is the case, you will be required to show proof of vaccination or an acceptable exemption in order to work on the project.


 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.


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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