Project Geologist

Novato, CA
Added: February 27, 2024
NV5 is currently searching for a Project Geologist to join our dedicated team of site assessment and remediation experts in our Novato, California office. This role is tailor-made for an experienced project-level geologist with a solid background in conducting comprehensive investigations of indoor air, soil, soil gas, and groundwater.

As a valued member of our team, you’ll have the opportunity to utilize your expertise in interpreting geologic and hydrogeologic conditions, analyzing chemical data, and actively contributing to the design of innovative remediation systems for contaminated indoor air, soil, soil gas, and groundwater. In addition, your pivotal role will involve overseeing subcontractors and ensuring the seamless execution of investigation and remediation activities. Come join us on this fulfilling path of creating positive change in various communities, as you propel your career forward making a profound impact within a fast-paced & highly rewarding environment!


  • Supporting site assessment/remediation, hydrogeology, and environmental risk management studies and services in both the field and office
  • Supporting engineering remediation system design including vapor intrusion mitigation systems (VIMS) and other soil, soil vapor, and groundwater remediation systems
  • Interfacing directly with project internal and external personnel including, but not limited to, principals, business operations personnel, clients, subcontractors, and regulators
  • Preparing technical reports, proposals, and cost estimates
  • Preparing and generating routine reports and correspondence of high quality
  • Reviewing field reports prepared by Staff/Senior Staff Professionals, and providing guidance to field personnel as directed by Project Managers
  • Managing project tasks, as appropriate, under supervision from Senior, Associate, and/or Principal staff
  • Collecting data in complex field situations with limited supervision
  • With minimal supervision, preparing routine proposals, including definition of scope, strategies, and cost estimates, in addition to assisting in preparing large-scale or more complex proposals
  • Calculating routine project budgets
  • Reviewing and evaluating complex data and integrate data evaluations
  • Contacting vendors and researching literature and regulatory requirements
  • Preparing plans and specifications as a member of a design team, or in support of more senior staff
  • Organizing field work and assigning tasks to staff


  • Bachelors or Masters degree from an accredited university in geology or related scientific field
  • 4+ years of demonstrated consulting experience in California
  • California registration/license in Geology ( P G) or Hydrogeology ( C HG) preferred
  • Operational knowledge of computer databases and office programs (MS Access, MS Excel, MS Word, MS Teams)
  • OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER Certification and OSHA 8-hour Supervisor Training
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to prepare reports and proposals
  • Excellent writing and technical analytical skills
  • Ability to effectively work on project teams

What We Offer

  • Competitive pay range of $95,000.00 - $125,000.00 per year based on candidate's job-related knowledge, skills, and experience
  • Opportunity to receive restricted stock units, sign-on bonuses, stay bonuses, or relocation allowances as part of the compensation package
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance offered to full-time employees
  • Access to Flexible Spending Accounts and Health Savings Accounts, with contributions from both the employee and the employer
  • Generous paid time off of 3 weeks per year for full-time employees, in addition to 8 paid holidays
  • 401(k) savings plan available
  • Company-paid basic life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Company-paid short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Base pay is determined based on market location
  • Opportunities for professional development and advancement

NV5 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NV5 complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.