Senior Project Geological Specialist

GAI Consultants, Inc.
Homestead, PA
Added: March 7, 2024
GAI Consultants, Inc. is seeking a Mid-Level Project Geologist/ Hydrogeologist with proven experience in the application of environmental regulations as they apply to underground storage tank corrective action and voluntary site remediation to work out of our Pittsburgh (Waterfront) office. Under the direct supervision of a Geologist/ Hydrogeologist Manager, the successful candidate will oversee and complete storage tank compliance operations, site investigations, environmental due diligence assessments, environmental sampling and monitoring, site remediation, and regulatory compliance evaluations and reporting.


  • Review and evaluate compliance for storage tank facilities, including storage tank system monitoring and oversee and complete the Corrective Action Process (CAP).
  • Perform Phase I/II Environmental Site Assessments (ESA), Site Characterizations, and Remedial Investigations in accordance with the most recent ASTM standards and states’ voluntary remediation program
  • Plan and conduct environmental media investigations and sampling activities (soil, groundwater, surface water, etc.), oversight of soil and bedrock drilling and sampling including monitoring well design, installation and groundwater sampling, and complete waste classification and clean fill determinations, waste disposal
  • Interpretation of groundwater elevation data, soil and groundwater quality data, and design and conducting aquifer tests (slug tests and pump tests) with associated data processing and interpretation.
  • Plan and conduct soil vapor and indoor air investigations including data evaluation and modeling.
  • Prepare Remedial Action Plans, Remedial Action Progress Reports and Remedial Action Completion Reports in accordance with the Corrective Action
  • Independent production of multi-media Sampling Plans/Quality Assurance Plans, Health and Safety Plans, Site Characterization Reports, Remedial Investigation Reports, and Final Reports in accordance with state voluntary remediation and brownfield
  • Field investigations (e.g., monitoring and sampling) and remediation activities involving domestic travel may be
  • Develop technical specifications for written proposals to clients for approval by senior level professionals, and serve as project team member and participate in meetings and communications with client pertaining to specific projects/tasks.


  • Bachelors (B.S.) degree from an accredited college or university in Geology, Hydrogeology, Geoscience or related earth science
  • At least five years of experience in environmental consulting, including site investigation, environmental due diligence, and environmental remediation projects in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio.
  • Strong commitment to safety, including following established Health and Safety
  • Experience in storage tank and voluntary site remediation regulations, specifically Pa Code Chapter 245 - Administration of the Storage Tank and Spill Prevention Program and Chapter 250 – Administration of the Land Recycling Program, and similar regulatory programs in other states.
  • Geologist-in-Training status, or the ability to acquire GIT status within one
  • Excellent technical communication, mentoring, and writing
  • Motivated, focused, hard-working, and eager to learn and excel in a team environment
  • Ability to perform tasks independently with Peer review from management

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven experience in storage tank compliance and regulations, with knowledge of storage tank systems and monitoring systems (Veeder-Root systems and electronics diagnostics).
  • PA-certified tank remover license and/or PA Facility Operations Inspections (FOI) certification a
  • Groundwater flow/fate and transport modeling using numerical modeling
  • Experience with successful site remediation (soil and groundwater) system selection, design, and implementation, preferably for petroleum release response and
  • 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER certification




Computer: Expert

Leadership: Expert

Organization: Expert

Problem Solving: Expert

Teamwork: Expert



Bachelors or better in Geology or related field