Senior Geologist
Montrose Environmental Group Inc.

Charlottesville, Virginia

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Are you passionate about the environment, ready to join an inclusive workplace, and committed to leading new ideas and creating impact? If the answer is "Yes!" we have an exciting career opportunity for you as our Senior Geologist.


Montrose is a renowned global environmental services provider that offers a wide range of services, including environmental planning and permitting, measurement and analytical solutions, and environmental resiliency and sustainability solutions. Our team consists of qualified engineers, scientists, technicians, associates, and policy experts who take pride in their extensive knowledge and expertise. We follow a collaborative approach to help our clients optimize environmental resiliency and ensure that it effectively complements their decision-making and operations while effectively and efficiently supporting their projects.

We have over 135 offices across the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia and over 3000 employees - all ready to provide solutions for environmental needs. Our highly trained and experienced engineers and scientists, environmental and remediation specialists, geologists, hydrogeologists, biologists, and environmental compliance specialists work with both public- and private-sector clients, delivering turnkey solutions.

A Day in the Life

The Geologist directs, coordinates, and exercises functional authority for planning, organizing, controlling, integrating, and completing geological projects within the area of assigned responsibility. The Geologist P3 is an experienced Project Manager and is responsible for working with a project team to manage risk, meet project profitability goals, and manage both the internal team performance and client expectations. The Geologist P3 will manage and direct others on project assignments.

  • Plans multiple projects simultaneously, including being the senior technical lead on a project, supervising geological professionals, staff-level geologists, technicians, and CAD professionals
  • Responsible for estimating personnel needs, assigning work, meeting completion dates, interpreting and ensuring consistent application of firm standards
  • Coordinates the day to day operations of technical staff assigned to projects by assigning, monitoring and reviewing progress and accuracy of work, directing efforts and providing technical guidance.
  • Oversees development of project document deliverable outlines and layouts, technical writing of reports, data interpretation, and development of graphical presentations in a logical and professional manner.
  • Consults with clients to prepare plans, reports, and assessments
  • Exercises judgment in the independent evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures and criteria
  • Responsible for project budget and hours and utilizes time effectively to complete tasks within assigned timeframe(s)
  • Acts as a client manager to understand customer needs and distributes work assignments and proposals to appropriate teams
  • Communicates to leadership when potential issues are foreseen or potential issues arise that may inhibit performing tasks within the allotted schedule and budget
  • Oversees project setup and authorization paperwork to include project authorizations, contracts, subcontracts, purchase order requests, and project schedules
  • Oversees project financial management duties to include project projections, project invoicing, subcontractor invoice approvals, progress reporting, and project/subcontractor contract compliance.
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Exercise safe work practices by following all Company safety rules and OSHA regulations, including attendance at all required safety training programs.
  • Participate in the company's continuous improvement programs and provide support to team efforts.
  • Keep up-to-date and current on industry trends by completing formal training, reviewing professional publications, and attending a professional workshop.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

As a key member of our Montrose team, you can expect:
  • Competitive compensation package: An annual salary ranging from$80,000 - $120,000 commensurate with accomplishments, performance, credentials, and geography.
  • Competitive medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage
  • 401k with a competitive 4% employer match
  • Progressive vacation policies, company holidays, and paid parental leave benefits to ensure work/life balance.
  • Mentorship and professional development resources to advance your career.
  • An entrepreneurial environment where you can learn, thrive, and collaborate with talented colleagues.
  • Opportunities to engage and contribute to our Diversity, Fairness and Inclusion and Women Empowering Leadership employee resource groups.
  • A financial assistance program that supports peers in need.
  • Access to attractive student loan rates to optimize your student loan payoff plans.

To perform this job successfully, individuals must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements below represent the required knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Geology from an accredited four-year college or university; Advanced degree preferred.
  • 8+ years of related experience
  • Preference is given to candidates who have worked directly with oil & gas
  • Advanced knowledge of geological principles
  • Knowledge of computer-aided software (Microsoft Suite, Google Suite, AutoCAD, ArcGIS, etc.)
  • Ability to complete and maintain HAZWOPER certification with the 40-hour HAZWOPER environmental health and safety class and annual 8-hour refresher class
  • Proven leadership skills; identifies problems and actively devises appropriate solutions
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Outgoing / team player with strong problem-solving skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities.
  • Strong organizational and management skills
  • Ability to work well with and mentor others, to set expectations and to provide input and feedback in a helpful way that fosters accountability.
  • Ability to actively delegate and communicate in a group-oriented setting and establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and leaders.
Working Conditions

Physical Demands - While performing the in-office responsibilities of the job, the employee may be required to spend long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers and is regularly required to sit, talk, and hear. Frequently, it is required to use hands and fingers to handle or feel. There may be occasional lifting (overhead, waist level) from the floor of supplies and materials weighing no more than 30 pounds. The work may involve some bending, standing, or walking.

Work Environment - Potential on-site visits can be expected, with a majority of work done in an office setting. Primarily normal office working conditions in a well-lit, climate-controlled environment with minimal safety/health hazard potential. The noise level is usually quiet; however, the individual can occasionally be exposed to loud noise situations. The environment will vary with out-of-office site visits.

Travel - The position may involve travel as needed. Extended periods of travel are not typically required to fulfill job duties.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees so classified. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact 949-988-3500 or for assistance.


Our rapidly growing company values individual leadership, initiative, and impactful decision-making. We provide you with support from talented and knowledgeable colleagues and service providers.

Want to know more about how we can help you advance your career? Visit us at!

Montrose is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Montrose is committed to recruiting and hiring qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status. Montrose is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its employment for individuals with disabilities.


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