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Geologist / Engineer / Environmental Scientist, Austin, TX 22-29-AUS13

INTERA Incorporated is in need of a self-motivated Geologist / Engineer / Environmental Scientist for our Austin, TX, office. We’re looking for a team player and someone with an enthusiasm for learning and problem-solving. In addition to your work in Texas, you would also support site characterizations at other INTERA sites in New Mexico and potentially collaborate with our other offices. This is a great opportunity for someone wanting to be mentored by a talented technical team while having a diversity of assignments both in the field and in the office.

Our company’s purpose is Innovation and stewardship for a sustainable tomorrow. Help us make a difference today.


  • Completing routine monitoring events such as downloading pressure gauge readings and measuring water levels
  • Collecting environmental samples and/or using field instruments to monitor environmental conditions (groundwater, stormwater, surface water, soil vapor, landfill gas, soil/sediment, and air)
  • Supporting and participating in environmental site characterization investigations including soil gas investigations, monitoring well drilling and installation, soil and groundwater sampling, and hydraulic testing events
  • Developing and updating site maps in ArcGIS
  • Documenting, managing, and analyzing environmental data to develop graphical summaries and reports using Excel, PowerPoint, and Word or equivalent software
  • Assisting with permit application preparation
  • Ensuring compliance with health and safety requirements for fieldwork
  • Overseeing work performed by subcontractors to ensure work is completed in accordance with work plans, design drawings, specifications, and/or client expectations
  • Interfacing with clients

Required Education and Skills

  • An associate degree or a bachelor’s degree in environmental science, geosciences, engineering or a related field
  • 2+ years of applied relevant experience
  • Foundational knowledge of geology and/or engineering
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to ensure that routine tasks are completed on schedule
  • Capable of providing thorough and accurate records of field activities using forms and daily logs
  • Experience with data evaluation and technical report preparation
  • Clear communication skills with technical and non-technical topics through writing, presentations, and verbal methods to a variety of audiences
  • The ability to work both independently and in project teams  
  • Willing and able to safely drive and/or travel to project sites
  • Mechanical aptitude and experience maintaining and troubleshooting mechanical systems (pumps, motors, field instruments, etc.)

Desired Education and Skills

  • Prior work experience with an environmental or engineering firm
  • Experience with Phase I ESAs, environmental drilling techniques, and environmental sample collection
  • Basic understanding of level survey methods (rod & level, laser level, total station)
  • OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER training


Founded in 1974, INTERA has grown into an international geosciences and engineering consulting firm that helps clients make informed business decisions, mitigate risk, and drive optimal outcomes in a multitude of industries. Building and sustaining a strong company culture is at the heart of INTERA’s practice of good stewardship. We strive to foster an environment where people love the work that they do and the place that they work because we believe that our employees are our most valuable asset. As an employee-owned company, we are committed to investing in our people’s needs for security, health, and well-being with:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance that includes a free health plan option for employee-only coverage
  • Paid parental leave – up to 12 weeks for birthing and non-birthing parents
  • Group term life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, short-term and long-term coverage – paid 100% by the company
  • Paid holiday, vacation, and sick time
  • Opportunities for stock ownership
  • Performance-based bonuses and award programs for technical paper publication and employee referrals
  • Career coaching instead of performance evaluations
  • Tuition reimbursement, financial assistance for professional licensure and registration, and one paid membership to a professional society
  • Pet insurance, and more

These are some of the reasons why many of our employees have spent 10 to 25 years at INTERA. We love what we do, and it shows. 

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INTERA Incorporated is an Equal Opportunity Employer for Minorities/Females/Veterans/People with Disabilities

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