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Entry-Level Engineer / Geologist / Environmental Scientist, Austin, TX 24-28-AUS03

INTERA Incorporated is looking for an entry-level Engineer/Geologist/Environmental Scientist to join us in our Austin, TX, office. Our ideal candidate is a self-motivated team player with an enthusiasm for learning and a desire to perform both office and fieldwork. This role is a great opportunity for an early-career individual to support environmental projects, mainly in Texas, while INTERA helps foster your personal and professional growth.

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



  • Traveling up to 50% of the time for field-related activities that can last up to two consecutive weeks
  • Developing and implementing workplans for data collection
  • Overseeing drilling activities including logging soil borings
  • Performing groundwater monitoring events
  • Supporting and participating in site characterization investigations including soil gas investigations, monitoring well drilling and installation, soil and groundwater sampling, and hydraulic testing events
  • Collecting environmental samples and/or using field instruments to monitor environmental conditions (groundwater, stormwater, surface water, soil vapor, landfill gas, soil/sediment, and air)
  • Documenting, managing, and analyzing environmental data to develop graphical summaries and reports using Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Developing and updating site maps and drawings in ArcGIS
  • Development of and ensuring compliance with health and safety requirements for fieldwork
  • Overseeing work performed by subcontractors, to ensure work is completed following work plans, design drawings, specifications, and/or client expectations
  • Interfacing with clients in the field


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, geology, environmental science, or a related field
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to ensure routine tasks are completed on schedule
  • Capable of providing thorough and accurate records of field activities using forms and logs
  • Clear communication skills for technical and non-technical topics through writing, presentations, and verbal methods
  • Proficiency in working both independently and in project teams
  • Willing and able to safely drive and/or travel to project sites for up to two consecutive weeks


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with environmental site assessments, environmental permit application preparation, or environmental compliance
  • Experience with environmental drilling, monitoring well design and installation, soil and groundwater sampling, and remedial construction oversight
  • Mechanical aptitude and experience with maintaining and troubleshooting mechanical systems (field equipment and instruments, pumps, blowers, etc.)
  • Experience with data evaluation and technical report preparation
  • Experience with ArcGIS
  • OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER training


About INTERA & Our Benefits

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, LegalShield, IDShield, 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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