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Job Title: Field Geologist-Niceville, FL

Reports to: Environmental Remediation Sr. Site Manager

FLSA Status: Exempt

Bhate Environmental Associates has an opportunity available for a full-time Staff Geologist in our Niceville, FL office. Our Niceville office is very accessible and provides a casual small office environment within an employee-oriented company.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform field related activities including logging soils, air monitoring during investigation and remediation activities, installation of groundwater monitoring wells, collection of soil and groundwater samples for laboratory analysis, and collection of soil for physical testing. PFAS sampling experience is desirable.
  • Evaluate and compile soil, groundwater, and air analytical data, and develop soil and groundwater sampling plans.
  • Compile and present proposal and report writing for environmental based findings.
  • Manage schedules and subcontractors for field investigation activities and assisting with site remediation planning and implementation.
  • Oversee laboratory analysis that is appropriate to the proper identification and evaluation of field samples such as, water, soil, and bedrock.
  • Perform or oversee on-site field monitoring to document compliance with various federal, state, and local permit requirements during project construction.
  • Travel and field work may be required on various projects in the US and internationally, with travel up to 25% of the time with field mobilizations averaging two weeks.

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Geology or related field.
  • Professional Geologist License
  • Minimum of 5 years with environmental characterization or remediation work.
  • Team leadership and management skills with attention to; quality, time management, efficiency, and mentoring.
  • Advanced technical writing skills.
  • Ability to log soil using the Unified Soil Classification System.
  • A general understanding of hydrogeology.
  • Familiarity with groundwater and soil sampling techniques.
  • Experience working with the Federal Government, e.g., DoD, EPA, or USACE
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, including technical writing and Microsoft office software.
  • Creative problem-solving skills.
  • Working knowledge of environmental sampling, boring logging, O&M of remediation systems, groundwater monitoring wells placement and installation, and other environmental activities.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects or issues simultaneously.


Candidates should have geologic or environmental background, with proven experience solving problems, working alone or with a team, time management of self and others, and positive and collaborative work performance. The candidate will be required to travel with field mobilizations averaging two to three weeks and be physically capable of performing environmental sampling or other activities. The Staff Geologist will have proven site assessment experience working knowledge of Federal Government environmental project requirements.

Additional Preferred Qualification:

  • Capable of performing physical field work.
  • Must be capable of accessing Department of Defense properties based upon a background check.
  • Must have or be able to obtain OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER training, CPR and Adult First Aid.
  • Ideally candidate is in Niceville area

Job Type: Full-time

Competitive compensation and benefits are available and will be determined based on related experience and knowledge.

Bhate is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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