Staff Geologist/Scientist

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PBS Engineering and Environmental Inc. (PBS) is a regionally distinguished and growing engineering and environmental consulting firm in Oregon and Washington. Founded in 1982, our 200-plus person firm has a history of successfully serving major clients throughout the Pacific Northwest. 

As a leader in providing consulting engineering services in the Northwest, we are currently seeking a qualified individual for the following open position in our Portland, Oregon office: 


PBS Engineering and Environmental Inc. (PBS) has an opening for a full time staff-level geologist/scientist to join the Environmental Services team in our Portland office. Duties will include field and reporting tasks for environmental site assessments, construction oversight, UST assessment and decommissioning, cleanup projects, and other related activities. Our ideal candidate has recent experience working with Oregon/Washington environmental regulations, can help deliver high-quality, detail-oriented work products, enjoys working outdoors, and wants to be part of a successful and growing environmental practice.

Position requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in geosciences, environmental science or an applicable science-related field
  • 3 to 6 years of environmental site assessment (Phase I / II and UST) experience
  • Good critical thinking, data evaluation, and organizational skills
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills
  • 40-hour HAZWOPER and current 8-hour refresher mandatory
  • Experience working with Oregon and Washington environmental regulations
  • Able to work as part of a team with diverse backgrounds and skills
  • Current UST licenses (Oregon/Washington) are highly desirable

The successful candidate will be results-oriented, flexible, and creative and will benefit from working closely with a company-wide network of professional hydrogeologists, geologists, scientist, and engineers. The requirements above are the minimum for the position. Candidates without the noted requirements will not be considered and are requested not to apply.

PBS has offices across the Northwest. We are committed to fostering a work environment that is conducive to the personal and professional growth of each employee. This is accomplished through a company philosophy that combines teamwork, open communication, and diverse projects. Many of our projects involve several consultants and contractors, requiring a collaborative team effort. We pride ourselves on our project management approach and experience.

PBS offers employment opportunities to experienced professionals who are excited by the challenges of meeting and exceeding our clients’ expectations. We offer an excellent benefit package including vacation and holiday pay, medical/vision/dental/disability and life insurance, and 401(k).

PBS offers mileage-based reimbursement for the use of personal vehicles. For positions requiring transportation, use of a personal vehicle may be required.

PBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

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Location: Environmental - Natural Resources in Portland, OR
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