Senior Environmental Specialist in Kent, WA at Parsons

Date Posted: 1/14/2020

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    Kent, WA
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Job Description

Ready to put your geological knowledge to work on marquee environmental projects that will change the fabric of our community? Would you enjoy being involved on a wide variety of general geological and field tasks tasks on complex projects? Parsons is now hiring a Senior Geologist for our rapidly expanding environmental project.   

T4 Program Summary: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded the Technical Support Services Contract 4 (T4) to Parsons in August 2012. Parsons is the prime contractor. This $1.3 billion+ contract has a 4-year base period with two 3-year options. The statement of work includes a variety of activities that support the FAA’s Capital Investment Plan (CIP) modernization efforts: Site selection and engineering, construction, environmental and fire/life safety, equipment installation and testing, CAD, and other technical services as required. Work is performed across the nation in each of the FAA’s nine regions as well as the Aeronautical Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and the Technical Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey and in several U.S. territories. An average staff of 400-500 with a peak staff over 650 supports this contract, in addition to those subcontractors who perform construction work.

Parsons extensive experience in this field combined with your geological experience and engineering techniques will propel your career forward. We need our Geologists at this level to apply experience and increasing proficiency in the use of geological theories, practices, and company policies. The selected candidate will have performed remedial investigations on large petroleum contaminated properties, former MGP sites, and Superfund sites.  In addition to working in the field, you may also assist in preparing proposals and cost estimates and soliciting bids from subcontractors/suppliers.   In this role you will independently per form field work and gather data pertinent to the assigned projects; performing soil, surface water, groundwater, and sediment sampling programs; conducting geological, hydrogeologic, and hydrochemistry analyses; overseeing subcontractors in the field; and authoring geologic reports on finished field work.     


  • Performs independent field work and gathers all types of field data pertinent to the assigned project. Performs geological, hydrogeologic, and hydrochemistry analyses. Develops materials and completes reports on finished field work. Prepares geologic reports with some technical oversight. Prepares and delivers technical papers. Assists in preparation of proposals and cost estimates and in soliciting bids from subcontractors/suppliers.
  • May supervise one or more lowerlevel Geologists or Technicians, including reviewing geologic analyses, assessments, interpretations, and other types of reports.
  • May serve in an advisory capacity to senior management on specific geology related matters.
  • May manage site investigation projects of varying size. Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.


  • Bachelor's degree in Geology or related field
  • 5+ years of related work experience
  • Certification as a professional Geologist is preferred
  • Proficiency in various computer software applications typically used geological analyses
  • Familiarity with related environmental rules and regulations is preferred
  • Requires a demonstrated proficiency in both written and oral communication skills
  • Thorough understanding of all environmental rules and regulations
  • Must be able to meet customer security requirements.  A background check by Federal Authorities will be performed.


Ready for action? We’re looking for the kind of people who see this opportunity and don’t hesitate to act. Parsons is a leader in the world of Technical Services and Engineering. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who have proven experience tackling some of the greatest challenges. Take your next step and apply today.