Entry Level Geologist - Portland

at Amec Foster Wheeler
Location Portland, United States
Date Posted October 27, 2016
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 0


Overview / Responsibilities

Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure is currently seeking an Entry Level Geologist to join our team in Portland, OR.


Key Responsibilities

  • Performs field sampling observations and data collection assignments. These assignments will be performed under the direct supervision or guidance of more experienced field personnel
  • Performs standard or routine calculations. May input data into and / or run standard or, in some cases, advanced computer programs under supervision
  • Compiles information from reports and published documents. May, under limited supervision, evaluate or analyze the compiled information following standard methods or specific instructions
  • Recognizes and identifies discrepancies in results obtained in such assignments and follows up through a series of related steps or procedures, as directed by more senior personnel. Refers unresolved situations and / or activities to the project manager
  • Under direct supervision of the project manager or senior staff, represents Amec Foster Wheeler, and interacts in a professional manner with client and subcontractor representatives while on field assignments
  • Responsible for ensuring the Firm’s administrative and financial policies and procedures as well as the methods and procedures specific to his / her specific discipline are followed
  • Understands and applies safety requirements in the field
  • May be responsible for coordinating with subcontractors (such as analytical laboratories and drillers) while performing office assignments
  • May be responsible for reviewing client documents or assessing existing site conditions on routine projects or under routine circumstances. All findings of such work will be reviewed and approved by the project manager or other senior personnel
  • May be responsible for preparing complete drafts of simple, non-complex technical reports; alternately, may prepare drafts of portions of technical reports, manuals and field reports. All drafts must be reviewed in detail and approved by the project manager or senior personnel
  • If requested to participate in proposal preparation (work scope, task-level budgeting, cost estimates), may perform calculations, gather or review information, or prepare standard sections of proposals. All assignments related to the proposal preparation will be reviewed in detail and approved by the project manager or senior personnel
  • May attend client meetings with project manager and other project personnel
  • May assist in the preparation of technical papers for publication or presentation
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills / Qualifications

  • 0 – 2 years of prior related work experience; experience in fieldwork is desirable
  • Bachelor’s Degree in geology field required; Master’s Degree a plus
  • Experience with desktop and industry-specific software (e.g., MSOffice, AutoCAD and MSProject) desired
  • Hands on knowledge of the use of field equipment desirable
  • Must have sound written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to establish effective internal and external working relationships
  • Ability to communicate clearly with on-site contractors, supervisor and project manager regarding work assignments required
  • Valid driver’s license and insurable driving record
  • Must pass 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training and annual refresher course, if required
  • Field tools and equipment
  • Pickup truck and / or other motor vehicle(s); some locations require individual to have their own vehicle
  • Office equipment such as photocopy machine and fax machine
  • Personal computer and desk top software (e.g., MSOffice)

Work Environment

  • May require work at remote sites around construction equipment, drilling rigs, explosives and environmental contamination
  • Overtime and overnight stays required
  • Some fieldwork may require working with hazardous materials and in hazardous conditions
  • May be subject to periods of extreme heat and cold and other environmental conditions such as wind, rain and humidity
  • Will be required to follow all applicable health and safety procedures associated with work environment


  • May travel frequently to project sites depending on particular assignment, including sites remote from the office, as part of on-site team

Physical Demands

  • Ability to stoop, kneel, climb and lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to drive large pick-up truck; ability to drive a trailer helpful
  • Ability to use hands to operate field equipment
  • Close, distance and peripheral vision; normal auditory function
  • Must complete employment physical demonstrating ability to meet job requirements, including the ability to wear a respirator, as required
  • Completion of annual or bi-annual employment physical, as required

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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