Project Geologist

Science Okemos, Michigan


Description

At Weston Solutions, Inc. you will do meaningful work and make valuable contributions.

Employee-ownership at Weston is a path to professional growth and access to diverse opportunities in a highly connected community that works together across key service areas to make a difference in the environment. Weston continues to evolve and adapt to our changing world as a premier provider of environmental and infrastructure services for over sixty years. In both the public and private sectors our teams help identify, solve, mitigate, and manage critical environmental issues to help clients achieve a more sustainable future.

The Project Geologist is responsible for the planning and execution of the technical aspects of a project within established schedule and budget constraints.  Supervision will be provided by a combination of Project Manager, Section Manager, or Technical Manager as appropriate for any individual project.  Also included is the responsibility for participating in training staff in both technical topics and project management topics.  Under the operational supervision of a Unit/Section Manager, the position of the Project Geologist is a preparatory step into the position of Senior Geologist. 

Locations: Okemos, MI

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Bachelor's Degree plus five (5) years of experience or equivalent
  • Experience must include one (1) year in planning field activities and assisting in scoping projects.  Demonstrate technical competence and willingness to instruct junior staff in areas of specialization.
  • Demonstrate ability to plan, organize, manage, and lead on entire projects.
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively by speech and writing to individuals and large group of peers, staff, supervisors, vendors, and clients.
  • Demonstrate dedication to fostering ethical conduct and professionalism.
  • Demonstrate ability to work well as a team member and leader.
  • Demonstrate ability to make timely and effective decisions.
  • Demonstrate ability to interact with clients to solve problems and provide value-added service.
  • Demonstrate ability to work and complete assignments with minimal supervision.

Responsibilities: 

  • Establish a project leadership style that promotes efficient, high-quality and timely execution of all assigned tasks.
  • Provide supervision and guidance to assigned junior staff regarding performance of specific project tasks.
  • Participates in training programs for junior staff involving technical topics and project execution/management topics.
  • Provide input to Unit Managers or Section Managers for staff promotions, transfers, and performance appraisals.
  • Maintain good working relationships with personnel in other departments and offices to foster internal corporate communications.
  • Interview and make informed recommendations on new hires.
  • Monitor staff performance on specific project tasks.
  • Communicate all project related performance issues to the appropriate manager.
  • Maintain personal schedule to fulfill utilization goals as directed by Unit/Section Manager.
  • Be aware of budget and schedule on assigned projects and work with Project Manager to complete project within budget and on schedule.
  • Prepare reports and proposals as requested by the Unit Manager, Section Manager or Project Manager.
  • Ensure compliance with technical project specifications and standard operating procedures defined in the project work scope.
  • Coordinate project staffing needs with Unit Manager.
  • Compile specifications and procure subcontractors in coordination with the Project Manager.
  • Interpret data, draft segments of technical reports, and assist developing recommendations for clients.
  • Monitor financial project performance, including the performance of subcontractors, when assigned the responsibility of task or project leader.
  • Maintain sensitivity toward client.
  • Organize and execute projects according to proposed scope of work.
  • Participate in project discussions with client, regulators, other departments and offices.
  • Manage time effectively to complete projects and reports; work closely with Unit/Section Managers to identify and overcome obstacles to completing projects.
  • Author reports which will include data interpretations and conclusions.  Participate in developing report recommendations.
  • Provide Technical Leadership
  • Execution of all assigned project tasks in accordance with correct procedure and the project work plan.
  • Provide input to the appropriate supervisor when potential improvements in project technical quality are identified.
  • Clearly document activities involved in assigned tasks in accordance with established project plans and department/division, QA/QC plan.
  • Actively continue professional technical education and society membership.
  • Solve technical problems on projects with appropriate assistance from senior staff.
  • Select peer reviewers for informal project reviews.
  • Participate in the development of standard operating procedures and internal training programs.
  • Identify new technologies and techniques and evaluate their applicability and potential benefits for the company.
  • Solve technical problems on projects with assistance from senior staff.
  • Participate in peer reviews of work scopes, project implementation plans, schedules, budgets, technical calculations and interpretations, and deliverables, as requested.
  • Cooperate with the implementation of all project QA/QC audits and reviews, and assist in implementing corrective actions as appropriate.

We fully invest in our people: Weston provides a generous, comprehensive benefits package program that offers employees high value options with solid financial protection, meeting the personal needs of its people and their families.

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K with base and matching employer stock contributions.
  • Paid time off to include holiday and parental leave.
  • Life and disability plans.
  • Critical illness and accident plans.
  • Work/Life flexibility.
  • Professional development opportunities.