Geoscientist I

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April 2024

Geoscientist I

Join us as a Geoscientist I, specializing in environmental due diligence to include Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, environmental clearances for Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) projects, and local agency projects under various on-call contracts. In addition to environmental due diligence, you’ll leverage your expertise to mentor junior team members and execute comprehensive data collection as part of site characterization, monitoring, and remediation projects. This role combines fieldwork, project management, data interpretation, and report preparation. We are seeking a Geoscientist I based in our Denver, Colorado office. This position is hybrid, based on needs and project demands.

ERO Resources Corporation (ERO) is a woman-owned small business with offices in Colorado and Idaho. Our diverse team of scientists, planners, and subject matter experts have been working together to craft innovative solutions within regulatory framework while balancing change in our region with natural and cultural resources protection for more than 40 years. We’re always looking for dynamic and engaged people to join our team! Bring your expertise, your ingenuity, and your vision. Let’s see the impact we can create, together.

Position Overview

The Geoscientist I position is responsible for project and field crew management and are knowledgeable in all aspects of data collection, analysis, and interpretation of scientific information and environmental regulations. The Geoscientist I oversees both simple and complex projects from inception to completion; prepares environmental documents, including site assessments, characterization reports, monitoring reports, and sections of National Environmental Protection Act documents; and is responsible for agency coordination. This is a leadership role including business development and marketing as well as project management and mentoring duties.

Minimum Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in earth or environmental sciences.
  • 10 years of experience conducting environmental investigations, remediation, due diligence, or similar applicable experience.
Core Competencies
  • Effectively communicate and delegate tasks for complex projects.
  • Prepare reports and scopes of work for complex projects.
  • Meet deadlines and hours per task targets, communicate early any potential failure to meet these targets with clients or principals.
  • Have a clear understanding of regulations that can be communicated to agencies and clients.
Business Development (5% to 10% of time)
  • Actively pursue new clients and projects.
  • Prepare and review technical and cost proposals (nonbillable).
  • Undertake professional agency correspondence and coordination.
Project Management Duties (85% to 95% of time)
  • Complete professional agency correspondence and coordination, determining specifications and guidelines.
  • Manage client communication and coordination efficiently and effectively on regulations, project requirements, schedules, and deliverables.
  • Establish fieldwork and reporting schedules and provide project updates to staff and clients.
  • Initiate, conduct, and manage project tasks, and conclude projects, including file and literature reviews, field surveys, and reporting.
  • Manage budgets and deadlines for simple to complex projects.
  • Maintain and ensure scientific and regulatory integrity.
  • Provide project updates, as necessary, to the geoscience principal(s).
  • Verify compliance with the Safety Plan and complete Safety Checklists.
  • Ensure daily that all field forms completed by assigned crew are filled out accurately and completely and data are saved in appropriate locations.
  • Complete resource documentation on applicable forms.
  • Self-check work for accuracy, clarity, and editorial errors.
Leadership Responsibilities

The Geoscientist I is expected to take on a leadership role. This includes:

  • Ensure the assigned field crew stays on task, perform quality control of the data, and perform safety management.
  • Be proactive, take initiative, and share responsibility to maintain equipment, keep office and geoscience field equipment organized, complete tasks, and assist with Quality Assurance/Quality Control.
  • Set an example through professional, hard, and focused work.
  • Mentor junior staff in technical expertise, regulations, reports, and client communications.
Skills and Abilities
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite products and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Effective communication skills – written and verbal.
  • Project management – organization, managing multiple priorities, oversight of project staff and deliverables.
  • Intimate working knowledge and experience to complete all aspects of an ASTM E1527 Phase I ESA.
  • Design, conduct, evaluate, and prepare site characterization and assessment reports.
  • Provide regulatory interface for clients.
  • Critically evaluate and provide peer review of ESA reports prepared internally and provided by third parties.
  • Ability to collaborate with field teams and cross-functional teams throughout the company and with clients and regulatory agencies.
  • Interpret and understand applicable environmental regulations.
  • Ability to use creative thinking to adjust to unforeseen circumstances.
Physical Requirements

Applicants must be physically capable and possess the skills necessary to perform all aspects of fieldwork including strenuous hiking, collecting field data, performing in-field data analysis, and taking photographs. Must be able to lift 30 to 50 pounds. Work may also include periods of sedentary work including sitting and standing and use of a computer.

Compensation and Benefits

ERO offers a very competitive compensation package that includes:

  • Salary position with a pay range of $77,000 to $90,000 annually, commensurate with experience.
  • 10 hours/month paid vacation accrual (separate sick leave bank).
  • 11 paid holidays that include office closure between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
  • ERO pays on average 80 percent of health, dental, vision, and other insurance packages.
  • 401(k) and financial planning assistance.
  • Generous cell phone, field/office equipment stipend.
  • Annual profit sharing and retirement plan contributions.
  • Educational opportunities including external workshops, classes, and mentorship with ERO principals.
  • Opportunities for advancement, including opportunities for associate and board-level ownership for the right candidate.

Qualified applicants should send an email with a PDF cover letter, resume, and writing sample to with Geoscientist I in the subject line.

ERO participates in e-verify and pre-employment background screening services. For more information about ERO, visit our website at

It is the continuous practice of ERO to encourage inclusion and provide equal opportunities in employment to all employees and applicants. No person shall be discriminated against in any condition of employment because of age 40 and over, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or any other applicable status protected by state or local law. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions are based on job-related factors.