Sr. Geologist

Sr. Geologist

Career Area: Science

What We're Looking For:
Barge Design Solutions, Inc. is looking for qualified candidates for a Senior Geologist position in our Nashville, Chattanooga, Knoxville, or Atlanta Offices. The successful candidate will be a seller-doer for an environmental assessment/remediation group managing, planning, and implementing field investigations, data management and analyses, compliance tasks, and report writing. This position will focus on technical leadership and the development of strong client relationships and strategic growth opportunities for this discipline.

This position requires a dynamic individual who is flexible, learns quickly, can work independently, and can lead project teams. This position will include significant field work and report preparation. The position interacts throughout the company with internal business and project managers and externally with clients.


  • Working knowledge of Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, and/or Florida environmental regulations.
  • Strong writing and presentation skills.
  • Strong knowledge of various industry practices and markets. Technical credibility resulting in strong rapport with clients.
  • Strong client relationship skills. Lead preparation of project scopes of work, proposals and presentations.
  • Effectively communicate highly specialized information to numerous audiences, including clients, senior leadership and critical business/external stakeholders.
  • Ability to make strong business decisions guided by broadly defined strategies that positively impact the defined geographic market.
  • Understanding and experience with strategies to promote and grow regional business unit.
  • Follow and mentor staff in safe work practices and adhering to company policies.
  • Development and management of budgets, schedules, and quality control processes.
  • Experienced in interaction with Municipal/State/Federal regulators in the Southeast

Specific skills/activities will include:
  • Assessment and remediation of Brownfield projects
  • Experience with hydrogeological assessments for Landfill Permitting
  • Groundwater transport and contaminant modeling
  • Significant field experience in the southeast managing field work including:
  • Ground-water well installation and monitoring
  • Soil logging
  • Core logging
  • Soils analysis and Permeability testing
  • Surface-water flow/monitoring experience
  • Asbestos assessment/abatement experience

Education & Experience Qualifications:
  • BS in geology or engineering geology
  • Proven technical background in environmental assessment and remediation for projects in the Southeast.
  • Current OSHA 40 Hour Training and Annual Refresher
  • Professional Registered Geologist preferably in Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, or Florida
  • Project management experience
  • Experience conducting environmental assessments and remedial actions
  • Number of years of relevant employment: minimum of six years, preferably 10 or more years of experience
  • Exceptional organizational, technical, leadership, written and oral communication, as well as creative problem solving.

Why join us?

Barge Design Solutions, Inc., is an engineering and architecture firm with diverse in-house multidisciplinary practice areas. The employee-owned company is more than 550+ people strong and serves clients nationwide from multiple U.S. locations. Barge is ranked on Engineering News-Record (ENR)'s Top 500 Design Firms and Architectural Record's Top 300 Architecture Firms and is a certified Great Place To Work®.

Our primary purpose for being in business is ultimately to create a better life by unleashing the potential of our people, clients and communities. This purpose is supported by our company's core values because at the end of the day, Barge CARES:

  • Collaborate - Help and expect help. Teamwork is essential in what we do.
  • Authentic - Honesty, integrity and trust are at the heart of everything we do. We are who we say we are.
  • Responsible - We are accountable for our work, our attitude, and our actions. We make Barge better.
  • Excellence - We go all in and expect more of ourselves than others expect of us.
  • Service - We are humble. We use our gifts in service of others.

We believe that if we are living out our purpose for being in business and integrating our values into everything we do, we will ultimately achieve our vision to be the firm best known for being selected when it matters most.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or on the basis of disability. Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled