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Environmental Geologist/Scientist

Environmental Advisors and Engineers, Inc. (EAE) is seeking a full time Geologist or Environmental Scientist with two to six years of experience for petroleum storage tank environmental insurance claims management support. The project area served by this position is Southwestern Missouri, primarily in or near Springfield, Missouri. This position offers an excellent flexible opportunity for an independent, self-motivated candidate who has a background in environmental consulting and is interested in a mix of office and fieldwork from their home office base.

The environmental staff member will work closely with environmental consultants, drilling contractors, and State of Missouri environmental regulatory personnel in support of the Petroleum Storage Tank Insurance Fund (PSTIF) environmental oversight contract. The position involves review of consultant's Work Plans, Environmental Reports, cost estimates, and invoices. The field work consists of observation and documentation of environmental investigation activities conducted by consultants and drilling contractors.

Experience in environmental consulting, performing, and reviewing Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) and in-depth knowledge of associated Underground Storage Tank (UST) regulations and guidance documents are required.

EAE is a small, woman-owned, disadvantaged business enterprise (WBE/DBE) headquartered in the Kansas City metro area that was founded by two principals in 1998. Since our beginning, EAE has emphasized an employee-first environment with home offices, flexible work schedules, and competitive benefits. Our multidisciplinary team includes environmental geologist and scientists professional licensed engineers, professional licensed architects, construction specialists, engineering data management and administrative support personnel. The diversity of services we offer, our expertise, and the high quality that has become the trademark of our firm are the reason our clients come back to us again and again. We take great pride in improving quality of life in the communities where we live and serve.

If you are an initiative-taker who enjoys working from home on environmental projects, having the opportunity to work both in office and field settings, and interacting with a group of dedicated and enthusiastic co-workers with a passion for excellence and the environment, this may be the job for you. We want your talent to help us make a difference in our community.


Required Qualifications

  • Home office within 30 miles of Springfield, Missouri

  • Geology or Environmental Science Degree

  • Initial 40-hour Hazwoper OSHA Health and Safety training and current on refresher

  • Minimum of 2 years of environmental consulting experience related to UST systems and investigations

  • Strong documentation/record keeping and report writing capabilities

  • Ability to work independently in a deadline-driven environment

  • Excellent leadership skills

  • Critical thinking skills

  • Good organizational and communication skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Software

  • Strong keyboarding skills

  • Proficiency in smart phone and computer internet applications

  • Must have valid driver's license

Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of UST systems, UST removals, regulatory compliance, and Missouri Risk Based Corrective Action regulations and procedures

  • Background in petroleum cleanup / insurance helpful

Workplace Environment, Travel Requirements, and Work Schedule

  • Mix of office and fieldwork tasks with some flexibility in office work scheduling.

  • Minimum of 170 hours per month and workload per week may be more or less than 40 hours based on project workload timing. Straight time overtime pay for hours over 40 per week.

  • Permanent home office to support family/life balance with travel expenses reimbursed; this has always been our staffing model and is not tied to COVID issues.

  • Must be able to work occasional extended work hours and/or one night overnight stays during field work periods.

  • Moderate local and regional travel with some emergency response requirements (approximately once a year).

  • Must have ability to adapt to consultant fieldwork schedules for oversight responsibilities.

  • Must have a home office area with sufficient space for office equipment and files; EAE will supply required office equipment, laptop, software, and supplies.

  • Project training team yearly meeting for two days in Lake of the Ozarks area in early to mid-November each year.


  • Pay for all approved hours worked (Not salary based)

  • Employer-provided home office equipment and software licenses required for the work

  • Competitive accrued Paid Time Off (PTO)

  • SIMPLE retirement plan after one year for eligible employees with employer dollar-for dollar match of the employee's salary reduction contributions up to 3% of employee's annual compensation up to the SIMPLE annual cap.

  • Cell phone, internet, and health club membership monthly reimbursement allowances for staff members working 10 or more hours during the month

  • Aflac supplemental insurance options

  • Bonus opportunitiesClient referral and employee referral incentive programs

  • Nine paid holidays plus Employee's Birthday

  • Health, dental, and vision coverage availability.

  • Optional Health Savings Account (HSA) plan

  • Life insurance availability



  • This position is immediately available. Depending on applicant availability, a start date can be adapted to a mutually beneficial schedule.


EAE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please forward your resume and letter of interest to Jill Biesma at:

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