Field Geologist

Location: 

Canonsburg, PA, US, 15317

Join an entrepreneurial team of dedicated engineering and technical services consultants that work to improve and strengthen America’s critical infrastructures. At Lake Superior Consulting (LSC), a Shawcor company, we are committed to safeguarding the well-being of people and the environment without compromise in a fast-paced, high energy environment.  LSC supports client projects ranging from Front-End Engineering through Commissioning, allowing our teams to gain a breadth of in-depth experience while making a positive impact in several industries.  With our primary focus being the Energy industry, we also support other industries including Power & Utilities, Water & Wastewater, Mining, Commercial and Municipalities.  Our employees are driven by diverse and challenging projects while being able to make meaningful contributions to essential industries.

LAKE SUPERIOR CONSULTING is currently growing at a fast pace and as part of that growth, we are seeking to fill a position as a Field Geologist at our office location in Duluth, MN; Minneapolis, MN; Pittsburgh, PA; Omaha, NE; Nashville, TN; or Houston, TX.

The Field Geologist position is focused on supporting project engineers with the investigation, clarification and interpretation of geological data, while also supporting other field-based projects on a regular basis.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Support projects requiring Geologic/Environmental interpretation through informational research and field study
  • Work safely by adhering to LSC and client guidelines and procedures
  • Coordinate and lead field crews in a variety of scopes such as ILI tracking, CP surveys, Soil/Terrain and other surveys.
  • Assists in the collection and analysis of data from sampling, reports, maps, drawings, tests and aerial photographs to evaluate
  • Complete and maintain operator qualifications (OQs)
  • Supports the preparation of written documents (field notes and forms, portions of reports, bid documents, health & safety plans, etc.) in a clear and concise manner with moderate editing required
  • Prepare technical reports and presentations that explain their research and findings
  • Performs other office or field studies and duties that may be assigned by more senior level professional staff or the Office Manager
  • Assists in compiling the scope of work for both routine and more complex lab or field investigations to measure and sample physical and non-physical properties of soil from a geotechnical, geological, or environmental standpoint
  • Continually expand knowledge of oil and gas pipeline industry through project work, self-study, and approved formal training
  • Generate and gather equipment for kickoffs of projects
  • Document and report any incidents, near misses, and opportunities for improvement
  • Work in compliance with all technical procedures and guidelines

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Geology or Earth/Environmental Sciences
  • Potential of up to 80% field time/travel required
  • 2+ years related work experience desired
  • Skilled in MS Office and Google Earth
  • Able to perform other IM service line tasks
  • Cathodic Protection background a plus
  • Exceptional verbal and written skills
  • Oil & gas pipeline experience preferred
  • Experience with land survey, navigation, interpretation of engineering designs, mechanical repair, IT, and/or construction highly preferred
  • Capability to operate a company vehicle, ATV, and use general hand/power tools
  • Must have strong critical thinking, problem solving, and troubleshooting abilities
  • Commitment to working safely and producing high quality, ethical service
  • Good organizational skills and detail oriented
  • Highly motivated and thrives in a dynamic, team-based environment
  • Comfortable with Microsoft Office programs.

 

Physical Requirements and Demands:

  • Ability to work in a physically demanding outdoor environment, as required
  • Ability to traverse rugged terrain, excavations and work around pipe and equipment, as required
  • Must be able to travel to offsite locations for extended periods of time
  • Frequent periods of standing for long periods
  • Occasional lifting of up to 50 lb.
  • Exposure to weather including heat and cold climates
  • Ability to work long hours for extended periods when projects demand
  • Ability to sit at a desk and work with a computer for extended periods

Join an entrepreneurial team of dedicated engineering and technical services consultants that work to improve and strengthen our critical energy infrastructure. At Lake Superior Consulting (LSC), we are committed to safeguarding the well-being of people and the environment without compromise in a fast-paced, high energy environment.  LSC provides integrity management solutions and engineering services to meet the increasing needs of our US and Canadian client base.

LSC's focus is on the Energy industry we serve today while evolving our technologies and services to meet the clean energy initiatives of tomorrow. Our talented team of technical professionals serves the Liquids and Natural Gas, Mining, Water and Wastewater, Renewables, and Manufacturing industries. 

 WHY WORK FOR LAKE SUPERIOR CONSULTING?

Our Growth is Your Opportunity:

Our growth creates an environment for our current employees to gain new skills and take advantage of promotional opportunities. We have opportunities for all levels of people from recent graduates and professionals to technicians, empowering you to grow personally and professionally.  We value our employees’ contributions and award those who step up through promotional opportunities. Molding your own career path is a common theme amongst our team members.

Make an immediate impact:

New employees can expect to be given responsibility and are expected to bring new ideas to the table almost immediately. Your ideas and contributions will be listened to, welcomed and appreciated!

Work with industry leaders:

We are in the consulting business. Therefore, it is our knowledge that is “sold” to our clients and our employees truly are our most valuable asset.  That said, we hire passionate people who are focused on continuous learning and development. Our employees work alongside many subject matter experts and have the opportunity to learn and grow their own knowledge base by working with other high achievers.

Gain diverse well-rounded experiences:

Our engineering teams have the ability to work on diverse projects that are never the same. This means continuous learning and development of skills and increased knowledge base.

Entrepreneurial Culture:

We have a culture that supports playing to our peoples’ strengths and empowering them to make decisions. Our leadership values an entrepreneurial approach to achieving success, solving problems and supporting our clients.

Competitive Salary and Benefits including:

Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance

Flexible work options

401K/Profit Sharing (6% company match)

Company paid life, AD&D, and short/long term disability

Paid time off (PTO)

Paid holidays (twelve per year)

Tuition reimbursement

EEO Statement

Lake Superior Consulting, LLC (LSC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. LSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.


Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh