DLZ Corporation

  • Environmental Geologist / Scientist or Engineer

    Job Locations US-MI-Detroit
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  • About DLZ

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    DLZ Corporation is an award-winning, full-service organization, which has provided complete project management, surveying, construction administration, engineering and architectural design services for nearly 100 years. In 2016, DLZ was named Design Firm of the Year by Engineering News-Record Midwest.  In addition, DLZ is consistently ranked as one of ENR's Top 150 U.S. Design Firms, a Top 100 Pure Design Firm, Top 50 Program Management Firm, Top 100 Construction Management for Fee Firm; and a Top 50 Trenchless Design Technology Firm. DLZ has also been recognized by Roads & Bridges magazine as a Top "Go-To" Design Firm for road and highway, storm water, and mass transit design.


    Our mission is to build on our reputation for excellence by becoming the preferred architectural, engineering, and environmental firm. We focus on meeting and exceeding our clients’ expectations and are known for our competence, integrity, and contributions to the people and communities we service and in which we live.

    Job Description

    DLZ Corporation currently has an Environmental Geologist / Scientist or Engineer opening in Detroit, MI.


    Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Perform environmental, geological, and/or engineering assignments of a varied nature, requiring a solid understanding of environmental and scientific principles, and regulatory requirements applicable to specific investigations or studies; and the exercise of professional judgment. 
    • Conduct all aspects of transaction due diligence projects including Phase I ESAs, Phase II Investigations, BEAs and Due Care Plans.
    • Responsible for projects of minor to moderate complexity and may have leadership responsibility for less experienced staff.  
    • May assume lead role in a segment of a project and/or coordinating work of specialty groups related to assigned project.
    • Perform work with general guidance and supervision, or provide support to more experienced personnel.
      Field work 50 – 90% of the time, may require overnight stays and work in other States with DLZ offices.
    • Lay out borings, clear utilities, communicate drilling requirements to necessary staff, and coordinate drilling activities with drill crews.
    • Accurately log and classify soil and rock sampling for a wide range of environmental projects involving solid and/or hazardous waste sites.
    • Supervise and coordinate groundwater monitoring well installation; perform well development, purging and sampling, along with necessary field measurements.
    • Assist in conducting geophysical surveys, soil-gas surveys and explosive gas monitoring surveys, including the design and installation of permanent or temporary explosive gas monitoring probes.
    • Perform surface sampling at solid and/or hazardous waste sites, including sampling at underground storage tank sites or other sites involving petroleum fuel release.
    • Perform monitoring and on-site of UST closure and other field activities solid and/or hazardous waste sites, along with field monitoring and documentation of corrective actions.
    • Review title, regulatory, governmental and historical data from available sources to establish property history, including personal contact with individuals and officials. Perform site reconnaissance, physical inspections, surveying, and data collection as needed.
    • Assist with the design of structures, systems and equipment items for remediation systems.
    • Assist in the preparation of feasibility studies, design documents and bid specifications.
    • Prepare written technical reports and assist in proposal preparation.
    • Perform all work in a safe and responsible manner, in accordance with the Health and Safety Plan.

     Job Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in environmental studies, geology or related engineering field
    • 2 or more years relevant experience
    • OSHA 40 Hour Training and applicable 8 Hour refresher updates preferred.
    • Asbestos and lead awareness training beneficial.
    • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
    • Must be willing to travel for field work, have a valid driver’s license, and ability to pass a driver’s record check.
    • Ability to visit and safely traverse construction and project sites and complying with all applicable safety codes and requirements.


    At DLZ we offer an excellent benefit package including health, dental, vision and life insurance, medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, health savings account, and 401(k) with an Employee Stock Ownership Program. We also offer an innovative wellness program including gym reimbursement!


    DLZ is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. DLZ fully supports and maintains compliance with all state, federal, and local regulations. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other category protected by federal, state, and local laws.


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