Location: Aiken, SC
Title: Environmental Geologist
Schedule (FT/PT): FT
Travel Required: As Needed
Clearance: Ability to Obtain

Portage, Inc., is a technically diverse company providing consulting and project execution services to clients on their environmental, engineering, and infrastructure projects. Since its establishment in Idaho Falls in 1992, Portage has completed over $1.2 billion of projects focused primarily on investigations, remedial/response actions, and removal of radiological, hazardous, and toxic waste for federal, state, tribal, and local governments and private industry clients. Portage is ISO9001 certified and has an active NQA-1 compliant Quality Assurance Program. Portage is based in Idaho Falls, Idaho, with satellite offices throughout the country. On January 20, 2017, Portage, Inc., was acquired by North Wind Group.

Job Description

Support a wide range of environmental projects in the Southeast. Primary responsibilities will be to support environmental projects at the DOE facility in Aiken, SC. Must have experience with soil/groundwater sampling, drilling oversight including lithologic logging, and CERCLA and RCRA remedial investigations/remedial actions. Candidate must be able to work independently as the lead geologist in the field at the project site. Candidate must have strong verbal skill to communicate with client and project stakeholders.


  • Field duties will include DPT and rotosonic drilling oversight of investigative and remedial projects.
  • Office duties will include data analysis and field summary report writing.
  • Extended overnight travel and the ability to obtain a federal site badge are required.
  • Manage all field geological aspects of environmental projects for federal and state government, and commercial clients.
  • Responsible for management of project documents.
  • Organize and lead project teams in the successful completion of project tasks.
  • Participate in field efforts as needed to support the successful execution of projects.
  • Ability to manage field projects with extensive customer contact.
  • Able to manage field subcontractors.
  • Analyzing project needs and establishing appropriate project priorities.
  • Analyzing and evaluating technical environmental data to ensure completeness and accuracy.



    • Bachelor’s Degree in an geology, environmental science or a geological related field and 5 years relevant experience.
    • HAZWOPER 40-hour with 8-hour refresher preferred.

    Knowledge and Experience

    • Must have a minimum of 5 years of field experience in the environmental field.
    • Experience with soil/groundwater sampling, drilling oversight including lithologic logging, and CERCLA and RCRA remedial investigations/remedial actions.
    • Dept of Energy (DOE) experience preferred.
    • Should have experience working with applicable DOE/DoD regulations.
    • Must have strong field subcontract management experience

    Skills and Abilities

    • Excellent interpersonal skills; work effectively and cooperatively with all levels of management, staff, and clients, as well as outside business associates.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to effectively present information and respond effectively and sensitively to questions from clients, managers, staff and the general public.
    • Ability to utilize multiple word-processing and database applications including MS Office applications Word, Excel, and Access.
    • Demonstrated ability to work accurately, follow procedures and schedules, and prioritize multiple tasks.
    • Excellent proof-reading and writing skills.
    • High degree of sensitivity regarding confidential client and employee information.
    • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team, and make decisions, solve problems, exercise good judgment, work under pressure, and capable of prioritizing workload.
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be standing for long periods of time in a field environment. The employee is often required to use hands or fingers to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

      North Wind offers a competitive pay and benefits package to include health, life, and disability insurance benefits, 401(k) with company match, generous paid leave and tuition reimbursement for eligible employees. As a company, we are committed to employee wellness, professional development, and work-life balance. We value safety, reliability, and commitment to our people! For more information about our benefits or hiring philosophy, visit the North Wind Career Opportunities Page.

      Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The nature of those accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Helpline +1.208.528.8718 or use the Request for Reasonable Accommodation form to get assistance.

      North Wind is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion, or other legally protected status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

      Proof of citizenship will be required as a condition of employment.

      Candidates may be required to obtain and hold a Secret or Higher US Government Clearance.