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Terracon Consultants, Inc.

Field Geophysicist

  • St Louis, Missouri
  • Regular, Full Time
  • Job ID 21208BR
  • United States
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Job Description
Terracon continues to grow and is committed to building strong foundations in our local communities while striving for safety and wellbeing of our employees and the clients we serve. Join our growing Environmental team today as a Field Geophysicist help us protect our resources…and our future

General Responsibilities:

In this role you will perform a comprehensive range of geophysical technologies in support of geologic, groundwater, environmental, engineering, and materials testing investigations.

This role will be responsible for performing non-invasive geophysical surveys from the ground surface as well as geophysical logging in boreholes to provide images or models of subsurface conditions. You will also define survey objectives, design survey approaches, analyze the resulting geophysical data, and provide interpretation of results.

Your will be incorporated into the planning, design and construction of vital infrastructure such as roads, tunnels, airports, landfills, water supplies, and other facilities; as well as the assessment of environmental conditions; and the evaluation of earth resources. We are committed to improving the communities where we live and work! If you are ready for a change and a challenge, come “Explore with US”!

Geophysics supports all of Terracon’s service lines!

Essential Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Developing level Geophysicist responsible for conducting geophysical surveys; assignments are designed to develop knowledge and abilities.
  • Performs site visits, field observations and field data collection or assignments.
  • Assists in geophysical data collection and tests to evaluate, plan and permit projects.
  • Outlines required investigative program(s) by selecting the proper alternative techniques to conduct site studies in field of expertise.
  • May have limited client contact pertaining to specific projects/tasks.
  • Follow safety rules, guidelines and standards for all projects. Participate in pre-task planning. Report any safety issues or concerns to management.
  • Be responsible for maintaining quality standards on all projects.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Geology or Geophysics.
  • An M.S. or Ph.D. will count as equivalent time.
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 2 or more years’ experience in Geophysics or Geotechnical Engineering

Preferred Certification:
  • Certification in field of expertise based on state specific requirements, or ability to obtain the certification (e.g., PG or PE)
  • Familiar with Radan, SurfSeis, EarthImager and Surfer software.


About Terracon
Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned consulting engineering firm providing quality services to clients. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon currently has more than 5,000 employees in more than 150 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon’s growth is due to valued employees exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.

Terracon’s vision of “Together, we are best at people” is demonstrated through our excellent compensation and benefits package. Based on eligibility, role and job status, we offer many programs including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, paid time off and holidays, education reimbursement, and various bonus programs.
EEO Statement
Terracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.
COVID-19 Safety Response
Committed to Our Employee Safety!

Terracon is passionate about your safety before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic. As Terracon continues to move forward and grow through this time, we are continuing to take every precaution to ensure the safety of our employee-owners. If you are as committed to your success as we are committed to your safety, then Terracon is the company for you!

Our goal has not changed. For Terracon, our guiding principle has been and will continue to be the safety of our employee-owners. It’s that simple. We want our employees to be able to work safely in every situation and go home safely each night. As we continue our vision of being “Best at People,” here are some of the things Terracon is doing to safeguard every employee-owner:

  • On-going communication with ALL employee-owners on a dedicated COVID Response page, and a portal for their families to have access to resources as well
  • Requiring specific COVID-19 Pre-Task Safety Planning Protocols for all tasks and projects
  • Empowering employees to speak up and say “no” to working in unsafe conditions
  • Providing an additional 40 hours of sick leave to anyone impacted by COVID-19, including those impacted by daycare and school closures
  • Ensuring proper PPE and sanitation on all project sites by providing field employee-owners with mobile hand washing stations and supplies, masks, and sanitizing kits
  • Utilizing technology for more remote work opportunities and innovation using everything from video conferencing to drones
  • Following all CDC guidelines including social distancing on job sites, in offices, and in our labs

If your passion lies in working with a company that truly cares for your safety, and if you’re interested in belonging to a 100% employee-owned organization that will help you grow and quickly progress in your career, consider Terracon and apply today!
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