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Field Geologist

GTA Quakertown Full-Time
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If you are looking for a dynamic, fast-growth company with big ideas, you have come to the right place!  GTA is looking for Field Geologists for our QUAKERTOWN, PA office. 

Candidates with an interest in geology and building a career in the construction observation, environmental and/or geotechnical consulting fields are preferred. In this position you will provide a wide range of construction oversight services for geotechnical and environmental focused projects. You will provide field support to geologists, engineers, and scientists for a diverse client base in the private, state and government sectors. Field personnel require the ability and willingness to work 100% outdoors, perform fieldwork and travel to project sites. Overtime is to be expected and is paid at time and a half. GTA will reimburse you for mileage and tolls.

Some of the key responsibilities for the Field Geologist position include:

  • Perform field and on-site laboratory tests on soil, concrete, asphalt and other materials; Field testing involves moisture and density testing of soils, preparing sample specimens of soils, and nuclear density testing of compacted material

  • Monitor construction activities to assure compliance with technical specifications

  • Prepare data sheets and daily field reports documenting test results

  • Interact with contractors, clients and GTA personnel and participate in work progress meetings

  • You will work closely with experienced professionals who will mentor and train you as you integrate into GTA’s culture and jump start your career!

Successful candidates MUST have:

  • Reliable Transportation and a Good Driving Record
  • High School Diploma/GED  
  • B.S. in Geology, but not required 
  • NECEPT Concrete and Asphalt certifications a plus, not required  
  • NICET, ACI, PDOT and other certifications preferred, not required.
  • Willing to work outdoors in hot and cold conditions 


Salary is paid on an hourly basis for actual hours worked. Overtime is paid at a rate of 1.5 times the hourly salary when the total weekly hours exceed 40 hours. On the job time is measured from the time leaving the office to the time back to office, excluding any time for lunch. Travel mileage is reimbursed at the IRS rate (currently $0.58 per mile) for on the job mileage.

Our Comprehensive Benefits Plan includes:              

  • Competitive Compensation, Overtime pay at time and a half, Annual Performance Reviews

  • Expense Reimbursement (mileage and tolls)

  • 401(k) with company match

  • Medical, Dental and Vision coverage options

  • Company provided Life and Disability coverage

  • Optional additional Life and Disability coverage

  • Pre-tax Health Savings Account, Medical Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Spending Account options

  • Paid Time Off & Paid Holidays

  • Employee Referral Program - up to $1,000 bonus!

  • Educational Assistance Program – up to $10,000 per year

  • Corporate Wellness Program

  • Training and Development Opportunities


This position may require standing for extended durations as well as repetitive motions such as lifting or hammering. The employee must have the ability to use their hands to handle, finger or feel; reach, climb or balance; crouch, stoop, crawl, kneel and sit, see and smell; including close, distance and peripheral vision, depth vision and ability to focus. The employee will regularly lift and/or move 60 pounds; and occasionally move 80 pounds or more with assistance (such as a loaded wheelbarrow of concrete or soil samples).

GTA will provide you with Personal Protective Equipment, which includes High Visibility Vest, Hard Hat, Gloves, and Safety Glasses.

Recommended skills

Soil Science


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