Environmental Scientist/Geologist

Job Locations US-TX-Fort Worth
ID 2024-5810
Position Type
Land Development



Westwood Professional Services, Inc.


Westwood Professional Services, Inc. is seeking an Environmental Scientist or Geologist to join our Fort Worth office. The qualified individual will provide research and investigative services for technical and environmental report preparation to support the planning, design, and permit approvals for residential and commercial land development projects as well as oil & gas projects. Westwood has a highly experienced and dynamic team of individuals dedicated to providing high-level professional services to our clients.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Communicating and collaborating with project managers, engineers, clients, and government agencies to conduct critical environmental issues analyses following industry and company standards. This may include:
  • Hydrology reviews
  • Mapping public lands and easements,
  • Utilizing GPS and GNSS units for field surveying and mapping,
  • Utilizing ArcGIS Pro to prepare GIS-based exhibits and data management,
  • Zoning and permitting reviews,
  • Soils investigations,
  • Environmental hazard determinations,
  • Prepare environmental assessments following industry and company processes,
  • Conduct Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments,
  • Assist with gathering data on potentially contaminated sites to include all phases of planning, soil boring and monitoring well installation, monitoring well development, water and soil sampling, vapor sampling, sediment sampling, and ensuring that proper documentation is completed for all stages of the project.
  • General project assistance for report preparation, peer reviews, technical writing guidance, GIS support, and organizational assistance to meet strict deadlines.
  • Supporting projects for different markets within Westwood – aviation, land development, renewables and public infrastructure.
  • Ability to work in the office and out in the field during all times of the year.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

Required Skills

  • Strong attention to detail, ability to clearly communicate verbally, comfortable talking in front of people, excellent written communication skills, and able to respond professionally to both internal and external comments.
  • Strong critical thinking, problem-solving, technical writing, and research skills.
  • Dependable, self-starting team player.
  • Organized and able to work effectively in both a team environment and with minimal supervision.
  • The ability to interact successfully with co-workers, clients and regulatory agencies is essential.

Required Experience

  • Degree in environmental science, geology, or related natural sciences field with 10+ years of experience.
  • Licensed Professional Engineer or Professional Geologist in the state of Texas (or eligible for licensure in 6-12 months).
  • Must have the ability to travel periodically to project locations across the State of Texas.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and be able to pass a background check and drug screen.

Preferred Experience

  • Experience with property transfer due diligence, including Phase I Environmental Site Assessments.
  • Proven ability to work productively on multiple projects simultaneously under strict deadlines.

About Westwood Professional Services, Inc. (Westwood)

At Westwood, our purpose is to create a better world for people through our work. We transform the energy grid, design resilient infrastructure, and develop communities that will flourish today and for future generations. With over 50 years of experience and a legacy of innovation, we stand at the forefront of our industry, dedicated to understanding the unique needs of the markets we serve.

Our approach revolves around people. We are committed to building a culture that attracts, retains, and develops high performers. Our team values relationships, innovation, dedication, initiative, and growth. We believe fostering a collaborative “One Team” mentality yields superior outcomes in everything we do.


We customize our technical capabilities and geographic reach to meet our clients where they are and help them realize their vision. We are partners in our clients’ success, driving to provide solutions that make a lasting difference. Safety, sustainability, and operational excellence are not just facets of our work; they are intrinsic to our identity, guiding every decision we make.


We are deeply invested in the communities we serve. Through our projects and giving-back initiatives, we enrich the lives of those we serve, engage others within our industry, and create a lasting impact on communities around the world. To us, success transcends the completion of projects; it is reflected in the lives we have positively impacted by our work.


Join us in creating a better world.


In 2023, Zweig Group ranked Westwood nationally at #12 and #30, respectively, on its Hot Firms and Best Firms to Work for lists. Zweig also awarded Westwood two national 2nd place awards for Marketing Excellence. Westwood was recently recognized as #79 in the ENR Top 500 Firms in 2023. The firm consistently ranks on the industry's top 25 lists and receives recognition for its involvement in award-winning projects nationwide.


Westwood provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. We believe that diverse backgrounds strengthen our business. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


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