Principal Geophysicist, Denver
Parsons Corporation - Denver, CO

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Parsons offers the U.S. Government qualified and clearable personnel to solve engineering, construction, facility, intelligence, environmental, and information technology needs. Our staff has supported mission critical, homeland security, installation/base optimization, range sustainability, space exploration, unexploded ordnance clean-up, missile defense, and disaster relief programs.

We excel in delivering to mission critical expectations.

Parsons makes the world a safer place.


The Environmental Remediation Sector within Parsons performs environmental investigation, characterization and clean-up services nationwide for Federal clients, primarily the Department of Defense (DoD) in their environment-related missions. Our work supporting the environment includes identification, investigation, evaluation, and remediation of surface and subsurface sites contaminated with munitions and hazardous waste.

Examples of our work supporting the environment include contracts under the Military Munitions Response Program (MMRP) for detection and clearance of munitions and explosives of concern (MEC) and environmental restoration under Installations Restoration Program (IRP) contracts.

Parsons has developed and implements sustainable remediation technologies like enhanced bioremediation and natural attenuation, and is at the forefront of addressing and remediating chemical warfare agents in the environment.

Under direction of a project manager, a project geophysicist leads the geophysical aspects of MMRP projects.

They perform or manage a variety of project planning, geophysical data processing, interpretation, and reporting tasks requiring a fundamental knowledge of geophysical practices and techniques.

The project geophysicist typically kicks off the field component of the geophysical investigation and is responsible for data quality, productivity, and communication with the PM and client technical representative.

The project geophysicist at this level is typically involved with 3-4 projects at different stages at any one time.

The project geophysicist also develops technical approaches to MMRP projects and works on proposals with a proposal manager.

Project geophysicists are expected to have experience with all aspects of MMRP geophysical investigations and to implement innovative solutions to increase data quality or project profitability.

Duties and responsibilities of this position include:

Processing and interpreting near surface geophysical data using EM61-MK2, G-858, and MetalMapper sensors in person-towed and vehicle-towed configurations.


Managing teams conducting anomaly reacquisition using EM61-MK2, G-858, and Real Time Kinematic GPS sensors.


Travel to remote sites for field assignments (roughly 25%)


Writing or contributing to work plans and reports for remedial investigations and remedial actions.Performing field and office tasks requiring the applicatoin of advanced geophysical principles and fundamental theories.


4 year degree in Geophysics, Geology or related discipline and 10-15 years related work experience. Master's degree preferred.

Expertise with software packages typically used in geophysical analysis, particularly Geosoft's Oasis Montaj

Thorough understanding of

the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and other federal environmental

Regulations as they apply to geophysical investigations and MMR projects

Computer literacy in basic Microsoft Office programs

About Parsons

Parsons offers an ethical, challenging, diverse, rewarding and fun work experience where enthusiastic, responsible people use their energy, talent and dedication to make a difference in the world.

We provide career growth and development, a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; tuition reimbursement program; credit union membership; Employee Stock Ownership Plan and a 401(k) plan. Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. M/W/D/V.

Founded in 1944, Parsons, an engineering, construction, technical, and management services firm with revenues of $2.7 billion in 2011, is 100% owned by the Employee Stock Ownership Trust. We conquer the toughest logistical challenges and deliver design/design-build, program/construction management, professional services, and innovative alternative delivery solutions to private industrial customers worldwide as well as to federal, regional, and local government agencies. Parsons is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on infrastructure, environmental, and defense/security. Currently, more than 11,000 Parsons

employees are engaged in more than 4,500 projects in 50 states and 26 countries. These dedicated workers speak 89 languages collectively, and hold more than 10,300 college degrees and professional registrations. Parsons' employees continue to go anywhere in the world, meet every technical and management challenge, and persevere until the job is done.


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