Environmental Scientist

Full Time, Sacramento, CA
$50,000 - $75,000 per year


CAPE Environmental Management Inc (CAPE) is seeking an engineer, geologist or environmental scientist with 2-10 years of experience to support our federal remediation projects. This position will provide support in areas of technical expertise including environmental evaluations and assessments, plan writing, report writing, environmental sampling, and safety and quality control oversight of environmental remediation projects involving cleanup of contaminated soil, groundwater, and sediment, including projects regulated under RCRA, CERCLA, and by various state and federal agencies. Projects will primarily be conducted for our Department of Defense clients, including the Navy, Air Force, and US Army Corps of Engineers.

SALARY: $50,000-$75,000 annually, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

TRAVEL: This position will initially support of projects within driving distance of Sacramento. A significant amount of fieldwork will be expected for the first two years. When not in the field, the successful candidate will work from home. Opportunities for travel to other locations within the continental US and Hawaii are also available.


  • BS degree in Environmental Science or similar.
  • Minimum 2 years' experience in the environmental investigation/remediation industry, including sampling and report writing.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficient computer skills.
  • Highly organized and self-motivated.
  • Able to handle multiple assignments on timely basis to meet deadlines.
  • Able to work independently with exceptional attention to detail.

MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The candidate must be able to perform and oversee construction/remediation site activities, sampling, construction/remediation support services, and operations and maintenance. Must be able to use safety and respiratory protection equipment. Candidates must successfully pass standard CAPE pre-employment physical, drug, and background screens. COVID-19 vaccination required.


For 37 years, CAPE has delivered construction and environmental remediation solutions to governmental and private organizations nationwide. Our projects are high-profile environmental remediation projects involving cleanup of contaminated soil, groundwater, and sediment. The culture of our company is one of working together to achieve our company and professional goals and is succinctly and accurately defined as "We, Not Me" behavior. To ensure long-term, sustainable growth, we tailor our 3-year vision to be ahead of our industry in delivering our projects, align with our clients and team partners to improve our existing market share and develop new services to support smart growth.

CAPE offers competitive benefits including Medical/Dental/Vision insurance, life insurance, Vanguard retirement savings plan including both traditional and Roth 401(k) with up to 4% match and lowest in class fees, health savings account (HSA) with investment option, flexible spending account (FSA), paid annual leave, paid maternity/paternity leave, and tuition reimbursement. CAPE also offers staff several other voluntary benefits options, as well as the option to work from home.

CAPE is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We invite all qualified applicants to apply to our open positions.

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