Entry-Level Analytical Measurement Engineer or Scientist

  • Geosyntec Consultants
  • Knoxville, TN, USA
  • Aug 21, 2019
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Looking for a place to start your career? A place where you can work with industry recognized professionals who are solving tough environmental problems? Geosyntec is the place for you! As an Entry-Level Analytical Measurement Engineer or Scientist in our air and water analytical measurements, methods development, and field service practice in Knoxville, Tennessee, you will have the opportunity to apply your academic knowledge to real-world situations while also learning the business skills needed for a successful consulting career.

Our clients ask us to address their new ventures and most challenging problems involving the environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure. Ranked by ENR in the top 20 design firms for the environment, Geosyntec is internationally known for its technical leadership, broad experience, and exceptional client service. Learn more by visiting www.geosyntec.com.


Is this the right position to help you achieve your professional goals? Some of the key responsibilities for the Entry-Level Analytical Measurement Engineer or Scientist position include:

  • Hands-on laboratory usage and field deployment of various types of optical monitoring equipment;
  • Custom design and assembly of optically based trace gas/water detection systems, including method development, maintenance and troubleshooting;
  • Data processing, data quality assurance and control, data review and interpretation from the operation of optical instrumentation including FTIR, Raman, LIBS, extractive UV, UV-DOAS, Tunable Diode Laser and various LED absorption assemblies;
  • Assist in the designing and writing of technical client proposals;
  • Fieldwork such as instrument set-up, sample or materials analysis, and data acquisition;
  • Data analysis, including interpretation of spectral data and preparing, tables, and figures; and
  • Preparation of technical reports, letters, memoranda, plans, specifications, and proposals.

You should expect to work closely with experienced professionals who will guide and integrate you into Geosyntec’s culture, as you kick start your career. Here are some other things you should know about a typical Entry-Level Analytical Measurement Engineer or Scientist position with Geosyntec:

  • Training: This position requires OSHA health and safety, first aid, and CPR training and medical monitoring, paid for by the firm. We also offer professional development opportunities including in-house seminars, webinars, and mentoring, that allow our professionals to build the technical and business skills necessary to become successful consultants
  • Fieldwork: Up to 30%
  • Overnight travel: Up to 30%

Your success is our success. We encourage our professionals to continually develop their interests and skills. Advancement is based on an individual’s own performance and initiative.


  • BS degree in electrical or mechanical engineering, chemistry, or physics. (required)
  • Advanced degree with an experimental thesis in electrical or mechanical, chemistry, or physics. (preferred)
  • Academic laboratory experience in design/development of optical measurement instrumentation, calibration methods, and quality assurance/quality control procedures. (required)
  • Experience in quantitative analyses of trace level contaminants in water and/or air. (preferred)
  • Extensive training in optical spectroscopies (especially in the infrared and ultraviolet). (preferred)
  • Experience in the analysis and interpretation of spectral data. (required)
  • Practical knowledge of laser safety and laboratory chemical hygiene. (preferred)
  • Coding for instrument control and data acquisition. (preferred)
  • Valid driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record. (required)                                                


Geosyntec strives to hire and retain the best and brightest people in their fields. We look for exceptional interpersonal skills, communication skills, and problem-solving abilities, plus the passion for technical excellence and quality. We seek individuals with leadership potential, a commitment to lifelong learning and growth, and the desire to build a long and rewarding career with a growing Firm.


Geosyntec is a great place to build a career. If you're looking for an exciting place to work, a place with challenging and rewarding projects, and a place that has been nationally recognized for its employees' quality of life, technical expertise, and business success, then Geosyntec may be the place for you. 

We are proud to offer our employees a highly competitive benefits package.

Experience level of the applicant we want

Some work experience, Graduate