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Field Geophysicist

Company name
Terracon Consultants, Inc

Rochester, NY, United States

Employment Type

Gis, Sciences, Scientist

Posted on
May 16, 2023

Valid Through
Aug 29, 2023

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Field Geophysicist



New York


Service Line:


Office Name:

Rochester NY

Job Description:

Essential Roles and Responsibilities:

Follow Terracon safety rules, guidelines and standards for all projects. Participate in pre-task planning. Report any unsafe activities or concerns to management.

Be responsible for maintaining high-quality standards on all projects.

Semi-proficient Geophysicist responsible for conducting geophysical surveys and making recommendations for design on smaller projects of minimal complexity.

Geophysical Techniques include

ground penetrating radar (GPR),

time domain electromagnetic induction (TDEMI),

frequency domain electromagnetic induction (FDEMI),

seismic (surface and downhole),

resistivity (tomography and 4 pin),

magnetics, and others.

Will assist Senior Engineer with performing deep foundation testing, including

High Strain Dynamic Load Testing

Low Strain Integrity Testing

Thermal Integrity Profiling

Crosshole Sonic Logging

May assist more senior Geophysicists on large, more complex projects.

Performs site visits, field observations and field data collection or assignments.

May direct and supervise field staff to sample, test and collect data and/or document site activities.

May assist developing written proposals and reports to clients for approval by senior level professionals.

May assist in processing, evaluation, and interpreting simple geophysical data and assembling in written reports.

May serve as team member or participate in meetings and communications with client pertaining to specific projects/tasks.

May oversee work performed by other Technicians.

Drives commercial motor vehicles, however a CDL license is not expected.

Completes paperwork including record keeping, field sketches, detailed notes, and maps of field work legibly and accurately.

Performs periodic basic maintenance on vehicles and geophysical equipment.

The ideal candidate will have some experience collecting and processing geophysicaland/or DFT data using one or more methods.


Bachelor’s degree in a physical science preferred.

Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history.

Minimum ½ to 3 years of experience.




Requisition ID:


Posting Title:

Field Geophysicist

Employment Type:

Regular, Full Time

City, State (Office Location):

Rochester, NY

About Terracon:

Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned consulting engineering firm providing quality services to clients. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon currently has more than 5,000 employees in more than 150 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon’s growth is due to valued employees exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.

Terracon’s vision of “Together, we are best at people” is demonstrated through our excellent compensation and benefits package. Based on eligibility, role and job status, we offer many programs including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, paid time off and holidays, education reimbursement, and various bonus programs.

EEO Statement:

Terracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.

Job Category:

Other Professional

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Expected Salary Range:

The expected salary range for this position is listed below. The base range may be adjusted based on the specific location of the applicant. Final agreed upon compensation is based upon individual qualifications and experience.

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