NC State
MEAS Undergraduate Updates

Summit Design and Engineering Services is seeking an entry level Field Geologist. This is a terrific opportunity for someone to work on a variety of projects while growing their career.


  • Assist in the coordination, preparation and performance of field activities such as collecting soil, rock, and groundwater samples
  • Assist in the collection and analysis of data from sampling, reports, maps, drawings, tests and aerial photographs to evaluation, plan and permit projects
  • Assist in identifying technical issues and contribute to development approaches to solve problems
  • Oversee drilling and testing
  • Record retrieval and research for upcoming projects
  • Data review and analysis
  • Report data compilation, report writing and other duties to support various projects
  • Direct field personnel and supervise drillers as needed

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • BS in Geology
  • Knowledge of NC geology
  • Ability to review and quickly assimilate various pieces of data
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to direct field personnel and supervise drillers on projects.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal, coordination and communication skills
  • Ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Must be able to walk over rough and uneven terrain and be able to stand as needed
  • Ability to stand up to 12 hours per day
  • Ability to bend, stoop and kneel
  • Ability to sit, climb and balance
  • Ability to work at heights
  • Ability to travel to work sites and stay overnight as needed
  • Valid Driver’s license with safe driving record and ability to drive

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge of Bentley gINT, Power GeoPak V8i & Microstation Geopak

Company Overview

Summit Design and Engineering Services is a multi-disciplined design and engineering firm. Established in 1997 and operating as Summit since 2004, we are structured to adapt quickly and offer clients the most current technology, innovative design solutions and comprehensive project management for turn-key delivery. We are passionate about what we do and always pursue excellence for our clients. We are headquartered in Hillsborough, North Carolina and have other offices throughout North Carolina as well as Virginia, South Carolina, Florida and Colorado.