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Animas Environmental Services (AES) is a small, busy company with two office locations, one in Farmington, NM and another in Durango, CO. AES has been in business for 15 years and provides a smaller, friendlier environment than some of our large competitors. We offer a chance to work on a wide variety of projects including environmental permitting and planning; site investigation and remediation; stormwater management for construction; and environmental monitoring and sampling. AES’ client base includes private industry, state, local and federal governments, and tribal entities.

We are located in the Four Corners Area (nationally known for great biking, hiking, fishing, rafting, skiing, snowboarding, and touring of historic and prehistoric sites). The region is also known for having affordable residential areas with good school ratings and critically acclaimed restaurants and music venues. All positions are subject to a pre-employment background check and drug test. Benefit coverage includes health, dental, and vision, along with a 401k plan/Profit Sharing Plan, Paid Time Off, training and travel expenses, as well as a relocation allowance.

Current Openings

Draftsperson / CAD Operator and Field Technician – Oil and Gas Projects
(Farmington, NM)

Animas Environmental Services (AES) is a small, busy company with two office locations, one in Farmington, NM and another in Durango, CO. AES has been in business for 15 years, and provides a smaller, friendlier environment than some of our larger competitors. We offer a chance to work on a wide variety of projects from environmental permitting and planning to site investigation and remediation; as well as stormwater management for construction to environmental monitoring and sampling. AES’ client base includes private industry along with state, local, and federal governments, as well as tribal entities. The Draftsperson/CAD Operator component of the position requires a minimum AS in Computer Drafting and Design Technology, with AutoCAD and ESRI background. Two to three years of experience is preferred and GIS certification is desirable. The successful candidate in this position will perform environmental drafting and produce map outputs for project reports. The Draftsperson will create Figures and Tables to accompany project reports. The position will involve working and communicating with Project Managers to create plans as directed, and producing accurate, timely, and visually pleasing map outputs that can be easily interpreted for quarterly monitoring reports, BGT closure reports, and other professional documents. The ideal applicant will have documented experience in the oil and gas industry.

The Field Technician component of the position will assist with assessments/investigations of soil and groundwater for petroleum releases associated with oil/gas production locations in the Farmington and Durango areas. Since the position encompasses field work for data recording, prior experience operating GPS to navigate on oil and gas access roads and to locate remote well sites, along with good field mapping skills, is needed to succeed in this position. The ability to operate field screening equipment including OVM, TPH analyzer, and mercury vapor meter is a plus, along with other sampling equipment to obtain soil or groundwater samples.

The ideal candidate will enjoy working in a regulatory environment on complex sites with competing priorities. All positions are subject to a pre-employment background check and drug test. Benefit coverage includes health, dental, and vision plans, along with a 401k/profit sharing plan, paid time off, and company covered training. AES offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience. Email resume and qualifications to Victoria Giannola and visit our web site at animasenvironmental.com


Senior Geologist/Environmental Scientist/Engineer – Senior Project Manager Level
(Farmington, NM) USTs, Oil and Gas Projects
AES has an opening for a Senior Project Manager Level position to oversee all stages of a project from creating cost estimates and submitting bids; to assigning and overseeing staff work tasks; maintaining deadlines; managing budgets; meeting with clients; developing client/consultant business relationships; and reviewing and presenting final reports in a timely and efficient manner. Of key importance is the willingness and ability to mentor and train project managers and assist them in professional development.  The position requires a minimum BS in Geology, Engineering or related field, with an MS preferred. A minimum of 15 years of experience is required, particularly a demonstrated knowledge of the tools, equipment, materials, methods, rules and regulations of UST/LUST. A PG or PE is required.

The applicant must have documented strong experience in the oil and gas industry; knowledge of environmental release response and investigation; and knowledge of industry regulations which will be requested to be outlined during the interview process. The successful candidate will have prior experience training and mentoring staff; meeting with clients and regulatory officials; overseeing project submittal deadlines and budgets; and managing multiple projects. The position will require a background in training and supervising field and office staff paired with a willingness to work in varied field conditions. Strong writing, report review, and communication skills are required. The Senior Project Manager will need to demonstrate a prior background in successful teamwork, organizational management, and prompt client service in a fast paced office environment. The successful applicant will enjoy working in a regulatory environment on complex sites with competing priorities. AES offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience. Email resume and qualifications to Victoria Giannola and visit our web site at animasenvironmental.com

AES welcomes resumes from qualified applicants as we continue to expand our professional services beyond the Four Corners region and grow the company. We fill positions within our firm in the following fields:

Remediation Technician
Skills required: background in natural gas fired and electric soil and groundwater remediation equipment at oil/gas production facilities. Familiarity with standard oil and gas compression and automation operations, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Valid driver’s license and clean driving record. AS or BS in an environmental field preferred. Please submit resume to Victoria Giannola or Karen Brostad

Environmental Drafter
Skills required: produces map outputs, and creates figures and tables for projects including quarterly monitoring and BGT closure reports. Records field notes and communicates with Project Managers. Ability to operate GPS for field mapping. AutoCAD, GIS, and Environmental Software experience. Associate Degree or higher and 2+ years’ experience. Please submit resume to Victoria Giannola or Karen Brostad

Entry Level Geologist/Environmental Scientist
Skills required: collects soil, groundwater and surface water samples; evaluates field data and writes technical reports; prepares environmental permitting and compliance; and performs environmental site assessments. Strong communication skills and ability to work well in a team environment. Requires a minimum AS or BS in Environmental Science, Geology, Engineering or related field with BA or BS preferred. Please submit resume to Victoria Giannola or Karen Brostad

Environmental Field Technician
Skills required: Assists with assessment/investigations of soil and groundwater for petroleum releases. Operates screening equipment including OVM, PTH analyzer, and mercury vapor meter. Navigates on oil and gas access roads and locates remote well sites using GPS.  Strong communication skills and ability to work well in a team environment. Minimum BS degree in Environmental Science, Geology or Engineering, with documented 2+ years’ experience. Please submit resume to Victoria Giannola or Karen Brostad

Field Geologist
Skills required: prepares Storm Water Management Plans. Manages UST projects with the NMED-PSTB. Has routine interaction with clients and local, tribal, state, and federal agencies. Strong oil and gas industry experience. Knowledge of environmental release response and investigation and industry regulations. Strong writing skills and ability to monitor and control costs. Requires a B.S. or higher in Geology with PG preferred, and 5+ years’ experience. Please submit resume to Victoria Giannola or Karen Brostad

Environmental Engineer
Skills required: working knowledge of environmental regulations and compliance. Prepares Phase I Initial Site Assessments.  Ability to lead and supervise staff and projects along with creating and monitoring budgets. Proficiency required in MS Word and Excel. Strong writing skills. B.S. or higher in Environmental Engineering, EIT or PE preferred, and 5+ years’ experience.  Please submit resume to Victoria Giannola or Karen Brostad

AES offers excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, and a 401k/profit sharing plan, along with Comp Time and four weeks of Paid Time Off, as well as training and certifications paid by the company, and a relocation allowance. Salary DOQ.