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Environmental Field Technician

Richmond, VA

TRC is a global consulting firm providing environmentally advanced and technology-powered solutions for the oil and gas, power and infrastructure industries. TRC has over 7,000 employees in over 150 offices globally, including Canada, China and the UK.


TRC is currently interviewing for a Staff Technician for our Geotechnical Division in our Richmond, VA office. As a Field Technician for our Geotechnical and Construction Services Division, you’ll be part of a highly trained and experienced team that performs observations and testing during earthwork and construction of commercial, institutional, landfill, and industrial projects. Responsibilities include construction monitoring and testing of soil, concrete, and other materials.


  • Field observation and testing of soil, concrete and other construction materials
  • Communicate with contractors and managers regarding project status and requirements
  • Assist with laboratory testing programs under oversight of Professional Engineer for evaluating soil properties
  • Complete site visit reports daily



  • 0-2 years of relevant work experience
  • Ability to read construction plans
  • Ability to become proficient at using firm’s field-testing equipment, including nuclear gauge, and other equipment.
  • Ability to prepare accurate daily field reports and meet required deadlines for completion.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • A flexible working style and an ability to work independently and with teams.
  • Strong analytical and judgment capabilities.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, and Outlook).
  • ACI certification or VDOT soils and aggregate certification preferred



  • This position requires long-term standing and perhaps repetitive motions.
  • You must have the ability to use your hands to handle; reach, climb or balance; crouch, stoop, crawl, kneel and sit.
  • You may be required to drive hundreds of miles per day or stay out of town during the week.
  • Lifting – You will regularly lift/move/shake up to 40 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 60-80 pounds.


This position is non-exempt under FLSA. Some weekend and overtime work may be required with this position.

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