Senior or Principal Environmental Specialist (EIA/Permitting)

Primary Location FI-Helsinki
ID 2023-1759
Environmental Engineering
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


Geosyntec is an internationally recognized company for its technical leadership, extensive experience, and exceptional level of customer service. Our ambition is to help our clients succeed by providing solutions that add value to their environmental, natural resource and infrastructure businesses. We have more than 2,100 highly qualified consultants in more than 90 offices around the world.


At Geosyntec, we highly value the hiring of people who are recognised as experts in their fields, who are innovative and eager to grow. We continue to grow in Europe with numerous new hires and are now looking for environmental professionals with experience in our sector to join a newly establishing team in Finland, with environmental, mining and geotechnical practices.


Specifically, we are looking for environmental specialists with experience in the preparation of environmental permitting and assessment projects and mine closure in the context of Finnish mining legislation. Our new colleague will also have the opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary network of experts in our offices in Europe, North America and Australia.


Within Geosyntec's European operations, we work for both private and public clients. Examples of our projects include obtaining environmental permits, soil quality studies, risk assessments and remediation investigations of contaminated sites, environmental strategy consulting, including EIAs and environmental audits, sustainable development and technical services (from exploration to remediation) related to mining and industry.


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Education and Licensure

Together with your colleagues, you will contribute to the construction of our mining business in the Nordic Region, Europe, North America, and Australia. Your role will be to interact with clients, write tenders, direct responsibility for the assigned project from start to finish and ensure that they are always carried out with adequate quality. You will lead the project team, develop junior practitioners, and play an important role as an expert and main advisor to our clients.


We would like you to have experience in the preparation of permitting processing reports, environmental impact assessments, in conducting risk analysis, in the development of mine closure projects and in the preparation of tenders or detailed design documents of works, in the dimensioning and design of geostructures and in supporting contractors. If you have experience in ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) type audits, for example in industry or mining, it will be considered an advantage.


Depending on your experience, training and ambition, you will naturally have great opportunities to shape the role that best suits you and challenges you as an individual, but also develops us as a team and as a company. You will work on a wide variety of projects for our clients, both in the private and public sectors, together with a group of colleagues with 10 to 30 years of experience in the environmental field, both nationally and internationally.


Collaboration and mentorship at national and international levels are the foundations of our corporate culture; you will be able to work closely with experienced consultants in our field internationally who will support you in the development of your career and in the construction of your professional networks within the Geosyntec Group.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

We would like you to have the following training, knowledge and experience:

  • We are looking for a professional with an academic qualification in environmental science, geology or biology or equivalent engineering and several years of experience working as an environmental specialist. You will likely have a master's degree in engineering and/or environmental science from a technical university, or equivalent qualifications.
  • Your experience will allow you to know well the infrastructures and the construction process, from feasibility studies and research to the preparation of working documents.
  • Experience in hydrogeology and/or geochemistry will be considered an additional merit for the position.
  • We would also like you to be interested in the sustainable development challenges facing the mining industry.
  • The position requires the ability to collaborate and communicate both internally and externally so bilingual proficiency in Finnish and English will be valued.

Culture/EEO Statement

  • At Geosyntec, we are dedicated to fostering an inclusive, equitable and diverse environment for all our employees, clients, partners, and the communities that we serve.
  • We strive to promote a culture where every employee can bring their whole self to work, where mutual respect and understanding is the cornerstone of our values. We believe that an inclusive workplace enhances our performance and leads to positive outcomes.
  • 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. You can learn more about careers and employment at Geosyntec by visiting
  •  Geosyntec offers excellent compensation packages commensurate with experience, along with a comprehensive employee benefits package.



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