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Career Opportunities


Thank you for your interest in being a part of the LEI team!

We are currently accepting resumes for the following positions:

Project Geologist/Scientist

Posting Date: 09/08/2017

Location: Grand Rapids, MI office

Position Type: Full Time Hourly, 30-40+ hours per week

Contact Info: Kirk W. Perschbacher at 1-800-844-5050 or email:

Position Description/Responsibilities:

  • Support the Brownfield Redevelopment/ESA Team.
  • Perform Phase I and II environmental site assessments to support property transfer transactions.
  • Conduct field work including, but not limited to:
    • Soil and/or sediment sampling
    • Drilling oversight, soil logging, soil boring and monitoring well installation
    • Monitoring well development, purging and sampling, and construction oversight
    • Groundwater and surface water sampling
    • Other, as needed
  • Assist in data interpretation and preparation of site work plans, spreadsheets, figures, and technical reports.
  • Focus on team project delivery, taking direction from Project Managers.
  • Work within quality/budget/schedule expectations and scope-specific assignments.
  • Manage client interaction and relationships.

Position Requirements:

The ideal candidate will demonstrate/possess the following:

  • BS in Geology, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science or related field.
  • 2+ years of experience in environmental consulting.
  • Experience authoring Phase I ESA reports.
  • OSHA 40 Hour “HAZWOPER” Training.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team; willing to mentor and train junior staff.
  • Detail oriented with mechanical aptitude and hands-on trouble shooting/problem solving skills.
  • Effective written/verbal communication and organization/analytical skills; experience recording/writing detailed technical data and reports a plus.
  • Ability to handle multiple project assignments and maintain flexibility, while meeting strict deadlines.
  • Brownfield planning and financing experience is a plus.
  • Business development experience a plus.


CAD/GIS Drafter

Location: Grand Haven, MI

Lakeshore Environmental, Inc. (LEI) is actively seeking a motivated AutoCAD / GIS technician for immediate full time employment in our Grand Haven, Michigan office.

This position requires self-motivation, commitment to high-quality work, planning & communication skills and the ability to work with other staff in a matrix organization.

A qualified candidate will be a self-starter with a high attention to detail and great organizational skills.

The ideal candidate will bring a background in civil, environmental, or land development.


  • Manage the setup and preparation of project drawings;
  • Extract data from GIS software and other online data sources,
  • Develop working drawings and data from general instruction and/or preliminary sketches, diagrams, or schematics, provide maps and data sets to supplement GIS analysis;
  • Follow established CAD procedures; perform QA/QC on drawing files for accuracy and neatness;
  • Interact via email and telephone with Project Managers, Engineers, and Scientists to ensure accurate drawings are completed on schedule;
  • Prepare and assemble project deliverables;
  • Stay current with emerging technologies through product updates and continuing education;
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma;
  • Two years of AutoCAD experience;
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD Civil 3D or higher;
  • Ability to manipulate GIS data in an AutoCAD model space/paper space environment;
  • Mathematic ability to calculate areas, volumes, and unit conversions;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Adobe.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree and demonstrated proficiency with AutoCAD / Civil 3D;
  • ArcGIS experience, with the ability to use ArcGIS in conjunction with CAD.
  • Experience on site development, environmental or GIS projects;
  • Site inspections, surveying, testing, and field reconnaissance.

Ideal Qualifications:

  • Workload Management Skills;
  • GPS surveying and data processing in AutoCAD Civil3D;
  • Familiar with large document printers;
  • Experience with utilities, local roads, storm water management;
  • Experience preparing documents for MDEQ and other regulatory agencies.

Minimum Physical Requirements Ability to work in an office setting, use standard office equipment, read printed materials and a computer screen, and to communicate in person or over the telephone. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.

LEI is an equal opportunity employer.

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LEI is no longer accepting resumes for our internship program for the 2017 season. Please check back in late-2017 for 2018 opportunities.

Thank you for your interest in being a part of the LEI team!