Hydrogeologist / Hydrologist

Costa Mesa, California
Jul 02, 2021
Aug 02, 2021
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Overview / Responsibilities

Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Inc. has a career opportunity for a motivated individual interested in working for a company with opportunities in hydrogeology, hydrology, and / or related engineering discipline.

Are you looking for an opportunity to work with an established engineering consulting firm that values its employee’s enthusiasm and technical contributions? We encourage you to apply for this opportunity. We are dedicated to providing the atmosphere to allow individuals to grow their career. We offer a varied and interesting diversity of clients and projects. We’d love you to join our team of friendly, hard - working, dedicated and collaborative professionals. Our ideal candidate is seeking challenging work and is committed to quality.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Will work approximately 60% in the field and 30% in the office on water resources and environmental projects
  • Set up field projects, including permitting; hiring subcontractors; coordinating with staff, laboratories, and subcontractors; and obtaining necessary equipment
  • Field work including drilling and well construction oversight, soil sampling and logging, groundwater monitoring, soil gas sampling, aquifer testing, field mapping, and trench logging
  • Ensure projects are performed safely
  • Geologic, hydrogeologic, and geochemical data analysis and interpretation
  • Preparation of draft technical reports, including technical writing, development of report tables, and figures
  • Will travel to project sites locally and out of the area as necessary. Approximately 15% overnight travel

Skills / Qualifications


  • BS in Geology, Hydrogeology, Hydrology, Engineering Geology, and / or related discipline
  • 1 - 5 years + of work experience
  • Strong analytical, technical writing, organization, and communication skills
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability and willingness to travel locally and out of the area as necessary. Approximately 15% overnight travel
  • Must pass drug test, background check, and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving policy


  • MS with coursework in hydrogeology, hydrology, groundwater modeling and GIS
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Access and ESRI ArcGIS software to manage and visualize data
  • Familiarity with numerical model application using MODFLOW and MT3D with Groundwater Vistas
  • Familiarity with numerical analysis of aquifer test data using AQTESOLV and other methods
  • 40 - hour OSHA HAZWOPER certification (if not, Wood will provide)
  •  Geologist in Training in the State of California

Physical Demands:

  • Field activities may require working in unfavorable weather conditions
  • Ability to stoop, kneel, climb and lift up to 50 pounds
  • Working in a standing position for the majority of the field workday
  • Ability to drive large pick - up truck
  • Ability to use hands to operate field equipment
  • Close, distance, and peripheral vision; normal auditory function
  • Must complete fit for duty employment physical demonstrating ability to meet job requirements, including the ability to wear a respirator, as required
  • Completion of annual or bi - annual employment physical, as required

Diversity Statement (EEO)

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non - exhaustive list): race, color, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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