Full Time

Early Career Geologist

Posted 2 weeks ago by WSP
Costa Mesa, CA
Application ends: April 29, 2023
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Job Description

**Early Career Geologist**

Req ID **11285**

**Early Career Geologist**

**Who We Are**

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all experiences, skillsets, backgrounds and walks of life. We actively foster a work environment and culture where inclusion and diversity is part of our fundamental structure. This is delivered behaviorally, through our policies, trainings, local partnerships with professional diverse organizations, internal networks and most importantly with the support and sponsorship of our leaders who help drive our commitment to an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and equitable work environment. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

**Our Business**

We are a global leader in environmental consulting – made stronger with the recent acquisition of Wood’s Environment & Infrastructure business and Golder – with world-class expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG), climate resiliency & sustainability (CRS), and earth sciences. Combined we have over 20,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change.

As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from across the globe.

**This Opportunity**

WSP is currently initiating a search for an **Early Career Geologist** for our **Costa Mesa, CA** office. Be involved in projects with our **Earth & Infrastructure Team** and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.

**Your Impact**

+ The ideal candidate is a smart, motivated, and detail-oriented team player who is just starting or is early into their career as a geologist.

+ Perform field work following WSP’s training program, including subcontractor management, logging soil borings, overseeing groundwater monitoring well installations, and collecting soil, groundwater, surface water, and sediment samples, as well as documenting field activities.

+ Set up field projects, including permitting; hiring subcontractors; coordinating with staff, laboratories, and subcontractors; and obtaining necessary equipment.

+ Ensure projects are performed safely.

+ Perform data review and management.

+ Draft portions of reports documenting field and other efforts.

+ Assist the Project Manager and team in ensuring effective client and regulatory agency communication and relations.

+ Follow company safety standards, site safety standards and provides all required permitting.

+ Willingness to travel to project sites throughout California and the West Coast.

+ Maintain a positive attitude and be a team player.

**Who You Are**

**Required Qualifications**

+ BS degree in Geology, Environmental Science or other related technical field.

+ 0 to 1 years related work experience.

+ Computer proficiency (including Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

+ Strong technical writing skills.

+ Demonstrated verbal communication and technical presentation skills.

+ Ability to work both independently and as part of a team with the ability/desire to lead tasks.

+ Attention to detail.

+ Willingness to work more than 8 hours per day when necessary for project success.

+ Ability to read, interpret and apply information on State and Federal technical guidance, and regulations, and compliance determinations.

+ Must pass drug test, background check, and must have a satisfactory driving record.

+ Must have a valid, current Driver’s License (CA preferred).

**Preferred Qualifications:**

+ Coursework in sedimentation/stratigraphy, hydrogeology, and chemistry.

+ MS degree in Geology, Environmental Science, or other related technical field.

+ 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER certification.

+ 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 work day.

+ 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 employment physical demonstrating ability to meet job requirements, including the ability to wear a respirator, as required.

**Compensation and Benefits:**

WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

Expected Salary: $53,200 – $93,000

WSP USA is providing the compensation range and general description of other compensation and benefits that the company in good faith believes it might pay and/or offer for this position based on the successful applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities in addition to internal equity and geographic location. WSP USA reserves the right to ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and offer additional benefits and other compensation, depending on circumstances not related to an applicant’s sex or other status protected by local, state, or federal law.


**Additional Requirements**

+ To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

**Additional Details**

+ **Travel Required:** 25%

+ **Job Status:** New Graduate

+ **Employee Type:** Full

+ **Primary Location:** COSTA MESA – HYLAND AVE

+ **All locations:** US-CA-Costa Mesa

**About WSP**

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com

WSP provides a flexible, agile and hybrid workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.