Full Time

Early Career Hydrogeologist/Geologist

Posted 2 weeks ago by WSP
Salt Lake City, UT
Application ends: April 29, 2023
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Job Description

**Early Career Hydrogeologist/Geologist**

Req ID **11906**

**Early Career Hydrogeologist/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** **Hydrogeologist / Geologist** for our **Salt Lake City, UT** office. Be involved in projects with our **US Mine Water & Environment Group** and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges. In this role you will have the opportunity to work as a part of a regional team on challenging mining, geotechnical, and hydrogeological projects.

**Your Impact**

+ Working within our Mine Water Team on hydrogeology projects within the mining industry and beyond

+ Field data collection planning and implementation in support of hydrogeologic interpretation –

+ including geologic logging of boreholes, geotechnical investigations, monitoring well installation, oversight of hydraulic tests, and groundwater and surface water sampling and flow measurements with an emphasis on preparation, installation, and ongoing monitoring and maintenance of field instrumentation for groundwater and surface water monitoring.

+ Utilize the latest technologies and techniques to interpret hydrogeologic and hydrologic data using data manipulation tools while maintaining quality control standards and procedures.

+ Supervision of drilling and construction/remediation contractors, collection of soil, rock, and groundwater samples, and other tasks in support of a wide variety of projects and environmental investigations.

+ Contribute to large, cross functional and multidisciplinary projects with on-call components while working with engineers, GIS specialists, and other environmental experts.

+ Communicate and document site conditions, observations, and activities.

+ Understand the regulatory environment to successfully complete project work.

+ Demonstrate Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) excellence, including complying with various guidelines, requirements, and goals as set.

+ Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.

+ Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

**Who You Are**

**Required Qualifications**

+ Bachelor’s Degree in Hydrogeology, Geology, Geological Engineering, or closely related discipline.

+ Must have completed at least one college level hydrogeology course or have practical experience with hydrogeology work.

+ Successful completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam or the ability to complete the exam within one year of start date.

+ 0 to 1 year of relevant post-education experience.

+ Strong analytical skills including the ability to complete engineering calculations and analyses.

+ Strong written and verbal communication skills.

+ Ability to work both independently and on teams.

+ Comfortable working in remote settings.

+ Ability to work schedules conducive to project-specific requirements that may extend beyond the typical workweek.

+ Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.

+ Ability and willingness to travel to project sites throughout the Western United States and internationally depending on project-specific requirements.

+ Basic proficiency with technical writing, office automation, software, spreadsheets, technology, and tools.

**Preferred Qualifications:**

+ A Master’s degree in Hydrogeology, Geology or Geological Engineering, or an equivalent field of study.

+ Geologist in Training (GIT) or Engineer in Training (EIT) Certification.

+ Prior internship related to the degree of study and the specific engineering discipline.


+ OSHA 40-hour certification

+ Familiarity with discipline-specific design software (i.e., AQTESOLV, Surfer, GIS, and AutoCAD)

**Physical Demands**

+ Field activities may require working in unfavorable weather conditions

+ Ability to drive large pick-up truck

+ Ability to use hands to operate field equipment

+ Ability to stoop, kneel, climb, and lift up to 50 pounds


**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:** 30%

+ **Job Status:** New Graduate

+ **Employee Type:** Full

+ **Primary Location:** SALT LAKE CITY – MILLROCK

+ **All locations:** US-UT-Salt Lake City

**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.