Full Time

Experienced Geologist – Remediation

Posted 6 days ago by WSP
San Francisco, CA
Application ends: March 1, 2023
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Job Description

**Experienced Geologist – Remediation**

Req ID **10371**

**Experienced Geologist – Remediation**

**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 a **Geologist** for our **San Jose or Oakland, CA** office. From these locations, our team of geo-professionals provides services to clients in the building, manufacturing, solid waste, aggregates, mining, transportation, and infrastructure sectors.

This position is an opportunity to join a fast-paced team that provides solutions on geological, civil, and environmental projects. The work entails a variety of office-related and field activities, with a need to carefully follow instructions, document activities, solve problems, and provide proactive communication.

**Your Impact**

+ Collect, extract, identify, and compile environmental data from soil sampling, soil gas sampling, groundwater sampling, stormwater sampling, boring logs, and other matrices for projects, investigations, and surveys.   

+ Perform subsurface field geologic exploration tasks including drilling oversight, soil logging, and test pit explorations.

+ Install monitoring wells for groundwater sampling and water level readings.

+ Interpret subsurface conditions and preparation of boring logs and well construction details.

+ Perform oversight of remediation subcontractors.

+ Provide peer review of staff deliverables.

+ Install and collect data from slope monitoring instrumentation.

+ Perform data compilation, report writing, GIS data analysis, and other related duties to support project teams.

+ Project Management, including budgeting and controlling costs

+ Interact with clients, regulators and subcontroactors

+ Local and national travel (up to 50% of the time) with possible short and long-term assignments at project sites.

+ Safely perform work in the office and field; fieldwork may occur in all seasonal weather conditions, while using equipment (with an ability to lift and move approximately 40 pounds without assistance) and operating vehicles on behalf of the company.

**Who You Are**

**Required Qualifications**

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

+ 3 to 5 years of experience working as a Geologist.

+ Knowledge of geological research techniques and protocols.

+ Ability to coordinate with agency regulators and understand requirements.

+ Experience sampling soil and groundwater via drilling including direct-push, hollow-stem auger, and other similar drilling methods.

+ Experience with evaluation of vapor intrusion and sampling soil gas per DTSC and EPA guidelines.

+ Experience installing groundwater monitoring wells, remediation wells, and soil gas wells.

+ Experience writing groundwater monitoring reports and well installation reports.

+ Knowledge with the concepts of reducing and eliminating the use or generation of hazardous substances, processes, or products., and mitigation programs.

+ Knowledge of relevant environmental laws, regulations, compliance practices, and record-keeping requirements.

+ Capable interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing ideas effectively and professionally to a scientific and non-scientific audience.

+ Effective self-leadership with attention to detail, results orientation, and managing multiple priorities in a dynamic work environment.

+ Proficiency with technical writing, office automation and communication software, technology, and tools, with ability and willingness to quickly learn new systems and technologies

+ Critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to reach conclusions from testing results, data collation, and identify the most cost-effective responses that will minimize waste, prevent pollution, and conserve resources.

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

+ Maintain and calibrate equipment and tools, troubleshooting and reporting on malfunctions, and performing inventory control activities.

+ Assist in the analysis, evaluation, and interpretation of geologic, hydrogeologic, and chemical data obtained during field investigations, offering input with developing action plans for low to mid-level threat mitigation activities.

+ Work with cross-functional teams in executing project work.

+ Assist in the preparation and implementation of site Health and Safety Plans (HASPs).

+ 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.

+ Valid U.S driver s license and satisfactory driving record.

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

**Preferred Qualifications**

+ Master’s degree is preferred.

+ 40-Hour OSHA Health & Safety Training (HAZWOPER) (29 CFR 1910.120) preferred.


+ Experience with field-based data collection applications.

+ Experience with in situ injection remediation technologies

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: $61,000 – $114,300

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:** 50%

+ **Job Status:** Regular

+ **Employee Type:** Full

+ **Primary Location:** SAN JOSE – N FIRST STREET

+ **All locations:** US-CA-Oakland, US-CA-San Francisco, US-CA-San Jose

**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.