Full Time

Lead Geological Engineer

Posted 1 day ago by WSP
Phoenix, AZ
Application ends: March 1, 2023
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Job Description

**Lead Geological Engineer**

Req ID **10845**

**Lead Geological Engineer**

**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 **Lead Geological Engineer** for our **Phoenix, Arizona** office, reporting to the Mine Water US Team Leader. Candidates will also be considered for our **Tucson, Arizona** office. Be involved in projects with our **Mine Water & Environment** Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges. Join a world-class team of professionals that deliver services to the mining industry in areas related to geological engineering, hydrogeologic characterization, feasibility studies, environmental permitting, mine dewatering, and well drilling and testing. Build a global career by participating in international projects and collaborating with our network of specialists across various countries to provide innovative solutions to our clients.

**Your Impact**

+ Manage hydrogeological, geological, and geotechnical studies related to water for the mining sector and contribute to providing high level strategic advice to clients.

+ Design and manage complex geological engineering and mine water management studies and programs involving the collection of field data and data interpretation/evaluation and reporting.

+ Direct and oversee field work programs, including site characterization, drilling supervision, well installation and maintenance, hydraulic testing, and water quality sampling.

+ Maintain quality control standards and procedures for accurate and precise measurements, analysis, and reporting.

+ Prepare and/or manage technical documents related to investigation plans, testing, findings, and recommendations.

+ Lead and support project development and delivery (proposals, project management, client relations, senior reviews, team development and training).

+ Work together with other senior members of the group to implement the business growth strategy.

+ Develop and maintain relationships with a broad internal and external client base and collaborate with professionals from a variety of disciplines to provide future-ready solutions for clients.

+ Mentor junior and intermediate staff to support their growth and professional development.

+ 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 Engineering Geology, Hydrogeology, or closely related discipline.

+ 7 to 10 years of relevant post education experienceincluding at least 3 years in the mining sector.

+ Professional Geologist or Engineer designation, or ability to obtain registration, in the relevant jurisdiction(s).

+ Excellent communication, leadership, problem solving, writing and people skills. 

+ Strong self-leadership and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to effectively, timely, and tactfully interact with employees at all levels of the organization.

+ Well-developed critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to evaluate data and identify cost-effective environmentally responsible responses to clients.

+ Ability to interact and collaborate with a wide variety of external clients, subcontractors and third-party stake holders. 

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

+ Must be flexible to a variety of schedules to meet business needs and able to prioritize responsibilities and quickly adapt to change in a dynamic work environment.

+ Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements. Willingness to travel for work assignments.

+ Highly proficient with analytical geology concepts, research, investigation, technology, measurement tools, software, and techniques.

+ Well-developed critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to apply technical knowledge to reach conclusions from testing results, data collation, computations, statistical analysis and arriving at the most effective, economical, and logical solution.

+ Demonstrated effectiveness at coordinating and assertively directing subcontractors and others to consistently complete tasks safely and efficiently.

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

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

**Preferred Qualifications:**

+ Graduate degree in Engineering Geology, Hydrogeology, or a similar field, or post-graduate level knowledge of hydrogeological concepts.

+ Knowledge of and experience with the Arizona Aquifer Protection Permit Program.

+ Experience in consulting.

+ Strong technical skills, with demonstrated applications of hydrogeological principles, quantitative hydrogeology and/or geotechnical testing.

+ Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access), GIS, numerical modeling, etc. 

+ 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER health and safety training.

+ 24-hour MSHA new miner training


**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:** 10%

+ **Job Status:** Regular

+ **Employee Type:** Full

+ **Primary Location:** PHOENIX – N 44TH ST

+ **All locations:** US-AZ-Phoenix

**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.