Full Time

Senior Geologist

Posted 6 days ago by WSP
Wexford, PA
Application ends: March 1, 2023
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Job Description

**Senior Geologist**

Req ID **6788**

**Senior 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 Golder – with world-class expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG), climate resiliency & sustainability (CRS), and earth sciences. Combined we have over 14,000 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 **Senior Consultant** to work in our **Pittsburgh Office** located in **Wexford, PA** , and join a team of geo-professionals delivering geotechnical and geological engineering projects. In this multi-faceted senior consultant role, you will have the opportunity to oversee field work, prepare and review technical field plans and reports, manage large projects and portfolios of projects, build local and regional teams, and participate in client development.

This position includes working both outdoors and in the office with experienced teams on a variety of projects and for a variety of industries, including oil and gas, transportation, and power. This position provides an opportunity to join a fast-paced team that provides solutions on geological, civil, and geotechnical engineering projects to national key clients.

The ideal candidate will have technical experience in planning and executing small to large field programs for oil and gas companies for a variety of geological applications, with experience on geohazard-related projects. Experience in business development and building client relations are also desired. The position requires effective verbal and written communication skills, team leadership skills, a positive attitude, and strong project management skills. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated consulting experience in in geomorphology, geohazards, and geology with a focus on the Appalachian Basin.

**Your Impact**

+ Act as a Safety Leader, stewarding WSP’s Safety program within our Pittsburgh/Wexford operation and our individual client programs you will support. Safely perform work, both in the field and office, and operate vehicles on behalf of the company

+ Support and manage large, diverse projects with services that include an emphasis on geohazard identification, field reconnaissance, sub-surface investigations, engineering design, construction support, and hazard monitoring

+ Provide technical support for linear infrastructure construction projects to minimize effects of geologic hazards; prepare recommendation reports with collaborative senior participation and review

+ Implement use of technology while working in the field with project teams to support geologic and geotechnical investigations

+ Handle equipment, including operation, calibration, and maintenance, in accordance with regulatory requirements; and ability to lift and move approximately 50 pounds without assistance. Train staff in the use of these instruments

+ Prepare documents and review those prepared by junior staff, including data evaluations, specifications, work plans, calculations, and cost estimates

+ Provide technical direction, oversight, mentoring, and training to junior-level Golder staff in all aspects of project delivery

+ Interact with clients, including preparation for and participation in meetings, preparation of progress reports, proposals, and other correspondence, responding to client requests, and maintaining positive relationships

+ Support national and regional client programs for the oil and gas sector through active participation with appropriate national and global technical teams

+ Contribute to the development and execution of business plans related to the growth of our midstream oil and gas services; provide market and industry insight and facilitate development of marketing strategies

+ Participate in identification of regional technical needs and recruiting for these skills in collaboration with senior colleagues

+ Local and national travel for project delivery and client development, expected to be less than 25 percent of the time

**Who You Are**

**Required Qualifications**

+ Bachelor’s degree in geology, or related field

+ Minimum of 12 years of experience in geologic engineering, with at least five of those years of experience occurring in the Appalachian Basin region

+ Experience with oil & gas clients and geohazard projects in Appalachian Basin

+ Professional Geologist registration in Pennsylvania or ability to receive comity

+ Competence in the Microsoft Office suite of programs (e.g., Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

+ Strong verbal communication, writing, analytical, and organizational skills combined with a positive attitude and an ability to work both independently and within groups, including with technical peers across the company, client contacts, and subcontractors

+ Understanding of the importance of health & safety as a top priority and an enthusiasm to participate in WSP’s associated programs and visibly lead by example

+ Strong project management skills with experience leading teams on complex or multi-project programs

+ Strong client focus with experience in client management and effective project/program delivery skills

+ This role is subject to a client-mandated drug/alcohol testing policy. As such, employee may be subject to random drug/alcohol tests. A copy of this policy will be provided during employee onboarding and is available upon applicant request

+ Must successfully complete and pass WSP’s Motor Vehicle screening.

**Preferred Qualifications**

+ Master’s degree in engineering geology or related field

+ Relevant skills including an understanding of geohazards, geomorphology and surface processes

+ Relevant skills include understanding of geohazards, geomorphology and surface processes, experience with slope stability Additionally experience with geotechnical design, slope stability, general civil design, construction, and other geohazard identification and data evaluation

+ Enthusiasm for engagement with field teams

+ A client-centric mindset and desire to work within a larger team focused on timely, high-quality service delivery

+ Understanding of local and federal permitting and regulations

+ Willingness to work on projects across business sectors, performing a variety of tasks, sometimes on short notice

+ Proficiency with AutoCAD and GIS#LI-BJ1

**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:** Regular

+ **Employee Type:** Full

+ **Primary Location:** WEXFORD – BROOKTREE RD

+ **All locations:** US-PA-Pittsburgh, US-PA-Wexford

**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.