Company: Wood
Skills: Geologist
Experience: 1 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Costa Mesa, California, United States


Overview / Responsibilities

Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Inc. has a career opportunity for a motivated individual interested in working for a company with opportunities in hydrogeology, hydrology, and/or related engineering discipline.

Are you looking for an opportunity to work with an established engineering consulting firm that values its employee's enthusiasm and technical contributions? We encourage you to apply for this opportunity. We are dedicated to providing the atmosphere to allow individuals to grow their career. We offer a varied and interesting diversity of clients and projects. We'd love you to join our team of friendly, hard-working, dedicated and collaborative professionals. Our ideal candidate is seeking challenging work and is committed to quality.

Key Responsibilities :
  • Will work both in the field and in the office in the office on water resources and environmental projects with the schedule to be determined by project needs
  • Compile, analyze, and interpret geologic, hydrogeologic, hydrologic, and geochemical data
  • Work with more senior staff to develop and apply numerical models of groundwater flow, vadose zone flow, and solute transport
  • Set up field projects, including permitting; coordinating with staff, laboratories, and subcontractors; and obtaining necessary equipment
  • Conduct field work including drilling and well construction oversight, soil sampling and logging, groundwater monitoring, soil gas sampling, aquifer testing, field mapping, and trench logging
  • Ensure projects are performed safely
  • Prepare draft technical reports, including technical writing, development of report tables, and figures
  • Will travel to project sites locally and out of the area as necessary. Approximately 15% overnight travel


Skills / Qualifications

Requirements :
  • BS in Geology, Hydrogeology, Hydrology, Engineering Geology, Civil Engineering, or related discipline
  • 1 - 5+ years of work experience
  • Strong analytical, technical writing, organization, and communication skills
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability and willingness to travel locally and out of the area as necessary. Approximately 15% overnight travel
  • Must pass drug test, background check, and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving policy

Preferred :
  • MS with coursework in hydrogeology, hydrology, groundwater modeling, and GIS
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Access and ESRI ArcGIS software to manage and visualize data
  • Familiarity with development, calibration, and application of numerical models of groundwater flow and solute transport using MODFLOW and MT3D or other software
  • Knowledge of scripting languages (R, Python, VBA)
  • Familiarity with automated parameter optimization for model calibration using PEST or other tools
  • Familiarity with modeling of unsaturated flow using Hydrus, VS2D, or other software
  • Familiarity with numerical analysis of aquifer test data using AQTESOLV and other methods
  • 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER certification (if not, Wood will provide)
  • Geologist in Training or Engineer 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 workday
  • 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 fit for duty employment physical demonstrating ability to meet job requirements, including the ability to wear a respirator, as required
  • Completion of annual or bi-annual employment physical, as required


Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at  www.woodplc.com and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.