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Mid-level Hydrogeologist/Geologist/Geological Engineer

Rapid City, SD

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As a Geoscience Professional at WSP, you will have the opportunity to join our team of dedicated professionals conducting Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, as well as water supply and aquifer assessment projects. This mid-level Geoscience Professional position provides you the opportunity to be involved in the full life cycle of a project, from client consultation and proposal preparation, to work planning and subcontractor selection to field work, data analysis, and final reporting. We pride ourselves in offering our team members the opportunity to grow professionally with mentoring and training opportunities.
At WSP, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives. Our devotion to teamwork has allowed us to build communities and expand our skylines. Here at WSP, anything is within our reach- and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!
WSP is currently initiating a search for a Mid-level Hydrogeologist/Geologist/Geological Engineer
for our Rapid City , SD
office. WSP’s Geoscience Professionals embrace the opportunity to conduct a wide range of field characterization techniques and office activities as part of our contaminated land and water supply teams, with safety as our top priority.
The successful candidate will have proven experience in the following areas:
Field Methods:
Document field data activities and observations in a clear and organized manner utilizing appropriate personal protective equipment and workspace monitoring equipment
Standard field sampling procedures for various environmental media (soil, groundwater, soil gas, surface water, sediment, and air)
USCS soil classification methods
Coordinate field activities and schedules with property/facility owner/operators in a clear, professional manner
Oversight of drilling methods relevant to unconsolidated and consolidated materials
Proper monitoring, injection, and recovery well design, installation, and well development
Aquifer testing design and supervision
Utilize Trimble GPS to document site and sample locations and conditions
Appropriate management of investigation-derived waste, including containerization, storage, labeling, and characterization.
Supervise and direct various contractors while conducting environmental site investigation and remediation work
Analysis and Reporting:
Prepare health and safety plans
Prepare bid requests and assist with subcontractor selection, contracting and coordination
Analyze, evaluate, and interpret field and analytical data obtained during field investigations
Prepare boring logs, data tables, contour maps, hydrographs, cross sections, and other site figures to present results of field activities
Use ArcGIS to process, analyze, and visualize data
Apply technical writing skills to investigation and monitoring results
Prepare proposals and work plans
Must have a working knowledge and understanding of federal and state regulations applicable to environmental site investigation and remediation projects.
Talent is the essence of meeting our client’s objectives, goals and challenges. If this sounds like a fit for you, we’d love to have that first discussion of you joining our team.
Job Requirements
Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Training Requirements
Bachelor of Science degree in geology/earth sciences or related discipline with 4 to 6 years of experience. Master of Science degree in geology/earth sciences preferred.
Geologist-in-Training or Professional Geologist certification
OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER Training
Valid US driver’s license required
Proficiency in ArcGIS preferred.
Other certifications desired: DOT Training, IATA Training, CPR and First Aid Training
General Requirements
Knowledge of common contaminants (e.g., petroleum compounds, chlorinated solvents, PCBs, heavy metals) and understanding of contaminant transport and fate mechanisms in soil, groundwater, and soil gas.
Working knowledge of remediation methods (e.g., pump and treat, air sparge/soil vapor extraction, amendment injection)
Familiarity with site characterization methods, including direct sampling and geophysical techniques
Familiarity with basic groundwater flow concepts and equations.
Ability to work overtime (as needed) in both office and field, and travel up to 40% of the time
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and work in rough terrain.
Overnight travel is required. Must be able to drive or travel via air to field sites.
Must be able to work both independently and as a member of a project team
Ability and willingness to mentor junior staff
Clear and concise verbal and written communication skills
Self-sufficiency and ability to work under pressure of deadlines
Manage time and effort effectively in accordance with project priorities
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Other Experience
Experience with industry standard software packages, such as Surfer, gINT, and AQTESOLV®, contaminant screening models, and groundwater flow models, is preferred.
Conducting Phase I Environmental Site Assessments following ASTM International Standard E 1527-13 is preferred
WSP USA (formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff) is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms—WSP. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the transportation, buildings, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 7,000 people in 100 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. ****WSP provides a progressive mix of benefits including medical, dental 401k and long term disability focused on a 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 a key piece in our meeting client objectives, goals and challenges, are you ready to get started?
WSP USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
Relocation assistance is not available for this position.
The selected candidate must have the ability to work in the United States immediately.
WSP USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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