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Company name
Exponent, Inc.

Oakland, CA, United States

Employment Type

Gis, Sciences, Scientist, Consulting

Posted on
May 07,2019

Valid Through
Aug 20,2019

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is a leading engineering and scientific consulting firm. Our multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, physicians, and regulatory consultants brings together more than 90 different disciplines to solve complicated problems facing corporations, insurers, government entities, associations and individuals. Our approximately 1000 staff members work in 26 offices across the United States and abroad. Exponent has over 800 consultants, including more than 500 that have earned a doctorate in their chosen field of specialization.


Environmental and Earth Sciences Practice

is currently seeking

a Senior Scientist/Managing Scientist

for our Pasadena or Oakland, CA office. The individual in this position will be responsible for providing a high level of support to clients and the consultants in the Environmental and Earth Sciences Practice involving geologic and hydrogeologic analyses for the evaluation of groundwater resources, contaminant transport and fate, environmental forensics, and remedial actions.

Responsibilities for this position include:

Hydrogeological analyses to support evaluations of water resources, water rights, and interactions between surface water and groundwater

Evaluation of contaminant transport and fate using analytical and numerical models

Analyses of environmental forensics, remedial actions, and groundwater resources, potentially including the development of conceptual models and the construction of geologic/hydrogeologic cross sections, contaminant maps, etc.

Supporting multidisciplinary project teams on complex, challenging problems

Pursuit of professional development, including conference presentations and journal publications, to improve professional visibility

Developing client relationships

Qualifications for this position include:

Ph.D. in Geology, Hydrogeology, Geologic Engineering, or Civil Engineering

5 – 7 years of consulting experience is preferred

Expertise in geology, hydrogeology, and contaminant transport-and-fate analyses, including demonstrated experience with MODFLOW, MT3D, and related models

Familiarity with California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) and the Integrated Water Flow Model (IWFM) is preferred but not required

Strong and efficient capabilities for constructing, calibrating (e.g., using PEST), and operating large numerical models and processing model output.

Must have current professional licensure or desire to obtain professional licensure

Project management experience including tracking of milestones and deliverables

Strong interest in career and professional development within a dynamic consulting environment

Must have strong technical skills as shown by project experience and/or publication record

Strong working knowledge of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint required

Excellent communication, organization, and writing skills

Must be detail oriented, able to work independently, and manage time effectively

Strong ability to prioritize multiple projects with competing deadlines

Exposure to sensitive information will necessitate considerable use of tact, diplomacy, discretion, and judgment

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity, Veterans and Disabled Employer.



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Exponent, Inc.
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Company Profile
With over 90 scientific and engineering disciplines, Exponent’s staff of approximately 900, located in 20 offices throughout the nation and 5 international offices, combines unparalleled technical expertise with the ability, when necessary, to focus this knowledge in extremely short time frames. Our multidisciplinary team of scientists, physicians, engineers, and regulatory consultants will perform either in-depth scientific research and analysis, or very rapid-response evaluations, to provide our clients with the critical information that both day-to-day and strategic decisions can require. Exponent is certified to ISO 9001.

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