Project Hydrogeologist

Science Mundelein, Illinois


Description

WESTON is seeking a Project Hydrogeologist is to be responsible for the planning and execution of the technical aspects of a project within established schedule and budget constraints. Responsible to run a field project that could be sizable and can provide field leadership. Technical report writing is a must as well as familiarity with regulations. This position is an office/field position with most of the time spent in the field. Also included is the responsibility for participating in training junior staff in both technical topics and project management topics. 

Location: Mundelein, IL

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 

  • Bachelor's Degree plus five (5) years of experience or equivalent
  • Master's Degree plus three (3) years of experience or equivalent (focus on hydrogeology preferred)
  • Professional registration/certification is not required for Project Hydrogeologist; pursuit of a Professional Geologist registration is required.
  • Demonstrate technical competence and willingness to instruct junior staff in areas of specialization, with a focus on hydrogeology.
  • Demonstrate ability to plan, organize, manage, and lead on entire projects.
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively by speech and writing to individuals and large group of peers, staff, supervisors, vendors, and clients.
  • Demonstrate dedication to fostering ethical conduct and professionalism.
  • Demonstrate ability to work well as a team member and leader.
  • Demonstrate ability to make timely and effective decisions.
  • Demonstrate ability to interact with clients to solve problems and provide value-added service.
  • Demonstrate ability to work and complete assignments with minimal supervision. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Maintain personal schedule to fulfill utilization goals as directed by the Resource Manager.
  • Utilize technical expertise in the field of hydrogeology to prepare work plans, execute field work, and analyze data from hydraulic tests (slug tests and pumping tests).  Analyze the resulting data from these tests.
  • Evaluate complex hydrogeological conditions in the context of a conceptual site model.
  • Prepare potentiometric surface maps; evaluate hydraulic gradients; determine groundwater flow velocities.
  • Prepare contaminant fate and transport chapters for reports; including preparation of analytical models.
  • Understand groundwater flow modeling.  Be able to read, understand, and comprehend a modeling report to determine if a model has been properly constructed.  (MODFLOW-based groundwater flow modeling is not mandatory, but is a plus).
  • Be aware of budget and schedule on assigned projects and work with Project Manager to complete project within budget and on schedule.
  • Prepare reports and proposals as requested by the Project Manager.
  • Ensure compliance with technical project specifications and standard operating procedures defined in the project work scope.
  • Compile specifications and procure subcontractors in coordination with the Project Manager.
  • Interpret data, draft segments of technical reports, and assist developing recommendations for clients.
  • Organize and execute projects according to proposed scope of work.
  • Manage time effectively to complete projects and reports; work closely with Project Managers to identify and overcome obstacles to completing projects.
  • Author reports which will include data interpretations and conclusions. Participate in developing report recommendations.
  • Execution of all assigned project tasks in accordance with correct procedure and the project work plan.
  • Clearly document activities involved in assigned tasks in accordance with established project plans and department/division, QA/QC plan. 

At Weston Solutions you will do meaningful work and make valuable contributions 

A career at Weston means professional growth and access to diverse opportunities in a thriving, interconnected, and supportive community that works together to make a difference in the environment. We take pride in knowing that our people feel they do meaningful work and make valuable contributions to their teams because recent employee survey results show that over 90% agree on these points. Top talent from all paths—recent graduate, ex-military, experienced, and leaders—join Weston to do meaningful work with a focus on dynamic skills growth and long-term career progression. 

We fully invest in our people: Weston provides a competitive and comprehensive benefits package program that offers employees high value options with solid financial protection, meeting the individual needs of its people and their families 

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K with base and matching employer stock contributions
  • Parental leave benefits
  • Paid time off to include: vacation, sick and holiday time
  • Critical illness and accident plans
  • Work/Life flexibility
  • Professional development opportunities