Project Geoscientist

Science Honolulu, Hawaii


The Project Geologist is responsible for the planning and execution of the technical aspects of a project within established schedule and budget constraints.  Also included is the responsibility for participating in training staff in both technical topics and project management topics.    

Expected Outcomes

  • Establish a project leadership style that promotes efficient, high-quality and timely execution of all assigned tasks.
  • Provide supervision and guidance to assigned junior staff regarding performance of specific project tasks.
  • Participates in training programs for junior staff involving technical topics and project execution/management topics.
  • Provide input to Unit Managers or Section Managers for staff promotions, transfers, and performance appraisals.
  • Maintain good working relationships with personnel in other departments and offices to foster internal corporate communications.
  • Interview and make informed recommendations on new hires.
  • Monitor staff performance on specific project tasks.
  • Communicate all project related performance issues to the appropriate manager.
  • Maintain personal schedule to fulfill utilization goals as directed by Unit/Section Manager.
  • 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 Unit Manager, Section Manager or Project Manager.
  • Ensure compliance with technical project specifications and standard operating procedures defined in the project work scope.
  • Coordinate project staffing needs with Unit Manager.
  • Compile specifications and procure subcontractors in coordination with the Project Manager.
  • Interpret data, draft segments of technical reports, and assist developing recommendations for clients.
  • Monitor financial project performance, including the performance of subcontractors, when assigned the responsibility of task or project leader.
  • Maintain sensitivity toward client.
  • Organize and execute projects according to proposed scope of work.
  • Participate in project discussions with client, regulators, other departments and offices.
  • Manage time effectively to complete projects and reports; work closely with Unit/Section Managers to identify and overcome obstacles to completing projects.
  • Author reports which will include data interpretations and conclusions.  Participate in developing report recommendations.
  • Provide Technical Leadership
  • Execution of all assigned project tasks in accordance with correct procedure and the project work plan.
  • Provide input to the appropriate supervisor when potential improvements in project technical quality are identified.
  • Clearly document activities involved in assigned tasks in accordance with established project plans and department/division, QA/QC plan.
  • Actively continue professional technical education and society membership.
  • Solve technical problems on projects with appropriate assistance from senior staff.
  • Select peer reviewers for informal project reviews.
  • Participate in the development of standard operating procedures and internal training programs.
  • Identify new technologies and techniques and evaluate their applicability and potential benefits for the company.
  • Solve technical problems on projects with assistance from senior staff.
  • Participate in peer reviews of work scopes, project implementation plans, schedules, budgets, technical calculations and interpretations, and deliverables, as requested.
  • Cooperate with the implementation of all project QA/QC audits and reviews, and assist in implementing corrective actions as appropriate.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Bachelor's Degree plus five (5) years of experience or equivalent
  • Experience must include one (1) year in planning field activities and assisting in scoping projects.  Demonstrate technical competence and willingness to instruct junior staff in areas of specialization.
  • 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.