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Mid-Level Hydrogeologist or Engineer (Groundwater Modeling)

Brown and Caldwell has an exciting opportunity for a Mid-Level Hydrogeologist or Engineer with minimum five years of experience to join our Private Sector Enterprise. The position focuses on quantitative hydrogeology with specific experience in performing groundwater fate and transport studies for remediation, water resource and mine permitting and reclamation applications. The successful candidate will work with a team of groundwater modelers and hydrogeologists and our nationally recognized, senior technical staff working on a variety of exciting environmental remediation, permitting, and water resources projects located throughout the United States. Other desired areas of experience and expertise include: Groundwater Recharge, Storage, and Recovery; High Resolution Site Characterization; Forensic Investigations; Water Resources Management and Aquifer Hydrologic Characterization; and Emerging Contaminants.

Detailed Description:

  • Conduct groundwater flow, contaminant transport, and water balance modeling support for mining, water resources, and environmental site remediation projects.
  • Develop scientifically sound conceptual site models of complex hydrogeologic settings in support of detailed site investigations and numerical modeling efforts.
  • Provide in-depth data evaluation including statistical, geostatistical, data visualization and forensic techniques in support of technical report writing and presentations to clients, regulators, and other stakeholders.
  • Scope, plan and support hydrogeology field investigations including high resolution methods where appropriate.
  • Execute diverse projects in a manner that exceeds client expectations in terms of technical work product, deadlines and budgets.
  • Work independently and with multi-disciplined teams to meet project objectives.
  • Sacramento, Walnut Creek, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, Davis, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Orlando, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Houston, Denver, Boise, Phoenix, Carson City, and Reno are the preferred offices for this position, but other locations will be considered

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Master s Degree in Environmental Engineering or Hydrogeology or a hydrology related field including formal training in quantitative hydrogeology and numerical modeling is required.
  • Minimum five years experience in application of quantitative techniques, including groundwater flow and chemical transport modeling, and hydrologic data organization and analysis.
  • Experience implementing technical tasks on groundwater modeling projects that may include, but are not limited to, legacy mine remediation and mine permitting, regional water resources evaluations, and site contaminant fate and transport studies.
  • Strong quantitative and computer skills, including a familiarity with hydrogeologic analysis software such as current versions of MODFLOW, MT3DMS/MT3D-USGS, model pre-/post-processing software (e.g., Groundwater Vistas, flopy, Model Muse), and analytical model software (e.g., BIOSCREEN, SESOIL, GFLOW, WinFLOW etc.) is required.
  • Experience in collecting and interpreting aquifer test data and with aquifer test analysis software (e.g., AQTESOLV, AquiferWin32) is required.
  • Experience with ArcGIS is preferred.
  • Computer programming skills using Fortran, Python, R, MATLAB, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), or other programming language is preferred.
  • Experience with statistical and geostatistical methods and programming including spatial moment trend analysis, principal component analysis and three-dimensional kriging is preferred.
  • Ability to work and collaborate effectively in a virtual environment with other BC offices and staff.
  • Experience with databases including MS Access.
  • Experience with parameter estimation and uncertainty analysis, especially use of PEST is preferred.
  • 40-Hour HAZWOPER certification and MSHA Part 48 training are preferred.
  • Highly organized, reliable, and able to work well with others.
  • Valid driver s license may be required.

Salary Range: The anticipated starting pay range for this position is $60,000 - $89,000 annually and may be more or less depending upon skills, experience, education and geographical location.

Benefits and Other Compensation: We provide a comprehensive benefits package that promotes employee health, performance, and success which includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, an employee assistance program, paid time off and parental leave, paid holidays, 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer match, performance-based bonus eligibility, employee referral bonuses, tuition reimbursement, pet insurance and long-term care insurance. Click here to see our full list of benefits.

About Brown and Caldwell

Headquartered in Walnut Creek, Calif., Brown and Caldwell is a full-service environmental engineering and construction firm with 52 offices and 1,700 professionals across North America and the Pacific. For more than 70 years, we have created leading-edge environmental solutions for municipalities, private industry, and government agencies. We strive to be the company of choice to our clients, who benefit from our passion for delivering exceptional quality, and to our employees, present and future, who share our commitment to client service, collaboration, and innovation. Join us, and you will find a home where you can do your best work, reach new levels of expertise, and enjoy exceptional development opportunities. For more information, visit

This position is subject to a pre-employment background check and a pre-employment drug test.

Notice to Third Party Agencies: Brown and Caldwell does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement and approved engagement request with Brown and Caldwell, Brown and Caldwell reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.

Brown and Caldwell is proud to be an EEO/AAP Employer. Minorities/Women/Disabled and Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply. Brown and Caldwell ensures nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Mid-Level Hydrogeologist or Engineer (Groundwater Modeling)

Brown and Caldwell
Boise, ID
Full Time

Published on 01/14/2022

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