Geologist

Wood Group   •  

Fresno, CA

Industry: Energy & Utilities

  •  

5 - 7 years

Posted 53 days ago

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is seeking a Geologist to join our team in Fresno, CA. The ideal candidate has more than 5 years’ experience post Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of graduate level degree and experience. California Professional Geologist registration preferred or have experience for examination in the next 2 years.

Essential Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Work directly with senior-level personnel in interpreting the actual needs of individual clients
  • Determine required scope and level of effort of project work, including the degree of completeness and precision to which project elements should be addressed
  • Coordinate site activities with contractors, subcontractors, agency personnel and client representatives
  • Exercise independent professional judgment not subject to close review
  • Maintain a high level of communications skill, with emphasis on the preparation of clear and concise written reports
  • Demonstrate a high level of competence in directing and managing large single-disciplined projects and/or small to moderate sized multi-disciplined projects
  • Provide technical direction to and mentors subordinate staff
  • Responsible for ensuring the Firm’s administrative and financial policies and procedures as well as the methods and procedures specific to his/her specific discipline are followed
  • Represent Wood and interact in a professional manner with client and subcontractor representatives while on field assignments
  • Understand, apply and oversee safety requirements in the field

Additional Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Provide an effective Quality Assurance / Quality Control role
  • Effectively represent the firm in verbal presentations to clients
  • Meet with client representatives at the direction of more senior personnel and behave in a manner compatible with the firm’s professional standards and financial goals
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills / Qualifications

Education, Experience and Skills Required:

  • 5 - 8 years of related work experience required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in geology or related field required; Master’s Degree desirable
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
  • Formal project management training desirable; certified as Wood PM if managing projects
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with contractors required
  • Ability to communicate clearly with on-site contractors, supervisor or Project Manager regarding work assignments required
  • Experience working with drilling and excavation contractors
  • Experience preparing soil boring and well installation/destruction permits
  • Experience using the Unified Soil Classification System (ASTM standard D2488-17) for logging soil boring and/or test pit logging. Preparing boring or test pit logs
  • Groundwater and/or unsaturated zone well installation experience; groundwater well development experience
  • Experience installing 500 foot or deeper wells desirable
  • Experience in interpretation bore hole geophysics desirable
  • Ability to produce and interpret chemical time concentration charts, groundwater hydrographs, groundwater potentiometric surface maps, geochemistry plots using stiff and piper diagrams, and chemical iso-concentration maps
  • Ability to interpret hydrogeologic data and prepare cross-sections and fence diagrams containing geologic data, chemical data, and groundwater data

Physical Job Requirements:

  • Ability to stoop, kneel, climb and lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to drive large pick-up truck; ability to drive a trailer helpful
  • Ability to use hands to operate field equipment
  • Close, distance, and peripheral vision; normal auditory function
  • Must complete employment physical demonstrating ability to meet job requirements, including the ability to wear a respirator, as required
  • Completion of annual or bi-annual employment physical, as required.

License / Certification Requirements:

  • California Professional Geologist registration preferred or have experience for examination in the next 2 years
  • Valid driver’s license and insurable driving record
  • Must pass 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training and annual refresher course, if required
  • Pursue certification/registration in related area, if available

Machines, Tools and/or Equipment Used:

  • Field tools and equipment
  • Pickup truck and/or other motor vehicle(s); some locations require individual to have their own vehicle
  • Office equipment such as photocopy machine and fax machine
  • Personal computer and desk top software (e.g., MSOffice)

Work Environment:

  • May require work at remote sites around construction equipment, drilling rigs, explosives and environmental contamination
  • Overtime and overnight stays may be required
  • Some fieldwork may require working with hazardous materials and in hazardous conditions
  • May be subject to periods of extreme heat and cold and other environmental conditions such as wind as humidity
  • Will be required to follow all applicable health and safety procedures associated with work environment

Travel:

May travel frequently to project sites, including sites remote from the office, as part of on-site team

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