Senior Hydrogeologist (Mid-Senior Level) in Minneapolis, MN

$150K - $200K(Ladders Estimates)

ERM   •  

Minneapolis, MN 55401

Industry: Business Services


11 - 15 years

Posted 55 days ago


  • Plan, design and safely lead the execution of mining hydrogeology field programs in remote locations to satisfy impact assessment planning, operational performance, and closure/reclamation/remediation;
  • Lead preparation of deliverable and associated management plans in compliance with state/federal requirements, serving in the role of technical lead and quality review;
  • Prepare technical proposals, including development of technical scopes and cost estimates for hydrogeology programs;
  • Participate in business development with existing and new clients, and maintain client relationships to support repeat business;
  • Coordinate with drilling, laboratory contractors and equipment suppliers, while mobilizing for field programs;
  • Supervise drilling operations, including diamond core drilling, reverse circulation, and sonic methods;
  • Supervise downhole geophysical testing;
  • Supervise installation of vibrating wire piezometers;
  • Install, develop, hydraulically test, and sample wells using industry standard and cutting edge methodologies as appropriate;
  • Conduct analysis of collected hydraulic testing data via packer test-, slug test-, and pumping/aquifer testing using standard software;
  • Process chemical laboratory reports, including calculating relative percent difference, charge balance error, preparing box and whisker charts, Piper diagrams, developing report tables, including statistical summaries;
  • Become a subject matter expert to contribute to ERMs Project Liability Analysis for remote site access and egress; and
  • Mentor junior staff to develop hydrogeology abilities in both a field and office setting.


  • 10+ years of field hydrogeology consulting experience directly related to environmental permitting for mining projects and/or experience at an operating mine in Minnesota;
  • BS/MS degree in civil or environmental engineering, earth sciences, or equivalent related field;
  • Demonstrated commitment to health & safety in conducting fieldwork;
  • Comfort and ability navigating in heavily glaciated terrain and backcountry experience is required;
  • Well-developed team building and influencing skills; unquestioned integrity; and the experience, confidence, and stature to effectively address client and business needs and challenges; and
  • Solid grasp of the key regulatory drivers within the mining sector, as well as a high degree of technical competence and broad knowledge of impact assessment best practices.

Valid Through: 2019-10-14