Senior Hydrogeologist - Environmental Services (Madison, WI)

at Burns & McDonnell in Downers Grove, Illinois, United States

Job Description


The Senior Hydrogeologist will be part of the Remediation Department within the ENS Global Practice\. The Senior Hydrogeologist will collaborate and support a wide variety of projects involving contaminated and clean groundwater on a nationwide/global basis\. The Senior Hydrogeologist will have exemplary skills and knowledge of Hydrogeology including numerical groundwater modeling, and the ability to apply those skills to real\-world projects involving groundwater flow, contaminant transport, and soil/groundwater contaminant remediation in a variety of geologic settings\. Technical knowledge, leadership, and communications skills are key aspects of this position\. Individuals should be team\-focused and should be well\-connected in the water and environmental industry, with the ability to expand our client base\.


+ Provide senior technical support for a variety of projects including groundwater flow in complex geologic settings, contaminant fate and transport modeling, geospatial data analysis and visualization, contaminant hydrogeology, groundwater remediation, hydrogeological assessments, groundwater sustainability, permitting and environmental impact assessments

+ Collaborate closely with Geologists, Engineers, Project Managers, and Program Managers

+ Manage, design, execute, and supervise groundwater data analysis and groundwater modeling scopes on multidisciplinary projects, including Remedial Investigations, Feasibility Studies, development of Conceptual Site Models, Phase I and 2 Environmental Site Assessments; Regulatory Compliance and Permitting; Soil and Groundwater Contaminant Remediation; and Stormwater Compliance, Permitting, and Management

+ Subject matter expert for Hydrogeology and Groundwater Modeling

+ Prepare and/or provide senior review of technical correspondence, project scope and cost proposals, technical reports, memorandums, work plans, and project specifications

+ Project management and execution, including the development and maintenance of project scopes, schedules and budgets, and coordination of team members

+ Communicate effectively with peers, clients, and regulators; demonstrate strong written, verbal, computer, and interpersonal skills

+ Support team business development activities including client interaction and customer relationship management, contribute to business development plans, identify markets/potential clients and related sales targets, and assist the team in preparing responses to Requests For Proposals and Request For Qualifications\.

+ Train, mentor, and develop junior and intermediate staff\.

+ All other duties as assigned


+ Bachelor’s degree in geology, hydrogeology, engineering geology or a related field from an accredited curriculum\. Master’s degree, or higher, with a Hydrology emphasis is preferred\.

+ Minimum 7 years related experience showing proficiency in hydrogeological field investigations, aquifer analysis, and well design\. At least 12 years of experience in hydrogeology and groundwater modeling projects highly preferred\.

+ Extensive experience with building, calibrating, and optimizing numerical groundwater flow and contaminant transport models using commercial modeling software \(such as MODFLOW, MT3D, and Groundwater Vistas\)

+ Outstanding understanding of hydrogeology and its applications

+ Ability to present complex technical information clearly, both verbally and in writing

+ Supervisory, project management, and client management experience\.

+ Aptitude, capability, and inclination to train, mentor, and develop junior and intermediate staff\.

+ Professional Geologist and/or Certified Hydrogeologist registration, or eligibility for registration is desirable


Job Geology

Primary Location US\-IL\-Downers Grove

Other Locations US\-IL\-Chicago

Schedule: Full\-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 220724 Job Hire Type Experienced

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Job Posting: JC203414661

Posted On: Nov 21, 2022

Updated On: Jul 10, 2023

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