Senior Project Hydrogeologist
Terracon - Cheyenne, WY

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General Responsibilities:
As a senior level Hydrogeologist with Terracon you will make decisions and recommendations that are recognized as authoritative and have important impact on extensive scientific activities. May function as technical specialist on large or complex projects. Will have demonstrated creativity, foresight and mature scientific judgment in anticipating and solving unprecedented scientific problems.

Acts as internal consultant to Company, establishing the required technical policy, procedures and developing new markets in professional services for the firm. Provides guidance to senior level management staff on the most unique and complex problems and client investigations, providing formal training to staff as necessary to maintain firm’s current state-of-the-art practice. Due to his/her reputation, is expected to attract and develop clients to company in area of expertise. Assists Division or Office Manager where necessary.

Reports To: Department Manager or Office Manager

Position Supervises: No direct administrative or technical staff

Essential Functions and Duties:
Plans and develops approaches to projects with unique or controversial problems. Explores subject area, defines scope and selection.

Represents group in conferences to resolve questions and plan and coordinate work. As a specialist, develops and evaluates plans and criteria for a variety of projects and activities to be carried out by others.

Provides training to all staff when under his/her direction, while performing on client projects or providing professional development for subordinate staff. Directs in-house technical seminars.

Publishes technical articles, presents technical papers and training seminars to appropriate technical groups to promote the professional image and reputation of the company.

Provides consultation on quality control issues to corporate and line management to resolve conflicts on projects where questions or service deficiencies have surfaced in technical area of his/her expertise.

In accordance with company procedures, approves or prepares reports for relatively complex projects, making appropriate recommendations as necessary on relatively small or large projects.

Acts as expert witness on behalf of company to clients or representing company in litigation or court proceedings.

Due to technical reputation in the industry, identifies potential clients in need of their expertise and in turn sells the services of company to those clients.

With assistance of corporate marketing, develops research methods to uncover potential clients for new markets.

Participates in the development of marketing strategies and formal presentations of qualifications to clients on various projects.

Safety Responsibilities:
  • Complete safety orientation program
  • Abide by safety and personal protective equipment policies
  • Demonstrate safe work practices and avoid unsafe behaviors
  • Drive defensively, avoid preventable accidents and always wear a seat belt
  • Attend regularly scheduled safety training
  • Report all unsafe conditions to your Supervisor
Other Duties:
May direct technical staff on project work as necessary in handling difficult projects where failure of firm’s quality control could occur, or where project has become involved in litigation. Provides technical review of project-related reports and written analysis for quality control purposes.

Will perform other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Essential Skills/Abilities:
Must be certified as a “Approved Project Reviewer” by Terracon

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Proficiency in utilizing technical software and computers related to the discipline.

Ability to prepare reports using Microsoft Office.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; outside weather conditions; extreme cold and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Overnight travel may be required with this position.

Masters Degree in Hydrogeology or related Science with at least 10 years of demonstrated consulting experience, or

Bachelors Degree in Hydrogeology or Geology with Hydrogeology emphasis with at least 12 years of experience; or equivalent.

Valid driver’s license (unless arrangements have been made with approval of Division Manager and Corporate).

Certifications Required:
P.G. in Wyoming, or ability to obtain Wyoming P.G. within 6 months of hire.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

In our efforts to maintain a safe and drug-free workplace, Terracon requires that candidates complete a satisfactory criminal background check and pass a drug screen prior to employment.

**No Recruiters/Agencies Please**

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Employee-owned Terracon Consultants provides geotechnical, environmental, construction material evaluation, pavement engineering and...