Hydrogeologist

Location: 

San Francisco, CA, US, 94105 San Jose, CA, US, 95113 Oakland, CA, US, 94612

Langan provides expert land development engineering and environmental consulting services for major developers, renewable energy producers, energy companies, corporations, healthcare systems, colleges/universities, and large infrastructure programs throughout the U.S. and around the world. Our employees collaborate seamlessly among 30+ offices and gain valuable hands-on experience that fosters career growth. Langan culture is entrepreneurial from advancing innovative technical solutions, to participating in robust training and knowledge sharing, to making progressive change within the communities we live and work.

 

Consistently ranked among the top ten “Best Firms to Work For” and Engineering News-Record’s top 50 firms worldwide, Langan attracts and retains the best talent in the industry. Employees thrive at Langan, a firm that embraces and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion; prioritizes wellbeing, health and safety; encourages volunteerism and philanthropy; offers workplace flexibility, along with carbon neutral office spaces; and empowers individuals to contribute their skills and knowledge to make impactful contributions.

Job Summary

Langan is seeking for an Environmental Hydrogeologist to join its collaborative team in our Oakland, San Francisco or San Jose, CA office. This individual will serve a key function in analyzing physical and chemical subsurface data, performing hydrogeological studies, developing hydrogeologic conceptual site models, developing numerical groundwater flow and transport models, designing/managing/analyzing aquifer tests, conducting water resources evaluations and evaluating groundwater remediation alternatives. A strong technical background and knowledge of regulations governing water resources and groundwater remediation, and the ability to interpret and apply the regulations is a plus. In this role, you will have the opportunity to work under senior hydrogeologists and engineers, and collaborate successfully with team members, senior management, and clients.

Job Responsibilities

  • Perform hydrogeological analyses for specific portions of broad engineering and environmental projects;
  • Develop and use computational groundwater models to evaluate groundwater flow, and fate and transport of contaminants using graphical user interfaces such as GMS;
  • Assist in providing litigation support services for expert witness projects, or similar;
  • Collect soil, soil vapor, indoor and ambient air, sediment, surface water, and groundwater samples; log soil boring lithology and install groundwater monitoring wells;
  • Field oversight of remediation activities and subcontractors, ensuring compliance with job specifications;
  • Manage and interpret laboratory analytical data, analyze and interpret environmental data through preparation and review of trend graphs, isoconcentration maps, groundwater gradient maps, data tables, and similar data visualization deliverables;
  • Prepare technical correspondence, reports, work plans, and other deliverables;
  • Assist with acquisition of and compliance with regulatory agency permits to support site investigation and remediation;
  • Review and interpret environmental, geological, and historical records to support environmental due diligence and environmental litigation projects;
  • Manage tasks, time and technical progress in accordance with project scope, schedule and budgets; and
  • Perform other duties as requested.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Geology or related field required.  Advanced degree strongly preferred;
  • 3+ years of experience in environmental consulting or other relevant field;
  • Advanced understanding of hydrogeology, groundwater modeling (including contaminant flow and transport), site, soil and groundwater remediation, aquifer testing and water quality studies;
  • Professional certification preferred or ability to attain certification (including EIT or GIT);
  • Knowledge and understanding of California and Federal environmental regulations, including CERCLA and RCRA is a plus;
  • Ability to work independently and complete tasks;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff, contractors, clients and managers;
  • Experience writing technical reports;
  • Ability to implement field work;
  • Strong attention to detail with excellent analytical, judgment and problem-solving capabilities;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, organization and multi-tasking skills;
  • Working knowledge of MODFLOW and associated modules under various graphical user interface platforms, and related environmental software (AutoCAD, GIS, and/or EVS is a plus), and MS Word, Excel, and other Microsoft Office programs;
  • Possess reliable transportation to access job sites and a valid driver’s license in good standing; and
  • Local candidates preferred.

Langan provides a rich array of programs and benefits to help its employees advance their careers and enhance the quality of their lives. Our comprehensive compensation package includes: full-time employment company paid medical, dental, and vision coverage; life insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance, and paid pregnancy disability leave; 401(k)/Roth with company match; paid time off including parental and military leave; employee referral and professional license bonuses; and educational reimbursement.

 

Langan offers employee resource groups; flexible work schedules; extensive training; wellness programs; buddy and mentoring programs; and much more!

 

Langan is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer committed to building a team that represents and values diverse backgrounds. Langan promotes a positive work environment of inclusion, where we respect each other’s differences and recognize that a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment is a key to our success.

 

Base Salary Range: $76,000 - $95,000. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as related work experience, market conditions, education/training, certifications and other credentials, as well as applicable knowledge and skills. This position is also eligible for straight-time overtime and participation in the firm's annual bonus and performance review program. Bonuses are discretionary and based on individual job performance and the profitability of the firm.


Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland