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Sr. Hydrogeologist - Regional Practice Leader - Carolinas (Hybrid)

Date:  Apr 18, 2024

Cary, NC, US Charlotte, TX, US Charleston, SC, US Garner, NC, US Columbia, SC, US Greenville, SC, US

Company:  Black & Veatch Family of Companies


At Black & Veatch, our employee-owners go beyond the project. For over a century, we have been breaking down social, economic and geographic barriers by making life's critical resources accessible to all. Working with us, you will help provide critical expertise as we, along with our valued clients, deliver solutions that positively impact communities around the world. Our professionals are our greatest asset, and we believe nothing is more important than the health, happiness and professional growth of our employee-owners. With a focus on flexible work-life balance options, an expanding and diverse workforce, and limitless career growth opportunities, we will give you our best to help you give us your best, and together we can build a world of difference. 


Req Id : 96291 

Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : No 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Contract Hire Only for this Project : No 

Why Black and Veatch

Recognized by Glassdoor as a 2023 Top 100 place to work, Black & Veatch allows you to lend your talent and perspective to humanity’s biggest challenges in a flexible environment where you are empowered to grow and explore new possibilities. We offer competitive compensation; 401K match and benefits that start day 1. Our hybrid environment allows you to balance your work and personal life.

At Black & Veatch, you own your career with purpose and meaning. You are empowered to grow and explore new possibilities at every step of your career journey. Bring your big ideas knowing you are safe to be who you are and speak up with concerns or questions and put your diverse talents and perspectives to use.

The Team

As an employee-owned, global leader in building critical infrastructure in the energy, water, telecommunications and government services markets, Black & Veatch has a long-standing reputation for providing world-class service to our clients.  

Our U.S. planning and water resources business has seen consistent growth driven by our clients’ needs to address challenges stemming from water supply and well field development, rehabilitation, operations,  and associated regulatory requirements; development of aquifer storage and recovery systems; reservoir operation and seepage control; outfall closures, effluent, concentrate brine, leachate, and mine tailing management through deep well injection; surface water management options; and the development of alternative water supplies.  Challenges surrounding water scarcity, drought resiliency, groundwater depletion, saltwater intrusion, brackish groundwater treatment, brine stream management, desalination, climate variability, sea level rise, complex water rights, and evolving regulations are driving innovative water resource projects across the country.  In the Carolinas, as well as other locations across the US, we anticipate an increased demand for creative integrated water resource and groundwater planning and design solutions.  This, therefore, represents a strategic business opportunity for Black & Veatch, and the Hydrogeologist Professional will help the company grow its market share by providing world-class planning and water resource services. 

The Opportunity

Black & Veatch has an exciting opportunity for a Sr. Hydrogeologist Professional focused on the Carolinas water supply management and water resilience initiatives.  This position will act as a regional practice leader for us focused on growing our national practice in the area.

Key Responsibilities

  • Leverage and build relationships with key water resource leaders and decision makers throughout the Carolinas and the region. 
  • Help develop a pipeline of project and program opportunities related to groundwater management, alternative water supplies, and water resources efforts. 
  • Partner with pertinent regional office leaders and Community of Practice (COP) leaders to position for the efforts. 
  • Serve as an extension of the Water Supply and Hydrogeology Community of Practice and collaborate to support team building, mentoring, and skill development of emerging talent. 
  • Lead and develop aquifer well field studies, development projects, rehabilitation, and operational strategies that optimize water supplies utilizing aquifer storage and recovery and managed aquifer recharge technology, support drought mitigation, and/or saltwater intrusion barriers. 
  • Support integrated water supply assessments and alternative water supply planning and implementation efforts. 
  • Support scenario planning and implementation projects for integrated surface and groundwater water management programs and natural systems restoration projects throughout the region and on other strategic national and international opportunities. 
  • Support technology assessments and implementation strategies that will address client groundwater/water resource needs and help differentiate B&V amongst its competitors.  
  • Support climate change resilience planning and implementation efforts.  
  • Support wastewater outfall closure programs, mine effluent management, and carbon sequestration efforts through deep well injection planning and implementation projects. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a client-facing role. 
  • Experience with team building, strategy development, mentoring, and business growth.  
  • 15+ years of hydrogeological and water resource planning and implementation project experience related to western water resources challenges including groundwater management, water rights, brackish ground treatment schemes, desalination, aquifer storage and recovery, etc. 
  • Experience leading project teams and executing hydrogeological studies and implementation projects that include well field planning, design, operation, optimization, etc. efforts. 
  • Have proficiency with the application and use of drawdown tests, aquifer characterization technologies, groundwater models, etc. 
  • Experience in working with the regulatory agencies and state agencies and their permitting functions.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors' degree in Geology, Geoscience, Earth Science or Environmental Science required. Master's degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience performing duties similar to those of a Hydrogeologist 5.
  • All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.


Salary Plan

ENS: Eng & Technical Specialties

Job Grade


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Black & Veatch is committed to being an employer of choice by creating a valuable work experience that keeps our people engaged, productive, safe and healthy. We offer professionals an array of health and welfare benefits that vary based on their geographic region and employment status. This may include health, life accident and disability insurances, paid time off, financial programs and more. Professionals may also be eligible for a performance-based bonus program.


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