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Sr. Hydrogeologist - Water Supply & Hydrogeology Group

Date:  Mar 25, 2024

Rancho Cordova, CA, US San Marcos, CA, US Irvine, CA, US Walnut Creek, CA, US Los Angeles, CA, US

Company:  Black & Veatch Family of Companies


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Company : Black & Veatch Corporation  

Req Id : 101360 

Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : No 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Project Only Hire : No 

Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes 

Job Summary

Black & Veatch has an exciting opportunity for a Sr. Hydrogeologist Professional focused on western water supply management and water resilience initiatives.  

Key Responsibilities

  • 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 focused on the western US. 
  • 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 western US 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

  • 5+ 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. 

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelors' degree in Geology, Geoscience, Earth Science or Environmental Science required.

Minimum of 2 years' experience performing duties similar to those of a Hydrogeologist 3.

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.


Certified Hydrogeologist 

Work Environment/Physical Demands

Normal office environment. Some employees are subject to extreme cold (temperatures below 30 degrees for periods of more than one hour), extreme heat (temperatures above 90 degrees for periods of more than one hour), hazards (electrical currents, working on scaffolding and high places, exposures to chemicals), atmospheric conditions (fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, poor ventilation), and oils. Some employees are required to use respiratory systems as a result of fumes, mists, gases, or to comply with governmental regulatory requirements. All positions require the following physical abilities: talking, fingering, grasping, hearing, keyboard input, seeing, and writing. All positions require the ability to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, or a negligible amount of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or move objects. Work involves sitting most of the time. Some positions require the following physical abilities: reaching, climbing, balancing, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, walking, standing, pulling, lifting, pushing, carrying, and driving. Some positions require the ability to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or move objects. 

Salary Plan

ENS: Eng & Technical Specialties

Job Grade



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A variety of additional benefits are available to our professionals, including a company matched 401k plan, adoption reimbursement, vendor discounts, an employment referral program, AD&D insurance, pre-taxed accounts, voluntary legal plan and the B&V Credit Union. Professionals may also be eligible for a performance-based bonus program.


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In accordance with local law, the following Annual compensation range is applicable for the job and  location associated with this requisition: $89,584.00 - $134,354.00 

Nearest Major Market: Sacramento

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