If you’re a hydrogeologist, then we know that water partially flows through your veins. We also know that, as a geologist, you like to dig, get dirty, and be out in the field. A hard hat is part of your work attire and you wear it proudly. You are an investigative individual that is intellectual, introspective, and inquisitive with a high dose of curiosity. Methodical, rational, analytical and logical are words your friends use to describe you. Am I right?
If you are serious, dedicated and driven to uncover new and exciting solutions and opportunities, then Wood Rodgers is for you. Our work centers around developing an understanding of groundwater basins to support drinking water supplies and sustainable agricultural practices. Our projects focus on implementing a wide-array of water supply projects and range from site-specific projects to county-wide scientific assessments.
We bring new ways of solving old problems. We are inventors, we ask ‘why not?’ and we challenge convention.
What You’ll Be Doing
- Overseeing a dynamic team, you will be responsible for furthering the understanding of our groundwater resources with the goal of sustainable use and to do no harm.
- Oversee, manage, and provide technical expertise on the development of groundwater resources for a wide variety of clients in the municipal, commercial, and agricultural sectors
- Appropriately delegate project assignments to project teams
- Manage multiple projects within the client’s scope, budget, and schedule
- Prepare technical proposals, including project scope of work, budgets and schedule
- Responsible for business development to increase department revenue and market share
- Maintain client relationships to generate additional revenue
- Plan and oversee field work, including drilling, well construction, and sampling
- Plan and oversee field activities that may require extended travel/duration, to characterize sites throughout Southern California.
- Take responsibility for the design and construction of municipal supply wells, including:
- Preparing municipal well designs, per the objectives of clients and requirements of DWR, DDW, and AWWA
- Preparing technical plans and specifications for the drilling, construction, and testing of production wells
- Interpreting geophysical logs to investigate subsurface conditions,
- Designing and installation of groundwater monitoring wells,
- Coordinate and oversee subcontractors and drilling crews
- Design and implement well tests to document production well capacity and water quality
- Evaluate and provide condition assessments of existing municipal supply wells
- Analyze changes in pumping water levels, sand production, and electrical consumption to evaluate the health of a well and pumping equipment
- Prepare well rehabilitation and modification programs to restore well capacity and/or improve water quality
- Perform geologic and hydrogeologic studies, including managing field work, and other hydrogeologic and geologic tasks throughout California to prepare:
- Well designs;
- Well siting studies;
- Groundwater basin studies;
- Groundwater movement (hydrographs and contours); and
- Conduct geologic and hydrogeologic research
- Take responsibility for data analysis, report writing, groundwater sampling plans, and sub-contractor coordination
- Oversee the preparation of geologic and hydrogeologic cross-sections to support groundwater resource protection/development
- Responsible for preparing competitive proposals, scopes of work, budgets and schedules
- Overall client interaction, including presentations and meetings
- Bachelor's degree in Geology, Hydrogeology, or Earth Science (Master’s Degree a plus)
- Licensed in California as a Professional Geologist (PG), with California Hydrogeologist Certification (CHG)
- 15 to 20 years’ experience in hydrogeologic consulting with a successful track record of business development, data analysis, report preparation, generation of exhibits and figures to relay geologic data, and client satisfaction.
- Familiarity with southern California geology and hydrogeology.
- An existing business network in Southern California
- Experience and knowledge of municipal water well design, drilling methods, construction, and testing
What it takes
- Highly motivated self-starter
- The ability to travel and work in an outdoor environment
- An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must
- Strong understanding of municipal supply well design, and State and local regulations
- Proven business development capabilities in the southern California market
Things We’d Like to See
- Master’s Degree in Geology, Hydrogeology, or Earth Sciences
- Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Esri ArcGIS
- Professional registration as a Hydrogeologist