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Sr. Hydrogeologist - Regional Practice Leader - Southern California (Hybrid)

Company: Black & Veatch
Location: San Marcos
Posted on: March 12, 2023

Job Description:

Sr. Hydrogeologist - Regional Practice Leader - Southern California (Hybrid)
Date: Mar 9, 2023
San Marcos, CA, US Los Angeles, CA, US Irvine, CA, US
Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies
Together, we own our company, our future, and our shared success.
As an employee-owned company, our people are Black & Veatch. We put them at the center of everything we do and empower them to grow, explore new possibilities and use their diverse talents and perspectives to solve humanity's biggest challenges in an ever-evolving world. With over 100 years of innovation in sustainable infrastructure and our expertise in engineering, procurement, consulting and construction, together we are building a world of difference.
Company : Black & Veatch Corporation
Req Id : 96289
Opportunity Type : Staff
Relocation eligible : Yes
Full time/Part time : Full-Time
Project Only Hire : No
Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes
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 yourknowing 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 Opportunity
Black & Veatch has an exciting opportunity for a Sr. Hydrogeologist Professional focused on western water supply management and water resilience initiatives. This position will act as a regional practice leader for us in California focused on growing our national practice in the southwest.
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 desert southwest, 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 in the West by providing world-class planning and water resource services.
Key Responsibilities

  • Leverage and build relationships with key water resource leaders and decision makers throughout the western US.

  • 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 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

    • 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
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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.
        Our comprehensive benefits portfolio is a key component of this commitment and offers and array of health care benefits including but not limited to medical, dental and vision insurances along with disability and a robust wellness program.
        To support a healthy work-life balance, we offer flexible work schedules, paid vacation and holiday time, sick time and dependent sick time.
        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.
        We are proud to be a 100 percent ESOP-owned company. As employee-owners, our professionals are empowered to drive not only their personal growth, but the company's long-term achievements - and they share in the financial rewards of that success through stock ownership.
        By valuing diverse voices and perspectives, we cultivate an authentically inclusive environment for professionals and are able to provide innovative and effective solutions for clients.
        Black & Veatch Holding Company, its subsidiaries and its affiliated companies, complies with all Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) affirmative action laws and regulations. Black & Veatch does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender Identity and expression, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status or other status protected by law.
        For our EEO Policy Statement, please click. If you'd like more information on your EEO rights under the law, please clickand.
        Notice to External Search Firms : Black & Veatch does not accept unsolicited resumes and will not be obligated to pay a placement fee for unsolicited resumes. Black & Veatch Talent Acquisition engages with search firms directly for hiring needs.
        In accordance with local law, the following compensation range is applicable for the job and location associated with this requisition: $96,602.00- $160,930.00
        Nearest Major Market: San Diego
        Job Segment: Geology, Hydro, Wastewater, Water Treatment, Engineer, Engineering

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