Geologist in US-PA-Blue Bell, United States

at Wood.
Location US-PA-Blue Bell, United States
Date Posted March 19, 2018
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent


Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently seeking a Geologist to join our team in Blue Bell, PA. Candidates should have basic orientation, training and experience in the nature of the consulting business, i.e., how to be a consultant, how to write proposals, reports, client correspondence and internal documents, and how to gain familiarity with the standard procedures and practices associated with their discipline. Typical project assignments include collecting or compiling data, either in the field or from published and unpublished materials, entering data into and extracting data from standard computer programs, and researching the more complex regulatory or technical requirements. Incumbent may be required to travel to field assignments. All work performed by the incumbent will be under the supervision of the project manager or senior staff member. Key Responsibilities  Performs increasingly complex field sampling observations and data collection assignments under limited supervision of more experienced field personnelCompiles information from reports and published documents; Evaluates and/or analyzes the compiled information following standard methods or specific instructionsReviews client documentation and/or assesses existing sitePerforms increasingly complex, non-routine calculations; May input data into and/or run advanced computer programs under supervisionRecognizes and identifies discrepancies in results obtained in such assignments and follows up through a series of related steps or procedures; Suggests solutions on unresolved situations and/or activities to the project managerPrepares complete drafts of routine technical reports or portions of more complex documents, manuals and field reports, subject to review and approval by the project managerUnder guidance of the project manager or senior staff, represents Wood and interacts in a professional manner with client and subcontractor representatives while on field assignmentsResponsible for ensuring the Firms administrative and financial policies and procedures as well as the methods and procedures specific to his/her specific discipline are followedUnderstands and applies safety requirements in the fieldOther duties as assigned

Skills / Qualifications

The position will report to project managers on multiple projects and requires solid experience and developed expertise in:Soil and bedrock drilling techniquesMonitoring well installation in soil and bedrockSoil and groundwater samplingField survey and screening techniquesUse of field equipment and instrumentation commonly employed in environmental investigationsIn addition, the position will require well developed judgement, planning, organizational and communication (both written and verbal) skills, and will be responsible for bringing these skills to bear in leading and conducting field investigations.   The position will be expected to assist project managers in development of work plans, planning and implementing field investigations, collating and interpreting field data to develop conceptual site models, conduct data analyses as directed, and prepare written reports of methodologies, findings and conclusions. Comfort using standard computer software for the office is required.   A rigorous academic background in geosciences, chemistry, mathematics and statistics will be helpful. More advanced skill sets such as GIS, groundwater modeling, geochemical modeling, geophysics are desirable. Knowledge of federal RCRA, CERCLA, NPDES regulations, NJ Site Remediation Program, or PA Act 2 is desirable.Education, Experience and Skills Required3 years to 6 years, progressively greater responsibilityM.S. preferred. Geology, Engineering Geology, Hydrogeology, Geochemistry, Geophysics, or related disciplineExperience with desktop and industry-specific software (e.g., MSOffice, AutoCAD, and MSProject) requiredHands on knowledge on the use of field equipmentMust have strong written and verbal communication skillsAbility to establish effective internal and external working relationshipsAbility to communicate clearly with on-site contractors, supervisor or project manager regarding work assignments requiredPhysical Job RequirementsAbility to stoop, kneel, climb and lift up to 50 poundsAbility to drive large pick-up truck; ability to drive a trailer helpfulAbility to use hands to operate field equipmentClose, distance, and peripheral vision; normal auditory functionMust complete employment physical demonstrating ability to meet job requirements, including the ability to wear a respirator, as requiredCompletion of annual or bi-annual employment physical, as requiredLicense / Certification RequirementsValid drivers license and insurable driving recordGeologist-In-Training or Professional Geologist license requiredMust pass 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training and annual refresher course, if requiredExpected to pursue certification/registration in related area, if availableMachines, Tools And/or Equipment UsedField tools and equipmentPickup truck and/or other motor vehicle(s); some locations require individual to have their own vehicleOffice equipment such as photocopy machine and fax machinePersonal computer and desk top software (e.g., MSOffice)Work EnvironmentRequires work at remote sites around construction equipment, drilling rigs, explosives and environmental contaminationOvertime and overnight stays requiredSome fieldwork may require working with hazardous materials and in hazardous conditionsMay be subject to periods of extreme heat and cold and other environmental conditions such as wind as humidityWill be required to follow all applicable health and safety procedures associated with work environmentTravelMay travel frequently to project sites, including sites remote from the office, as part of on-site team

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion.  We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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