Senior Hydrologist  (166008)

About Us At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That’s why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.
Primary Responsibilities

In the role of  Senior Hydrogeologist, we’ll count on you to

  • Lead complex hydrogeologic investigations with a focus on complex fractured rock settings commonly found in the Rocky Mountain Region
  • Oversee data collection, processing, analysis, and interpretation including:
    • Building complex dynamic Conceptual Site Models
    • Developing and overseeing high resolution site characterization strategies
    • Using modern Remediation Hydrogeology concepts (such as mass flux/discharge or DNAPL assessment) to develop complex groundwater remediation strategies
    • Field groundwater level and quality data collection methods
    • Familiarity with design, construction and development of groundwater monitoring wells
    • Development of geologic and hydrogeologic cross-section development utilizing geologic and geophysical data
    • Geospatial and geostatistical analysis
    • Isotope analysis
    • Interpretation of subsurface aquifer conditions on a site and regional scale
    • Development of hydrographs and other graphic presentation of hydrogeologic data
  • Lead the assessment of groundwater contaminant plume dynamics and make recommendations for the management and/or remediation of contaminant plumes
  • Be viewed as a technical expert with recognized authority in an area of specialization that resolves problems of greater scope and complexity.
  • Project management including direction of junior staff, providing technical review and oversight and mentoring
  • Report and proposal preparation including scopes of work, project budgeting, tracking, and schedules
  • Client interaction and presentations
  • Perform other duties as needed



 Required Qualifications

  • Professional Geologist (PG) certification
  • Advanced degree in Geology, Geosciences, Hydrogeology, Engineering, or closely related field
  • 10 year related experience
  • Strong technical knowledge and background in Rocky Mountain Region geology and hydrogeology
  • Experience designing and overseeing directional drilling programs
  • Experience supporting Superfund remedial investigations, feasibility studies, and design activities
  • Knowledge of federal (i.e. CERCLA, RCRA, CWA) and Colorado environmental regulations
  • Active in Professional Societies
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Familiarity with MODFLOW, MT3DMS and numerical and analytical related software
  • Requires ability to travel
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience conducting hydrogeologic assessments and updating conceptual site models at active, inactive, and abandoned mine sites or projects
  • Knowledge of State well-permitting processes as well as water rights and regulations in the Rocky Mountain Region
  • Experience implementing passive and/or active water treatment systems
  • Experience implementing and assessing flow control structures
  • Experience with directional drilling into mine workings and fault zone structures
  • 40-hour HAZWOPER, 30-hour OSHA Construction, and MSHA 40-hour Underground Miner training
  • Local candidates preferred


At HDR, we know work isn’t only about who you work for; it’s also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other’s contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible.  When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

Benefits and Compensation:

We provide a comprehensive benefits package that promotes employee ownership, employee health, performance, and success; which includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, an employee assistance program, paid time off and parental leave, paid holidays, 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer match, employee referral bonuses and tuition reimbursement. The anticipated starting pay range for this position is $115,000- $155,000 annually and may be more or less depending upon skills, experience, education and geographical location.


 Primary Location

: United States-Colorado


: Waste


: Full-time

Employee Status

: Regular

Business Class: Hazardous Waste

Job Posting

: Feb 21, 2022