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Staff Geologist 1

At Haley & Aldrich, our goal is to deliver exceptional service to our clients and our communities. And we know that to do so, we need diverse and unconventional thinkers. That’s why we foster a culture that provides collaboration, flexibility, and support – so our staff can bring their unique value to bear and explore the areas they’re passionate about.Are you looking to work in an environment where you can be your authentic self and work on projects that are meaningful to you?The Building & Infrastructure Business Unit at Haley & Aldrich is growing and we are currently seeking an entry- to junior-level Geologist to work in a technical support role with highly skilled professionals on diverse project teams in a dynamic environment. We offer new engineers the opportunity to work on challenging geotechnical and environmental services projects for a wide range of clients. This position entails travel to job sites and working outside of the office setting most of the time conducting site and subsurface characterization for environmental and geotechnical projects and/or monitoring contractor's geotechnical and environmental-related activities during construction. This full-time position will be based out of our McLean, VA office.DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES
The successful candidate will

  • Perform site reconnaissance to observe existing conditions, assess site access for subsurface explorations, and identify important site features.
  • Conduct field work including monitoring subsurface explorations, collecting bedrock, soil, and groundwater samples, monitoring geotechnical instrumentation, and construction monitoring of geotechnical and environmental projects. Prepare detailed summaries of field observations.
  • Evaluate rock slope hazards and design mitigation and stabilization systems, including plans and specifications. Monitor the construction of rockfall mitigation measures.
  • Conduct routine data collection, synthesis, analysis and reporting of instrumentation, geological, and/or environmental data.
  • Review site history and applicable regulations for projects. Prepare written reports and cost estimates.
  • Attend project meetings with clients and contractors.
  • Adhere to Site Specific Health & Safety Plans prepared by the company for each project site or those mandated by our client. Participate in site safety briefings and audits by both contractors and Haley & Aldrich.
  • Coordinate with internal Haley & Aldrich project team members on a daily basis.
  • Review and understand pertinent company standard operating procedures.
  • Building Codes, standards, regulations, and ordinances.
  • Comply with the Guiding Principles and Code of Behavior articulated in our Company Charter.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Geology or Civil Engineering with Geotechnical emphasis; Master of Science degree in related fields preferred
  • 1-5 years of geotechnical/rock engineering or other related work experience (internships included)
  • Experience with structural geology, rock kinematics, rockfall analysis, catchment design, rock slope stability (both natural and cut), structural rock cut design or remediation; blasting and/or mining experience a plus
  • Must possess strong written, verbal, and telephone communication skills, particularly the ability to produce accurate and concise field notes, exploration logs, and field reports
  • Must possess strong computer skills including proficiency in industry standard software (e.g., Microsoft Word and Excel, and Adobe Acrobat at a minimum and preferably gINT)
  • Strong computer literacy skills; including facility with engineering analysis/rock engineering programs
  • Must have a valid driver's license, have the ability to travel to temporary out-of-town assignments as needed, and have a reliable form of transportation to travel to job sites and the office
  • Must be able to safely lift up to 30 lbs. unassisted
  • OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER training is preferred (may be required to complete 40-hour Health & Safety training, 10-hour Construction training, Nuclear Density Gage training, Soil and Rock Classification training, and other applicable in-house training)
  • Has applied, or has interest and ability to apply for, initial professional certification in the candidate’s core discipline, where applicable (e.g., GIT, PG, EIT, FE)

About Haley & AldrichHaley & Aldrich, Inc. is committed to delivering the value our clients need from their capital, operations, and environmental projects. Our one-team approach allows us to draw from our 800 engineers, scientists, and constructors in 35 offices for creative collaboration and expert perspectives. Since our founding in 1957, we have had one goal in all we do: deliver long-term value efficiently, no matter how straightforward or complex the challenge. Visit & Aldrich is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, age, disability, veteran or any other legally protected status. We offer excellent career growth, a highly competitive total compensation plan and a solid benefits package that includes; health, dental, vision; Short-Term/Long-Term Disability; 401(k) with match; generous vacation plan and paid time off; tuition reimbursement; long-term care, and more. Interested candidates should apply online on our Careers page. #LI-NS1  

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