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Job Description

There’s no pledge more important than the one we make to look after our environment, and we’re committed to helping you do exactly that! Join us as we strive to ensure a sustainable future for our communities and the world we live in. Become part of our global network of skilled engineers, scientists, auditors, planners and environmental specialists, all working together to leave this world better than we found it.Who are we looking for?GHD has an exciting opportunity for a Hydrogeologist/Geological Engineer based out of any of our Southern CA offices.  With a strong technical background in environmental assessment and remediation, you will support GHD’s Contamination Assessment and Remediation Service Line in the development of conceptual site models to support the design, implementation, and optimization of effective soil & groundwater remedial solutions for aerospace, chemical and manufacturing, mining, energy, transportation, and other clients. The sites are being managed within the framework of federal and/or state programs (e.g. Superfund, RCRA, and/or State-specific) to address a variety of contaminants including chlorinated volatile organic compounds (VOCs), metals, hydrocarbons, and perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The successful candidate will have extensive geologic/hydrogeologic characterization, statistical data evaluation, and geochemical/groundwater modeling experience, including the technical presentation of key findings to clients, regulators, and project stakeholders.  In an ever changing world, it requires creativity and innovation to stay ahead.We’re seeking the curious, those who are stimulated by fresh thinking and a desire to shape our communities in new, positive ways.As part of a truly global team, working on complex and rewarding projects, you'll be at the forefront of driving change.See what the power of commitment can do for you!Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Analyzing various types of geochemical, hydrological, hydrogeological, climate, soil, groundwater, and surface water data utilizing a multiple lines of evidence approach
  • Developing plans for field data collection and analysis related to drilling, aquifer testing, sampling, etc. to support conceptual site model development, remedy selection, and remedy optimization.
  • Preparing technical presentations, work plans, and reports
  • Serving as task manager, maintaining task/project budgets and schedules

The ideal candidate would have the following experience/skill set:

  • Experience with multiple contamination assessment and remediation projects for a variety of contaminants across multiple geologic/hydrogeologic environments.
  • Experience with aquifer testing to support groundwater extraction and injection system design.
  • Experience with pilot testing to support soil and groundwater remediation projects.
  • Expertise using Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with various groundwater modeling platforms such as MODFLOW, MT3D, RT3D, PEST, SEEP/W, and/or HYDRUS.
  • Experience with geochemical modeling platforms such as PHREEQC.
  • Proven skills in GIS applications. 
  • Strong technical writing skills.
  • Must be able to work on multiple assignments simultaneously; and have strong organizational, problem solving, communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
  • Experience in developing and managing project scopes, schedules, and budgets.
  • Experience managing a technical delivery team and mentoring a plus
  • Experience with surface water and stormwater modeling platforms: HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, HEC-SSP, EPA-SWMM a plus.
  • Experience with the mining industry a plus
  • Experience with GoldSim simulation software a plus
  • Professional Engineer licensure a plus
  • Professional Geology licensure a plus


  • Bachelor’s and/or Master's degree in Civil, Geological, or Environmental Engineering and/or Hydrogeology/Engineering Geology; degrees in both engineering and geology a plus
  • 15+ years of experience of applied knowledge in engineering and hydrogeology
  • Strong written and verbal communication abilities to work both within a team and independently
  • Strong computer skills and the ability to learn new software programs
  • Must be able to complete occasional travel, typically planned in advance

Take on some of the world’s toughest challenges - with everyone at GHD backing you every step of the way. We'll give you control over your career, empower you to find innovative solutions and help you create a lasting impact.See where your commitment could take you with GHD.EEO Statement US: As a multicultural organization, we encourage individual achievement and recognize the strength of a diverse workforce. GHD is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status or veteran status.#LI-KM1Salary Range- $125,000- $186,000 per year based on location and experience


Take on some of the world’s toughest challenges - with GHD supporting you every step of the way.We'll give you control over your career, empower you to find innovative solutions and help you create a lasting impact.See where your commitment could take you with GHD.Our Pledge to You
At GHD, we don’t just believe in the power of commitment, we live and breathe it every day.That’s why we pledge to empower our people to make a positive impact. Combining our deep technical expertise with the capabilities of our clients and partners, we respond to some of the most complex challenges facing our planet today. See where your commitment could take you.
That’s the #PowerOfCommitmentWho we are 
GHD is a global professional services company that leads through engineering, architecture, and construction expertise. We are an employee-owned company with over 11,000 diverse and skilled individuals, across more than 200 offices spanning five continents.
The Power of Commitment is our brand promise. It’s what makes us different. We are bound to our stated vision and determination to address humanity’s most urgent needs: to make water, energy and urbanisation sustainable for generations to come.