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Job Description

Junior Physical Hydrogeologist

Location: CA-AB-Fort McMurray
Job ID: 2017-13132
Area of Interest: EN - Groundwater
Job Type: Contract
# of Positions: 1
Education (Minimum): Advanced Diploma
Posted Date: 6/29/2017
Experience (Years): 1

Job Responsibilities:
The Golder Associates Fort McMurray Office is seeking a Junior Physical Hydrogeologist to fulfill a six-month contract position to assist the needs of the Hydrogeology Team, based in Calgary. The successful candidate will support project managers with a variety of duties in the areas of physical hydrogeology, which may involve: field work and office support in the areas of data entry and field planning/preparation.

The position is a six (6) month contract position and there may be an opportunity for contract extension pending available work.

Responsibilities Include:
* Take part in field work covering a broad range of technical services in the field of hydrogeology, including involvement in the groundwater component of Environmental Impact Assessments for the oil sands industry; baseline hydrogeological studies, mine dewatering projects and groundwater supply development;
* Field work is associated with hydrogeological projects, including groundwater investigations, groundwater sampling, pumping tests, drilling, design, installation and testing of supply and site characterization/investigations;
* Willingness to travel and participate in remote field work, primarily within western and northern Canada and ability to adapt to unpredictable and/or inclement field conditions and changing schedules;
* Work as crew leader for planning, logistics, and equipment calibration;
* Responsible for personal and team safety during field operations;
* Data entry of field data collection;
* Solid organizational skills (prioritizing, time management, record keeping, follow up, tracking);
* A valid driver's license and access to a reliable vehicle (if hired, a driver's abstract is required);
* Able to develop positive working relationships in a team environment;
* Understand, follow and participate in Golder's health and safety programs;
* Quantitative skills, resourcefulness, attention to detail; and
* Have an understanding of the principles of hydrogeology.

Job Requirements:
Golder Associates Ltd. is a strong advocate of the team approach to undertaking projects and problem solving. Accordingly, the candidate will be expected to interface with and work in multi-disciplinary teams in which the contribution of each member is equally valued.

The preferred candidate will possess the following skills and attributes:
* A technical Diploma in environmental science or equivalent from an accredited college or university, or a University degree in Science;
* Minimum 1 year relevant experience;
* Understanding of basic water sampling techniques;

While not required, experience with any of the following would be considered a strong asset:
* Experience operating ATV, UTV, snowmobiles, and ARGOs;
* Experience with groundwater well drilling, testing and groundwater sampling;
* Experience with databases, assessing and QA/QC checks of water quality data; and
* Familiarity with the regulatory environment in Alberta.

Additional Information:

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Established in 1960, Golder is a global, employee-owned organisation driven by our purpose to engineer earth's development while preserving earth's integrity. From over 160 offices worldwide, our more than 6,000 employees help our clients find sustainable solutions to the challenges society faces today including extraction of finite resources, energy and water supply and management, waste management, urbanisation, and climate change. We do this by providing a wide range of independent consulting, design and construction services to our clients in our specialist areas of earth, environment and energy.

About Golder Associates

Golder Associates is a global company specializing in ground engineering and environmental services. Employee owned since its formation in 1960, Golder now employs over 7,000 people who operate from more than 160 offices located throughout Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, North America and South America.

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