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Junior to Mid-Level Hydrogeologist or Groundwater Modeler

Brown and Caldwell

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Brown and Caldwell has an exciting opportunity for an Junior to Mid-level Hydrogeologist or Groundwater Modeler to join our Private Sector Enterprise. The primary responsibility for this position is to conduct quantitative hydrogeologic analysis and groundwater modeling as a part of Brown and Caldwells nationally recognized team of groundwater modelers and hydrogeologists. This includes geospatial data analysis to develop conceptual and numerical models of groundwater flow systems and automating workflows for the creation of inputs to and evaluation of outputs from groundwater models. The successful candidate will have a solid understanding of the fundamentals of hydrogeology and will work on water resource management, environmental remediation, and mine permitting and reclamation projects located throughout the United States.
When you join Brown and Caldwell you will enjoy a unique and welcoming culture. You will find that we offer a non-hierarchical, collaborative, and supportive environment, allowing you to do your best work. You will be trusted to do the right thing by our project managers and external clients. The work we do is interesting, challenging, and wide-ranging in nature, and so is our client base. The work we do is dynamic, challenging, and impactful for the communities we live in. We invite you to join us to learn and develop with our team of nationally recognized experts!
This position has the ability to work virtually and can be filled near any BC office, with a preference of Denver, Boise, Atlanta, Ramsey, Seattle, or San Diego.
Desired Skills and Experience:

Masters Degree in Hydrogeology, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or a related field including formal training in quantitative hydrogeology and numerical groundwater modeling.
5+ years of experience in application of quantitative techniques, including groundwater flow and transport modeling, and hydrologic data organization and analysis.
Experience implementing technical tasks on groundwater modeling projects that may include, but are not limited to, legacy mine remediation and mine permitting, regional water resources evaluations, and site contaminant fate and transport studies.
Strong quantitative and computer skills, including a familiarity with hydrogeologic analysis software such as current versions of MODFLOW, MT3DMS/MT3D-USGS, model pre-/post-processing software (e.g., Groundwater Vistas, flopy, Model Muse), and analytical model software (e.g., BIOSCREEN, SESOIL, GFLOW, WinFLOW etc.).
Experience with ArcGIS or QGIS is preferred.
Computer programming experience using Python, R, MATLAB, Fortran, or other programming languages is preferred.
Experience in collecting and interpreting aquifer test data and with aquifer test analysis software (e.g., AQTESOLV, AquiferWin32).
Experience with geologic modeling software (e.g., Leapfrog,EVS) is preferred.
Experience with statistical and geostatistical methods is preferred.
Experience with parameter estimation and uncertainty analysis, especially use of PEST is preferred.
40-Hour HAZWOPER certification and MSHA Part 48 training are preferred.
Ability to work and collaborate effectively in a virtual environment with other BC offices and staff
Highly organized, reliable, and able to work well with others.
Valid drivers license may be required.

Salary Range: The anticipated starting pay range for this position is based on the employees primary work location and may be more or less, depending upon skills, experience, and education. These ranges may be modified in the future.

Location A: $68,000 – $92,000
Location B: $75,000 – $102,000
Location C: $82,000 – $111,000

You can view which BC location applies to you here. If you have any questions, please speak with your Recruiter.
Benefits and Other Compensation: We provide a comprehensive benefits package that promotes 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, performance-based bonus eligibility, employee referral bonuses, tuition reimbursement, pet insurance and long-term care insurance. Click here to see our full list of benefits.
About Brown and Caldwell
Headquartered in Walnut Creek, California, Brown and Caldwell is a full-service environmental engineering and construction firm with 52 offices and 1,700 professionals across North America and the Pacific. For more than 70 years, we have created leading-edge environmental solutions for municipalities, private industry, and government agencies. We strive to be the company of choiceto our clients, who benefit from our passion for delivering exceptional quality, and to our employees, present and future, who share our commitment to client service, collaboration, and innovation. Join us, and you will find a home where you can do your best work, reach new levels of expertise, and enjoy exceptional development opportunities. For more information, visit
This position is subject to a pre-employment background check and a pre-employment drug test.
Notice to Third Party Agencies: Brown and Caldwell does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement and approved engagement request with Brown and Caldwell, Brown and Caldwell reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.
Brown and Caldwell is proud to be an EEO/AAP Employer. Minorities/Women/Disabled and Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply. Brown and Caldwell ensures nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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