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Stantec Geoscientist in Denver, Colorado

Geoscientist - ( 230000CS )


Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. We’re a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work that’s critical to our clients and the communities they support. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Your Opportunity

The Geohazard and Geomorphology team at Stantec uses expert knowledge, principles and experience of Earth surface processes and landforms to help clients achieve their economic, environmental and safety goals by locating resources, identifying and minimizing the impact of physical constraints, assessing geohazards, analyzing and reducing risk, and developing mitigation solutions.

The Geohazards and Geomorphology team at Stantec provides expertise in:

  • Geomorphological and geohazard mapping and terrain assessments

  • Modeling hillslope and channel processes as well sediment transport

  • Modeling pre- and post-wildfire debris flow and debris hazard assessment and risk analysis

  • Working with engineers to integrate models into engineering design, management, and mitigation solutions

  • Landslide inventory mapping, probability of failure assessments, and quantitative hazard and risk analyses

  • Field mapping and investigations of slope and river hazards

  • Interpretation of air photograph, satellite, InSAR, LiDAR, and UAV data.

  • More information about the Geohazards and Geomorphology team at Stantec can be found at Geohazards (stantec.com) and our landslide modeling work at DebrisFlow Predictor (stantec.com).

  • We are now looking for a Junior to Intermediate Geoscientist to join our Fort Collins office.

Your Responsibilities

This individual will work closely with hydrotechnical engineering, geotechnical engineering, pipeline integrity, geomatics, and GIS teams.

  • Geomorphological assessments

  • Terrain mapping and terrain stability mapping

  • Computer and numerical modeling

  • Landslide and landslide hazard assessments.

  • Fluvial assessments both field and desktop.

  • Crew leader for field planning and logistics

  • Safety during field operations

  • Conduct literature reviews

  • Report writing

  • Work with the team to prepare reports, studies, specifications, plans, and designs for projects.

  • Keep Project Manager informed of workload and any changes in project scope or additional services.

  • Keep accurate time records for billing purposes and submit them on a weekly basis.

  • Help deliver a quality product on schedule and on budget.

  • Travel associated with project work will be required, generally, short (5-10 days) interstate trips are not uncommon.


Your Capabilities and Credentials:

The successful candidate should possess the following qualifications:

  • M.Sc. in physical geography, geology, engineering geology or related field and 1 to 3 years of work experience is preferred for junior position and 4-7 years of experience for an intermediate hire

  • Experience with computer modeling and ability to apply this to a diverse set of geoscientific projects

  • Debris flow and debris flood modeling or experience with sediment transport and hydrodynamic modeling

  • Python programming or comparable experience would be beneficial, but not required

  • Demonstrated experience with ArcGIS Pro

  • Experience with managing, processing, and analyzing large data sets including but not limited LiDAR, InSAR, structure from motion multi view stereo point clouds

  • Experience with field programs in Geomorphology and demonstrated ability to read and correctly interpret the geomorphological landscape

  • Demonstrated experience in geomorphological mapping and methods

  • Registered or qualified to register as a Professional Geologist in a reasonable time

  • Familiarity with the geotechnical properties of soils or rocks

  • Willingness to travel and participate in remote field work and ability to adapt to unpredictable field conditions

  • Physically fit and able to endure hiking in rugged terrain

  • Strong communications and writing skills

  • Strong computer background

  • Work effectively in a team environment

  • Fluent in English

  • A valid driver’s license

Education and Experience

Master's degree preferred, but bachelor’s degree considered in the field of Geography, Geology, or something comparable

Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be as signed or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

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Salary Range(s):

  • $57,100 - $70,000 (CA, CO locations only)

The final agreed upon compensation is based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. At Stantec certain roles are bonus eligible.

Benefits Summary: Full-time and part-time employees have access to medical, dental, and vision plans, a wellness program, health saving accounts, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan, employee stock purchase program, life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, short-term/long-term disability plans, emergency travel benefits, tuition reimbursement, professional membership fee coverage and paid family leave. Employees will receive ten paid holidays in each calendar year. In addition, employees will be eligible to accrue vacation between 10 and 20 days per year and eligible for paid sick leave (and if more generous, in accordance with state and local law).

Temporary employees have access to 401(k) plans, employee stock purchase program, and paid leave, in accordance with state and local law.

Primary Location : United States-Colorado-Fort Collins

Other Locations : United States-Colorado-Denver, United States-Wyoming-Cheyenne, United States-Colorado-Colorado Springs

Organization : BC-2037 EnvSvcs-US Mountain

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 20 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Jan 27, 2023, 3:35:08 PM

Req ID: 230000CS

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans