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Amec Foster Wheeler Senior Environmental Geologist / Hydrogeologist in Oakland, California

Are you an experienced Environmental Geologist or Scientist, with more than 12 years in the consulting industry, looking for a new role?

Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is seeking a Senior Level Environmental Geologist/Hydrogeologist/Scientist with 12+ years of experience in the environmental consulting field and a California Professional Geologist License. The ideal candidate is looking for:

  • New challenges on large and interesting projects,

  • A chance to work with a team of experts, whether local or throughout the country,

  • A role in an established environmental firm with a network of highly-skilled geologists, engineers, and scientists, and

  • An opportunity to build your career where you are valued and can choose your career path.

  • You would be a member of a team providing environmental consulting services ranging from site investigations to remediation projects.

  • The key responsibilities of this position include the following:

Key Responsibilities

  • Project manager for investigation and/or remediation projects, managing a team of staff, or a technical lead in a specific field

  • Oversee and support staff performing field work (logging soil borings, overseeing groundwater monitoring well installations, and collecting soil, groundwater, surface water and sediment samples, as well as documenting field activities)

  • Perform occasional field work, including site visits, managing subcontractors, overseeing groundwater monitoring well installations, well and aquifer pumping tests

  • Preparation of proposals and work orders, and associated schedules and cost estimating

  • Communication with clients and regulatory agencies

  • Ensure projects are performed safely, on time, and within budget

  • Lead interpretation of data and test results, evaluating the need for remediation and supporting feasibility studies

  • Prepare technical reports documenting investigation or remediation activities

  • Follow company safety standards, site safety standards, and lead by example in terms of health and safety

  • Willingness to travel occasionally to project sites throughout California and the West Coast

  • Technical review and mentoring of junior staff

  • Maintain a positive attitude and be a team player


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Geology or other related technical field; Masters degree in Geology a plus

  • Licensed Professional Geologist in the State of California - required (with a Geolgy background)

  • 12+ years of experience, including soil logging, environmental sample collection, well installation, and subcontractor management

  • Strong Project Management skills in meeting scope, schedule, and budget

  • Strong business development skills in lead development, proposal writing, cost estimating and winning work

  • Experience collaborating with Bay Area and California regulatory agencies regarding environmental assessment and remediation of soil and groundwater

  • 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER certification

  • Computer proficiency (including Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

  • Ability to prepare clear and concise technical reports

  • Demonstrated verbal communication and technical presentation skills

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team with the ability/desire to lead tasks

  • Attention to detail

  • Willingness to occasionally work more than 8 hours per day when necessary for project success

  • Ability to read, interpret, and apply information on State and Federal technical guidance and regulations, and make compliance determinations

  • Must pass drug test, background check, and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving (MVR) policy

  • Must have valid, current Driver’s License (CA preferred) and must have access to vehicle to visit project sites


  • MS degree in Geology, Environmental or Civil Engineering, Environmental Science, or other related technical field

  • Licensed Certified Hydrogeologist (CHg) in California

  • Coursework or practical experience in sedimentation/stratigraphy, hydrogeology, and chemistry

Physical Demands:

  • Field activities may require working in unfavorable weather conditions

  • Ability to stoop, kneel, climb, and lift up to 50 pounds

  • Ability to drive large pick-up truck

  • Ability to use hands to operate field equipment

  • Close, distance, and peripheral vision; normal auditory function

  • Must complete employment physical demonstrating ability to meet job requirements, including the ability to wear a respirator, as required

  • Completion of annual or bi-annual employment physical, as required


Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. www.woodplc.com

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Published Position Title: Senior Environmental Geologist / Hydrogeologist

Requisition ID: 2022-100724

Name: Staff / Permanent

External Company Name: Wood Plc

External Company URL: http://www.woodplc.com/