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WSP USA Assistant Vice President Hydrogeologist - Environmental Remediation and Water Resources in Redmond, Washington

Our Business

We are a global leader in environmental consulting with world-class expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG), climate resiliency & sustainability (CRS), and earth sciences. Combined we have over 20,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change.

As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from across the globe.

This Opportunity

WSP is currently initiating a search for an Assistant Vice President Hydrogeologist to join our Pacific Northwest Environmental Remediation and Water Resources Team . You will support our project delivery and growth in multiple market sectors and will work closely with a team of scientists and engineers in the Redmond, WA or Portland, OR office and other Pacific Northwest office locations (and beyond). Our ideal candidate will be a significant contributor both with strategy and delivery on a team providing project and client management services for hydrogeologic characterization, environmental investigations, water resources assessment, and operational water management.

Your Impact

  • Assist with leading environmental site assessments (Phase I and II).

  • Ensure analysis of literature, data, laboratory samples, and other sources of information uncovers primary, secondary, and tertiary chemical impacts.

  • Providing technical expertise and/or support for geologic and hydrogeologic investigations, hydrogeologic testing, geologic and hydrogeologic visualization, analytical and numerical groundwater flow modeling, contaminated sites investigations, and development of conceptual site models.

  • Develop action plans for larger-scale pollution, corrosion, hazardous waste, and environmental control programs.

  • Oversee and monitor cross-functional teams in executing project work.

  • Participate in the application for environmental permits to address issues or concerns and with undertaking any resulting corrective strategies.

  • Project management and regulatory agency communications, with responsibilities appropriate to the level of experience of the individual

  • Proposal writing and maintaining/developing client relationships to ensure project delivery and generation or repeat business.

  • Classify contaminated soil or environmental materials such as hazardous waste and provide guidance in their disposal.

  • Provide verbal and/or written inputs to multi-disciplinary project teams and contribute to providing high level strategic advice to clients.

  • Develop a client base for providing high level environmental risk assessment services including identifying additional business development opportunities.

  • Mentor staff to support their growth and professional development.

  • Collaborates with professionals from a variety of disciplines to provide future ready solutions for clients.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Geology, Hydrogeology, Geosciences or closely related discipline.

  • 10+ years of experience working as a Geologist.

  • Highly proficient with analytical geology concepts, research, investigation, technology, measurement tools, software, and techniques.

  • Project management experience with mid-level projects including tracking hours and expenses for project work.

  • Knowledge of best practices for site investigations/characterization (e.g., logging boreholes; designing, installing, and developing wells; and environmental site assessment) and sampling procedures (e.g., soil, water, soil gas, air, and hazardous waste).

  • Well-defined experience in conducting Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments in accordance with ASTM guidelines and industry standards.

  • Well-defined experience with UST investigations and remediation including investigation of hydro-carbon impacted sites.

  • Proven experience and success working in the remediation, water resources and/or mining industries.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal and state regulatory programs ( e.g. MTCA, RCRA, CERCLA).

  • Experienced with providing critical review for documents and preparing technical deliverables and plans with a high degree of complexity.

  • Strong self-leadership and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to effectively, persuasively, and tactfully interact with employees at all levels of the organization.

  • Proficiency with office automation and communication software, technology, and tools.

  • Well-developed critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to reach conclusions from testing results, data collation, and identify the most cost-effective responses that will minimize waste, prevent pollution, and conserve resources.

  • Well-defined experience with evaluation of vapor intrusion and sampling soil gas per DTSC and EPA guidelines.?

  • Experienced with providing critical review for documents and preparing technical deliverables and plans with a high degree of complexity.

  • Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior project experience in the Pacific Northwest is highly desired.

  • A Master’s Degree in environmental science/hydrogeology, geology, geosciences, or similar field.

  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, ArcGIS, MODFLOW, R, Python, etc.

  • Strong project management experience of multi-disciplinary teams.

  • Experience with environmental statistics and site closure strategies is highly desired.

  • Professional Engineer (PE) and/or Professional Geologist (PG) and/or Licensed Hydrogeologist ( LHg ) and/or Certified Water Rights Examiner (CWRE).

  • Demonstrated experience in mentoring and developing junior staff.

  • 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER health and safety training.

WSP Benefits:

WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career. These benefits include coverage related to medical, dental, vision, disability, and life; retirement savings; paid sick leave; paid vacation (or other personal time); paid parental leave; and paid time off for purposes of bereavement, voting, and/or attendance at naturalization proceedings.


Expected Salary (all locations): $115,400 - $175,300

WSP USA is providing the compensation range that the company in good faith believes it might pay and offer for this position, based on the successful applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities in addition to internal equity and specific geographic location. WSP USA reserves the right to ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and offer additional benefits and other compensation, depending on circumstances not related to an applicant’s sex or other status protected by local, state, and/or federal law.


About WSP

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.


WSP provides a flexible and agile workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.


WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or other staffing services. Unsolicited resumes include any resume or hiring document sent to WSP in the absence of a signed Service Agreement where WSP has expressly requested recruitment/staffing services specific to the position at hand. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers or other business leaders, will become the property of WSP and WSP will have the right to hire that candidate without reservation – no fee or other compensation will be owed or paid to the recruiter, employment agency, or other staffing service.