Geologist in Training - GIT

HDR | CEI Architecture Associates, Inc in

  • Type: Full Time
position filled


About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

HDR is seeking a Staff Geologist in Training/GIT in the Bay Area, CA office. As a Staff GIT in HDR’s Water Resources group you will primarily work on tasks and projects related to the inspection, design, remediation, and construction of dams, spillways, canals, pipelines, levees and related facilities. You will also support HDR’s Transportation and Resources groups on projects involving highways, bridges and hydropower facilities.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work under the direction and supervision of senior geologists and engineers to complete various aspects of engineering design projects including: Apply scientific principles and techniques to collect and analyze data. Evaluate site and foundation conditions as related to foundation materials, geologic hazards, and geotechnical characteristics.
  • Conduct field investigations and related activities as directed by a senior geologist or engineer including borehole logging, well installation, data collection (soil, rock, and groundwater), site inspections, and oversight of subcontractors.
  • Prepare, organize, and coordinate production of assigned sections of various deliverables.
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications.
  • Assist in obtaining quotes from vendors and subcontractors.
  • Assist with onsite construction observation, contractor coordination, and daily inspection reports.
  • Assist in the preparation of site work plans, remedial investigations, feasibility studies, and other documents
  • Develop an understanding of policies and procedures for Health, Safety, and the Environment (HSE), including client-specific training (as required).
  • Potential for rope access work, getting rope access certified (SPRAT)
  • Qualifications

    Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Geology (Master’s preferred).
  • Entry to five years of related work experience (geology and/or engineering geology).
  • GIT license preferred, or able to get within reasonable timeframe.
  • Strong attention to detail with excellent analytical, judgment, and problem-solving capabilities;
  • Demonstrated ability to follow direction and work in a team environment;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and organization skills;
  • Ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner.
  • Candidates must be able to work in the field up to 40% of the time;
  • Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license in good standing;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel);
  • Familiarity and or proficiency with ArcGIS or CADD ideal;
  • Familiarity with lidar, photogrammetry preferable;
  • Availability to work weekends occasionally and overnight travel.
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must
  • Preferred Qualifications

    • Master's degree preferred

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