Hydrologist/ Hydrogeologist II at HDR (Boise, ID)

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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.

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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.

Primary Responsibilities

In the role of Geologist/ Hydrogeologist we'll count on you to:

  • Follow prescribed procedures and detailed instructions, conduct analyses to develop design options or recommendations and assist in the preparation of technical documents.
  • Perform routine scientist assignments requiring application of standard techniques and procedures on projects that have clear, specified objectives and limited variables.
  • Work independently on small projects or assist more-senior scientists on larger projects.
  • Perform other duties as needed.




  • Bachelor's degree in Geology, Earth Science, Hydrogeology or closely related field.
  • Capable of adequately completing the following types of tasks:

    • Soil and bedrock drilling
    • Surface and borehole geophysical techniques
    • Ability to assess and classify soil and rock samples to determine geologic type
    • Overseeing well installation and test pit excavation
    • Performing well test pumping and associated aquifer capacity analyses
    • Soil, sediment, surface water and groundwater sampling
    • Subcontractor oversight
    • Order supplies/equipment for completion of field tasks
    • Remedial systems performance monitoring
    • Preparation of well completion reports
    • Groundwater impact studies and hydrogeologic assessments
  • Experience with Microsoft Office programs.
  • Self-starter with excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Strong commitment to safety, including following health and safety protocols.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to succeed in a fast-paced dynamic environment handling multiple project assignments and meeting strict deadlines.
  • Ability and willingness to perform physically demanding tasks in adverse environmental conditions (rugged terrain, remote locations, hot and cold temperatures).
  • Ability to organize and evaluate data including the preparation of reports, tables, graphs, charts, and figures.
  • Requires ability to travel.
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience with field work and different environmental and/or remedial technologies a plus.
  • Experience preparing technical reports, well diagrams, and boring logs a plus.
  • Experience with well design, construction, and testing oversight.
  • Experience with AQTESOLV or similar aquifer testing analysis software.
  • Basic knowledge of federal and Idaho environmental and well construction regulations a plus.
  • 40-hour HAZWOPER training a plus.
  • Local candidates preferred.


At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for; it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.
More Information on HDR
HDR operates in the Greentech industry. The company is located in Omaha, NE, Anchorage, AK, Phoenix, AZ, Tuscon, AZ, Irvine, CA, Los Angeles, CA, Sacramento, CA, San Diego, CA, San Francisco, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, Colorado Springs, CO, Denver, CO, Englewood, CO, Washington, DC, Jacksonville, FL, Orlando, FL, Tallahassee, FL, Tampa, FL, Atlanta, GA, Honolulu, HI, Boise, ID, Chicago, IL, Des Moines, IA, Lexington, KY, Louisville, KY, Baton Rouge, LA, Boston, MA, Portland, ME, Fulton, MD, Ann Arbor, MI, Minneapolis, MN, Kansas City, MO, St Louis, MO, Lincoln, NE, Las Vegas, NV, Reno, NV, Albuquerque, NM, New York, NY, Charlotte, NC, Raleigh, NC, Cleveland, OH, Columbus, OH, Portland, OR, Philadelphia, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, North Charleston, SC, Austin, TX, Dallas, TX, Fort Worth, TX, Houston, TX, San Antonio, TX, Salt Lake City, UT, Bellevue, WA, Seattle, WA, Spokane, WA and Virginia Beach, VA. HDR was founded in 2022. It has 11170 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 133 open jobs at HDR, click here.
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