Senior Geologist at HDR

| Charlotte, NC
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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.

HDR is looking for a Senior Geologist to join GeoEnvironmental Team in Charlotte, NC. This team works as an HDR cross-sector group to provide geologic and environmental services to a diverse client base including the industrial/commercial, mining, power, waste, federal, and water sectors. Typical projects include Phase I environmental site assessments, groundwater assessments and remediation, Brownfields assessments, hydrogeologic studies for mining and solid waste clients, NPDES permit compliance, periodic groundwater monitoring, geotechnical investigations, and bedrock characterization/fracture trace analysis. Projects are typically located within the Southeast U.S., but there could be opportunities to perform work in other parts of the country, as HDR encourages work across business lines and with other offices located throughout the U.S. This individual will be supported by a strong local and regional network of professional geologists and environmental professionals. On a day-to-day basis, the Senior Geologist will also be expected to:
  • Follow industry and HDR standard practices to manage fieldwork, manage projects, and prepare deliverable documents
  • Be viewed as a technical expert with recognized authority in an area of specialization that resolves problems of greater scope and complexity
  • Perform geologic and hydrologic studies, including field work, and other hydrologic, geologic and geophysical tasks both locally and nationally
  • Take responsibility for proposal and report writing, development of soil and groundwater sampling plans, data analysis, site remediation, project management as well as client management
  • Plan and develop projects or design activities that have significant impact on major company programs as needed
  • Plan, organize and supervise work of medium to large staff of professionals and technicians
  • Serve as a Project Manager on larger projects, though project management is not sole focus of position
  • Perform other duties as needed


Required Qualifications
  • BS degree in Geology, Earth Science, Hydrogeology or closely related field required
  • Professional Geologist (PG) licensed in NC, SC, VA, or GA required
  • Minimum of 11 years working as a geologist in the environmental field required
  • Must be OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER trained (current)
  • Experience supervising Phase I ESAs in remote locations required
  • Experience managing compliance groundwater sampling using various sampling methods at industrial, power, and municipal facilities required
  • Experience designing, testing, and implementing remedial measures at industrial/commercial, waste, and coal-ash facilities required
  • Experience with Microsoft Office programs required
  • Must be a self-starter with excellent writing and communication skills
  • Must have the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must

Preferred Qualifications
  • Local candidates are 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 164 open jobs at HDR, click here.
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