About the job
A new Paris-based impact startup whose mission is to use data and artificial intelligence to provide governments and companies with online services to help better manage a critical resource that is water, Blue WaterIntelligence (BWI) is looking for a full-time hydrologist based either in Paris or Toulouse.
Blue WaterIntelligence’s here to create a world class team driven by the common vision of building a product that will be actively contributing to making drinkable water available to all. Access to quality water, in quantity, is an emergency so we have to get there fast. This is why our reference shareholder, Hemeria Group, has ensured BWI’s management has the resources it take to grant Bluers – the talents working at BWI – with cutting-edge working conditions: an amazing project, great flexible offices, the best possible workmates 😉
How about you joining the squad then?
*** What is the hydrologist job about? ***
At Blue WaterIntelligence, a hydrologist is a scientist who researches the distribution, circulation, and physical properties of the earth’s underground and surface waters to enable our team to deliver clients with software that provide a superior experience.
We are looking for a highly analytical hydrologist who would be comfortable undertaking both internal and client-facing work in a very dynamic startup environment. Our hydrologist should combine quantitative rigor with environmental curiosity. You adopt a holistic approach to studying water by placing it at the intersection of water, Earth observation, Society, and government policy. You are also aware of business expectations when it comes to using water resources.
Our hydrologist is our internal water scientist whom we expect expect to analyse a variety of water-related data sources, have a say on feasibility and software product specifications, create / reuse data models to make predictions, train teams and clients on hydrology, attend scientific conferences to extend the company’s scientific network, blog frequently about our internal findings, and manage technical relationships with research labs and industrial partners.
- Write functional specifications for an internal purpose.
- Train software and sales engineers.
- Prepare hydrology training materials for the purpose of industrializing training of users.
- Measure water properties to determine pH levels, volume, flow, and determine the nature and extent of contamination in groundwater.
- Model data to predict the occurrences of floods, pollution, and water scarcity.
- Make use of historical data on water usage.
- Plan and collect surface water or groundwater and monitor data to support projects and programs.
- Work with local, state agencies as well as corporate clients on water resource issues.
- Conduct watershed water studies.
- Process meteorological, snow, and hydrologic data.
- Prepare various maps and figures, including: contour maps of groundwater elevations, geologic structure, cross-sections, isopach, water quality, and other hydrogeologic data
- Do fieldwork to manage instrument calibration projects.
- Manage projects of installing and maintaining water property and water quality instrumentation.
- Prepare written reports and make oral presentations.
- Blog and create quality water-related content on a regular basis.
- Contribute to company efforts in pre-sales and institutional affairs.
- PhD degree in geosciences, geophysics, hydrology, engineering or related field.
- Proficient in mathematics and statistics. A good command of Python is not a must but appreciated.
- Trained in data modeling and forecasting. Some knowledge/experience in AI is not a must but appreciated.
- Excellent written and verbal communication, in English. A good command of French is not a must but definitely a plus.
- Highly analytical mindset.
- Good interpersonal skills.
- Capable of handling technical / scientific relationships with clients and partners.