Entry-Level Hydrogeologist

Aspect Consulting
Various, WA, United States
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Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)
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Preferred Location: Yakima, WA; Olympia, WA
Posted: Open

Aspect Consulting, LLC, an earth science and engineering consulting firm, has an exciting opportunity for an entry level Geologist-in-Training with experience and interest leading to licensure as a Hydrogeologist. This position will support our growing Water Resources practice on a variety of existing an upcoming projects in 2020. The role is a full-time, career-track position with an initial professional development focus on field data collection, growing over time into hydrogeologic analyses, and eventually project and client management.


  • Conduct hydrogeologic field investigations, including sampling and logging of soil and rock during drilling, water supply well siting, design, installation, and development, and aquifer testing; groundwater monitoring, streamflow gaging, infiltration testing, and a range of related activities to support environmental remediation projects.
  • Compile and analyze data, including preparation of hydrographs, water quality diagrams, and graphical representations of subsurface conditions, and development of site-specific conceptual hydrogeologic models.
  • Performing simple to complex quantitative analysis of groundwater systems.
  • Technical report writing.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s of Science degree in geology with emphasis in hydrogeology.
  • 0 to 2 years of experience conducting fieldwork on environmental assessment and remediation or water supply projects.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master of Science degree in hydrogeology or geology with strong emphasis in hydrogeology.
  • Geologist-in-Training (GIT)
  • Ability to collect quality field data, including a high level of attention to detail and thorough documentation.
  • Practical knowledge of GIS/CAD, data entry and management using excel and database software, and environmental data collection and analysis methods.
  • Knowledge of and experience with aquifer test methods and analysis.
  • Knowledge of soil and rock classification standards, geochemistry, and analytical and numerical groundwater flow modeling.
  • Knowledge of Washington water rights.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Clear writing and communication skills.

Special Requirements:

Valid driver’s license

  • Must be able to work outdoors in all weather conditions in rugged and sometimes remote field locations for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to travel long distances and accommodate occasional overnight travel. Travel is most often in central Washington, greater Puget Sound, and northern Oregon.
  • Must be able to operate cars, vans, and pickup trucks in various weather conditions and after dark.

Workplace Setting

  • Interactive team of nearly 100 professionals across seven offices in Washington and Oregon. Preferred location is Yakima or Olympia.
  • Casual, collaborative, and professional office environment.