Amec Foster Wheeler

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Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Amec Foster Wheeler is currently seeking a Geologist to join our team in Fresno, CA.


Key Responsibilities

  • Performs increasingly complex field sampling observations and data collection assignments under limited supervision of more experienced field personnel
  • Compiles information from reports and published documents; Evaluates and/or analyzes the compiled information following standard methods or specific instructions
  • Reviews client documentation and/or assesses existing site
  • Performs increasingly complex, non-routine calculations; May input data into and/or run advanced computer programs under supervision
  • Recognizes and identifies discrepancies in results obtained in such assignments and follows up through a series of related steps or procedures; Suggests solutions on unresolved situations and/or activities to the project manager
  • Prepares complete drafts of routine technical reports or portions of more complex documents, manuals and field reports, subject to review and approval by the project manager
  • Under guidance of the project manager or senior staff, represents Amec Foster Wheeler and interacts in a professional manner with client and subcontractor representatives while on field assignments
  • Responsible for ensuring the Firm’s administrative and financial policies and procedures as well as the methods and procedures specific to his/her specific discipline are followed
  • Understands and applies safety requirements in the field
  • May be responsible for reviewing client documents or assessing existing site conditions on routine projects or under routine circumstances
  • Coordinates with subcontractors (such as analytical laboratories and drillers) while performing office assignments
  • Attends client meetings with project manager and other project personnel as directed
  • Participates in proposal preparation: performs calculations, gathers and reviews information and/or to prepares sections of proposals, subject to review and approval of the project manager
  • May prepare technical papers for publication and/or presentation
  • May assist in training personnel on use of field equipment or collection of field and/or laboratory data
  • Other duties as assigned

Work Environment

  • Requires work at remote sites around construction equipment, drilling rigs, explosives and environmental contamination
  • Overtime and overnight stays required
  • Some fieldwork may require working with hazardous materials and in hazardous conditions
  • May be subject to periods of extreme heat and cold and other environmental conditions such as wind as humidity
  • Will be required to follow all applicable health and safety procedures associated with work environment


  • May travel frequently to project sites, including sites remote from the office, as part of on-site team

Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree desirable
  • 2 – 5 years of related work experience
  • Experience with desktop and industry-specific software (e.g., MS Office, ArcGIS, AutoCAD, and MS Project) required
  • Hands on knowledge on the use of field equipment
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to establish effective internal and external working relationships
  • Ability to communicate clearly with on-site contractors, supervisor or project manager regarding work assignments required
  • Valid driver’s license and insurable driving record
  • Must pass 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training and annual refresher course, if required
  • GIT certification desired
  • Expected to pursue Professional Geologist certification
  • Must pass drug test, background check and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving (MVR) policy

Physical Job Requirements

  • Ability to stoop, kneel, climb and lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to drive large pick-up truck; ability to drive a trailer helpful
  • Ability to use hands to operate field equipment
  • Close, distance, and peripheral vision; normal auditory function
  • Must complete employment physical demonstrating ability to meet job requirements, including the ability to wear a respirator, as required
  • Completion of annual or bi-annual employment physical, as required

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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