• Geologist

    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
    Professional & Technical
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is seeking a Geologist to join our team in Fresno, CA. The ideal candidate has more than 5 years’ experience post Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of graduate level degree and experience. California Professional Geologist registration preferred or have experience for examination in the next 2 years.


    Essential Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Work directly with senior-level personnel in interpreting the actual needs of individual clients
    • Determine required scope and level of effort of project work, including the degree of completeness and precision to which project elements should be addressed
    • Coordinate site activities with contractors, subcontractors, agency personnel and client representatives
    • Exercise independent professional judgment not subject to close review
    • Maintain a high level of communications skill, with emphasis on the preparation of clear and concise written reports
    • Demonstrate a high level of competence in directing and managing large single-disciplined projects and/or small to moderate sized multi-disciplined projects
    • Provide technical direction to and mentors subordinate staff
    • 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
    • Represent Wood and interact in a professional manner with client and subcontractor representatives while on field assignments
    • Understand, apply and oversee safety requirements in the field

    Additional Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Provide an effective Quality Assurance / Quality Control role
    • Effectively represent the firm in verbal presentations to clients
    • Meet with client representatives at the direction of more senior personnel and behave in a manner compatible with the firm’s professional standards and financial goals
    • Other duties as assigned

    Skills / Qualifications

    Education, Experience and Skills Required:

    • 5 - 8 years of related work experience required
    • Bachelor’s Degree in geology or related field required; Master’s Degree desirable
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
    • Formal project management training desirable; certified as Wood PM if managing projects
    • Ability to establish effective working relationships with contractors required
    • Ability to communicate clearly with on-site contractors, supervisor or Project Manager regarding work assignments required
    • Experience working with drilling and excavation contractors
    • Experience preparing soil boring and well installation/destruction permits
    • Experience using the Unified Soil Classification System (ASTM standard D2488-17) for logging soil boring and/or test pit logging. Preparing boring or test pit logs
    • Groundwater and/or unsaturated zone well installation experience; groundwater well development experience
    • Experience installing 500 foot or deeper wells desirable
    • Experience in interpretation bore hole geophysics desirable
    • Ability to produce and interpret chemical time concentration charts, groundwater hydrographs, groundwater potentiometric surface maps, geochemistry plots using stiff and piper diagrams, and chemical iso-concentration maps
    • Ability to interpret hydrogeologic data and prepare cross-sections and fence diagrams containing geologic data, chemical data, and groundwater data

    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.

    License / Certification Requirements:

    • California Professional Geologist registration preferred or have experience for examination in the next 2 years
    • Valid driver’s license and insurable driving record
    • Must pass 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training and annual refresher course, if required
    • Pursue certification/registration in related area, if available

    Machines, Tools and/or Equipment Used:

    • Field tools and equipment
    • Pickup truck and/or other motor vehicle(s); some locations require individual to have their own vehicle
    • Office equipment such as photocopy machine and fax machine
    • Personal computer and desk top software (e.g., MSOffice)

    Work Environment:

    • May require work at remote sites around construction equipment, drilling rigs, explosives and environmental contamination
    • Overtime and overnight stays may be 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

    Company Overview

    Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.  www.woodplc.com  

    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.


    Join the Talent Community

    Interested in working for Wood? Take the first step today by joining our talent community. By joining the community, your chances of matching to the right role are increased, as our recruiters search the community daily to match open positions with member profiles.

    If you can’t see the perfect role advertised online, the talent community is the best way to keep up to date with job opportunities and events relevant to you.

    Click here to join today!