Project Hydrogeologist or Water Resources Engineer
Formation Environmental LLC
Sacramento, CA

About $87,000 - $110,000 a year


Formation Environmental, is a fast-growing environmental consulting firm with offices in Sacramento, CA, Boulder, CO, and Portland, OR. We specialize in solving water resources, environmental, engineering and agricultural challenges using multi-disciplinary teams that apply state-of-the-art techniques to efficiently attain each client’s unique technical, regulatory, and financial objectives. Our clients include entities in the natural-resource, water resource, industrial, transportation, and agricultural sectors.

Job Description

We are seeking a mid-level Hydrogeologist or Water Resources Engineer to join our team in Sacramento, CA, on a full-time, salaried basis. The position will support our growing groundwater resources management practice in the areas of groundwater flow and solute transport modeling, groundwater resources planning, and assessment of surface-groundwater interaction and groundwater dependent ecosystems. The ideal candidate will have the following minimum qualifications:

  • M.S. in Geology, Hydrogeology, Water Resource Engineering, or related engineering or scientific fields
  • 5 to 10 years of hands-on experience working on water resource characterization, modeling, planning, environmental site characterization, remediation, and/or other studies, preferably in California
  • Proficiency in standard pre- and post-processing groundwater modeling software, such as GMS, Visual MODFLOW Flex, or Groundwater Vistas
  • Proficiency in integrated modeling codes such as IWFM, C2VSim, and CVHM
  • Proficiency in MODFLOW and MT3DMS
  • Demonstrated strong writing skills and creative/innovative problem solving
  • Experience with field exploration and sampling programs, including test wells, monitoring wells, pumping tests, geophysical investigations, soil and groundwater sampling
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong, all-around knowledge of, hydrogeology, hydrology, geochemistry environmental-media sampling, as well as ability to organize, process, and interpret data (e.g., R, Python, Access, SQL, ArcGIS)
  • Knowledge of environmental regulations and experience in complying with such regulations
  • An ability to plan and execute field investigations, with knowledge of proper sampling techniques
  • California PE, CEG, CHG, or PG certification is highly desirable.

The ideal candidate will also need to demonstrate a strong aptitude in the following areas:

  • Independent implementation of plans to meet project objectives under direction from Project Managers
  • Ability to contribute to team-oriented, multi-disciplined project delivery and problem solving (both in the office and field)
  • Effective organization and written/verbal communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple project assignments while maintaining flexibility to meet deadlines
  • Strong commitment to scientific integrity, quality and following established quality assurance and quality control protocols
  • Strong commitment to safety and following established health and safety protocols.

Job Type: Full-time


  • relevant: 5 years (Required)


  • Master's (Required)


  • California PE, CEG, CHG, or PG (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative
  • Outcome-oriented -- results-focused with strong performance culture

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