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Job Listings for Hydrologists, Hydrogeologists, & Other Water-Resource Professionals

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  • Principal Hydrogeologist - Brown and Caldwell
  • Program Director - University of Arizona WSP

  • Principal Hydrogeologist

    Date posted: 3/12/15
    Location: Phoenix, AZ

    Brown and Caldwell

    Brown and Caldwell’s Phoenix office has an exciting opportunity for an senior-level Hydrogeologist/Water Resources Engineer to lead our Water Resources Team. This is a great opportunity to support and lead an established team of talented hydrogeologists; to grow and expand our water resources services (including water rights, groundwater recharge, groundwater modeling, groundwater investigations, groundwater supply studies, production well design, construction, and rehabilitation ). You will get involved in both clean water and contaminated water issues.


    • As a subject matter expert, you will work closely with senior technical staff and client service managers to provide hydrologic, hydrogeologic, and/or engineering expertise to water resources projects
    • Lead and manage multi-disciplined teams to meet established schedules and budgets on complex water resources related projects
    • Lead and develop business opportunities with new and existing clients
    • Stay abreast of local and national regulations and educate staff and clients on new opportunities
    • Devise and/or implement field testing for parameter development and monitoring well installation
    • Determine the nature, extent, fate and transport of contaminants at environmental sites
    • Execute on projects and provide technical hydrogeologic expertise in areas such as (but not limited to):
      • Groundwater investigation and supply studies
      • Groundwater recharge
      • Groundwater modeling
    • Work independently, exercising professional judgment to develop recommended solutions that meet client expectations and goals

    Position Requirements

    • BS in hydrogeology, environmental engineering, civil engineering, or geological engineering; MS Degree a plus
    • Professional Registration in Arizona as a Registered Geologist or Professional Engineer
    • 10 or more years of experience in water resources, geological/hydrogeological investigations
    • Excellent technical writing capabilities
    • Experience in the consulting field preferred with local knowledge of clientele
    • Capable of producing high quality products on schedule and within budgets
    • Candidate should be able to pursue, win and execute work in a team setting
    • Periodic travel for multiple days is anticipated

    For more information and to apply please click here.

    Program Director

    Date posted: 3/12/15
    Closing date: 3/27/15
    Location: Tucson, AZ

    University of Arizona WSP

    The University of Arizona Water Sustainability Program (WSP) is seeking a self-directed candidate with high level experience in program management to be the administrative lead for WSP and a member of the team that manages the Water, Environmental and Energy Solutions (WEES) initiative.

    The selected candidate will be adaptable and capable of managing a wide range of responsibilities, from communications and logistics to preparing budgets and business plans for WSP and WEES, and includes coordination with the Water Resources Research Center (WRRC).

    The WEES vision is for UA to be recognized regionally, nationally, and throughout the world for interdisciplinary research and technology development in water, the environment and energy, to produce innovative solutions to growing resource challenges. We work to achieve this vision through a suite of funding mechanisms intended to lead to a strong return on investment to UA and the State of Arizona. Funded through the Technology and Research initiative Fund (TRIF), the successful candidate will help to represent and support UA water interests and programs and the overall WEES program. The current cycle of TRIF funding ends in June 2016. Planning for the next 5-year cycle will be underway in the current calendar year.

    The Program Director reports directly to the Director of the WRRC, who is also Director of the Water Sustainability Program, and Co-Director of WEES. This position is housed at the WRRC.

    For more information go to and search UA Job Posting number 57761.


    Date posted: 2/27/15
    Closing date: 3/16/15
    Location: Phoenix, AZ


    The Arizona Municipal Water Users Association (AMWUA) seeks an experienced water professional and manager to serve as its Executive Director. AMWUA is a non-profit corporation established in 1969 with offices located in Phoenix Arizona. AMWUA works on behalf of its members, which are the cities of Avondale, Chandler, Glendale, Goodyear, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe and the town of Gilbert. AMWUA’s mission is to protect its members’ ability to provide assured, safe and sustainable water supplies to their communities, and to advocate responsible water stewardship that supports economic prosperity and safeguards Arizona’s water supplies for future generations.

    The Executive Director reports to a ten-member Board of Directors comprised of mayors and councilmembers of its members. As AMWUA’s chief executive, the Executive Director’s responsibilities include:

    • Representing AMWUA and advocating positions and policies of the Board of Directors on water and water-related issues before the legislature, state and federal agencies, and other groups.
    • Promoting collaboration among the AMWUA members to develop unified positions.
    • Developing and recommending policy positions to the Board of Directors.
    • Working collaboratively with other water interests to advance common goals.
    • Developing and implementing strategic planning initiatives approved by the Board of Directors.
    • Hiring and supervising AMWUA staff and consultants.
    • Developing for Board approval and implementing AMWUA’s annual operating budget. The total budget for fiscal year 2015 is $1,380,124.

    The ideal candidate will bring a combination of experience and skills to the position. She or he should:

    • Possess a significant number of years of professional leadership experience in the development, evaluation and advocacy of Arizona water policy. • Command a keen understanding of Arizona, Colorado River and federal reclamation water issues.
    • Be an exceptionally effective written and oral communicator with the ability to be an articulate advocate on behalf of AMWUA’s members.
    • Have significant experience working collaboratively on complicated issues, forging consensus and taking appropriate action.
    • Have experience working effectively with boards, committees or other multimember bodies.
    • Have proven leadership capability and experience effectively managing staff.
    • Understand municipal issues and interests.

    For more details please click here.

    If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a cover letter and your resume no later than March 16, 2015 to:

    Diana Pina

    Applications will be screened and the most qualified candidates will be invited to interview with the Board of Directors. A select group will be asked to provide references prior to being recommended as finalists. References will be contacted only with candidates’ permission.

    If you have any questions, please contact Kathleen Ferris at