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

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Section Manager - Drinking Water Section

Date posted: 8/31/14
Location: Phoenix, AZ


The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality's (ADEQ) mission is to protect and enhance public health, welfare and the environment in Arizona. ADEQ administers a variety of programs to improve the health and welfare of our citizens and ensure the quality of Arizona's air, land and water resources meets healthful, regulatory standards.

This position is responsible for administering multiple complex environmental programs in the Drinking Water Section including, but not limited to, Safe Drinking Water, Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems and Engineering Review. This position will also manage three complex environmental regulatory units; Drinking Water Monitoring & Protection Unit, the Drinking Water Programs Unit and the Engineering Review Unit and direct both personnel and associated performance. Primary duties include ensuring ADEQ meets its goals and performance objectives, provide value to ADEQ's customers, and to help maintain the provision of safe and reliable drinking water to over 6 million persons statewide daily.

The preferred candidate would have Safe Drinking Water Act and/or Clean Water Act regulatory experience including, detailed knowledge of program oversight, enforcement, inspection and/or compliance.

ADEQ is committed to leading Arizona and the nation in protecting the environment and improving the quality of life for the people of our state. Our diverse workforce connects to more than just a career; we share a common passion to promote a cleaner, healthier environment. For additional information or to apply for this position, please visit (Job Posting ID# 11719).

Professional Hydrogeologist

Date posted: 8/31/14
Location: Tempe, AZ

MWH Global

The MWH organization is driving the wet infrastructure sector globally, and we are leading the world in results-oriented management, technical engineering, and construction services to create a better world. The wet infrastructure sector we serve encompasses a variety of water-related projects and programs ranging from water supply, treatment and storage to water resources management and coastal restoration, and from design and construction of hydropower and renewable energy facilities to full environmental services.

MWH is seeking qualified candidates for a Professional Level Hydrogeologist for our Tempe, Arizona office. The primary focus of this position is to serve regional natural resources, and industrial clients. This position will require a dynamic individual who can interface with MWH staff and clients, perform site investigations, detailed design development, calculations, and expert report writing. This position interacts throughout the organization internally and externally with client and members of business and professional organizations around the world. Travel will be required and some projects may require working at remote sites or international locations.

Specific activities to be performed by the applicant include:

  1. Follow safe work practices and adhere to company and client guidelines and policies for planning and executing work in a safe manner. MSHA and OSHA training will be required.
  2. Capability of performing geologic logging and hydrogeologic testing on drilling operations.
  3. Experience with aquifer testing in the field.
  4. Development of conceptual and numerical models for groundwater and vadose zone flow and transport using a variety of numerical modeling codes: MODFLOW (GMS/Groundwater Vistas), FEFLOW, HYDRUS, and/or SEEP/W, primarily focused on mining projects and industrial sites.
  5. Familiarity with geologic model software.
  6. Prepare technical memoranda and detailed reports pertaining to field investigations and studies.
  7. Develop preliminary budgets, determine project scope, establish schedules, process appropriate paperwork, and interact with clients.
  8. Assist in preparation of proposals and preparing/providing presentations.


  • Minimum of a B.S. in Hydrogeology with preference given to advanced degrees.
  • 3-5 years of experience working on hydrogeologic investigation and groundwater modeling projects.
  • Direct experience on mining projects.
  • Ability to work independently in the field at remote sites.
  • Existing or ability to obtain professional registration (P.G.)
  • Exceptional organizational, technical, leadership, written and oral communication and attention to detail skills.

Job Number: 6884BR

Web Link: View details


Date posted: 8/28/14
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Arizona State Land Department

The mission of the Land Department is to manage State Trust lands and resources to enhance value and optimize economic return for the Trust beneficiaries, consistent with sound stewardship, conservation, and business management principles supporting socio-economic goals for citizens here today and generations yet to come.


This position will manage surface and groundwater resource and water rights projects that are regarded as being complex, sensitive, and/or visible. Responsible for broad multi-disciplinary projects impacting several water resource management program areas. Position will investigate, research, review, analyze, and assess projects with the goal of protecting and enhancing water resources for State Trust land.


  • Knowledgeable about water resources and water rights, state water use and availability laws, and basic hydrology.
  • Knowledge of legal land descriptions and the interpretation of maps, including topographic, land status, aerial, geologic, and hydrologic.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local statutes, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures applicable to water resources.
  • Skill in applying multi-disciplinary approach to resolve complex, sensitive, and/or visible water resource management issues; using computers to organize/analyze/interpret water resource management data; conduct field investigations; establish and maintain effective working relationships with various levels of governmental and regulated business officials, and community leaders.
  • Skills with the usage of computers, including software programs such as MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, GIS, and GPS equipment.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize/organize work activities and projects; and demonstrate strong communication skills, both oral and in writing.


  • Knowledge of how to interpret topographic, land status and hydrological maps and aerial photographs.
  • Working knowledge of legal descriptions of land parcels.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State and local statutes, regulations, standards, policies and procedures applicable to water resources and water rights.
  • Bachelor's degree (from an accredited school) in Natural Resources, Environmental Planning, or Civil Engineering, or related field such as geology or hydrology.


The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Excellent retirement and long-term disability plans (subject to a 180 day wait period)
  • Affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance plans
  • Accrued vacation pay and sick days
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Deferred compensation plan
  • Credit union membership
  • Wellness plans

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.
All newly hired employees will be subject to the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification Program.
To apply, click here and follow the instructions to submit your application.
Grade, Salary Range $36,814 - $49,000
(Open until filled, w/first review of resumes on 8/4/2014)

Please note: The Arizona State Land Department does not provide status updates on positions that are in the recruitment process. A notification received via email is confirmation that your resume has been successfully submitted. Only the applicants selected to move forward in the interview process will be contacted directly by the hiring authority. If you have trouble applying for this position, please call 602-542-4700 and select option 9, or email for assistance.

Senior Engineer

Date posted: 8/15/14
Location: Phoenix, AZ


GES seeks a senior Engineer with a strong project management background in the environmental consulting industry for our Southwestern headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. Responsibilities include engineering oversight of projects located in Arizona, New Mexico, and West Texas.


  • Oversees a portfolio of diverse environmental remediation projects and supervises technical staff.
  • Manages client interaction and financial and resource allocation.
  • Provides senior review and approval to project data, documents, and deliverables to ensure technical, regulatory requirements, and goals are adhered to, and ensures company and client QA/QC standards are met.
  • Interacts with other project support services (technical services, engineering, finance, administrative) and subcontractors to ensure that all resources are in place for proper work execution.
  • Evaluates subsurface characteristics for remediation projects, remedial system design, and regulatory negotiations.
  • Conducts performance reviews and project team meetings to review current and future projects, discuss project and/or employee issues, and manage staff workloads.


  • A Bachelor's degree or higher in Engineering (Environmental, Chemical, Civil or Mechanical) or related
  • 10-15+ years of engineering and environmental consulting experience. Environmental Consulting Experience should include: investigation, reporting, remediation, and management of regulatory compliance.
  • Management of large remediation portfolios consisting of VOC and Chlorinated solvent impacted industrial facilities.
  • Strong understanding of the state environmental regulations, especially ADEQ, NMDEP, Superfund, and TCEQ programs.
  • Experience with industrial remediation of chlorinated solvents, pesticides, and petroleum constituents.
  • Risk based assessment and closure criteria (Johnson & Ettinger, Superfund RAGS), client interaction, and supervision experience are a must.
  • Must possess a Professional Engineer (PE) certification for Arizona, other state registrations are a plus.
  • Must be able to demonstrate the ability to manage multiple environmental projects concurrently.
  • Qualified candidates will also be able to demonstrate the ability to maintain an account for an extended period of time as a result of client satisfaction.
  • Must possess excellent communication, teamwork, analytical, organizational, technical writing, presentation, and client service skills
  • A Drug/Alcohol Screening and a Background Check are required.

Our comprehensive benefits program includes: medical, dental, vision, prescription, 401k, FSA, STD, LTD, New Parent Leave, 529 CollegeBound Fund, Tuition Assistance, Bonus Plan, and more.
GES is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that strongly values diversity. EOE/AA/M/F/V/D

Click here to apply or contact...

Teresa Harris, CEM
Southwest Regional Manager
tel. 1.800.426.9871, ext. 3142, cel. 602.723.4320, fax. 866.902.2187

Arizona Office Lead

Date posted: 8/15/14
Location: Arizona

Pinyon Environmental

Position Summary

The position is for an environmental professional to guide, coordinate, and grow the Arizona offices. This position will be the environmental technical lead for the Arizona operation; provide business development efforts for Arizona; be equipped to complete field activities, supervise field staff and operate the office functions as necessary to maintain current and future clients. This position reports to the President of the Company.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Provide field services to fulfill requirements of existing and future environmental contracts
  • Coordinate the implementation and successful completion of various projects such as assessments, sampling programs, environmental compliance, field studies, permits, remediation programs, field surveys and contract management
  • Technical writing of environmental reports and deliverables that meet the company and client standards
  • Supervise staff in the development and execution of projects involving environmental planning, remediation, assessment, regulatory compliance, air quality and natural resources.
  • Prepare cost estimates and work scopes
  • Review contract documents
  • Manage project work flow and budgets in accordance with contracts
  • Provide business development support, for the office with support from corporate marketing group and market managers
  • Complete other tasks as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree required in environmental science, engineering, geology, biology or related field
  • 8-10 +years of experience in environmental consulting services with skills in remediation, site assessments, asbestos testing, natural resources, environmental planning, permitting, and regulatory compliance
  • Knowledgeable of environmental regulations and specifically the Arizona regulatory environment.
  • Experience in the Arizona marketplace
  • 40-Hour OSHA HAZWOPER and Current Annual Refresher required
  • Strong technical knowledge in environmental science
  • Strong working skills in Word, Excel, Power Point, Access
  • PG, PE or a CHMM is highly desirable
  • Ability to communicate and work with both internal and external clients
  • Ability to work in a process oriented environment
  • Experience in transportation, facilities, municipal, government, energy and natural resources industries highly desirable

All personnel performing field projects for Pinyon will be required to complete 1st Aid/Adult CPR training (provided by Pinyon), and in the event of an emergency at a project site, field personnel will be expected to administer 1st Aid/CPR in accordance with their training.

Resumes can be sent to Shannon Lucio at (Please reference Julie Linn)

Instrumentation and Electrical Specialist

Date posted: 7/23/14
Closing date: Open until filled
Location: Flagstaff, AZ

City of Flagstaff

Under direction of the Wastewater Treatment Manager, employees of this class are expected to perform skilled electronic/electrical installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair work related to the electrical/instrumentation equipment use to operate and monitor the City’s water and wastewater systems.


  • Supervisory: This job may supervise, schedule, train, coordinate, and inspect the work of Multi Skilled Workers.
  • Budgetary: This job has partial budgetary responsibilities (provides budgeting forecasts for electrical maintenance, repair, replacement, and new acquisitions.)
  • Strategic Planning: This job has partial strategic planning responsibilities (provides input related to electrical, instrumentation, and automation to improve efficiencies in operation and maintenance of treatment facilities.
  • Policies/Procedures: This job has partial responsibility for policy/procedure development (provides input on safety policy with respect to electrical safety and helps establish Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Compliance: This job has partial compliance responsibility (helps ensure compliance with electrical codes and safe work practices).
  • Council Communications: This job represents matters at Council meetings at the section level.
  • Reporting: This job has partial reporting responsibility (prepares detailed technical reports for management, coworkers, vendors, or other City employees.)


  • Responsible for the installation, calibration, repair, and maintenance of the plants’ electrical and motor control systems to include trouble shooting & diagnosing integrated circuits, circuit boards, and panels, electrical/hydraulic/pneumatic control systems and mechanical instrumentation systems.
  • Responsible for advanced level repairs and installation of all forms of controls and instrumentation.

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Wastewater Treatment Manager

Date posted: 7/23/14
Closing date: Open until filled
Location: Flagstaff, AZ

City of Flagstaff

This position is a highly skilled professional in the area of Mechanical Maintenance. Has supervisory responsibility for the MSW – Maintenance Workers. Maintenance Specialist trains and mentors employees inside and outside of discipline. Must be able to exercise independent judgment and initiative within area of specialty. Work may require heavy physical exertion, may be performed under adverse weather conditions, may entail exposure to toxins associated with water treatment, and may be required on an emergency call-in basis.

Wastewater Treatment Maintenance Specialist is responsible for overseeing all maintenance and repairs within the Wastewater Treatment Section which shall include but not be limited to Wildcat Hill Wastewater Treatment Plant, Rio de Flag Water Reclamation Facility, Buffalo Park Tank and any associated equipment.

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Wastewater Treatment Manager

Date posted: 7/23/14
Closing date: Open until filled
Location: Flagstaff, AZ

City of Flagstaff

Performs highly professional and responsible management duties associated with the construction, maintenance, and operation of the city’s wastewater treatment facilities. This is a Section Manager position performing highly professional duties associated with the day-to-day management, administration, and supervision of the City's Wastewater Treatment facilities including the Wildcat Hill Wastewater Treatment Plant and the Rio de Flag Water Reclamation Plant.

Under general supervision of the Utilities Operations Section Head (Operations Manager), employees of this class are expected to exercise considerable independent judgment, initiative, and professional skills and knowledge in the day-to-day administration, management, and supervision of the City wastewater treatment facilities. Duties include project management of complex difficulty requiring a high degree of judgment, expertise and coordination. An important aspect of this position is the full accountability of all wastewater treatment activities to include pump installations, SCADA installations, sewer line and manhole construction, maintenance, and repairs, all wastewater treatment activities, including effluent and reclaimed water quality assurance, security, maintenance, and repairs to the Utilities Operations Section Head (Operations Manager). This position may also entail working under adverse weather conditions and being called out on weekends and the middle of the night.

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Mid-level Environmental Engineer

Updated: 7/23/14
Location: Phoenix, AZ



2,500 Environmental Services staff. 20 technical specialties. 900 professional associations. An international team with local expertise. You could say we know a little something about the environment. Our passion for it drives our work. Grounded by safety, quality, and ethics, we come up with solutions that perfectly fit the site. We know what it takes to balance competing project interests with creativity and efficiency. We know what to look for. And, we know how to get the job done—the right way. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Stantec is seeking a mid-level environmental engineer or geologist with 2 to 5 years of experience to provide project management and technical support for our Phoenix office.


  • Conduct site assessment activities and groundwater sampling events
  • Remedial system permitting and installation oversight
  • Coordinate and conduct remedial system O & M activities
  • Data evaluation and system optimization
  • Report generation and review
  • Underground Storage Tank Removal Oversight and Assessment
  • Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Mechanical/Civil Engineering or Geology
  • 2-5 years consulting industry and/or environmental regulatory experience
  • Familiarity with ADEQ UST, WQARF, Air Quality guidelines/regulations (preferred)
  • Ability to stay on task and work independently
  • Project related background and capabilities
  • Report Preparation, data input and permit applications.
  • Project related communications
  • Understanding and ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong technical writing and communications skills.
  • Computer skills including MS Word and Excel.
  • Valid Driver’s license and good driving record required.
  • Prior to employment this position will require the successful completion of a pre-employment physical and drug screen.

Preferred skills that will assist the candidate in succeeding in this role are:

  • Strong teamwork skills
  • Attention to details
  • 40 hour HAZWOPER Training
  • Comfortable working in the office and outside in various weather conditions

Applicants can submit their resume directly through this Stantec link.

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