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Geologist / Hydrogeologist, California, 24-02-CA01

INTERA Incorporated is looking for a mid-level Geologist / Hydrogeologist who is ready for a stimulating consulting career with an accomplished group of professionals. In this role, you will become an integral part of our California teams’ water resources and environmental projects, providing a great opportunity to immerse yourself in diverse geologic, geographic, and business environments.

This position anticipates up to 40% - 80% of regional travel and fieldwork, with most projects located in California. However, the successful candidate can enjoy the flexibility of working from home when not traveling or in the field, and you will be mapped administratively to one of our California teams in Torrance, Fresno, or Sacramento. We believe this is a chance to flex and develop your skills in the field while we provide you with growth in responsibility and support in your career development.

Our purpose is Innovation and stewardship for a sustainable tomorrow. Join INTERA and help us make a difference today!



You will be working with a technical team of geologists, hydrologists, geochemists, engineers, and GIS analysts. Our primary focus is to develop science-based, sustainable, and economic solutions to our client’s water resources/environmental challenges. As part of the team, you will be expected to:

  • Lead and participate in field efforts and quantitative studies
  • Develop and implement technical work plans
  • Collect, manage, and analyze data
  • Provide subject matter expertise to Project Managers on a variety of projects
  • Author reports, develop presentations, and interact with clients
  • Grow our service offerings and client base
  • Contribute to the science-based solutions that INTERA develops and delivers to its water resources and environmental clients.


Required Education and Skills

  • A bachelor’s degree in geology, hydrogeology, or a related field
  • 5 to 10 years of experience in geology and hydrogeology
  • Demonstrated proficiency in written and verbal communication
  • Experience with California-specific hydrologic, geologic, and groundwater quality datasets
  • Experience with California-specific groundwater and well regulations
  • Experience with California-specific permitting requirements
  • Experience with well-siting, design, and rehabilitation
  • Experience with drilling oversight, logging, and soil/groundwater sampling
  • The ability to work independently to complete technical work
  • The ability to travel to project sites or meetings, including drilling and related field activities that may last one to several weeks at a time
  • Excitement and enthusiasm to work with our clients to develop science-based, sustainable, and economic solutions to their water resources/environmental challenges


Desired Education, Skills, and Registrations

  • Master’s degree in geology, hydrogeology, or a related field
  • Professional registration as a California geologist or certified hydrogeologist
  • Experience with project or task management
  • Experience in conducting aquifer testing campaigns
  • Experience analyzing geophysical logs
  • Experience with geologic modeling software
  • Experience analyzing/manipulating data, ideally with a scripting language, such as Python or R
  • Experience with ArcGIS Pro and AutoCAD
  • HAZWOPER 40-hour certificate

Expected salary range: $95,000 to $155,000


About INTERA & Our Benefits

Founded in 1974, INTERA has grown into an international geosciences and engineering consulting firm that helps clients make informed business decisions, mitigate risk, and drive optimal outcomes in a multitude of industries. Building and sustaining a strong company culture is at the heart of INTERA’s practice of good stewardship. We strive to foster an environment where people love the work that they do and the place where they work because we believe that our employees are our most valuable asset. As an employee-owned company, we are committed to investing in our people’s needs for security, health, and well-being with:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance that includes a free health plan option for employee-only coverage
  • Paid parental leave – up to 12 weeks for birthing and non-birthing parents
  • Group term life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, short-term and long-term coverage – paid 100% by the company
  • Paid holiday, vacation, and sick time
  • Opportunities for stock ownership
  • Performance-based bonuses and award programs for technical paper publication and employee referrals
  • Career coaching instead of performance evaluations
  • Tuition reimbursement, financial assistance for professional licensure and registration, and one paid membership to a professional society
  • Pet insurance, LegalShield, IDShield, and more

These are some of the reasons why many of our employees have spent 10 to 25 years at INTERA. We love what we do, and it shows.

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INTERA Incorporated is an Equal Opportunity Employer for Minorities/Females/Veterans/People with Disabilities

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