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Mining Services Project Manager, Western US, 24-10-US02

INTERA Incorporated is looking for an exceptional individual to join our team as a Mining Project Manager. At INTERA, we understand the value of pushing boundaries and nurturing innovation. We foster a collaborative work environment where your ideas and expertise will be not only appreciated but actively encouraged. You'll be surrounded by a team of like-minded professionals who are passionate about making a positive impact and driven to create sustainable solutions for our clients.

This position will be based in the Western United States in either Albuquerque, NM or Denver, CO, and it promises to be an adventure in the realm of Mining projects. As a pivotal member of our team of scientists and engineers, you will be entrusted with the vital task of leading and providing technical support for a diverse array of projects. These projects may include water supply evaluations, water quality investigations, mine-water management, groundwater and soil remediation, and groundwater recharge, storage, and recovery.

As the lead, you will craft persuasive proposals in which you can showcase your skills in presenting our services to potential clients. Additionally, you'll be an integral part of our forward-thinking business development endeavors, supporting our continued growth and success in the industry. 



  • Leading technical aspects of development, operational, and closure stage mining projects
  • Performing site characterization and conceptual site model development
  • Leading the development of drilling campaigns, including well design, construction, and development
  • Providing technical support for mine dewatering and groundwater remediation designs
  • Supporting environmental and technical permitting of mining and energy projects
  • Collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Technical writing and editing
  • Communicating complex technical information through reporting and presentations
  • Overseeing and collaborating with subcontractors
  • Providing mentorship and growth opportunities to junior scientist
  • Managing project scopes, schedules, and budgets
  • Supporting business development by participating in proposals and networking opportunities


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in hydrology, geology, civil, geological, or mining engineering, or a related field with an emphasis in hydrogeology
  • 6+ years of professional experience with increasing levels of responsibility, preferably with consulting or mining industry practices
  • Investigation experience using various sampling and borehole advancement methods
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate with clients and regulators, manage project budgets and schedules, and lead multidisciplinary teams
  • Familiarity with regulatory compliance and best practices for mine permitting, operations, and reclamation
  • Experience in aquifer testing and characterization
  • Strong understanding of conceptual site models, contaminant fate and transport concepts, human health and ecological risk, and models to predict contaminant migration, remediation system performance, and receptor risk
  • Excellent writing, presentation, and communication skills
  • Willingness to travel to project sites and other INTERA offices as needed


Desired Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in hydrology, geology, civil, geological, or mining engineering, or a related field with an emphasis in hydrogeology
  • Familiarity with financial S-K 1300/NI 43-101 mine regulations and reporting
  • Working knowledge of GIS, data management tools, and data visualization software including geologic modeling platforms
  • Familiarity with standard analytical and numerical modeling methods
  • Professional registration in geology and/or engineering, or the desire/capability of acquiring professional licensure (ex. PE, PG, QP)
  • Project management experience
  • OSHA HAZWOPER and MSHA training



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 that 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 just 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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