Groundwater Modeler (Entry to Mid-Level) 24-23-US09

INTERA Incorporated is looking to fill an entry-to-mid-level Groundwater Modeler position to support our Water Resources and Supply line of business. Candidates who wish to work remotely will be considered, as well as candidates who wish to work in any of our U.S. offices.

This position will join a team of highly qualified modelers working on groundwater modeling projects, and general hydrogeologic analysis under the direction of INTERA’s senior modelers/hydrogeologists. Work assignments will include developing conceptual models of groundwater flow systems, supporting the development of groundwater models, performing quantitative hydrogeology, analyzing aquifer pumping tests, optimizing wellfield designs, and evaluating hydrogeochemical data. The position requires knowledge of numerical methods, MODFLOW codes, computer programming, and GIS software. A strong foundational Python skill set is necessary.  Experience with optimization software such as PEST and PEST++ is a plus.

If this sounds like you, this position could be a great opportunity to advance your technical skills while collaborating with some of the industry's top talent on projects that make a true impact. INTERA’s purpose is Innovation and stewardship for a sustainable tomorrow. Help us make a difference today.



The primary responsibility of this position is to provide support on decision-support modeling projects under the direction of INTERA’s senior modelers. This includes:

  • Compiling, synthesizing, and analyzing data to develop conceptual and numerical models of groundwater flow systems
  • Creating inputs and postprocessing and evaluating outputs from groundwater models
  • Carrying out quantitative hydrogeologic and statistical analyses using groundwater models
  • Practicing quality assurance/quality control procedures for modeling, report preparation, and technical presentations to clients, regulators, and other interested parties

Required Qualifications

  • BS in Civil Engineering, Hydrogeology, or a related field with an emphasis on groundwater hydrology and/or groundwater modeling
  • Previous experience with developing MODFLOW-based groundwater models
  • Proficiency in computer programming (python, R, C++, MATLAB, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications

  • MS in Civil Engineering, Hydrogeology, or a related field with an emphasis on groundwater hydrology and/or groundwater modeling
  • Previous experience with PEST/PEST++ decision support modeling software
  • Python skill set


Expected salary range:  $60,000 — $130,000


About INTERA & Our Benefits

Founded in 1974, INTERA has grown into an international geoscience 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, and more

These are some of the reasons why many of our employees have spent 10 to 30 years at INTERA. We love what we do, and it shows. 

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

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