Geologist / Hydrogeologist, Kailua, HI, 24-30-HI01

INTERA is looking for a mid-level Geologist or Hydrogeologist to join us in beautiful Kailua, Hawaii. Our ideal candidate is a team player who would like to contribute to our water resources and environmental projects while working both in the field and in the office. This position will provide significant opportunities for professional development and growth in responsibility. For these reasons, we’re looking for someone who is self-motivated, enthusiastic about learning and problem-solving, and eager to make an impact on our projects and our clients.

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



In this position, you will be working with a technical team of geologists, hydrogeologists, geochemists, engineers, and GIS analysts. As part of the team, you will be expected to participate in and lead field efforts; collect, manage, and analyze data; author reports; develop presentations; manage tasks; interact with clients; grow our service offerings and client base; and contribute to the science-based solutions that INTERA develops and delivers to its water resources and environmental clients. This will include developing and implementing technical work plans, leading and participating in teams on field programs and quantitative studies, and providing subject matter expertise to project managers on a variety of projects.


Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in geology, hydrogeology, or a related field
  • 5 - 10 years of experience in geology and hydrogeology
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience with Hawaii-specific hydrologic, geologic, and groundwater quality datasets
  • Experience with Hawaii-specific groundwater and well regulations
  • Experience with Hawaii-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 up to one consecutive week
  • Enthusiasm to work with our clients to develop science-based, sustainable, and economic solutions to their water resources/environmental challenges
  • Experience with project and/or task management


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in geology, hydrogeology, or related field
  • Professional registration as a state or national-level geologist or hydrogeologist
  • 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
  • HAZWOPER 40-hour certificate


Expected salary range: $70,000 - $90,000


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 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 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. 

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

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