Entry-Level Geologist / Hydrogeologist / Environmental Scientist, Albuquerque, NM 24-32-ABQ03

INTERA is looking for an entry-level Geologist / Hydrogeologist / Environmental Scientist to join us in our Albuquerque, New Mexico, office. Our ideal candidate is a self-motivated team player with an enthusiasm for learning and problem solving to support our mining and environmental projects in New Mexico and Texas. This is a great opportunity to grow and develop your skills and education into a meaningful career through hands-on experience and mentorship. You’ll be a valued member of our talented technical team working both in the field and in the office.

INTERA’s purpose statement is Innovation and stewardship for a sustainable tomorrow.
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This is a hybrid position where the selected candidate can spend some time working from home, and some time working from the office, when not in the field.

  • Traveling up to 50% of the time for field-related activities that can last up to two consecutive weeks
  • Developing and implementing workplans for data collection
  • Overseeing drilling activities including logging soil borings
  • Performing groundwater monitoring events
  • Supporting and participating in environmental and mining site characterization investigations including soil gas investigations, monitoring well drilling and installation, soil and groundwater sampling, and hydraulic testing events
  • Collecting environmental samples and/or using field instruments to monitor environmental conditions (groundwater, stormwater, surface water, soil vapor, landfill gas, soil/sediment, and air)
  • Operation and maintenance of soil vapor and groundwater remediation and landfill gas destruction systems
  • Field documentation and reporting
  • Bore log and hydrogeologic cross-section development
  • Developing and updating site maps in ArcGIS
  • Documenting, managing, and analyzing environmental data to develop graphical summaries and reports using Excel, PowerPoint, and Word (or equivalent software)
  • Ensuring compliance with health and safety requirements for field work
  • Overseeing work performed by subcontractors to ensure work is completed in accordance with workplans, design drawings, specification, and/or client expectations
  • Interfacing with clients, regulatory personnel, and local stakeholders


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, geosciences, hydrogeology, or a related field
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to ensure routine tasks are completed on schedule
  • Ability to provide thorough and accurate records of field activities through use of forms and daily logs
  • Clear communication skills for technical and non-technical topics through writing, presentations, and verbal methods
  • The ability to work both independently and in project teams  
  • Willing and able to safely drive and/or travel to various project sites for up to two consecutive weeks


Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with environmental site assessments, environmental permit application preparation, or environmental compliance
  • Experience with environmental drilling, monitoring well design and installation, soil and groundwater sampling, and remedial construction oversight
  • Foundational knowledge of hydrogeology
  • Mechanical aptitude and experience maintaining and troubleshooting mechanical systems (pumps, field instruments, etc.)
  • Experience with data evaluation and technical report preparation
  • Strong communication and leadership skills
  • OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER training


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
  • 401k with employer match
  • Paid parental leave – up to 12 weeks for birthing and non-birthing parents
  • PTO including floating holidays, 3 weeks of vacation (at minimum), and sick time
  • Group term life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, short-term and long-term coverage – paid 100% by the company
  • Opportunities for stock ownership
  • Performance-based bonuses and award programs for technical paper publications 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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