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Junior to Intermediate Hydrogeologist

Updated: May 23

Edmonton, AB


This is a unique opportunity to work with a team of over 50 hydrogeologists, engineers and soil scientists on hydrogeology and contaminated sites projects across Western Canada. Waterline’s senior staff with 10 years to over 35 years of experience are dedicated to guiding and mentoring our staff. There is no better place to learn and advance your career in hydrogeology.

Waterline is seeking a junior to intermediate hydrogeologist or hydrogeological engineer who is based out of Calgary or Edmonton, Alberta. Candidates transitioning from exploration geology, well site geology, or other sectors will also be considered.

Preference will be given to individuals currently residing in Alberta or BC.


The successful candidate must have a university degree and be a critical thinker with highly developed problem-solving skills. We are seeking specific qualifications as follows:

  • Graduate or undergraduate degree in hydrogeology, geology, geological engineering, engineering geology, environmental engineering or related discipline or an environmental technician degree.

  • None to five years of relevant consulting and/or industry experience.

  • Excellent communicator, both verbally and written and team player.

  • Strong work ethic with well-developed organizational and time management skills.

  • Interested in a primarily field-based role with some office work for at least the first two to five years at Waterline so that new employees can become well practiced in the fundamentals of hydrogeology and environmental consulting.

  • Experience with drilling techniques, installation of monitoring and production wells and soil and groundwater sampling procedures.

  • Experience with environmental site assessments and remediation.

  • Experience using water level meters, data loggers, EC meters, electronic submersible pumps, etc. to gather hydrogeological and environmental data.

  • Experience designing and implementing slug test and aquifer pumping testing programs.

  • Practical experience or course work in data manipulation using data management tools such as Excel, MS Access, and QGIS.

  • Required to have or be able to obtain standard oilfield tickets (e.g., H2S Alive, First Aid, and Ground Disturbance, Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System, etc.). Additional safety certification may be required, depending on the nature of the project but can be completed in advance of work.

  • Possesses professional designation or eligible for registration with APEGA.

  • Candidates must be comfortable working in field settings, including remote locations and winter weather. The percentage of field work for this position will vary depending on experience and may range from 10 to 50% on average annually and approximately 80% seasonally. Candidates with less than two years experience should expect the average percentage of field work during a typical year will be 50% and may be approximately 80% seasonally. Office-based work will also be part of this position so that candidates develop into well-rounded consultants.

  • Applicants must have legal authorization to work in Canada with no restrictions.

  • Preference will be given to candidates with professional accreditation in Alberta, British-Columbia, or Saskatchewan.


The job will involve execution of projects related to environmental monitoring and assessment, remediation, water supply development, and other environmental applications. The work will include the following:

  • Interacting and reporting to clients and intermediate and senior project managers at Waterline.

  • Completing Phase I, II, and III environmental site assessments, including in-situ and ex-situ remediation.

  • Supervising field drilling, well installation, and water quality sampling.

  • Setting up and conducting/monitoring short and long-term well and aquifer tests.

  • Compiling field notes and preparing report-ready graphs, figures, and tables.

  • Proposal and report writing.


This is your opportunity to collaborate with our community of technical experts, including Principal and Senior environmental scientists, hydrogeologists, and engineers, who each have between 10 to 35 years of experience. The position offers:

  • Flexible and friendly working environment based on a healthy work/life balance.

  • Formal mentorship program.

  • Full-time employment.

  • Competitive base salary.

  • Investment allowance.

  • Field and office bonuses to top performers.

  • Comprehensive benefits package that includes a health spending account and life insurance.

In keeping with our Health & Safety Policy, individuals in safety sensitive positions are subject to pre-employment, pre-access (and in some client cases, random) alcohol & drug testing as well as drivers abstract reviews.

Waterline offers a comprehensive compensation package. We are also committed to flexible work hours and schedules, team-based work, training opportunities, and rewarding our star performers. While we appreciate all applications we receive, please be advised that only candidates that meet the qualification requirements will be contacted.



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