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Open Position: Junior to Intermediate Hydrogeologist, Nanaimo, BC

This is a unique opportunity to work with a team of over 40 hydrogeologists and geoscientists on groundwater resource projects across Western Canada, the United States, and South America. Waterline’s principal hydrogeologists each have over 35 years experience and their primary role is to guide and mentor our staff. There is no better place to learn and advance your career in hydrogeology.

We are seeking a highly motivated junior-intermediate level hydrogeologist for our BC head office located in Nanaimo, although a candidate could potentially be based remotely in another BC location.


The successful candidate must have a University degree in hydrogeology or a relevant environmental engineering discipline and be a critical thinker with highly developed problem-solving and communication skills. We are seeking specific qualifications as follows:

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

  • 2-5 years of relevant consulting and/or industry experience,

  • Excellent communicator, both verbally and written, and experience working in a team environment,

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

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

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

  • Experience designing and implementing slug tests, packer tests, and aquifer pumping test 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 safety 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 EGBC,

  • Candidates must be comfortable working in field settings, including remote locations and winter weather; and

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


This is an opportunity to execute groundwater resource projects related to water supply development, well field and aquifer monitoring/management, and environmental impact assessments. The position will include the following day-to-day activities:

  • Interacting and reporting to clients and internal Waterline project managers,

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

  • Performing aquifer tests,

  • Compiling field notes and preparing tables, graphs, and figures for presentation to clients,

  • Proposal and report writing.


Waterline was formed in 2000 by three senior hydrogeologists in Calgary, AB. By focusing on client service and staff retention, Waterline has grown to be a very successful small-mid size employee-owned company, with head offices in Nanaimo, BC and Calgary, AB. Waterline is unique in that we offer industry leading technical services without the “mega company” corporate work environment. Many of Waterline’s staff are also shareholders, so they participate in the direction of the company and share in its success.

Waterline is proud to offer the following to all staff:

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

  • Safe work environment in accordance with our COR certified Health and Safety program led by a designated H&S coordinator,

  • Formal mentorship program,

  • Comprehensive Compensation Package, including:

  • Competitive base salary

  • Investment allowance

  • Field and office bonuses based on performance

  • Industry leading health benefits package that includes a health spending account and life insurance, and

  • Opportunity for share ownership in the company.

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