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Senior Hydrogeologist

Updated: May 23

Calgary, AB


Waterline is seeking a senior hydrogeologist with a background or interest in geochemistry, to support and expand our services group in Western Canada. This is an opportunity for a self-motivated individual to take ownership of their career and move it to the next level with a team of highly experienced hydrogeologists, engineers, and environmental scientists. The successful candidate should be able to support existing projects that require groundwater pathway evaluations that include geochemical and hydro-geochemical analysis.

This is a full-time permanent position based out of our Calgary office.


The successful candidate must be a strong technical reviewer and self-motivated, with highly developed communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills with the following qualifications:

  • An undergraduate (master’s preferred) degree from recognized University in hydrogeology, ideally with practical training or courses related to aqueous geochemistry;

  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant industry experience and associated professional designation (P.Geo.);

  • Working knowledge and understanding of environmental legislation in Western Canada;

  • Experience with senior technical review including review of third-party technical reports;

  • Leading and participating in technical and project management related client meetings;

  • Interest or experience with technically challenging projects, sensitive stakeholders, regulatory bodies, and technical collaboration with multidisciplinary experts;

  • Demonstrated project experience working on complex hydrogeological assessments involving source-pathway-receptor evaluation. Experience working with geochemical characterization of mine waste, surface water and groundwater quality evaluations would be a definite asset but is not required;

  • Experience working on regional scale hydrogeological assessments;

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

  • Excellent written and oral communication;

  • Proven ability to work both independently and within a collaborative team environment;

  • Project management experience would be a definite asset, and;

  • Experience in groundwater modelling would be a definite asset.


  • Work as part of Waterline’s team of hydrogeologists, geoscientists, engineers, and environmental specialists on existing open pit mining projects in Alberta and BC;

  • Provide technical input and advice, and review of hydrogeological reports regarding source pathway-receptor assessments relating to mine waste and water management;

  • Project management, and project support for existing project managers in the planning, execution, and delivery of projects meeting client objectives;

  • Participate in technical meetings with clients, regulators, and stakeholders;

  • Support the development of work plans and cost-estimates, and;

  • Provide mentorship to junior and intermediate level staff.



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

  • Flexible and friendly working environment;

  • Flexible work hours and schedules, team-based collaboration, formal mentorship program and training opportunities;

  • Waterline offers a comprehensive compensation package and compensation is commensurate with experience and performance and includes:

    • Competitive base salary;

    • Investment allowance;

    • Field and office bonuses for top performers, and;

    • 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 alcohol & drug testing as well as drivers abstract reviews.

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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