Robertson GeoConsultants Inc. (RGC) is seeking a Junior Groundwater Modeler/Hydrogeologist for our head office in Vancouver or our office in Nanaimo. The successful candidate will have:

  • An MSc or PhD degree in Hydrogeology or a related discipline, ideally with an emphasis on numerical groundwater modeling.
  • A minimum 2 years of experience in groundwater flow & contaminant transport modeling using numerical modelling finite difference and/or finite element software such as GMS, Groundwater Vistas and FEFLOW.
  • Some experience in hydrogeological field work, including drilling supervision, monitoring well installation, and hydraulic testing.
  • A strong interest in the review and interpretation of a variety of groundwater-related data and information as part of conceptual modeling.
  • Experience with developing 3D hydrogeological conceptual models using software packages such as surfer, Leapfrog and EVS.
  • Experience with developing and manipulating codes/scripts in Python and FloPy, FORTRAN, or other.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and strong written and oral communication skills.
  • The coursework and other credentials required to register as a GIT or EIT with Engineers and Geoscientists BC.

The successful applicant will join a team of hydrogeologists led by Dr. Christoph Wels and Dr. Mahmoud Hussein that assists mining companies worldwide in managing mine water issues, including mine de-watering, groundwater impact assessment, seepage control and mitigation.

The successful applicant will be responsible for contributing to hydrogeological projects in Canada and abroad (Australia, Central and South America) and will work closely with our senior groundwater modelers.

This is a challenging position and will require a well-rounded individual with a willingness to learn and improve their technical abilities as part of the RGC team. You will be required to travel to our domestic or international project sites from time to time. You will also have the opportunity to work from home for part of the week, if preferred.

You will be expected to work independently under the supervision of others on RGC’s major projects. In return you can expect to receive excellent opportunities to advance your career and industry-leading benefits and salary.

Robertson GeoConsultants Inc. is an employee-owned consulting firm with head office in Vancouver. Our team of specialty consultants collectively offers an expert knowledge base in geotechnical engineering, hydrogeology and geochemistry and the application of these specializations to mining and mine closure. More information on our company can be obtained at our website (www.robertsongeoconsultants.com).

Key Terms:

Position title: Junior Groundwater Modeler/Hydrogeologist
Employer: Robertson GeoConsultants Inc.
Location: Suite 900, 580 Hornby Street, Vancouver B.C., Canada, V6B 3B6
Term: Full time, Permanent
Annual Salary: $75,000 to $100,000, plus potential performance incentives
Benefits: Extended health & dental benefits
Vacation: 3 weeks per year
Reports to: Dr. Hussein, Principal Groundwater Modeler


Please submit your resume and cover letter by e-mail to: HRGW@robertsongeo.com.