Intermediate Hydrogeologist or Environmental Engineer

Location: Whitehorse Posted Date: November 9, 2019
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Employer Job Id: 70400000651 Careermine Job Id: 1819063
Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Do you want to do meaningful work that improves quality of life? At Tetra Tech, you will work with high-performing teams who are passionate about using their expertise to find solutions to complex problems in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees- 20,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. We are Leading with Science® to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients. At Tetra Tech, we provide a collaborative environment that supports individual performance, innovation, and creativity. We are proud to offer competitive compensation and benefits.

We are currently looking for an Intermediate Hydrogeologist or Environmental Engineer to join our Whitehorse office. This position will work within our growing group of groundwater professionals working across Northern and Western Canada.


• As an Intermediate Hydrogeologist or Environmental Engineer, you will prepare project plans, supervise field teams, collect and analyze field data, communicate and coordinate with contractors, prepare reports, write proposals and build high quality service-based relationships with clients.

• Assisting in managing work schedules, controlling budgets working within a multi-disciplinary team.


• Minimum of 7 years related experience in the areas of physical and contaminant hydrogeology

• Environmental consulting experience in groundwater source well design and installation, aquifer testing and analysis for estimation of hydraulic properties and potential yields and contaminated site assessment including monitoring well network design and installation, contaminant characterization and delineation and remediation action plan preparation

• Experience on mining projects would be an asset

• A minimum Bachelor's degree in engineering or geosciences, a Master's degree is preferred

• Current standing (or eligibility to apply) as a P.Eng. with Engineers Yukon, or as a PGeo/PGeol in another Canadian province is a requirement.

• Familiarity with territorial regulations, combined with a willingness and aptitude for project management and business development.

• Strong work experience on field-based investigations in physical hydrogeology, contaminated site assessment and remediation, groundwater supply and hydrogeological assessments

• Some mechanical aptitude would be an asset for trouble-shooting and problem solving equipment in the field.

• Demonstrated competency in soil and rock sampling and geotechnical soil and core logging, drilling, test pitting, monitoring well installations, monitoring well investigations, water level and, water quality sampling and hydraulic response tests (e.g. slug, step, pumping and packer testing).

• Experience in analyzing groundwater flow and aqueous chemistry data, and assessing contaminant behaviour in groundwater

• Experience in analyzing and interpreting slug, step, pumping and packer test data and solving analytical equations for aquifer characterization, potential yield and plume migration.

• Experience in hydrogeology related software AquiferTest or AQTESOLV, and familiarity with Surfer

• Experience in numerical modelling and familiarity with MODFLOW and Seep/W will be considered as an asset.

• Excellent communication skills; both oral and written including the quality to produce highly professional reports and proposals.

• Travel will be required in this position, and candidates must be prepared to undertake field assignments, generally throughout western and northern Canada

Additional Information:

A requirement of working for Tetra Tech is that you are at least 18 years of age and legally entitled to work in Canada. (A copy of a valid work permit may be required.)

All qualified candidates will be considered for the role and will be eligible for relocation allowance if selected (and are located outside of Whitehorse).

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This is a permanent full-time, salaried position. For more information on our company, please visit our website at To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter on the Careers portion of our website at

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Tetra Tech is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, visible minorities, aboriginals and persons with disabilities.

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