Subject Matter Expert – Hydrogeologist – Hydrogeology - Geochemistry

Job Description
Subject Matter Expert in hydrogeology, geochemistry or a related field.  Expected to plan, execute, and manage tasks within their area of expertise. Knowledge equivalent to that obtained with a Master's degree in a field directly related to the work performed, with a minimum of fifteen years’ experience, and while serving as a technical lead, task manager, or equivalent is required.

Detailed Job Description:

Subject matter expert responsible for supporting high-profile projects in a complex hydrogeological environment, interpretation of contaminant transport and media monitoring within geological strata, and providing support to ORR groundwater strategy.  Supports the ORR Groundwater Program including tasks such as the prioritization and planning, field implementation, data analysis and reporting and conceptual site model development. Provides support to or interfaces directly with Regulatory and Department of Energy agencies.  Provides hydrogeological expertise and guidance to the core Water Resources Restoration Program projects.

Duties will include: 

  • Provide technical expertise and/or support for geologic and hydrogeologic investigations, geologic and hydrogeologic visualization, analytical and numerical groundwater flow modeling, contaminated site investigation and characterization, and development of conceptual site models at complex sites.
  • Provide technical expertise, support and/or perform environmental projects through all aspects of data collection, management, and interpretation.
  • Work with engineers, GIS specialists, and other environmental experts to contribute to larger multidisciplinary projects.
  • Assist with the preparation of technical documents including, but not limited to, work plans, reports, proposals, calculations, and cost estimates.
  • Design and implement components of environmental remedies in the office and field. This work may include use of a variety of remedial alternatives/technologies (e.g., enhanced bioremediation, thermal treatment) and operation and maintenance of remedial systems (e.g., pump and treat).
  • Design and oversee drilling activities including monitoring wells, direct push installations, and maintenance activities.  Interface with sampling teams to troubleshoot issues. Interface and/or oversee well drillers. 

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 15 years’ experience in hydrogeological characterization on CERCLA sites.
  • Minimum of a Master of Science degree in geology or closely related field.
  • Knowledge and experience with the Oak Ridge Reservation geology, groundwater, surface water, and site history highly preferred. 
  • Experience working with Regulatory agencies on a government site is required.
  • Experience and understanding of the the Data Quality Objectives process and the development and implementation of Sampling and Analysis Plans.
  • Experience with environmental regulatory requirements including CERCLA regulations and the CERCLA decision-making process.
  • Experience and understanding of groundwater characterization and remediation; groundwater well installation, development, and monitoring; development of conceptual site models; and groundwater fate and transport modeling. Providing support using technical impracticability waivers.

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