Senior Geologist in Columbus

Full-time @WSP Global in Engineering
  • Columbus, Ohio View on Map
  • Apply Before : November 3, 2022

Job Description

Join management and consultancy services provider WSP Global as Senior Geologist in Columbus Ohio. At the WSP you will perform tasks as listed below, Apply WSP Global career in Columbus.


Position : Senior Geologist

Work location : Columbus, Ohio

Who We Are
At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all backgrounds. That’s why here at WSP, inclusion, diversity, equity and belonging are core principles. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!
Golder is now officially part of WSP, adding approximately 7,000 consultants and service providers across Canada, the United States, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Europe and Africa. Golder’s world class expertise within the Earth and Environmental sector and Mining industry will be added to WSP’s platform, creating new opportunities for employees and clients. Together we become the leading global environmental consulting firm, with approximately 14,000 environmental experts. 
Golder is not just a place to work, it is a promise of a living, dynamic environment where people collaborate, innovate, build enduring relationships, excel, and grow professionally in a strong culture of ownership. 
This Opportunity
WSP is currently initiating a search for a Senior Geologist for our Wexford, Pennsylvania office; the Pittsburgh, PA and Columbus, OH offices will also be considered. Join a team of geoprofessionals delivering geotechnical and geological engineering projects. In this multi-faceted senior consulting role, you will have the opportunity to manage large projects and portfolios of projects, perform engineering designs, prepare and review technical reports, build local and regional teams, and participate in client development
This position includes working both outdoors and in the office with experienced teams on an array of projects and for a variety of industries, including oil and gas, transportation, and power. This position provides an opportunity to join a fast-paced team that provides solutions on geological, civil, and geotechnical engineering projects to national key clients.
The ideal candidate will have technical experience in planning and executing geotechnical engineering projects within the Appalachian Basin. Additional experience in business development and building client relations is also desired. The position requires effective verbal and written communication skills, team leadership skills, a positive attitude, and strong project management skills. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated consulting experience consulting experience in geomorphology, geohazards, geology, and geotechnical engineering with a focus on the Appalachian Basin.
Your Impact

Act as a Safety Leader, stewarding Golder’s Work Safe/Home Safety program within our Pittsburgh operation and our individual client programs you will support. Safely perform work, both in the field and office, and operate vehicles on behalf of the company.
Support and manage large, diverse projects with services that include an emphasis on geohazard identification, field reconnaissance, sub-surface investigations, engineering design, construction support, and hazard monitoring.
Provide technical support for linear infrastructure construction projects to minimize effects of geologic hazards; prepare recommendation reports with collaborative senior participation and review.
Implement use of technology while working in the field with project teams to support geologic and geotechnical investigations.
Handle equipment, including operation, calibration, and maintenance, in accordance with regulatory requirements; and ability to lift and move approximately 50 pounds without assistance. Train staff in the use of these instruments.
Prepare documents and review those prepared by junior staff, including data evaluations, specifications, work plans, calculations, and cost estimates.
Provide technical direction, oversight, mentoring, and training to junior-level staff in all aspects of project delivery.
Interact with clients, including preparation for and participation in meetings, preparation of progress reports, proposals, and other correspondence, responding to client requests, and maintaining positive relationships.
Support national and regional client programs through active participation with appropriate national and global technical teams.
Contribute to the development and execution of business plans related to the growth of our services; provide market and industry insight and facilitate development of marketing strategies.
Participate in identification of regional technical needs and recruiting for these skills in collaboration with senior colleagues.
Local and potentially national travel for project delivery and client development, expected to be less than 25 percent of the time.

Who You Are
Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in geology or related field.
10+ years of experience in engineering geology, with at least five of those years of experience occurring in the Appalachian Basin region.
Professional Geologist registration in Pennsylvania or ability to receive comity.
Competence in the Microsoft Office suite of programs (e.g., Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
Strong verbal communication, writing, analytical, and organizational skills combined with a positive attitude and an ability to work both independently and within groups, including with technical peers across the company, client contacts, and subcontractors.
Understanding of the importance of health & safety as a top priority and an enthusiasm to participate in Golder’s associated programs and visibly lead by example.
Strong project management skills with experience leading teams on complex or multi-project programs.
Strong client focus with experience in client management and effective project/program delivery skills.
Proficiency with office automation and communication software, technology, and tools.
Ability to interact with a wide variety of sources, including project managers, clients, and sector-wide staff. 
Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.
Must be flexible to a variety of schedules to meet business needs and able to prioritize responsibilities and quickly adapt to change in a pressure work environment.
Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.

Preferred Qualifications 

Master’s degree in engineering geology or related field.
Relevant skills including an understanding of geohazards, geomorphology and surface processes.
Relevant skills include understanding of geohazards, geomorphology and surface processes, experience with slope stability; additionally experience with geotechnical design, slope stability, general civil design, construction, and other geohazard identification and data evaluation.
Enthusiasm for engagement with field teams.
A client-centric mindset and desire to work within a larger team focused on timely, high-quality service delivery.
Understanding of local and federal permitting and regulations.
Willingness to work on projects across business sectors, performing a variety of tasks, sometimes on short notice.
Proficiency with AutoCAD and GIS.

Additional Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Additional Details

Travel Required: 25%
Job Status: Regular
Employee Type: Full
Primary Location: WEXFORD – BROOKTREE RD
All locations: US-OH-Columbus, US-PA-Pittsburgh, US-PA-Wexford

About WSP
WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 12,000 employees in over 200 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.


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