Intermediate Hydrogeologist

About Us

Robertson GeoConsultants Inc. (RGC) is an employee-owned consulting firm that specializes in mining hydrogeology, environmental geochemistry, and hydrology. Our firm is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and consists of a small team of engineers and scientists. RGC was incorporated in 1995 and has since completed over 200 projects in 16 countries, including some of the largest mining projects in the world. Our experience, integrity and quality of work is widely recognized in the environmental mining community, and we work for major mining companies, government agencies, and other consulting firms.

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. More information on our company can be obtained at:

The Role

RGC is seeking an Intermediate Hydrogeologist for our head office in Vancouver or our office in Nanaimo. This an exciting opportunity to join our small team of hydrogeologists, geochemists, and water resource engineers, most of whom work in inter-disciplinary teams on our mining projects in Canada, Australia, and Chile. The ideal candidate will be dedicated and well-organized and willing to work in the field (when needed) and support our groundwater modeling team.


  • Conduct and provide technical specifications for field investigation programs, including drilling, well installation, and hydraulic testing.
  • Conduct remote and on-site supervision of drilling and hydraulic testing programs (including packer testing, slug testing and pumping tests) for national and international projects.
  • Provide lithological and geotechnical logging for drill core and drill cuttings.
  • Analysis and interpretation of hydraulic testing results using standard methods and software.
  • Conduct groundwater and surface water level monitoring and water quality sampling.
  • Management and interpretation of hydrogeological drilling and monitoring data.
  • Integrate hydrogeological data to develop conceptual hydrogeological models using 3D modelling software.
  • Prepare technical site investigation and conceptual modeling reports.
  • Liaise with our groundwater modeling team to ensure the conceptual model is properly represented in the numerical groundwater model.
  • Adhere to safe work practices and company/client guidelines and policies for planning and executing work in a safe manner.

Required Education and Experience

  • Post-graduate degree (M.Sc. or Ph.D.) in hydrogeology or a related discipline, preferably with exposure to hydrogeological field work and numerical groundwater modeling.
  • The coursework and other credentials required to register as a professional geoscientist or engineer, or as a professional in training (GIT or EIT) with Engineers and Geoscientists BC.
  • Solid knowledge of geological and hydrogeological principles.
  • Minimum five years of experience in hydrogeological field work, including drilling supervision, monitoring well installation, and hydraulic testing.
  • Experience with lithological and geotechnical logging and drilling methods in overburden and bedrock, including Sonic, dual rotary and diamond drilling techniques.
  • Experience with providing technical specifications for hydrogeological site investigations.
  • A strong interest in the review and interpretation of a variety of groundwater-related data and information as part of conceptual modeling.
  • Exceptional communication skills in English and the ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Willingness to travel and conduct hydrogeological field programs.

Desired Skills

  • Experience with developing 3D hydrogeological conceptual models using software packages such as Leapfrog, GMS, and EVS.
  • Familiarity with groundwater flow modeling and solute transport modeling in FEFLOW or MODFLOW.
  • Experience managing, analyzing, and visualizing large data sets and developing databases related to groundwater and surface water systems using coding languages/software, such as R or Python.
  • Experience in the mining industry in general and mining hydrogeology in particular.
  • Solid background in hydrogeochemistry and analysis techniques of water quality data.
  • Experience in application of geophysical methods to hydrogeology.
  • Good working knowledge of Spanish (verbal and written).

Company Benefits

  • Flexible workplace with office and work-from-home arrangements (hybrid).
  • Professional development, including online workshops and international conferences.
  • Mentorship from senior staff and principals.
  • Performance bonus based on individual and company performance.
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including extended health, dental and life insurance.

Please apply by E-mail to:

posted: 07 March 2023     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.