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Mid-Level Geologist (Grout Program Geologist)

Company: Shannon & Wilson Inc
Location: Concrete
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

Job DetailsLevel ExperiencedJob Location Baker Dam Project - Concrete, WAPosition Type Full-timeEducation Level BS -Travel Percentage 10%Job Category Engineering Description This position will be part of the Grout Program Interpretation and Management team for a dam grouting project. Personnel in this position will be located at the project site in Concrete, Washington.

Grout program geologist will assist with interpretation of data collected during drilling, water pressure testing, and grouting. The engineer will review drilling, water pressure testing, and grouting activities; interpret subsurface conditions using core and boring log data, acoustic and visual televiewer data, water pressure test and grout data; assist in updating the project 3-D geologic model with the acquired data; and participate in Contractor-Owner Team decisions on grout mix changes, injection duration, and program advancement.

Job Responsibilities

  • Review and evaluate data collected drilling, water pressure testing, and grouting operations in overburden, reservoir debris, and bedrock.
  • Track, manage, and assist with coordination of collected data.
  • Update project drawings and project 3-D geologic model using collected data.
  • Support the overall project and prepare reports and other documentation as requested.
  • Interact and communicate with client, construction management, and contractor personnel at all levels.
  • Perform job duties during day or night shifts at the project construction site in Concrete, Washington.
  • Follow Shannon & Wilson's Quality Assurance policy.
  • Follow and promote Shannon & Wilson's Health & Safety and Loss Prevention policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.


    • 7 to 14 years of experience as a Geologist, including soil and rock sampling and some testing experience.
    • BS degree in Geology or Engineering Geology.
    • Licensed Geologist (LG) or Licensed Engineering Geologist (LEG) in any U.S. State or Territory preferred.
    • Must be able to lift and carry 40 pounds, traverse non-uniform terrain, and climb stairs and ladders.
    • An interest in being on site for the construction and participating in a highly challenging state-of-the-art, technology-heavy, bedrock grouting project.
    • Experienced in rock core interpretation preferred.
    • Candidates with the following experience are preferred. Those without this experience that are selected to work on the project will gain experience in the following areas during the project.

      • Experience on pressure grouting, seepage cutoff, and dam safety projects preferred.
      • Experience with packer testing in bedrock desirable.
      • Experience with optical and acoustic televiewer data desirable.
      • Experience with WellCAD and Leapfrog desirable.
      • Experience with collection and interpretation of instrumentation data, including data from vibrating wire piezometers a plus.
      • Experience with risk-based and uncertainty-based decision-making processes and comfortable with making informed decisions using variable and incomplete information.

        Typically, depending on an applicants education, experience, other qualifications they possess, if they are a fit for the company and local office culture, and the current business needs, a Mid-Level Geologist typically would be placed at a Shannon & Wilson Senior Professional I, II, or III level.

        Shannon & Wilson offers a competitive benefits package to support our employees. These benefits include:

      • Employee ownership
      • Comprehensive medical, prescription, vision, and dental coverage.
      • Pre-tax health and daycare FSA
      • Life and disability insurance
      • Long-term care insurance
      • Profit sharing and 401(k) plans
      • Paid time off for vacation and sick leave
      • 10 paid holidays
      • Paid volunteer day
      • Free parking

        A mid-level Geologist will be hired in as a Senior Professional I, II, or III.

        • Senior Professional I range: $80,000.00 - $100,000.00
        • Senior Professional II range: $95,000.00 - $115,000.00
        • Senior Professional III range: $110,000.00 - $125,000.00

          The pay range for this position depends on skills, education, and experience. In additional to base pay, all employees are also eligible for an annual year-end discretionary bonus. If an employee is exempt, they are eligible to accrue comp time in hours excess of 40 each week.

          Shannon & Wilson is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: Shannon & Wilson Inc, Bellingham , Mid-Level Geologist (Grout Program Geologist), Other , Concrete, Washington

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