Junior to Mid-Level Groundwater Modeler/Hydrogeologist - Rockville, MD

Job Description

S. S. Papadopulos & Associates, Inc. (SSP&A), an internationally recognized environmental and water-resource consulting firm, is currently seeking an enthusiastic and innovative Junior to Mid-Level Groundwater Modeler/Hydrogeologist in our Rockville, Maryland corporate office.  Project work will cover a wide range of topics including groundwater resource evaluation, flow and transport modeling, and data analysis supporting environmental analysis, remediation, remedy design and evaluation, and litigation.  The applicant should possess an MS/MSc or PhD in one of the following areas: Environmental/Civil Engineering or Hydrogeology (emphasizing groundwater modeling and quantitative data analysis), with 1 to 3 years of practical experience.  The successful applicant will have excellent quantitative and programming skills, work independently and as part of focused teams, complete high-quality technical work, and bring self-motivation and a strong work ethic. 


Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications for an Applicant:

  1. MS/MSc degree, or PhD degree in Environmental/Civil Engineering or Hydrogeology (emphasizing groundwater modeling and quantitative data analysis), with 1 to 3 years of practical work experience in numerical groundwater modeling, hydrology, or a closely related field.
  2. Understanding of fundamentals of physical hydrology, hydrogeology, flow in porous and fractured media, and aqueous contaminant fate and transport.
  3. Applied experience in groundwater flow modeling, including MODFLOW / MT3D / MODPATH and similar simulation software.  
  4. Strong quantitative analysis skills, resting upon an ability to compile and manipulate datasets using programming languages or database software (e.g., Fortran, R, Python, advanced Excel capabilities, Access, ArcGIS).
  5. Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  6. Enthusiastic and innovative thinking with a strong work ethic and team mentality. 

To be accepted as an applicant for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume with subject “Junior to Mid-Level Groundwater Modeler/Hydrogeologist” to careers@sspa.com

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, please do not contact the Rockville office or other SSP&A employees directly.