Geologist Job Description

Geologist Job Description

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Geologist provides geological control in mining and developing areas and interpreting geology and grade of orebodies for mining suitability;.

Geologist Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Performing drafting using AutoCAD
Assists in performance of hydraulic tests to support hydrogeologic analysis in support of water resource projects and environmental remediation system design (including groundwater recovery and treatment, de-watering, and hydraulic containment)
Drafts reports
Performing field inspections, geotechnical reports and proposals under supervision of a Senior Engineer
Site characterization to include drilling oversight and environmental sampling
Oversight of investigation and remediation work
Preparing periodic status/program reports, and
A combination of field and office related tasks that will likely require travel
This position encompasses both office work (technical design, task management, data analysis, report preparation, ) field work (estimated to be up to 25%)
Lead an evaluation of exploration potential for a given basin/area independently or with a small team

Geologist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Geologist

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: HAZWOPER, OSHA, CPR, GIT, APGO, II, DAWAII, AECOM, QSTI, HAZWOPR

Education for Geologist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the geologist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Collage and University Degree in Geology, Education, Graduate, Hydrology, Geophysics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biological Science, Physics, Geography

Skills for Geologist

Desired skills for geologist include:

Microsoft Office Suite
Environmental regulations
MS Word
Geological principles
Engineering geology and ground investigation practice
UK geology

Desired experience for geologist includes:

4+ years experience in field data collection, data review and preparation of technical documents
Must have good computer skills, that include but are not limited to MS Office programs
Must be able to take instruction, operate within a team network, and work independently without direct supervision
Have a willingness to work on a variety of projects with a strong desire to learn, be motivated and enthusiastic about all aspects of the role, and enjoy the challenge of taking on new responsibilities
Ability to independently procure field equipment and assist in identifying subcontracting as required by client
Bachelor’s degree in Geology or other related discipline (e.g., Geophysics, Hydrogeology, Geochemistry, Environmental Geology, Engineering Geology)

Geologist Examples


Geologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of geologist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for geologist
  • Create or support basin models and geological models, including detailed structural or stratigraphic interpretations where needed
  • Mentor early-career geoscientists
  • Proficiency in PETRA preferred
  • Define optimal reservoir zonation and layering scheme using understanding of sequence stratigraphy and flow unit architecture
  • Perform and QC water saturation modeling using Sw-h, Leverett-J, Lucia, Geo2Flow, or other appropriate modeling techniques
  • Identify key uncertainties impacting STOIIP/GIIP and hydrocarbon flow characteristics
  • Perform upscaling of reservoir structure & properties from fine-scale geologic model grids (Petrel) to coarse-scale (Eclipse) simulation model grids
  • Document models in written reports and illustrate with cross sections, maps, cross plots, histograms, and summary tables
  • Supervising drilling programs (core & large diameter)
  • Conduct field support activities for soil and groundwater investigation and remediation projects, including oil/groundwater sampling and subcontractor coordination
Qualifications for geologist
  • Requires working physically outdoors
  • 2+ years experience in environmental assessment and remediation
  • Experience preparing work plans and reports
  • Strong ability to manage subcontractors
  • Bachelor's degree in Geology, Civil Engineering, or related field
  • 2+ years of relevant experience performing geotechnical field investigations

Geologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of geologist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for geologist
  • Adhere to the Golder Code of Conduct at all times and raise concerns as appropriate
  • Occasional oversight of data reprocessing contracts
  • File reports and samples with regulatory agencies
  • Maintain well files and other geotechnical files
  • Assist drilling staff in location of access roads and well pads
  • Maintain inventories on exploration materials and equipment
  • Planning and coordination of the resources reserves estimates and writing of the variance report
  • Planning and recommendation for conversion, condemnation, delineation drill programs
  • Familiarity in 3D modelling software, preferably Minescape
  • Aptitude in coal quality fundamentals
Qualifications for geologist
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and be able to provide own transportation to job sites
  • Experience and familiarity with CERCLA, RCRA, TSCA, SDWA and various DoD branch
  • Masters level degree in engineering geology, geotechnical engineering, hydrogeology or other relevant discipline
  • Must be willing to travel overnights during work week
  • Experience collecting environmental data for at least two years
  • Bachelor's Degree in Geology/Physical Science or related degree required

Geologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a geologist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for geologist
  • Good knowledge of the open pit mine to port value chain
  • Soil boring and well installation oversight
  • Aquifer testing and analysis
  • Plan horizontal wells in Petra and Landmark
  • Prepare geological prognosis and well approval package
  • Coordinate sample catching program
  • Monitor drilling of wells, pick casing points, correlate well logs
  • Document and present work products
  • Prospect generator responsible for finding, evaluating, and recommending new plays, prospects, and exploration opportunities
  • Undertake geo-technical evaluations of existing and new-venture opportunities including existing acreage, potential new leasing efforts, acquisitions, and farm-in opportunities
Qualifications for geologist
  • Bachelor's Degree in Geology, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or related geoscience field
  • 5 years of experience conducting field investigations and remediation (I&R)
  • Bachelor's degree in relevant scientific discipline (Geology)
  • Valid US State Driver’s License and ability to travel (50% travel required - Field Assignment)
  • Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment physical, substance abuse test, and background screening
  • Proficiency in standard MS Office suite software applications

Geologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of geologist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for geologist
  • Integrate core data, well logs, petrophysical analysis, and geophysical data to generate structure maps, isopach maps, net pay maps, and detailed cross sections with the goal of identifying high potential exploration areas
  • Interpret depositional environments and facies, construct depositional systems models within a sequence stratigraphic framework, incorporating seismic data, to form fully integrated geologic analyses
  • Work closely with geoscientists, engineers and subject-matter experts to ensure regional consistency in interpretations and to address technical challenges
  • Apply appropriate metrics of risk analysis to rank opportunities within a team framework utilizing 2D/3D seismic, wireline log data, production data, pressure data, core and cuttings data, well tests, and mud logs
  • Develop, support, and defend recommendations for organic growth through the drill bit by acquisition of leasehold, leasehold farm-in, production purchase or other means pertaining to exploration drilling opportunities
  • Make clear and concise recommendations to management based on technical evaluations
  • Conduct geological and geophysical studies to provide information for use in regional development, site selection, and the development of public works projects
  • Inspect construction projects in order to analyze engineering problems, applying geological knowledge and using test equipment and drilling machinery
  • Advise construction firms and government agencies on dam and road construction, foundation design, and land use and resource management
  • Measure characteristics of the Earth, such as gravity and magnetic fields, using equipment such as seismographs, gravimeters, torsion balances, and magnetometers
Qualifications for geologist
  • College Degree (geology or environmental sciences)
  • 8+ years experience within the industry
  • Significant practical application in stratigraphy and stratigraphic data interpretation
  • Knowledge/experience in stratigraphic data interpretation
  • Ability to develop detailed geologic cross sections using sequence stratigraphic interpretations
  • Field work and periodic travel required

Geologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a geologist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for geologist
  • Identify deposits of construction materials, and assess the materials' characteristics and suitability for use as concrete aggregates, road fill, or in other applications
  • Develop applied software for the analysis and interpretation of geological data
  • Analyze and interpret geological, geochemical, and geophysical information from sources such as survey data, well logs, boreholes, and aerial photos
  • Plan and conduct geological, geochemical, and geophysical field studies and surveys
  • Investigate the composition, structure, and history of the Earth's crust through the collection, examination, measurement, and classification of soils, minerals, rocks, and fossil remains
  • Prepare geological maps, cross-sectional diagrams, charts, and reports concerning mineral extraction, land use, and resource management, using results of field work and laboratory research
  • Assess ground and surface water movement in order to provide advice regarding issues such as waste management, route and site selection, and the restoration of contaminated sites
  • Identify risks for natural disasters such as mud slides, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions, and provide advice on ways in which potential damage can be mitigated
  • Through liaison with the Project Mine Geologist, Project Exploration Geologist, design and implement drill programs that efficiently address requirements to advance resources and reserves along the pipeline toward mining
  • Assume responsibility for the safe management of day to day drilling activities undertaken by Business Partners, including liaison and program monitoring and direction
Qualifications for geologist
  • BSc in Geology/Hydrogeology required
  • Excellent skills in written and spoken communication, organization, time management, and an individual who thrives in a team-oriented environment
  • Bachelor's degree in geological sciences
  • Master's degree in geological sciences can be substituted for 2 years of experience
  • Willing to travel – estimated 50% time may be spent at locations requiring overnight hotel stays
  • Experience in various tectonic regimes

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