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What we are looking for

Join SCS as a Senior Hydrogeologist and lead the charge in planning and executing dynamic hydrogeology projects throughout the scenic Pacific Northwest. Based in either our vibrant Bellevue, WA, or bustling Portland, OR office, you’ll have the opportunity to embrace a hybrid work model, blending office collaboration with the flexibility of remote work within the picturesque landscapes of the Pacific Northwest or even the broader western U.S. As a Senior Hydrogeologist at SCS, you’ll harness your expertise to drive impactful projects while enjoying the freedom to explore new horizons in your career.

How you can make an impact

  • Plan, develop, and execute scientific projects/tasks addressing unique or complex problems or specialty areas. This may involve research of the subject area, definition of scope, selection of investigative approaches, development of novel concepts/solutions, and guiding/reviewing the project/task as it is carried out.
  • Communicate with clients by email, telephone, and in face-to-face meetings as Project Manager, Client Manager, or Technical Manager or under other Project Manager’s direction.
  • Deliver projects on-time, within scope and within budget.
  • Write and prepare technical reports. Complete quality control reviews on work products (reports, design plans, calculations, data tables, HASP, etc.).
  • Delegate portions of project deliverables to junior staff for completion, coordinate and manage field work to be completed by others.
  • Lead permitting and regulatory agency coordination efforts.
  • Solicit client feedback, suggest changes for client satisfaction, and anticipate potential issues and develop solutions.
  • Lead, mentor, delegate to and manage junior staff to grow their knowledge and career path.
  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for executing projects and ensure resource availability and allocation.
  • Develop relationships with a network of technical experts throughout the company.
  • Develop proposals by working with clients to understand their goals as well as technical needs and requirements.
  • Actively attend conferences, present on technical topics, and be involved in professional associations and committees as appropriate.
  • Have an active role in client prospecting and developing client plans and key opportunity plans.
  • Review and understand SOPs, standards, and templates and make improvement suggestions; work with junior staff to implement as appropriate.
  • Help develop new SOP’s, standards, and templates.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Hydrogeology, Geology, Environmental Chemistry or related science major with hydrogeology coursework required. Masters or PhD is preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience required.
  • Experience with statistical analysis and related groundwater statistical analysis software preferred.
  • Experience in landfill and/or coal combustion residuals (CCR) projects preferred.
  • Professional registration (P.G., R.G., LHG) preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license with a driving record in good standing required.

Whether it’s reducing methane emissions at agricultural facilities and landfills, repurposing contaminated properties, producing alternative energy, or sequestering carbon, we’ve been focused on finding smart climate solutions and improving the natural environment since our inception over 50 years ago. Join our 100% employee-owned firm and start creating your own legacy.

As a growing firm, we offer excellent opportunities for career advancement and a comprehensive package, including:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability Insurance
  • 100% employer- funded Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) and 401K including employer match
  • Annual Bonus Program
  • Student Debt Employer Contribution Program
  • Paid holidays and PTO

Pay range for this position is $90k to $154k depending on experience and location. This does not include bonuses or our Employee Stock Ownership Plan.

SCS Engineers is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). SCS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran or disabled status.

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