Senior Hydrogeologist

Location: Brazil - Belo Horizonte

Job Code: 1592-M21

Job Category: Hydrogeology

The Belo Horizonte, Brazil office of Klohn Crippen Berger Consultoria Ltda. (KCB) has immediate openings for a Senior Hydrogeologist to support the growth of our Mining Environmental Group. In this role, you will have the opportunity to work with an experienced team of Hydrogeologists, Engineers, and Scientists servicing clients in the mining, water supply and oil and gas sectors across North America, Australasia, Africa, Europe and South America.

We have numerous world-class projects underway that require the leadership and additional support of an experienced industry professional.  We are looking for technical leaders who have experience working in multi-disciplinary project teams, managing projects, mentoring and training staff, sustaining excellent client relationships and further developing the business. 

This role will give you the opportunity to:

  • join a dynamic company of motivated and hardworking professionals committed to delivering high quality engineering and environmental services
  • oversee hydrogeological assessments including data collection, interpretation, site investigation planning and co-ordination, client and regulatory liaison
  • design and implement drilling and testing programs, water sampling, field mapping, well completion, contractor management
  • undertake project management and client management duties, and complete reports and presentations
  • develop, train and mentor junior staff
  • provide support with marketing and business development, sustain client relationships and develop new business
  • provide technical guidance on projects as required, particularly larger engineering and environmental studies
  • travel domestically and internationally to meet project needs

If you have a Bachelor's degree in Geology, Geosciences or Engineering, are registered or able to register as a Professional Geoscientist or Engineer, and have a minimum of 15 years’ experience in hydrogeology encompassing field work, assessment and design, project management, report writing and liaison with clients and regulators, we want to hear from you.

We value your:

  • experience in hydrogeological assessment and design for applications such as: dewatering, seepage mitigation, well-field layout and optimization, baseline and ongoing monitoring programs; previous experience on mining projects is highly regarded
  • practical knowledge of industry-standard analytical and numerical groundwater modelling tools (ArcGIS, Aqtesolv, MODFLOW, FEFLOW etc.)
  • experience in site investigation design and implementation including well field design, hydrogeological testing, groundwater monitoring and contractor management
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills in Portuguese and English; other languages are an asset, particularly Spanish
  • strong decision-making and interpersonal skills, ability to liaise with clients, regulatory agencies, and team members at all levels
  • comprehension and application of strong business ethics and health, safety and environmental principles
  • energy and passion for developing and servicing world-class mining environmental engineering projects
  • ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally


About Us:

Klohn Crippen Berger Consultoria Ltda. is part of Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd. of Canada, a multi-disciplinary consulting firm providing engineering and environmental services in the mining, hydropower, transportation, ports, infrastructure, geotechnical, oil & gas, environmental, and water resources sectors. We offer a full range of services from our offices in Brazil, Peru, Australia, Canada, the USA and the UK. We are a platinum member of Canada’s Best Managed companies.

At KCB, the project work is challenging and varied, and there are opportunities for travel. We are committed to employment equity and encourage applications from all qualified career seekers. We offer professional career development tracks and salaries commensurate with experience and an attractive benefits package.

Are you up to the challenge?

If this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you, simply apply on-line with your résumé and covering letter quoting the job reference number 1592-M21.

We thank all candidates for applying, however only short-listed candidates will be contacted.