Careers at M&A

Join a team that supports scientific excellence, dedication to quality work, and employee commitment to personal life, family, and community.

Why Work at M&A?

The fact that many employees have been with us for more than 20 years speaks for itself! The M&A team comprises both seasoned and early-career professionals, and newer staff benefit from the loyalty, commitment, and mentorship of our experienced staff members. Our work is important and our employees find it rewarding. Everything we do represents M&A, and employees take pride in our earned reputation for quality.

Current Openings

Hydrogeologist, Tucson Office

Position Overview

M&A is seeking a full-time hydrogeologist to join our growing team. This role will be based at our headquarters in Tucson, Arizona. Most work will take place in Arizona, with possible field assignments in southern California or Nevada. This hydrogeologist position includes a mix of fieldwork and office work, with a focus on projects that include water well drilling, lithologic logging, well construction, sampling, and testing. If you have 0-5 years of experience, a degree in geology, hydrology, or related field, and interest and expertise in a range of well drilling, construction, and testing methods, you are encouraged to apply. We are looking for a self-motivated professional who demonstrates strong time management, organization, and communication skills. Duties will vary daily to weekly between fieldwork and office work, with an expected average work breakdown of 75% fieldwork and 25% office work. M&A will provide necessary training for field and office tasks. Some work locations may be in remote areas or other states in the western United States.

Fieldwork Duties

  • Observe and document the following activities:
    • Drilling operations, which includes preparing and describing drill cuttings samples in both basin-fill and hard rock geologic settings, characterizing hydrogeologic conditions and contacts, and reviewing and interpreting borehole geophysical logs
    • Monitor well and production well installation and development, including inspection of materials, verification of compliance with technical specifications, and direction of drilling contractor
    • Well development, rehabilitation, and pump installation procedures
  • Measure water levels and download dataloggers
  • Install, configure, or modify equipment related to groundwater and surface water monitoring instrumentation and telemetry systems
  • Install conduit, wires, pull boxes and controllers required in making extensions or alterations in telemetry systems
  • Test, troubleshoot, calibrate, and repair a variety of groundwater and surface water monitoring instrumentation and telemetry systems, components, and devices
  • Conduct pumping, slug, infiltration, and other types of field tests with instruction
  • Collect and document water and soil samples and measure water quality parameters
  • Follow applicable health and safety protocols, regulations policies, and procedures
  • Lead health and safety meetings with contractors and other staff
  • Maintain detailed field notes and communicate daily activities to project managers and clients

Office Duties

  • Develop scopes of work, sampling and analysis plans, drilling program technical specifications, and health and safety plans
  • Prepare lithologic logs
  • Prepare water and soil sample documentation and submit samples to laboratories
  • Use spreadsheets and graphing software to create data tables and plots to analyze field data
  • Process and analyze pumping test data to determine hydraulic parameters and recommend sustainable pumping rates
  • Manage, configure, and modify instrumentation remotely and integrate data to in-house data management systems
  • Prepare data summaries, presentations, and technical reports/memos
  • Participate in client meetings/teleconferences to present program results and recommendations

Minimum Qualifications

  • 0-5 years of experience overseeing water well drilling, construction, development, and testing; experience with different drilling methods and their application
  • Experience with well design fundamentals including well construction materials and applications, sizing of filter pack material and/or formation stabilizer, types of well screen and applications, and Arizona well construction standards
  • Experience developing technical specifications for the drilling, construction, and testing of water wells
  • Undergraduate degree in hydrology, geology, engineering, environmental sciences, or related field
  • Able and willing to travel to out-of-town and potentially out-of-state field locations
  • Work long shifts (up to 14 hours per day) with occasional night shifts; field tours are anticipated to range from several days to 2 weeks
  • Aptitude for working safely in remote outdoor locations around heavy machinery, identifying potential hazards, coordinating with Health and Safety personnel on a worksite
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and perform the following actions: standing for long periods of time, stooping/kneeling/crouching, and walking/hiking on uneven terrain
  • Use of electrical and electronic test instruments, hand and power tools
  • Strong organizational, troubleshooting, and problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Possession of a reliable vehicle and valid driver’s license with clean driving record
  • Ability to pass background check and drug test if requested
  • Ability to legally reside and work in the United States and provide associated documentation

To Apply

Email cover letter and resume to careers@elmontgomery.com. Resumes will be accepted until January 31, 2023.

M&A Benefits

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Hydrogeologists, Reno Office

Position Overview

M&A is seeking full-time, entry-level and experienced hydrogeologists to join our Reno, Nevada, office. Our current Reno openings include a mix of fieldwork and office work, with a focus on projects that involve water well drilling, lithologic logging, well construction, sampling, and testing. If you have 0-5 years of experience, a degree in geology, hydrology, or related field, and interest in a range of well drilling, construction, and testing methods, you are encouraged to apply. We are looking for a self-motivated professional who demonstrates strong time management, organization, and communication skills. Duties will vary daily to weekly between fieldwork and office work, with an expected average work breakdown of 90% fieldwork and 10% office work. M&A will provide necessary training for field and office tasks. Some work locations may be in remote areas or in other western states.

Fieldwork Duties

  • Observe and document drilling operations, prepare and describe drill cuttings samples in both basin-fill and hard rock geologic settings, characterize hydrogeologic conditions and contacts, review and interpret borehole geophysical logs
  • Oversee and document monitor well and production well installation and development, including inspection of materials, verification of compliance with technical specifications, and direction of drilling contractor
  • Observe and document well development, rehabilitation, and pump installation procedures
  • Measure water levels and download dataloggers
  • Conduct pumping, slug, infiltration, and other types of field tests with instruction
  • Collect and document water and soil samples and measure water quality parameters
  • Follow health and safety protocols and regulations, including applicable government, M&A, and client-specific policies and procedures
  • Maintain field equipment and vehicles
  • Maintain detailed field notes and communicate daily activities to project managers and clients

Office Duties

  • Develop scopes of work, sampling and analysis plans, drilling program technical specifications, and health and safety plans
  • Describe drill cuttings and prepare lithologic logs
  • Prepare water and soil sample documentation and submit samples to laboratories
  • Use spreadsheets and graphing software to create data tables and plots to analyze field data
  • Process and analyze pumping test data to determine hydraulic parameters and recommend sustainable pumping rates
  • Prepare data summaries, presentations, and technical reports/memos
  • Participate in client meetings/teleconferences to present program results and recommendations

Minimum Qualifications

  • 0-5 years of experience overseeing water well drilling, construction, development, and testing; experience with different drilling methods and their application
  • Experience with well design fundamentals including well construction materials and applications, sizing of filter pack material and/or formation stabilizer, types of well screen and applications, and Nevada well construction standards
  • Undergraduate degree in hydrology, geology, engineering, environmental sciences, or related field
  • Able and willing to travel to out-of-town and potentially out-of-state field locations with night and/or long shifts (up to 14 hours per day); field tours are anticipated to range from several days to 2 weeks
  • Aptitude for working safely in remote outdoor locations around heavy machinery, identifying potential hazards, coordinating with Health and Safety personnel on a worksite
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and perform the following actions: standing for long periods of time, stooping/kneeling/crouching, and walking/hiking on uneven terrain
  • Strong organizational, troubleshooting, and problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license with clean driving record
  • Ability to pass background check and drug test if requested
  • Ability to legally reside and work in the United States and provide associated documentation

To Apply

Email cover letter and resume to careers@elmontgomery.com by January 31, 2023.

M&A Benefits

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Senior Water Resources Professional and Pasadena Office Lead

Position Overview

M&A is seeking a senior professional to lead our new Pasadena area office and participate in ongoing projects in the southern California areas. We work collaboratively across our U.S. and international offices, and the planned growth in the Los Angeles area will be supported by company-wide technical and administrative resources.

Work Duties

  • Overseeing and mentoring professional staff working on groundwater resources management projects
  • Interacting with and managing relationships with clients and other project stakeholders
  • Developing and/or capitalizing on business opportunities
  • Reviewing technical proposals, work plans, and reports

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven groundwater and water resources technical consulting experience
  • Established professional connections in the southern California water resources market
  • Successful project management experience
  • Motivation for and experience in business and client development
  • Graduate degree in hydrology, geology, or engineering
  • At least 15 years of relevant consulting experience
  • Ability to successfully balance project management, business development, and staff mentorship responsibilities

Questions regarding this leadership opportunity can be addressed by emailing Tim Leo at tleo@elmontgomery.com.

To Apply

Interested candidates should send letter of intent and resume to careers@elmontgomery.com. Position will remain open until filled.

M&A Benefits

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Part-Time Administrative Assistant, Northern California (Sacramento or Oakland)

Position Overview

Montgomery & Associates is seeking an Administrative Assistant to coordinate and perform a diverse set of support tasks to assist our 4 northern California offices with smooth and efficient operations. In California, our team comprises 17 professional staff members located in 4 offices: Oakland (7 staff members), Sacramento (6 staff members), Monterey (2 staff members), and San Luis Obispo (2 staff members). This role offers an exciting opportunity to work with an enthusiastic team of water resource scientists and engineers throughout northern California.

Responsibilities

  • Manage the day-to-day general administrative duties for the northern California team.
  • Answer, screen, and transfer phone calls for all 4 offices.
  • Schedule meetings and assist with conference planning and registration process; support meeting attendees by ordering lunches and ensuring the meeting environment is pleasant; assemble meeting agendas; participate in meetings and prepare, record, and distribute meeting minutes or other records for meetings.
  • Coordinate and schedule travel, lodging, appointments, and rental vehicles for all staff.
  • Assist project managers with coordinating and organizing client meetings and follow-up communications.
  • Assist California Operations manager with internal team coordination, staff workload tracking, and inter-office communication needs.
  • Compile and submit expense reports for the project management team of 7.
  • Organize social functions twice each year.
  • Support project teams with various short writing assignments or presentation development for marketing purposes, in collaboration with the Tucson marketing and editing team.
  • Manage office supplies and coordinate maintenance of office equipment.
  • Manage health and safety training records; keep updated file of all training certificates.
  • Handle the shipping process for all packages; sort and distribute all office mail and deliveries.
  • Handle the distribution and orderly storage of company and field equipment.
  • Travel between offices (especially Oakland and Sacramento) to assist the teams in person, as needed.
  • Assist with special projects and other duties as requested.

Requirements

  • Ability to work independently with little to no oversight
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint, in particular) and Adobe Acrobat
  • Excellent time management and the ability to prioritize work in a deadline-driven environment
  • Attention to detail and problem solving
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task
  • 3-5 years’ experience working in administrative role or equivalent education
  • Ability to travel between offices in Northern California and attend meetings and trainings, as needed, in the Tucson corporate office
  • Valid Driver’s License

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds at times
  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer

This part-time, 20- to 32-hour per week position will be based in either our Sacramento or Oakland office; scheduled work will be primarily in the office during normal business hours with some after-hour, weekend, and remote work possible. This role has an opportunity for growth within the team and to support tasks with increasing responsibility. Training and professional development opportunities will be provided. This role could become full time as the team expands. We provide a flexible and supportive work environment and offer a generous benefits package to those that consistently work 25 or more hours per week.

To Apply

Email cover letter and resume to careers@elmontgomery.com. Applications will be accepted through November 30, 2022.

M&A Benefits

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Mid-Level Hydrogeologist, Phoenix

Position Overview

Montgomery & Associates (M&A) is seeking a full-time Hydrogeologist to join our Phoenix office. The position includes mid- and senior-level responsibilities and requires the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. The person in this position will interact with M&A team leaders, project staff, project managers, administrative personnel, clients, and regulators. Candidates should be self-motivated, and possess strong time management, communication, and organization skills. On the technical side, they will need to demonstrate proficiency with standard analytical approaches and tools and have a clear understanding of how to apply hydrogeologic principles to characterize and assess the sustainability of groundwater systems. Candidates will also have established connections in the Arizona water resources market, demonstrated success in developing new business, and project management experience.

Work Duties

  • Managing projects that focus on groundwater resources management including:
    • Hydrogeologic investigations
    • Well design, technical specifications, and oversight of drilling, construction, development, and testing; including municipal, agricultural, mining, injection, and monitoring wells
    • Permitting for assured and adequate water supply evaluations
    • Groundwater modeling evaluations
    • Conceptual model development for complex aquifers and systems with surface water / groundwater interactions
    • Mine permitting and monitoring
  • Directing, training, mentoring, and partnering with junior staff
  • Interacting with and managing relationships with clients and other project stakeholders, including regulatory agencies
  • Developing and/or capitalizing on business opportunities
  • Production well design including interpretation of lithologic, zonal water quality, and borehole geophysical data
  • Overseeing adherence with health and safety regulations, including applicable government, M&A, and client-specific policies and procedures
  • Preparing technical proposals, work plans, and reports

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in hydrology, geology, engineering, or environmental sciences
  • Understanding of groundwater principles
  • Seven to 15 years of experience in the water resources industry
  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude, willingness to learn, and ability to work in teams
  • Strong organizational, troubleshooting, and problem-solving skills, and ability to meet deadlines
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and general computer skills
  • Demonstrated technical writing skills and ability to present technical information in group/meeting settings
  • Ability to engage in professional organizations, including presenting at conferences
  • Ability to pass background check and drug test if requested
  • Ability to legally work and reside in the United States

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in hydrology, geology, engineering, or environmental science
  • Familiarity with geographic information systems (GIS)
  • Professional registration (P.G. or P.E.)
  • Professional experience working with groundwater models, with particular emphasis on conceptual model development
  • Experience processing and analyzing pumping test data

To Apply

Interested candidates should email cover letter and resume to careers@elmontgomery.com. This position will remain open until filled.

M&A Benefits

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Senior Mining Hydrogeologist, Intermountain West Operations

Position Overview

Montgomery & Associates is seeking a full-time Senior Hydrogeologist to join our Intermountain West operations. We will consider candidates from any western state. The position includes senior-level responsibilities and requires the ability to manage and conduct technical analyses on multiple projects simultaneously. The person in this position will interact with M&A team leaders, project staff, project managers, administrative personnel, clients, and regulators. Candidates should be self-motivated, and possess strong time management, communication, and organization skills. They will need to demonstrate proficiency with characterizing hydrogeologic conditions at hard rock mine sites, applying standard hydrogeologic analytical approaches and tools, and developing dewatering strategies for open pit and underground mines. Candidates will also have established connections in the Nevada and intermountain west mining market, demonstrated success in developing new business, and project management experience.

Work Duties

  • Managing projects that focus on mining water resources, including:
    • Hydrogeologic investigations
    • Dewatering
    • Well design, technical specifications, and oversight of drilling, construction, development, and testing; including municipal, agricultural, mining, injection, and monitoring wells
    • Groundwater modeling evaluations
    • Conceptual model development for complex aquifers and systems with surface water / groundwater interactions
    • Mine permitting and monitoring
  • Directing, training, mentoring, and partnering with junior staff
  • Interacting with and managing relationships with clients and other project stakeholders, including regulatory agencies
  • Developing and/or capitalizing on business opportunities
  • Production well design including interpretation of lithologic, zonal water quality, and borehole geophysical data
  • Overseeing adherence with health and safety regulations, including applicable government, M&A, and client-specific policies and procedures
  • Preparing technical proposals, work plans, and reports

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in hydrology, geology, or engineering
  • Understanding of groundwater principles
  • 15+ years of experience in the mining industry
  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude, willingness to learn, and ability to work in teams
  • Strong organizational, troubleshooting, and problem-solving skills, and ability to meet deadlines
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and general computer skills
  • Demonstrated technical writing skills and ability to present technical information in group/meeting settings
  • Experience processing and analyzing pumping test data
  • Experience working with geotechnical engineers to evaluate pressurization and mine stability
  • Ability to engage in professional organizations, including presenting at conferences
  • Ability to pass background check and drug test if requested
  • Ability to legally work and reside in the United States

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in hydrology, geology, or engineering
  • Professional registration (P.G. or P.E.)
  • Professional experience working with groundwater models, with particular emphasis on conceptual model development

To Apply
Email cover letter and resume to careers@elmontgomery.com. This position will remain open until filled.

M&A Benefits

An Equal Opportunity Employer

M&A Benefits

Health & Wellness

  • Medical Plans
  • Prescription Coverage
  • Dental Plans
  • Vision Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program

Financial

  • Competitive Salary
  • Paid time off and holidays
  • Employer-matching 401(k)
  • Flexible Spending & Health Reimbursement Accounts
  • Long- and Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Life / AD&D Insurance

Extras

  • Safety and technical training
  • Mentoring by senior professionals
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Travel opportunities
  • Continuing education and professional development
  • Donation matching program

An Equal Opportunity Employer

M&A values diversity and inclusivity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, religious creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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