Careers at M&A

M&A supports scientific excellence and dedication to quality work, while respecting its employees’ need to engage in their personal, family, and community lives.

Why Work at M&A?

In a market noted for job volatility, we take pride in the fact that many employees have been with us for more than 10 years. Our newer staff benefit from the sense of loyalty and community that pervades the firm as well as the commitment of our experience professionals, who serve as mentors. In addition to an excellent benefits package, we support staff through continuing education to promote professional growth. A key source of employee satisfaction at M&A is our emphasis on creating high-value work products. We recognize that everything that goes out the door represents us; employees take pride in the reputation that we have earned through consistent attention to quality. Founded in 1984, M&A has roots in the Hydrology program at the University of Arizona, where many of our staff members were educated. We continue to collaborate with UA faculty.

Current Openings

April 27, 2018
Marketing & Deliverable Specialist

Position Overview
Montgomery & Associates is seeking a person with demonstrated experience in leading marketing activities and managing time-sensitive deliverables, including reports, proposals, and presentations, for a growing water resources consulting firm.  This is a newly-created position so the successful candidate will help shape the role and improve processes for marketing and deliverables.  Strong project management and effective communication skills are essential.  This is a great opportunity for someone to help us leverage our track record of success, professional services, and employee talent to develop and execute business with current and future clients.

About Us
Montgomery & Associates is a highly respected consulting firm specializing in groundwater hydrology and water resource planning.  Our clients are in the mining, municipal, tribal, industrial, and environmental sectors across the western US.  Founded in Tucson in 1984, M&A is a mid-sized, employee-owned company with long-standing offices in Phoenix; Denver; Santiago, Chile; and Lima, Peru. We have recently expanded to Salt Lake City and northern California. We promote a relaxed and supportive work environment and many of our employees have worked for the firm for a decade or more.

Position Description
Located in Tucson, this position includes work in two general areas: marketing and deliverable preparation. The role requires a detail oriented person to oversee marketing activities and preparation of high quality and timely deliverables. The position requires working from Tucson with technical professionals in all offices and coordinating with our drafting and word processing staff.  The ability to collaborate and coordinate with other team members is essential to success.  Some travel to our branch offices may be required.  Additional details are provided below.

Deliverable Management

  •  Assist with planning, preparing, reviewing, and editing of reports, presentations, and other work product deliverables by working closely with project managers, professional staff, and administrative staff to ensure document quality, readability, and consistency
  • Coordinate with staff in all offices for use of document formats and protocols; develop new formats as necessary

Marketing Support

  • Lead proposal and Statement of Qualification (SOQ) preparation and ensure compliance with formats and deadlines
  • Maintain updated SOQ materials, including resumes and project summaries
  • Work with staff on business development activities; assist with tracking staff assignments; coordinate activities between offices
  • Monitor on-line bid notification services; communicate opportunities to staff and track status and deadlines
  • Maintain company data on client and vendor databases for regular business and marketing purposes
  • Assist with website updates and new content development; maintain company’s social media presence
  • Track and manage conference attendance and sponsorships; assist staff with preparation for conferences and follow-up interactions with current and potential future clients
  • Coordinate with drafting department and graphic design contractors for creation of marketing materials


  •  Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Strong project management and organizational skills
  • Ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment and work independently
  • Deadline driven


Degree in marketing, communications, English, technical writing or related discipline; minimum of 5 years of experience with a minimum of 2 years of experience in a marketing and proposal development role; demonstrated writing skills; professional writing samples required.

Highly desirable: previous work experience in a science or engineering consulting firm (for example, hydrology, environmental, architecture, engineering, or construction); fluent or proficient in Spanish; basic WordPress and Adobe InDesign knowledge.

To Apply

Applications accepted until June 1, 2018. Email cover letter, resume, and professional writing sample to mailto:


Job Opening, 12 March 2018, Lima, Perú

Senior Water Resources Professional, Senior Technical Supervisor / Technical Services Manager, Lima, Perú

Montgomery & Associates (M&A) is seeking a senior-level water resources professional with strong skills in technical analysis, organization and reporting to support the growth of our dynamic Perú office, located in the Miraflores district of the Lima metropolitan area. The successful candidate will join a small experienced group of professional hydrogeological consultants. A strong sense of teamwork, ethics and flexibility is important to this position.

Preferred qualifications include an M.S. in hydrogeology, geology, or engineering and at least 15 years of relevant experience; including experience in the mining industry, with preference given to South American work. The candidate should possess a demonstrated ability to successfully balance project analytics, reporting, proposal preparation, and staff mentorship/management.

The desired candidate will have experience in the technical aspects of mine water resource projects, including water supply, dewatering, hydrogeological characterization, and permitting. Preference will be given to candidates with additional skills in mine water balance, geochemistry, geophysics, groundwater modeling, GIS, and surface water hydrology. Fluency in Spanish and English (reading, writing, and/or speaking) is desired. Some travel will be required to mine locations at altitude.

In general, the successful candidate will be expected to lead or participate in:

  • Preparation of proposals and budgets
  • Project scheduling and scoping
  • Project and staff management, including implementation of quality control procedures
  • Data management, interpretation, and analysis
  • Report preparation for characterization and feasibility studies
  • Mentoring of junior staff

M&A is an Arizona-based, international consulting firm with a 30-year history of providing quality hydrogeologic and water resources services. We are a mid-sized, employee-owned company with offices in Arizona, Colorado, Utah, and California, and Perú and Chile. We work collaboratively across our U.S. and international offices. Our Lima office opened in 2011 and has a staff of eight.

Interested candidates should send a letter of intent and resume to:

Senior Water Resources Professional

We are looking for an experienced professional to help us grow our Phoenix office.

M&A is seeking a senior-level professional with both technical and business development skills to facilitate the growth of our Phoenix office. The desired candidate has proven marketing capabilities as well as a strong base of experience in both the technical and management aspects of water resource project acquisition and implementation. Preferred qualifications include an M.S. in hydrology, geology, or engineering; at least 10 years of relevant experience; and established connections in the Arizona water resources market. A demonstrated ability to successfully balance project, business development, and staff mentorship/management responsibilities is important to this position.

M&A is an Arizona-based, international consulting firm with a 30-year history of providing quality hydrogeologic and water resources services. We are a mid-sized, employee-owned company with offices in Arizona, Colorado, Utah, and California, as well as in Perú and Chile. We work collaboratively across our U.S. and international offices, and the planned growth in our Phoenix office will be supported by the integrated resources of multiple offices.

Interested candidates should send a letter of intent and resume to Leslie Katz by June 30.

Entry-Level Hydrogeologist / Geologist

M&A is seeking a qualified, highly motivated, entry-level hydrogeologist / geologist to join our growing Salt Lake City office. Principal duties will be to support field projects, which will entail borehole logging; monitoring well construction, development, and equipping/instrumentation; surface / groundwater sampling; and aquifer testing. The willingness to travel and work variable hours, including night shifts, is required.

Office work will include field data compilation and analyses, field equipment management, production of borehole logs and well construction diagrams, geologic analysis, preparation of maps and cross-sections, and report writing.

Please email your resume to Chris Cottingham to learn more about the position.