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?

We take pride in the fact that many employees have been with us for more than 20 years. Our newer staff benefit from the sense of loyalty and community that pervades the firm as well as the commitment of our experienced 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.

Current Openings

Hydrogeologist/Groundwater Modeler

Montgomery & Associates (M&A) is seeking full-time hydrogeologist with substantial groundwater modeling experience. The preferred location for this position is in our Tucson headquarters but will consider other M&A branch office or possibly other western U.S. locations. The position requires education and professional experience in quantitative hydrogeology and groundwater modeling. Preferable candidates will have a graduate degree in hydrology, geology, or related field, experience analyzing and modeling groundwater systems at hard rock mine sites, and be self-motivated with strong time management, organization, and communication skills.

Work duties may include:

  • Compiling, processing, and analyzing hydrogeologic data using spreadsheets, databases, GIS, and graphing software
  • Developing hydrogeologic conceptual models and water budgets
  • Developing numerical groundwater flow and transport models
  • Preparing data summaries, presentations, and technical reports/memos
  • Participating in client meetings/teleconferences to present program results and recommendations

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in hydrology or geology; course work in hydrogeologic data analysis, groundwater modeling, and computer programming preferred
  • 5 – 10 years of professional experience developing and applying groundwater models
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, GIS software, and computer programming (e.g., Python, FORTRAN, Octave, etc.)
  • Experience with MODFLOW (including NWT, USG, OWHM, etc.) and Groundwater Vistas; experience with FEFLOW a plus
  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude, willingness to learn, and ability to work in teams and at times with minimal supervision
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills and commitment to deadlines
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident status (required)

Your M&A benefits will include:

  • Competitive benefits and salary in a growing team-oriented company
  • Dynamic work environment with safety and technical training provided by the company
  • Challenging and collaborative multidisciplinary projects
  • On-the-job mentoring by senior professionals
  • Western U.S. projects and travel opportunities
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account; HRA
  • Long- and short-term disability
  • Life/AD&D insurance
  • Vacation, holiday, personal, and sick leave
  • Employer matching 401k retirement plan

To apply, email cover letter and resume to careers@elmontgomery.com by September 30, 2021.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
M&A values diversity and inclusivity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

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 will include:

  • 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

Your benefits at Montgomery & Associates will include:

  • Competitive benefits and salary in an expanding team-oriented company
  • Dynamic work environment with safety and technical training provided by the company
  • Challenging and collaborative multidisciplinary projects
  • On the job mentoring by senior professionals
  • Western U.S. projects and travel opportunities
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account; HRA
  • Long- and short-term disability
  • Life/AD&D insurance
  • Vacation, holiday, personal, and sick leave
  • Employer matching 401k retirement plan

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

We are 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.

Hydrogeologist – Elko, Nevada

Position Overview

Montgomery & Associates (M&A) is seeking a full-time, entry-level hydrogeologist to join our Elko, Nevada, office. The position includes a mix of field work and office work, with a focus on projects that include water well drilling, lithologic logging, well construction, sampling, and testing.

If you have 0-2 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 and communication skills. Duties will vary daily to weekly between field work and office work, with an expected average work breakdown of 90% field work and 10% 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.

Field work 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 work 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

  • 0-2 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 with occasional night and/or long shifts (up to 12 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 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

At M&A, our mission is to promote a fulfilling and respectful work culture where employees collaborate to deliver pragmatic water resource solutions grounded in the principles of integrity, scientific rigor, and environmental responsibility. We are independently owned by practicing scientists who are committed to these values and to supporting our community partners.

Your benefits at Montgomery & Associates will include:

  • Competitive benefits and salary in a growing team-oriented company
  • Dynamic work environment with safety and technical training provided by the company
  • Challenging and collaborative multidisciplinary projects
  • On-the-job mentoring by senior professionals
  • Western U.S. projects and travel opportunities

To Apply

Email cover letter and resume to drace@elmontgomery.com by September 30, 2021.

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.

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 will include:

  • 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

Your benefits at Montgomery & Associates will include:

  • Competitive benefits and salary in an expanding team-oriented company
  • Dynamic work environment with safety and technical training provided by the company
  • Challenging and collaborative multidisciplinary projects
  • On-the-job mentoring by senior professionals
  • Western U.S. projects and travel opportunities

To Apply

Email cover letter and resume to ccottingham@elmontgomery.com by September 30, 2021.

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.

 

Hydrogeologist/Groundwater Modeler – California Offices

M&A is seeking full-time hydrogeologists with groundwater modeling experience to join our California offices. The position requires education and professional training in quantitative hydrogeology. Preferred candidates will have a graduate degree in hydrology, geology, or related field, professional experience developing models, and be self-motivated with strong time management, organization, and communication skills.

Work duties may include:

  • Compiling, processing and analyzing hydrogeologic data using spreadsheets, databases, GIS, and graphing software
  • Developing hydrogeologic conceptual models and water budgets
  • Developing numerical groundwater flow and transport models
  • Preparing data summaries, presentations, and technical reports/memos
  • Participating in client meetings/teleconferences to present program results and recommendations

Minimum Qualifications

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in hydrology, geology, or engineering; course work in hydrogeologic data analysis, groundwater modeling, and computer programming preferred
  • 5 years of professional experience developing and applying groundwater models and an undergraduate degree OR 3 years of professional experience developing and applying groundwater models and a graduate degree
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, GIS software, and computer programming (e.g. Python, FORTRAN, Octave, etc.)
  • Experience with MODFLOW (including NWT, USG, OWHM, etc.), California’s Integrated Water Flow Model (IWFM) and Groundwater Vistas; familiarity with FEFLOW a plus
  • Understanding of water resource management and the California Sustainable Groundwater Management Act is beneficial
  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude, willingness to learn, and ability to work in teams and at times with minimal supervision
  • Strong organizational and problem solving skills and commitment to deadlines
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • U.S. Citizenship (required)

Your benefits at Montgomery & Associates will include:

  • Competitive benefits and salary in a growing team-oriented company
  • Dynamic work environment with safety and technical training provided by the company
  • Challenging and collaborative multidisciplinary projects
  • On-the-job mentoring by senior professionals
  • Western U.S. projects and travel opportunities

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.

Please email a cover letter and resume to Derrik Williams by September 30, 2021.

Staff and Senior Level Hydrogeologists – California

Montgomery & Associates is seeking to fill several positions to support our growing business in northern and central California.  Positions include staff level and senior level hydrogeologists and engineering hydrologists.  Preferred qualifications include 5 to 15 years of relevant experience, and a graduate degree in hydrology, geology, or environmental engineering or professional registration (P.G. or P.E.)

Working with a team of senior hydrogeologists, professionals will support projects that focus on groundwater resources management, principally in California.  Tasks may include: interpreting geologic and groundwater/surface water datasets; conducting numerical groundwater modeling; drafting reports and groundwater sustainability plans for compliance with Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA); participating in client and stakeholder meetings; conducting field work including geological characterization and oversight of well installation and testing; and assisting with designing monitor and production wells among other technical and scientific tasks.

Successful candidates for all positions will have excellent communication and organization skills and demonstrate proficiency with standard analytical approaches and tools.  Candidates will demonstrate a clear understanding of how to apply hydrogeologic principles to characterize aquifers and assess groundwater sustainability.  Candidates for senior positions will have established connections in the California water resources market, demonstrated success in developing new business, and project management experience.

Montgomery & Associates is a mid-sized, employee-owned company with a 30-plus year history of providing quality hydrogeologic and water resources consulting to industrial and municipal client sectors in the western U.S. and South America.  This is an exciting time to come work with us! We recently joined forces with HydroMetrics Water Resources Inc. to better serve clients in California and implement SGMA.  In addition to our California offices in Sacramento, Oakland, and San Luis Obispo County, we have offices in Arizona, Colorado, Utah, and Nevada, as well as international locations in Perú and Chile.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Derrik Williams by September 30, 2021.

Part-time Administrative Assistant, Salt Lake City

Montgomery & Associates is seeking an Administrative Assistant to coordinate and perform a diverse set of support tasks to ensure our Salt Lake City office operates in a smooth and efficient manner. Our company of highly respected water resources professionals has been in business since 1984 and is growing, with recent expansions in the western U.S. and South America. This role offers an exciting opportunity to work with an enthusiastic team of scientists in our Salt Lake City office.

Responsibilities

  • Manage the day-to-day general administrative duties of the office
  • Ensure the office consistently maintains a professional appearance
  • Greet and welcome visitors and clients
  • Answer, screen, and transfer phone calls for the office
  • Compile and submit expense reports
  • Coordinate and schedule travel, lodging, appointments, and rental vehicles for the office staff
  • Schedule meetings and assist in 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
  • Manage office supplies and coordinate maintenance of office equipment
  • Manage health and safety training records; keep updated file of all training certificates
  • Track all badging or security clearance required by clients for site access and ensure all badges are current
  • Manage office security system; register all employees in system and handle all security inquiries
  • Handle the shipping process for all packages; sort and distribute all office mail and deliveries
  • Handle all vehicle maintenance and ensure vehicle insurance certifications and registrations are kept up to date
  • Handle the distribution and orderly storage of company and field equipment
  • 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
  • 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 is a part time, 20-25 hour per week position to be performed during normal business hours with some after hour and weekend work possible. 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 that includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account; HRA
  • Long- and short-term disability
  • Life/AD&D insurance
  • Vacation, holiday, personal, and sick leave
  • Employer matching 401k retirement plan
  • Training and professional development opportunities

Interested candidates should email cover letter and resume to careers@elmontgomery.com by September 30, 2021.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

M&A values diversity and inclusivity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.