Position Overview

M&A is seeking a full-time Senior Hydrogeologist to join our Reno office. The current work in our Reno office is primarily mining-related but expansion into non-mining business sectors is planned. 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. Experience characterizing hydrogeologic conditions at hard-rock and lithium brine mine sites is beneficial.


  • Managing projects that focus on mining and municipal water resources including:
    • Hydrogeologic investigations
    • Hydrogeologic conceptual model development
    • Mine dewatering
    • Well design, technical specifications, and oversight of drilling, construction, development, and testing including municipal, agricultural, mining, injection, and monitoring wells
    • Groundwater modeling
    • Surface water / groundwater interactions
    • Mine permitting and monitoring
  • Directing, training, and mentoring junior staff
  • Interacting with and managing relationships with clients and other project stakeholders including regulatory agencies
  • Complying 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

  • Strong organizational, troubleshooting, and problem-solving skills, and ability to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated technical writing skills and ability to present technical information in group/meeting settings
  • Understanding of groundwater principles
  • Bachelor’s degree in hydrology, geology, engineering, or related field
  • 10+ years of professional experience in the mining and/or municipal business sectors
  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude, willingness to learn, and ability to work in teams
  • 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.)
  • Understanding of groundwater models with particular emphasis on conceptual model development
  • Production well design including interpretation of lithologic, zonal water quality, and borehole geophysical data
  • Experience processing and analyzing pumping test data
  • Experience working with geotechnical engineers to evaluate pressurization and mine stability
  • History and continuing interest in engaging in professional organizations including presenting at conferences
  • Ability to develop and/or capitalize on business opportunities

To Apply

Interested candidates should email cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Resumes will be accepted through March 31, 2023.