Senior/Principal Hydrogeologist

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The Opportunity

We are excited to continue our growth journey in Ireland and Northern Ireland and we have exciting plans for expansion in 2024 and beyond.

Our expanding workload in groundwater resources and contaminated land-related work means that we are actively recruiting to support our growing team specialising in these areas. As such, we are now seeking a Senior to Principal Level Hydrogeologist to join us in Dublin or Belfast to support our operations across both Ireland and the UK.

This position offers the potential for experience in a wide range of interesting and challenging hydrogeological projects and the potential for strong career growth for an enthusiastic and self-motivated candidate.

You will provide expert technical advice on a diverse range of hydrogeological projects, including groundwater resource assessments, contamination investigations, and risk assessments. You will oversee project delivery from inception to completion, ensuring adherence to budget, schedule, and quality standards. You will communicate complex hydrogeological concepts to technical and non-technical audiences.

You will form the first part of our environmental services team in Ireland and have the opportunity to get involved in building and mentoring a team across the island of Ireland as we grow.

Ideally you will have a Hydrogeology MSc or a PhD with solid post graduate experience of hydrogeology-related projects. You will have extensive experience with the regulatory, business and policy environment in which our clients operate, and have the capacity to communicate effectively with our clients.

You will have experience of field-based monitoring/sampling and drilling supervision; pumping test supervision and analysis; data analytics, scripting and numerical groundwater modelling; or geochemical modelling and hydrochemical analysis would be considered an advantage.

You will have skills in site activities, factual and interpretative reporting, data management and analysis and presentation of results. You will have high quality oral and written communications skills while strong presentation skills and a flexible attitude are also essential to work within our busy and dynamic team.

Why Join us?

  • Our People Culture: We're a close knit team and very proud of our friendly and collaborative environment
  • Growth: We're on an exciting growth journey in Ireland and Northern Ireland - we want you to be part of it!
  • Awards: Stantec were awarded the International Consulting Firm of the Year and Best place to work - Large Consulting Firms at the 2024 NCE awards as well as being consistently recognised in the top 10 Corporate Knights most sustainable companies in the world.
  • Great Benefits: Competitive salary, pension plan, holidays, free private medical insurance, discounted gym membership and lots more.
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Great Projects: We have secured positions on both the Uisce Eireann and NI Water Frameworks and are delivering a wide variety of projects that will make a real difference to our communities
  • Industry leading training and development as well as paid for professional subscriptions

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About Stantec

The Stantec community unites more than 31,000 employees working in over 450 locations across 6 continents. We have been working with our clients and communities in the UK for over 150 years. We plan, design, deliver and manage the development and infrastructure needed to support the creation of sustainable, healthy and prosperous communities. 

Our teams provide effective and relevant solutions, translating our clients’ vision into valued consents, deliverable plans for projects and programmes, and efficient designs for delivery, based on technical excellence and deep market insights. We deal with today’s challenges, but also keep a fairer, better tomorrow in sight, looking at how we deliver clean growth, support radical changes in our economy and meet the needs of future communities


Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment.

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