Umvoto is a water resource development and management consultancy and plays a key role in the successful exploration, resource estimation and environmentally sustainable implementation of several turnkey water supply schemes. 

We are seeking to recruit a Junior Geologist/Hydrogeologist based in Cape Town (or willing to relocate to Cape Town). 


The key responsibilities of the Junior Geologist/Hydrogeologist will be to gather geological/hydrogeological information needed for projects. 


Under the supervision of the Principal Geologist, the successful candidate will be working with a highly motivated team of professionals delivering quality services on technically challenging projects. 

 The candidate will be required to: 

  • Undertake a combination of field work and office work data analysis and reporting; 
  • Carry out field activities to gather geological/hydrogeological information needed for projects; 
  • Undertake on site-supervision of borehole drilling and test-pumping by contractors (including the logging/recording of geological/hydrogeological data); 
  • Provide advice and assistance to the GIS/RS team in the preparation of GIS material required to support geological/hydrogeological studies; 
  • Develop project management skills over time, supported by Umvoto; 
  • Work collaboratively with members of the hydrogeology, geology, hydrology, GIS and environmental groups, team members from other internal business lines, as well as external sub-contractors and consultants; 
  • Represent Umvoto with professionalism to clients; 
  • Work on a wide variety of (but not limited to) hydrogeological-environmental projects including: developing and implementing groundwater investigations and assessments; water well design and installation; aquifer testing (test-pumping, slug tests etc.); development of conceptual hydrogeological models; risk assessment and risk management projects; remediation feasibility studies etc. 
  • Evaluate and interpret data including geology, hydrogeology, geophysics and groundwater chemistry as part of various projects (as outlined above); 
  • Contribute to the development of proposals for new work, with respect to internal business lines, and externally to potential and existing clients; and 
  • Must be able and willing to occasionally travel for work away from the home office (including outside of South Africa). 


  • Qualification: at least one of the following- a BSc Hons degree in Earth Sciences/Geology/Hydrogeology, MSc in Hydrogeology/Geohydrology and/or Geology (with a focus on hydrogeology) 
  • Experience: minimum 1 year 
  • Experience in data analysis and reporting is advantageous 
  • Competency with MS Office suite of applications is required 
  • Experience with the National Water Act (especially Section 21 groundwater registration/water use licencing processes) and other relevant legislation is advantageous 
  • Strong technical, verbal, and written communication skills (English) 
  • Ability to work independently in both office and field environments and demonstrate strong attention to detail and organisation skills 
  • Be self-motivated and a team player 
  • Valid Code B South African Driver’s License or equivalent. 
  • The ability to remain calm under pressure 
  • Punctual and reliable 


  • 6 months’ probation 
  • Salary: Market Related 
  • Group Life 
  • Disability Cover 


Please send CV with cover letter and references to applications@umvoto.com by 5pm on 20th January 2020.