POSITION: JUNIOR GEOLOGIST / HYDROGEOLOGIST

 INTRODUCTION: 

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). 

SUMMARY OF THE POSITION: 

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

OUTLINE OF MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

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). 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: 

  • 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 

REMUNERATION AND BENEFITS: 

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

APPLICATIONS 

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

POSITION: HYDROLOGIST

 INTRODUCTION: 

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 Hydrologist based in Cape Town (or willing to relocate to Cape Town). 

SUMMARY OF THE POSITION: 

The key responsibilities of the Hydrologist will be to coordinate and undertake surface water modelling and associated data management, data analysis, and reporting. The hydrologist will liaise closely with the groundwater modelling team. Also included will be some client liaison, drafting of proposals, and project management. 

OUTLINE OF MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Under the supervision of the Principal Hydrogeologist, 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 hydrological and hydraulic modelling, mostly office-based but with some field work; 
  • Work closely with the groundwater numerical modelling team to model complex systems, as well as work collaboratively with members of the internal hydrogeology, geology, GIS and environmental teams, as well as external sub-contractors and consultants; 
  • Represent Umvoto with professionalism to clients; 
  • Undertake data analysis and reporting tasks; 
  • Project management skills are an asset, and it will be expected of you to manage smaller projects, and tasks on bigger projects; 
  • Contribute to the development of proposals for new work, both internal business lines, and externally to potential and existing clients; 
  • Held develop internal surface water modelling capabilities among team; 
  • Registered or eligible for registration as Pr.Sci.Nat; and 
  • Must be able and willing to occasionally travel for work away from the home office (including outside of South Africa). 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: 

  • Qualification: at least a BSc Hons degree in an appropriate field 
  • Professional experience: minimum 5 years 
  • Proficient knowledge and understanding of watershed hydrology and hydrogeology 
  • Proven track record in hydrological numerical modelling 
  • Proven track record in hydraulic numerical modelling, including stormwater modelling, and floodline assessments 
  • Proficient knowledge and application of statistical methods for processing and analysis of environmental data 
  • Strong technical, verbal, and written communication skills (English) 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE PREFERRED: 

  • Experience in numerical surface-groundwater interaction modelling; 
  • Experience in using GIS software (QGIS, ArcGIS, etc.) 
  • Experience in the development of conceptual Stormwater Management Plans (SWMP) beneficial. 
  • Experience in developing water balances preferential 
  • Experience in surface water impact assessments and associated mitigation and management measures. 
  • Proficiency in programming (preferably in Python) for large database management and analysis. 
  • Competency with MS Office suite of applications 
  • Demonstrated high-quality scientific publication record would be an advantage. 
  • Valid Code B South African Driver’s License or equivalent Driver’s License 
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, prioritize and adapt to rapidly shifting priorities. 
  • Be self-motivated as well as a team player. 
  • Punctual and reliable 

REMUNERATION AND BENEFITS: 

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

APPLICATIONS: 

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

POSITION: HYDROGEOLOGIST

 INTRODUCTION: 

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 Hydrogeologist (or Geologist with significant hydrogeological experience) based in Cape Town (or willing to relocate to Cape Town). 

SUMMARY OF THE POSITION: 

The key responsibilities of the Hydrogeologist will be to manage and undertake a range of small and large hydrogeological projects, including all aspects of groundwater and wellfield development. 

OUTLINE OF MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Under the supervision of the Principal Hydrogeologist, 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 fieldwork and office work, including data analysis and reporting; 
  • Manage smaller projects, as well as tasks on bigger projects. Project management skills are an asset, however, the candidate will be given the opportunity to develop project management skills over time; 
  • 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 projects, focussing mainly on 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; 
  • 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). 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: 

  • 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 of 5 years including experience in the mining environment 
  • Experience and skills related to geological/hydrogeological activities including on-site supervision of borehole drilling and test-pumping by contractors (including logging/recording of geological hydrogeological data) 
  • Experience in collaborating with, and managing small teams 
  • Experience in data analysis and reporting 
  • Experience with geological and hydrogeological software (e.g. aquifer parameter analysis software such as AquiferTest Pro) 
  • Although not required to be a groundwater modeller, basic GIS skills (QGIS or Arc) and a basic understanding behind modelling software such as FeFlow and MODFLOW would be advantageous 
  • Registered or eligible for registration as Pr.Sci.Nat. 
  • 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 required 
  • 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 

REMUNERATION AND BENEFITS: 

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

APPLICATIONS: 

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