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Junior Hydrogeologist/Field Tech Required

GW Solutions is seeking a highly motivated Field Technician or Junior Hydrogeologist to join our team in Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia. This is a unique opportunity to work with a team of over ten hydrogeologists and geoscientists on groundwater-related resource projects across BC, Alberta and Yukon. 

This position is based out of GW Solutions’ Nanaimo office.



The successful candidate must have a passion for work in the field and in nature. A college or university degree in hydrogeology or a relevant science/engineering discipline is required. 

We are seeking specific qualifications as follows:

  1. Graduate or undergraduate degree in hydrogeology, geology, geological engineering, engineering geology, environmental engineering, or related discipline such as hydrology, geography,

  2. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written,

  3. Strong work ethic with well-developed organizational and time management skills,

  4. Experience with well drilling techniques, installation of monitoring and production wells and soil and groundwater sampling procedures,

  5. Experience using water level meters, data loggers, and multi-parameter water quality meters to gather hydrogeological and environmental data,

  6. Experience designing and performing slug tests, packer tests, and aquifer pumping tests,

  7. Practical experience or course work in data manipulation using data management tools such as MS Excel, MS Access, and QGIS,

  8. Required to have or be able to obtain standard safety tickets (e.g., First Aid, Ground Disturbance, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System, Confined Spaces Entry, etc.). Additional safety certification may be required, depending on the nature of the project that can be completed in advance of the work,

  9. Candidates must be comfortable travelling to and working in field settings, including to remote locations and in winter weather. Ability to work overtime or for longer days will be required occasionally.

  10. Applicants must have legal authorization to work in Canada with no restrictions, and must possess a Valid BC Driver’s License,

  11. Preference will be given to candidates who are registered or eligible to register as a professional engineer or geoscientist in British-Columbia or Alberta,

  12. Two to five years of relevant experience in consulting and/or industry and experience working with First Nations is an asset. 



This is an opportunity to execute groundwater resource projects related to water supply development, well field and aquifer monitoring/management, and environmental impact assessments. The position will include the following day-to-day activities:

  • Interacting with and reporting to clients and internal GW Solutions project managers

  • Installing, maintaining, repairing and collecting data from environmental monitoring stations (monitoring wells, surface water and climate monitoring stations) 

  • Supervising and collecting field data during well drilling and testing

  • Collecting in-situ water quality measurements and water samples

  • Compiling field notes and preparing tables, graphs, and figures for presentation to clients

  • Writing proposal and reports.


ABOUT GW Solutions

GW Solutions Inc. is a consulting firm specializing in hydrogeology, founded in 2005. Our main office is in Nanaimo, BC. However, we have presence in Vancouver, Calgary, and Waterloo. The GW Solutions team consists of ten hydrogeologists, engineers, and geoscientist, and a support team including administrative and computer programming and software development staff with a combined skill set that covers the technical, educational, and field-related aspects of hydrogeology and environmental consulting. We use the most advanced tools and knowledge to help our clients understand groundwater, aquifers, and the interconnection between surface water and groundwater. We are a diverse team that works collaboratively with First Nations, and regional and municipal governments to identify practical and economical ways of managing and protecting groundwater and watersheds.


GW Solutions is proud to offer the following to all staff:

  • A flexible and friendly working environment based on a healthy work/life balance.

  • Mentorship programs with access to senior level hydrogeologists with over 35 years’ experience.

  • A comprehensive compensation and benefits package, including:

    • Competitive base salary and compensation for overtime

    • Annual bonuses based on performance.

    • Compensation for cell phone expenses

    • Health benefits 

    • Paid continuing education and skills development opportunities.


Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to the company’s office manager, Katherine Maycher at, and Cc the vice president, Shiva Farjadian at

While we appreciate all the applications we receive, please be advised that only candidates that meet the qualifications and requirements will be contacted for an interview.


Learn more about GW Solutions at


Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $30-$38 per hour depending on experience and qualifications


Benefits: Health and Dental after 3 months probationary period



  • Monday to Friday

  • Overtime


Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Nanaimo, BC V9T 1W6: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (preferred)


Application question(s):

  • Are you legally permitted to work in Canada?

  • Do you have a degree in geology, hydrogeology, environmental engineering, environmental science, or geoscience? 

  • Do you have a valid driver's license?



  • Bachelor's Degree (required)


Willingness to travel:

  • 50% (required)


Work Location: Nanaimo office, BC V9T 1W6

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