Senior Geologist

Requisition ID: 274668 

  •  Relocation Authorized: None 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Warsaw, PL 

Company Information:

Since 1898, Bechtel has helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place. Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers’ objectives to create a lasting positive impact.


We serve the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security and Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. Core to Bechtel are our values – ethics, safety, quality, people, culture, relationships, innovation and sustainability, and our covenants – integrity, respect, collaboration, trust, and delivery. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver.


For over 70 years, Bechtel has been at the forefront of nuclear innovation delivering clean, reliable energy worldwide. Bechtel has performed engineering or construction services on over 150 nuclear plants adding more than 74,000 megawatts of new nuclear generation capacity to the world. As a trusted global partner, we leverage the experience from completed projects and apply it to our present-day work.


Project Overview

Bechtel and Westinghouse Electric Company have partnered to deliver the first  nuclear power reactors in Poland for our customer, the Polish Entity Polskie Elektrownie Jadrowe (PEJ). Bechtel will be the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contractor for the project. As the EPC, our responsibilities will include providing the design for the Turbine Island and Balance of Plant as well as the construction of the entire facility.


This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity, and we are looking for the talent that will help expand Poland’s nuclear base and build a strong and long-lasting energy future for generations to come.


Position Overview:

As a Senior Geologist, this position will be responsible for providing geological support to the project and executing specialized activities during the licensing and engineering phases. This position has technical responsibility for oversight of geological investigations, origination and/or checking of geological calculations, preparation of licensing documents, preparation of reports, and preparation of design documents such as specifications, etc. You will be reporting to the G&HES EGS on the Project and coordinating with other G&HES technical specialists in the development of licensing and design documents. In addition, it will be required that the candidate have excellent communication skills (both verbal and written) and embrace Bechtel’s diversity & inclusion, leadership, quality, and safety values.



  • Plan, coordinate and prepare specifications, bid evaluations, and award recommendations for subsurface exploration and material subcontractors.

  • Develop geotechnical/geological investigation plans and subsequently supervise field investigations.

  • Conduct geological and geohazard mapping.

  • Provide recommendations for geophysical surveys related to site investigation objectives.

  • Review geotechnical subcontractor's reports and prepare comments and recommendations.

  • Coordinate work between specialty and other engineering groups or disciplines, the client, suppliers, contractors, and other divisional groups.

  • Review quantity estimates and staffing requirements for forecasts and change orders.

  • Participate in and foster a work environment that is based upon openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.

  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with a team and providing support as needed

  • Other duties, as assigned


Basic Qualifications:

  • Grade 25: M.S. in hydrogeology, engineering geology, or other related geosciences discipline, and 3-5 years progressive related experience.

  • Must be able to complete pre-employment drug screen and background check.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Prior experience working in a Nuclear Quality and Safety Environment.

  • Proficiency with geology software for aquifer test analyses and groundwater flow and transport models, including but not limited to AQTESOLV, MODFLOW, and MT3D.

  • Proficiency in geological and geotechnical data management and visualization (e.g., Leapfrog, OpenGround, etc.).

  • Professional Geologist (PG) license or equivalent.

  • Experience in nuclear plant licensing and design (nuclear power plant or DOE nuclear facility).

  • Proficient with word processing, spreadsheet, computer graphics, and other appropriate computer applications to facilitate the compilation and analysis of data collection activities.

  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.

  • Willingness and ability to travel and remain at jobsite for an extended time. 

  • Curiosity, initiative, sound judgment, and knowledge of the fields of geology and engineering.

  • Knowledge of engineering deliverables, such as drawings, specifications, and material requisitions and of construction methods for concrete and steel structures.

  • Understands work processes of other disciplines and departments on projects.

  • Ability to resolve technical issues with other geologists, suppliers, other engineering disciplines, construction, regulatory agencies, and the client.

  • Excellent listening, verbal and written communication, planning, and organizational skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Publications in technical journals and participation in technical conferences.

  • Familiar with Bechtel standard computer programs, Engineering Department Procedures (EDPs), Design Guides & Standards, and their application to projects.

  • Necessary skills to present technical subjects with competence and confidence.

  • Experience in resolving field problems.

  • Experience with scoping, budgeting, and scheduling of geology activities.

Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through five global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals; and Manufacturing & Technology. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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