Jacobs Geophysicist - Remote in Des Moines, Iowa
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When it comes to environmental consulting, we’re focused on cleaning up our communities today to improve tomorrow by using cutting-edge technologies to challenge the accepted.
As a Geophysicist, you’ll collaborate with other experienced scientists, engineers, and project managers to solve our clients’ most challenging environmental & engineering issues. Working with some of the brightest minds in environmental & engineering consulting, you’ll act as a technical consultant, providing near surface geophysics expertise on geotechnical and environmental site characterizations for a variety of engineering and environmental projects.
Based out any of our offices, you’ll be working as part of Jacobs’ Environmental and Engineering Geophysics team, you'll design, execute, and manage near surface geophysical surveys to support projects ranging from infrastructure planning, tunneling design, dam investigations, Site Inspections to Remedial Investigations and Remedial Designs to Remedial Actions. You’ll develop and implement standard and innovative technical solutions for proposals and projects; prepare and review geophysical work products and subcontractor procurements; travel for projects to train junior staff and kick off data collection efforts; process and interpret geophysical data; interact with client-side geophysicists and other technical resources. Bring your ambition to provide innovative solutions to Jacobs’ clients and stakeholders, and we’ll help you grow what drives you.
At Jacobs, we’re partnering across the globe to create the best project outcomes by maximizing the design, digital technology, and support capabilities of our Global Integrated Delivery (GID) teammates. By joining Jacobs, you’ll commit to supporting and engaging with these teams, as we work to build a company like no other.
Applicants from different states will be considered for this position.
Jacobs health and welfare benefits are designed to invest in you, and in the things you care about. Your health. Your well-being. Your security. Your future. Typical benefits offered include, educational reimbursement, retirement benefits, employee stock purchase plan, health benefits, disability benefits, life and accident insurance, voluntary benefits, paid time off and paid holidays, and parental leave.
Typical salary range for this position is $61,400 - $80,550 and is commensurate with experience relative to the position.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
Bachelor’s or advanced degree in geophysics, engineering geology, applied mathematics or closely related technical field.
Academic or industry experience in collecting and processing of a comprehensive range of land-based near surface geophysical data including seismic, EM, GPR, magnetic, gravity and resistivity for geotechnical and environmental applications.
Working knowledge applying specific data processing software
Ability and willingness to travel (estimated up to 40%) and sometimes for extended periods of time.
Willingness to support other Jacobs’ operations that might not be related to environmental and engineering geophysics as schedule permits.
Ideally, You’ll Also Have:
Experience with vehicle-towed land geophysical surveys using seismic streamers, electrical, and magnetic methods.
Experience with airborne geophysical surveys using EM, GPR, and magnetic methods.
Familiarity with common data processing software (or equivalent) such as ReflexW, Res2dInv, EarthImager,Hypack, Promax, Surfseis, Kingdom and Petrel.
Academic or industry experience in collecting and processing of marine geophysical data including seismic methods, magnetic, side-scan sonars, single and multi-beam bathymetric sonars
Coding skills with one or more programming languages/environments, such as Python, MATLAB.
At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $15 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 60,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.
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