Chief Hydrologist


About this role: Chief Hydrologist

About this role: Chief Hydrologist

Brunel is currently searching for a Chief Hydrologist for direct hire with our client in Miami, Arizona.

In this critical role, you will provide specialized technical management and modeling of the hydrology at our client’s mine sites. You will assist with water-related permitting, hydrogeologic monitoring/evaluation and managing/creating a hydrology model to test a range of water supply/management scenarios for supporting production and other projects. You will also organize, analyze, interpret, and maintain data on water systems and managing geotechnical risk.


  • Manage and ensure all employees and contractors are working in compliance with all mine and MSHA safety guidelines and procedures
  • Identify and develop strategic water management to provide assured water supplies aligned with Production Plan.
  • Responsible for overall mine water modeling, supporting mine water management at all site facilities, including the open pit, tailings facilities, dump leach and waste rock dumps.
  • Responsible for the effective management and control of geotechnical hazards and risks including but not limited to rock fall hazard inspections and analysis.
  • Development of Ground Control Management Plans (GCMP): Design and implementation of hazard mitigation and post-failure rehabilitation plans related to geotechnical issues
  • Determine design criteria for pit slope and waste rock dumps along with conducting regular inspections and stability assessments.
  • Provide input into long-term planning (Resource Development Plan, 5-year plan, etc.) and Short-term planning (Year Budget, Forecast and 3-month plan).
  • Determine the impact of local hydrogeological conditions on mining operations and the hydrogeologic impacts on the geomechanics of pit slopes.
  • Responsible for the implementation, management and maintenance of hydrology and geotechnical monitoring systems: piezometers, slope stability radars, prisms among other related instrumentation.
  • This role is generally 40% office environment and 60% field environment.




  • 5-10+ years of experience in the Hydrology field
  • BS Degree in Geosciences, Geology or Hydrology required, Master’s degree preferred
  • Certified Professional preferred
  • Knowledge and understanding of environmental rules, regulations, and relations.
  • Knowledge of GoldSim and/or Groundwater Vistas is preferred
  • Ability to communicate and work all levels of the organization, and ability to work in a team environment.
  • Intermediate computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite)
  • Familiarity with a union work environment
  • Ability to speak, comprehend, read, and write English fluently.
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship




  • Salary plus bonus potential
  • Excellent Health, Dental, Vision, Disability, and Life Insurance (effective on date of hire)
  • 401(k) Savings Plan with Company Matching Program and Employee Share Purchase Plans
  • Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, and Tuition Reimbursement
  • Potential for relocation assistance

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Join the Brunel Family

Our client is a global leader in metal mining and processing. They are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Application process

We carefully review your application and in the coming weeks, you will be notified for an interview session if you are selected. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 7 days.

After being shortlisted, you will be contacted via email or telephone to arrange for a date on your availability for the qualification interview.

During the interview, you will be assessed on your level of experience and skills, work history, availability, and the qualifications the company is seeking for the position.

After successfully making through the phone interview, a face to face interview will be scheduled between the candidate and recruiter. This session can be a more in-depth interview to review your communication and interpersonal skills.

Submission of candidates resume for client’s approval and screening.

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Start applying immediately

Sending an application is quick and easy. Just make sure you have the required documents ready to go.

  • Certifications (optional)
  • Job references (optional)
  • Motivation Letter (optional)
  • Resume
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Any questions remaining?

Your consultant, Cindy King is happy to clarify anything about this vacancy. When reaching out, use the pub number:

Account manager

Cindy King
Brunel USA - Detroit

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