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Geoscientist - Geohazard Specialist

Remote, USA

Job Type:

Full Time

About the Role

REA’s Energy Sciences team is small but growing! Composed of geologists and geomorphologists using our expertise in geology, geomorphology, climate science, and risk analysis to perform consulting services for clients in the energy sector and private and public industries, our goals are to protect people, improve and safeguard infrastructure, promote sustainability, and provide cost-effective and long-lasting solutions to our clients.

Energy Sciences performs multidisciplinary services for clients, including: geohazard risk assessments, climate risk modeling, renewable energy feasibility modeling, and regulatory and integrity management studies. Within the oil and gas industry, geohazard risk assessments and integrity management studies are performed to maintain compliance within pipeline integrity management plans (IMPs) per PHMSA regulations (Sections 192 and 195 of CFR Title 49).


Working with colleagues, private and public clients to:

  • Perform comprehensive risk assessments to investigate geologic and climatic hazards in various environments (e.g. slope failure, seismic activity, flooding and washouts, sinkholes).  Risk assessments are conducted on-site and/or via remote (desktop) in GIS software.

  • Design effective programs to assign risk rankings to at-risk sites which may impact communities and infrastructure, including but not limited to:

    • energy product pipelines

    • utility corridors

  • Conduct fieldwork in at-risk environments to characterize and investigate geologic and geohazard site conditions and/or infrastructure damage. Some fieldwork may require travel and nights away (on average, no more than 5 to 7 days/trip).

  • Utilize expertise in geomorphology/climatology/geography to perform renewable energy feasibility analyses in GIS programming, including solar and solar thermal, geothermal, hydrogen, renewable natural gas, and wind energies. The Geoscientist-Geohazard Specialist will need to understand the impacts of climate science and climatic hazards on renewable energy resources, infrastructure, and generation (e.g. changes in resource yields, water availability, temperature, wind speeds).

  • Prepare maps/figures/reports and attend meetings/trainings relevant to individual client programs.

  • Perform business development activities, such as drafting proposals, cultivating client relationships, presenting at conferences/events, participating in industry committees, etc.

  • Maintain a comprehensive, current knowledge and awareness of applicable laws and regulations as pertains to energy pipelines and systems; attend appropriate workshops and training sessions.

  • The Geoscientist – Geohazard Specialist may obtain pertinent certifications and licensures, as related to the functions and duties of the position and/or project needs.

Your Qualifications:

  • Foundation in geosciences (geology, geomorphology, environmental studies, climate science) and research methods, and the ability to apply their principles and methods to technical problems, such as geohazard risk assessments, renewable energy assessments, and integrity management studies.

  • Knowledge of climatology, fluvial geomorphology, hillslope geomorphology or slope stability a bonus.

  • Knowledge of ESRI software and GIS principles, including geospatial data management, manipulation, and analysis.

  • Ability to read and interpret technical literature, narratives, and tables.

  • Ability to use basic instruments and equipment required to perform technical and field functions.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to advise and interpret how to apply policies, procedures, and standards to specific situations.

  • Ability to exert moderate physical stress in sedentary to light work, involving climbing and balancing. Ability to lift, carry, push, and pull. Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl. Ability to traverse rough and uneven terrain, even in wet and slippery conditions.

  • Ability to travel overnight and/or multi-day, as necessary, to attend functions related to training, conservation, natural resources or environment, or any functions for the benefit of the client’s program.

  • Possession of a valid State driver’s license with the ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.



  • Master’s degree (M.S.) in Geology, Geography, Environmental Science, Geologic/Environmental Engineering with focus on geomorphology, climate science, and/or geohazard studies.

  • PhD accepted.

  • Proficient in ESRI software


  • Experience in climatology, fluvial geomorphology, hillslope geomorphology, or slope stability.

  • Experience performing field work and geohazard evaluations.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor.

To apply please email your resume to: with the job title in the subject line.

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