Hydrologist Job Description Template
We are looking for highly analytical researchers who are comfortable undertaking both office and fieldwork. Hydrologists can expect to wade in waters to collect soil and water samples, analyze a variety of water-related data sources, create data models to make predictions about water scarcity and floods, and produce highly detailed reports based on their findings.
Hydrologists combine quantitative rigor with environmental curiosity to become water scientists. They adopt a holistic approach to studying water by placing it at the intersection of water, society, and government policy.
- Evaluating concerns around dam safety, local water projects, and hydroelectric power plants.
- Determining water pollution levels.
- Doing fieldwork to collect water and soil samples.
- Measuring water properties to determine pH levels, volume, and flow.
- Modeling data to predict the occurrences of floods, pollution, and water scarcity.
- Determining the best means of water maintenance, management, and conservation.
- Making use of historical data on water usage.
- Producing written reports based on research findings.
- Bachelor's degree in geosciences, engineering or related field.
- Master's degree is preferable.
- Proficient in mathematics and statistics.
- Trained in data modeling and forecasting.
- Knowledge of environmental law and government policy.
- Experience with digital mapping software.
- Excellent written and verbal communication.
- Highly analytical mindset.
- Good interpersonal skills.