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Haley & Aldrich, Inc. Staff Geochemical Scientist in Missoula, Montana

Staff Geochemical Scientist
2 Locations Available | req1481

Job available in these locations:
Missoula, MT, United States
Boise, ID, United States

At Haley & Aldrich, a 900+ person national engineering and environmental consulting firm, our creative, technically strong staff work collaboratively to deliver exceptional value to clients. We look for professionals with a passion for solving complex challenges and for creating change, which is a vital part of our culture, no matter what role a staff member holds.

We are looking to add new talent to our emerging geochemical team! We are currently seeking a Staff Geochemical Scientist to who wants to help grow and be an integral part of an emerging geochemical practice. The ideal candidate will work in a technical modeling role while supporting highly skilled professionals on diverse mining project teams in a dynamic environment. This is a full-time position located in our Missoula, Montana or Boise, Idaho offices or one of our other Intermountain or Southeast office locations.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be classically trained in geochemical modelling software PHREEQC or Geochemists Workbench
  • Have a strong conceptual understanding of fate and transport mechanisms for inorganic constituents in groundwater and surface water.
  • Work in the field 30-40% collecting environmental samples, document logging cores in situ, mineralogic characterization, redox investigations, environmental tracer investigations, formulation of conceptual site models, drilling oversight, groundwater monitoring well installations, and performing geochemical field investigations of abandoned mine lands, legacy mining sites, and active mining sites.
  • Summarize details, observations, technical procedures and/or project assignment requirements for senior or project personnel.
  • Partner with and support Haley & Aldrich staff members on a wide variety of the geochemical aspects of the projects to address client goals and objectives.
  • Work and schedule resources collaboratively with project teams.
  • Assist in the planning, coordination, and execution of geochemical field investigation programs, including subsurface explorations and laboratory testing.
  • Compile, reduce, analyze, visualize, manage, and report geochemical data, using data management software and other tools.
  • Assist in identifying technical issues and the development design recommendations.
  • Conduct geochemical analyses.
  • Draft written reports, memoranda, daily/weekly field reports and specifications.
  • Contribute to development of proposals and cost estimates to clients.
  • Perform all work in accordance with company and client Health & Safety protocols.
  • Comply with the Guiding Principles and Code of Behavior articulated in our Company Charter.


  • Minimum B.S. degree in Inorganic Geochemistry (Environmental Chemistry and other Geoscience’s degrees will be considered).
  • Foundational chemistry background.
  • Experience with geochemical modeling.
  • Experience with database and database processing.
  • Python coding or other computer coding.
  • OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER training and MSHA Training preferred.
  • Excellent organizational, written, and verbal communication and problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to convey observations and produce accurate and concise field notes, logs, data sheets and reports on daily activities including construction projects.
  • Experience in planning, coordinating, and executing subsurface investigation and laboratory testing programs.
  • Familiarity and interest with geology, mineralogy, environmental remediation and construction is a plus.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license, have a reliable form of transportation to travel to job sites and the office, and the ability to travel out of town for temporary work assignments.
  • Positive attitude, self-motivated, strong work ethic, flexibility, and willingness to work with project teams spread across many geographies.
  • Self-starter.
  • Strong computer literacy skills including proficiency in all MS Office software.
  • Ability to lift 30 lbs. unassisted.

About Haley & Aldrich

Haley & Aldrich is committed to delivering the value our clients need from their capital, operations, and environmental projects. Our one-team approach allows us to draw from our 900 engineers, scientists, and constructors in more than 35 offices for creative collaboration and expert perspectives. Since our founding in 1957, we have had one goal in all we do: deliver long-term value efficiently, no matter how straightforward or complex the challenge. Learn more at

Haley & Aldrich is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, age, disability, veteran, or any other legally protected status. We offer excellent career growth, a highly competitive total compensation plan, and a solid benefits package. Interested candidates should apply on our Careers page.

Note to external search firms: Haley & Aldrich does not accept unsolicited resumes and will not be obligated to pay a placement fee for unsolicited resumes. Please do not send resumes to Haley & Aldrich employees. Please work through a Talent Acquisition Manager.


ACCOMMODATIONS FOR APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES AND LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY Haley & Aldrich, an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans´ Readjustment Act of 1974, Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and pursuant to Executive Order 13166, applicants with disabilities or limited English proficiency that require accommodation in the job application process may contact 1-617-886-7400 for assistance.

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