Are you currently studying hydrogeology and looking to gain incredible experience before starting your career? Are you a self-starter, showing initiative and a willingness to learn while also having the ability to know when to ask questions? Do you enjoy the outdoors, working on hydrogeology projects in all weather conditions? If so, we want to hear from you!

A Little About Us

We are engineers, technologists, planners, landscape architects, scientists, and their support teams that work together to deliver infrastructure, minimizing environmental impact and maximizing benefit to the community.  We work hard and play hard because that is what #ISLLIFE is all about!  Check us out on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

ISL’s Hydrogeology Team provides predominantly water sourcing services to a wide variety of municipal, transportation, structural and land development clients and projects within our local communities.  We work with all ISL offices across Western Canada, with the team based in Calgary. Committed to finding, mentoring, and growing the right individual, our team approach is integral to our success:
  • We offer our team members a diverse range of projects on which to hone their skills
  • We are committed to team member career progression
  • Together we enjoy a challenge and variety in our work
  • We pride ourselves on delivering quality service to our clients on each of our projects

A Little About You

Your cover letter must demonstrate: 
  • Your experience in field or outdoor settings – the role will require you to spend time away from home, working long days
  • How you prioritize work – we are a flexible work environment that changes direction at full speed
  • How you remain organized and can work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines
  • Your experience working independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team

Your resume should show us:
  • Current registration, or recent graduation, from an undergraduate or graduate university hydrogeology program.
  • Relevant courses taken, and learnings from those courses.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience that may have provided skills relevant to the job (i.e. customer/client relations, team settings, etc.)

Bonus points for: 
  • Past work experience in a hydrogeological or environmental sciences field.

A Little More About the Role


Being based in our Calgary office, the ideal candidate will support the hydrogeology team with a wide variety of projects. The primary role will be to conduct field work, such as groundwater monitoring and sampling, while being trained and assisted by an experienced hydrogeologist. The candidate will also assist with report writing, data analysis, and may also have the opportunity to support the environmental team with field programs, depending on workload.  Travel will be required, but is typically less than average in the environmental consulting industry. A typical work week could include:
  • Conducting hydrogeological field work, such as: water source and monitoring well drilling and installation, hydraulic conductivity and pumping tests and groundwater monitoring and sampling for a wide variety of municipal and industrial clients.
  • Preparing high quality field documentation and conducting detailed data analysis.
  • Assisting with the preparation of and authoring technical reports such as hydrogeological assessments, regulatory applications and proposals.
  • Liaise with the hydrogeology team, internal and external clients, answering a wide range of hydrogeological questions.
  • Travel as required for field programs (Alberta, BC, Saskatchewan) and working outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
  • A valid driver’s licence is required


We are engineers, technologists, planners, landscape architects, scientists, and their support teams that work together to deliver infrastructure, minimizing environmental impact and maximizing benefit to the community. 

  • We work on fascinating projects right in our community.
  • We are nimble. We integrate the right team to solve our clients' biggest challenges.
  • We are social. Follow our hashtag #isllife on Twitter and Instagram or check out our YouTube Channel.
  • We get together. Every year, Staff Development Seminar brings together ISLers from all over western Canada to learn, share and connect.
  • We are independent problem solvers. Employee owned and operated, we like to work hard with minimum bureaucracy.
  • We encourage and reward high performance. Employer paid benefits plan, Group RRSP, and competitive salaries with opportunities for annual bonus.

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Department: [0211] Calgary - Environmental Management
This is a temporary full time position

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