Groundwater Numerical Modeller
Cape Town, South Africa
5d ago


Job DescriptionThe Consultant will be responsible for building and running Numerical Groundwater Models using FEFLOW (preferable), as well as, carrying out other standard hydrogeological studies independent from or in conjunction with the SLR EMPA or Engineering Teams.

In fulfilling this responsibility, the Consultant will be responsible for liaising with clients to :

  • obtaining all relevant data and information required to plan, execute and deliver numerical models.
  • develop conceptual models based on client requirements, environmental, geological and hydrogeological factors.
  • Construct, calibrate and run steady state as well as transient numerical groundwater models.
  • write technical reports and presenting findings to clients, regulators and other stakeholders when required.
  • liaise with EMPA to plan, execute and deliver Hydrogeological Specialist Studies to support the ESIA processes, WUL(A) and other licensing requirements.
  • The Consultant must demonstrate knowledge and proficiency of industry approved modeling software (MODFLOW and FEEFLOW), project management (methodology, proposal / report compilation, budget control, timely completing of project, write-offs presentation skills etc.

    have the ability to communicate and network with clients, problem solve where appropriate, work as part of a team and / or independently.

    Key Responsibilities Responsibilities :

  • Collect and process hydrogeological data, other technical data, spatial information and historical documents to build a conceptual model.
  • Groundwater numerical modelling.
  • Perform geological, hydro(geo)logical geotechnical field work such as, hydrogeological appraisal, impact assessments, water use license applications, hydrocensus, drilling and test pumping supervision.
  • Data evaluation and report writing.
  • Internal project management and liaison with clients and authorities.
  • Understand project budgeting and invoicing.
  • Delivery quality work on time and in budget for a variety clients.
  • Minimum requirements :

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc), Geology / Earth Science.
  • 5 - 8 years’ experience in hydrogeology , with at least 3-5 years working experience with FEFLOW, MODFLOW or other groundwater modelling software.
  • Proficiency in MS Office.
  • Proficiency in specialized software : Surfer, Strater, WellLog, Aquitest, Aquachem, etc.
  • Proficiency in any of the GIS packages : ArcGis / MapInfo / QGIS.
  • Valid driver’s license and must have own vehicle.
  • Skills / Attributes :

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills - written and verbal.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Attention to detail and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.
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