Geological modeller position

To provide a major contribution to modelling the three-dimensional stratigraphic framework of the near-surface sediments in Alberta within a team working to establish an inventory of groundwater resources in the province.


  • Apply geological principles and independent judgement, incorporating a thorough knowledge of near-surface geological processes to the three-dimensional modelling of near-surface sediments using field observations, core, well log, geophysical (ground and airborne), petrophysical and engineering data.
  • Disseminate information and knowledge in geological reports, presentations and peer-reviewed journals in a manner that will maintain and enhance the scientific credibility of the Alberta Geological Survey and the Energy Resources Conservation Board.
  • Contribute to the Provincial Groundwater Inventory Program.
  • Participate in high-priority projects to advance the understanding of Alberta’s subsurface geology, which will involve collaborating with scientists with a variety of specialties and affiliations.
  • Provide sound geological advice to staff within various areas of the Energy Resources Conservation Board, particularly to those within the Geology, Environmental Sciences and Economics Branch.
  • Interact with peers in universities, provincial and federal government departments and industry.


  • Advanced university degree in geology or related discipline (Ph.D. or M.Sc.) with a minimum of two years of related experience
  • Extensive knowledge of sedimentary processes in glacial and non-glacial environments and experience linking glacial geology, Quaternary history and groundwater research
  • Advanced experience producing three-dimensional geological models of heterogeneous units (preferably in Petrel, Surpac or GoCAD) and their application in helping manage water resources
  • Demonstrated analytical, research and presentation skills combined with the ability to apply original thinking to resolve complex issues
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (preferably demonstrated by one or more publications)
  • Able and willing to undertake fieldwork
  • Able to work in teams and provide leadership, as needed
  • Able to meet deadlines and work well under pressure
  • Experience logging core and interpreting downhole geophysical logs an asset
  • Experience applying geostatistical techniques to address uncertainty quantification would be an asset


  • Have or qualify for a valid Alberta driver licence
  • Pre-placement medical required
  • Eligible for professional registration with the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta
  • Additional training will be provided, as required (e.g., first aid, H2S Alive, driver training)

Applications accepted until January 31, 2012. Apply online.