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You might hire a geologist to:

  • Study the relationship between your organization’s products and its impact on the environment
  • Analyze geological, geochemical, and geophysical data collected by tests, surveys, and field explorations

  • Study sites for potential developments, formations, hazards, and composition

  • Consult on geology-related issues, like waste management and resource management
Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Experience with various geological techniques, like mining and numerical modeling
Master’s degree, or equivalent, in geology or geoscience
Strong attention to detail and a problem-solving mindset
Familiarity with industry standards, terminology, and environmental regulations
Familiarity with geographic information systems (GIS)
Willingness to travel to remote locations and work in various weather conditions
Ability to observe and analyze data
Comfort being outdoors for long periods while performing fieldwork
Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in geology or geoscience
Excellent organizational and project management skills