Engineering Geologist - Brazil

Salary Competitive

As we ramp up our business in Brazil with recurring revenue from major railway companies, we seek a technical, hands-on geologist with experience in the region. Whether you consider yourself primarily an engineering geologist or formally a geotechnical engineer yet with a strong geology orientation, what counts is that you deeply understand the relevance of geological risks to infrastructure projects. Ultimately, you will handle the majority of the technical project work for customers in Brazil and the greater region, backed and in close collaboration with the Technology and Geology & Geophysics teams at HQ in Norway. Your primary workplace will be EMerald Geomodelling Brazil.

Key responsibilities include the following:

  • Technical communication with project owners and project consultants

  • QC and parsing of geological or geotechnical ground investigation data

  • Apply EMerald’s proprietary ML-driven analysis tools to geophysical models and geological / geotechnical data to craft integrated ground models

  • Produce and deliver reports and presentations illustrating the crafted ground models

  • Involvement in geophysical data QA/QC and processing is desired but optional.

Key skills & experiences include

  • Excellent oral and written English and Portuguese

  • Excellent professional communication and presentation skills

  • Good python scripting skill and experience with Jupyter notebooks

  • Minimum 5 years of experience from engineering geology / infrastructure projects in Brazil

  • Flexibility to travel on site or to Norway for limited periods

  • Experience with the use of geophysics in engineering

  • Experience with geotechnical data including SPT, sondagem mista, Soil augering, lab tests and the like

  • Experience with Microsoft-project is desired

  • Experience with electromagnetic geophysics is desired

You will fit right in at EMerald if you:

  • are motivated by the broader impact of our work in society

  • are a technical professional, inquisitive, curious, and self-driven,

  • consider yourself a team player with a strong ability to collaborate

  • show mindfulness of cross-team dependencies and relationships while engineering solutions


What can we offer you?

Beyond a fair salary and insurance package, we offer a successful candidate an attractive workplace and working conditions. This includes:

  • A significant position where your voice will be heard and where you will gain a sense of ownership for what you create

  • more freedom and responsibility than in typical large corporations

  • Home office or hybrid system.

  • Work time and workplace flexibility - in a post-covid world

  • A potential for equity stake in a company on the verge of growth

You will be part of the first batch of employees who will scale EMerald's track record since 2019 to local operations in Brazil. Translating and growing our culture from Norway to Brazil will be your chance to make an impact!


At EMerald, we have summarized our core virtues trust, honesty and support, innovation and curiosity, and high ethical standards into three statements:

Helping a colleague succeed is as important as the joy of personal success.

The geotechnical industry is ripe for disruption.

Do good things and good things will happen to you.

For more information or questions please contact us at

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Near public transit
Near public transit

Pension plan
Pension plan

Healthcare insurance
Healthcare insurance

New tech gear
New tech gear

See all 14 benefits

Working at
EMerald Geomodelling

EMerald Geomodelling is a spin-off from the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI). Though we are a young company founded in 2019, our business is built on a decade of research and development at NGI. We are creating a tool that revolutionizes the way we build roads, railways, tunnels, and other types of infrastructure towards a more sustainable use of resources. By using AI to detect patterns and manage uncertainties, we provide critical insights early on in large building projects that help our clients make better decisions. Why do we do this? Worldwide, building infrastructure costs billions of dollars. Too often, actual costs go way over budget. These extra billions spent are a huge burden on society. Our mission is to lessen that burden. By helping our clients build roads, railways, and tunnels with fewer costly interventions, we help free up funds for other worthy social and environmental goals.

Read more about EMerald Geomodelling

company gallery image