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At Golder, we thrive on challenges.

Golder is not just a place to work, it is a promise of a living, dynamic environment where people collaborate, innovate, build enduring relationships, excel, and grow professionally in a strong culture of ownership.

Do you have the desire to learn? The drive to excel and thrive in an engaged, collaborative environment?

Golder is seeking a Hydrogeologist/Groundwater Modeler to join its Pacific Northwest Team. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. An appreciation for high quality, client focused project delivery and work products is essential. The ability and willingness to travel locally and internationally is a necessity. As a key member of the team, you will support existing water resource and environmental projects using a strong foundation in quantitative hydrogeology and geologic knowledge.

Duties include:

  • Groundwater modeling including industry-standard codes and use/development of custom pre- and post-processing scripts.
  • Field data collection planning and implementation in support of hydrogeologic interpretation. This work may include preparation, installation, and ongoing monitoring and maintenance of field instrumentation for groundwater and surface water monitoring, geologic logging of boreholes, monitoring well installation, oversight of well hydraulic tests, and groundwater and surface water sampling and flow measurements.
  • Interpretation of hydrogeologic and hydrologic data using data manipulation tools (such as Excel, Access, R), and numerical and analytical groundwater and contaminant transport modeling tools.
  • Working with engineers, GIS specialists, and other environmental experts to contribute to larger multidisciplinary projects.
  • Understanding the regulatory environment as necessary to successfully complete project work.

The preferred candidate will possess the following skills and attributes:

  • MS in Hydrogeology, Geology (with hydrogeology focus), Water Resources Engineering or Geological Engineering, with an emphasis in fundamental geologic principles and quantitative hydrogeology;
  • A minimum of one-year relevant work experience;
  • An interest in field data collection and instrumentation;
  • An interest in environmental monitoring and sampling;
  • Willing to operate and maintain field testing and monitoring equipment and be able to lift 50 pounds;
  • Willing and able to travel both locally and internationally (anticipate some projects will require >50% of time spent in field). Assignments may include travel to remote locations and outside work in various climates;
  • Ability to support field programs with knowledge of proper sampling techniques;
  • Desire to effectively communicate technical information to clients, regulators, and colleagues in a readily-understood format.
  • All candidates must have excellent and demonstrated verbal and written communications skills.
  • Strong commitment to quality and timely delivery of services.
  • Strong interpersonal, team building, and critical thinking skills are essential.

Desired Skills:

  • Proficient in the use of Python, FloPy, MODFLOW, FEFLOW, ArcGIS, Excel, R and Access;
  • Demonstrated experience in quantitative hydrogeologic interpretation
  • Previous work experience in environmental permitting would be considered an asset;
  • Previous Health and Safety training, such as OSHA HAZWOPER or MSHA preferred.

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Employee owned structure
  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages
  • Opportunity to deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment;
  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects; and,
  • On the job training, mentoring and coaching.

Renowned for technical excellence, Golder is a leading, global employee-owned engineering and consulting firm with over a half century of successful service to its clients. With over 165 offices in over 30 countries, Golder’s 6,500 professionals are driven by a passion to deliver results, offering unique specialized skills to address the ever-evolving challenges that earth, environment and energy present to clients across the infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, manufacturing and power sectors.

Equal Opportunity Employment Statement

Golder is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Golder is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

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