• Senior Geologist

    Location US-WA-Redmond
    Posted Date 7 months ago(12/7/2017 3:00 PM)
    Job ID
    Area of Interest
    EN - Engineering Geology and Geology
    Job Type
    Full Time
    # of Positions
    Education (Minimum)
    Masters Degree
    Experience (Years)
  • Job Responsibilities

    As a global, employee-owned organisation with over 50 years of experience, Golder Associates is driven by our purpose to engineer earth’s development while preserving earth’s integrity. From more than 170 offices worldwide, our over 7000 employees deliver solutions that help our clients achieve their sustainable development goals by providing a wide range of independent consulting, design and construction services in our specialist areas of earth, environment and energy.


    We are seeking an experienced and motivated mid- to senior-level Geologist to support infrastructure projects in our Redmond, WA office. The qualified candidate shall be a registered Geologist and or Engineering Geologist in the State of Washington and a minimum of 10 years of experience in engineering consulting. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of Puget Sound geology and experience in planning and executing large field exploration programs. The position requires effective verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated team leadership skills, a positive attitude and strong project management skills.



    • Build and maintain long-term relationships with key clients by providing technical expertise, attending client meetings and leading project development pursuits
    • Supervise and manage geologists to perform geologic field reconnaissance and mapping for the identification of geologic hazards;
    • Plan and manage simple and complex subsurface field geologic exploration tasks including drilling and test pit explorations;
    • Provide interpretation of subsurface conditions and develop conceptual geologic models
    • Review geologic samples and geologic unit identification, assign laboratory testing and supervise the preparation of exploration records;
    • Provide direction on the installation of monitoring wells and geotechnical instrumentation (VWP’s, inclinometers, transducers etc);
    • Interpret geologic data and write geotechnical and geologic reports;
    • Conduct geologic research, write project proposals and reports;
    • Provide technical direction and oversight as well as mentoring and training to junior-level Golder staff;

    Job Requirements

    Experience and qualifications include:

    • Master’s degree in Geology, Earth Sciences or Geological Engineering preferre
    • Minimum of 10 years of experience
    • Experience managing complex subsurface investigations including: drilling, soil classification, monitoring well installation and instrumentation;
    • Experience and proficiency using GIS to identify geologic hazards using remote sensing data (LIDAR and aerial imagery);
    • Candidates must be willing to work in the field conducting physically rigorous field geologic data collection in a variety of terrain and weather conditions;
    • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.;
    • Must have excellent communication and writing skills, with demonstrated report writing skills;

    Preference will be given to candidates with the following:

    • Experience with transportation-related projects;
    • Experience with management of mid to large-size, multi-disciplinary projects;
    • Specialized computer skills including database applications, AutoCAD, GIS and gINT;

    Golder Associates Statement

    Golder Associates Inc. is a drug free employer and undertakes drug and alcohol testing as allowed by law and pursuant to its Drug Free Workplace Policy. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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