• Geochemist/Limnologist

    Location US-CO-Denver
    Posted Date 3 months ago(4/2/2018 9:49 AM)
    Job ID
    Area of Interest
    EN - Geochemistry
    Job Type
    Full Time
    # of Positions
    Education (Minimum)
    Masters Degree
    Experience (Years)
  • Job Responsibilities

    The Lakewood, Colorado office of Golder Associates, Inc. is seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated entry-level geochemist/limnologist to join its dynamic team. The successful candidate will join a global team of pit lake specialists and will support geochemistry projects related to the mining industry, specifically, prediction of the limnology and water quality of lakes that develop within open-pit mines after mine closure. The candidate will also assist with a range of geochemistry projects to support clients within the mining, oil and gas, and power industries.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Providing support to all project phases ranging from initial proposal writing, subsequent field and analytical work, report writing, and office tasks
    • Data collection such as field sampling and coordination of laboratory testing
    • Data prediction including hydrodynamic, geochemical, and dynamic systems modeling of lake and reservoir systems, as well as water-rock systems
    • Projects typically involve permitting, baseline studies, operational support, and reclamation/remediation for the mining, oil and gas, and power industries.

    Job Requirements

    The successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for both limnology and geochemistry, possess critical thinking and problem-solving skills, be committed to producing technically excellent work in a client-driven environment, and have the following preferred qualifications:

    • Degree in Geochemistry, Limnology, or a related field, ideally with a strong quantitative background and mining-related emphasis.
    • Understanding of geology and physical limnology.
    • Ability to coordinate and execute field programs using proper sampling techniques.
    • Experience with data management tools (Excel, Access, Python).
    • Strong interpersonal skills within a team environment and with clients.
    • Good technical writing skills.
    • Willingness to travel to domestic and international project locations.
    • The candidate must be willing to work in the United States, possess a valid driver's license, and pass a pre-employment physical (including drug screening) and criminal background check.

    Desired skills (not required):

    • Experience with hydrodynamic modeling software (e.g. CEQUALW2, GEMMS)
    • Experience with geochemical modeling software (e.g. PHREEQC)
    • Experience with water balance modeling using dynamic systems software (e.g. GoldSim)
    • Interest in eutrophication problems, aquatic ecosystems, toxicology, and general lake management
    • Proficiency in spoken and written Spanish
    • Familiarity with mining industry guidance documents used for mine waste characterization and mine water quality prediction (e.g., MEND, GARD Guide)
    • Mine Safety Health Administration (MSHA) surface mine certification and experience working at a mine site
    • A passion and willingness work on a broad range of topics.

    Additional Information

    Golder offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.


    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.   


    Golder Associates Statement

    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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