Golder Associates Environmental Field Specialist/Engineer Job in Houston, Texas

Environmental Field Specialist/Engineer

Location: US-TX-Houston

Job ID: 2017-12963

Area of Interest: EN - Contaminant Investigation and Remediation

Job Type: Full Time

# of Positions: 9

Education (Minimum): Bachelors Degree

Posted Date: 5/4/2017

Experience (Years): 1


Job Responsibilities:

As a global, employee-owned organization 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 160 offices worldwide, our over 6000 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.

Golder Associates Inc. is currently seeking a Environmental Field Specialists/Engineers for the Houston office. These positions will require travel to Canada for extended periods of time - 100% travel and working in Canada (Vancouver, Mississauga, & Halifax) for 12 months.

The successful candidate(s) will join our growing Contaminated Sites team serving our large oil and gas client. The successful candidate will be responsible for:


Conducting field work related to monitoring, investigating, remediating and reclaiming contaminated sites impacted with hydrocarbons (diesel, gasoline, crude oil etc.) salts and metals. It is expected the candidate will be self-motivated and will demonstrate strong time management and communication skills;

  1. Preparing and adhering to site-specific health and safety plans to mitigate or eliminate risks to you, Golder's clients, employees and the public;

  2. Identifying and reporting potential and existing site hazards, near loss incidents and loss incidents;

  3. Maintaining excellent field notes and collecting and handling soil and groundwater samples;

  4. Carrying out field work (i.e. groundwater monitoring, K-test data collection and analysis, soils sampling through test pit excavations or borehole drilling, subcontractor supervision, and drilling investigations, etc.) or office assignments under the direction of more experienced scientists and technical employees;

  5. Supervising subcontractors for ground disturbance and utility location, surveying, borehole drilling, groundwater monitoring well installation and test pit excavation;

  6. Overseeing remedial contractors including directing remedial excavations, waste tracking and progress reporting;

  7. Preparing and coordinating project documentation, subcontractors and equipment for field programs;

  8. Filing and managing all project related field notes including some data entry and assistance with report preparation;

  9. Performing and recording work tasks as requested efficiently and accurately while adhering to current industry standards and regulatory requirements.

Job Requirements:


Bachelor's of Science in environmental engineering or earth/environmental sciences or relate field required;


A positive and enthusiastic attitude, willingness to learn and the ability to work with little supervision;

  1. A minimum of 1 year of experience in contaminated site assessments strongly preferred;

  2. Strong awareness of health and safety issues and a safety conscious attitude;

  3. Strong interpersonal and communication skills with particular attention to detail and accuracy of field notes;

  4. Previous experience with soil and groundwater sampling is an asset;

  5. Eligibility for professional certification is an asset;

  6. Must possess a valid driver's license;

  7. Must possess a valid passport for travel to Canada - 100% travel and working in Canada (Mississauga, Vancouver, and Halifax) for 12 months. Work locations in the US following Canada will likely be in Texas.

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, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.