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Golder Associates Senior Hydrogeologist and Technical Business Developer in Accra, Ghana

AtGolder, we thrive on challenges.

Senior Hydrogeologist and TechnicalBusiness Developer

At Golder, we thrive onchallenges.

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 Associates is seeking a Senior Hydrogeologist and Technical Business Developer to provide support to the Groundwater, Surface water, Water Engineering, Contaminated Land and remediation, and Geochemistry Teams. Raise the profile of the teams within the mining industry in West Africa. Improve ability to deliver quality, on time and within budget. Develop business base in mining sector in West Africa.

Responsibilities of the rolewill include:

• Plan and manage groundwater projects and tasks;

• Hydrogeological assessments

• Hydraulic Testing, design and interpretation

• Contaminated groundwater assessments

• Interpretation and conceptualisation of hydrogeological data

• Set field Monitoring Programme

• Conduct and oversee relevant field work assessments

• Oversee hydro-geological modelling

• Liaise with Clients (internal and external)

• Engage with Authorities

• Generate project opportunities

• Report writing and review

• Proposal writing

• Provide mentorship

• Business development with mining clients in West Africa

• Standards / Processes / Procedures.

• Demonstrable experience with MS Word, MS Excel (Advanced), MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook, MS Projects

The successful candidate willhave a background in:

  • BSc Hons in Hydrogeology(minimum), MSc or PhD (preferable).

  • Hydrogeologicalassessment for EIA’s, Dewatering and Resource Development projects

  • Conceptualisationexpertise

  • Experience in largeand medium scale hydrogeological assessment of groundwater impacts, dewateringstudies and groundwater resource development studies

  • Minimum 10 years’experience in practical hydrogeology

  • Expertise in WestAfrican Hydrogeological conditions

  • Strong MiningHydrogeology and Geology background

  • Strong analyticalskills

  • Management experienceof running a consultancy business will be beneficial

Core Competencies:

  • This Positioninvolves project leadership although execution of projects will also beexpected.

  • Being regarded as anexpert in a technical discipline area (includes project management) in theirregion or nationally.

  • Major focus istowards project direction for projects with significant budgets and complexity,including contract negotiation, identifying strategic needs and provision oftechnical direction.

  • Client focus is onmaintaining a broad client base and actively pursuing new businessopportunities.

  • Displays leadershipin technical elements of role, in management of project teams.

  • Mentors and coachesjunior and intermediate staff with respect to their career growth andprofessional development.

  • Is responsible forensuring delivery of significant project reports or review of complex technicalreports.

  • Focuses on setting apositive example by identifying and reporting hazards, near misses andincidents.

  • Displays a ‘safetyfirst’ focus.

  • Actively raisessafety issues to the attention of peers, contractors and visitors and assistsin seeking resolution to the issues identified.

  • Communicates clearlyand consistently the importance of health and safety and recognizes those whoshow the right behaviors.


  • Diplomat: skill in diplomacy, able to tactfully address and resolve difficultsituations.

  • Ownership attitude: self-driven, willing to jump in and sort out higher-level issues(rather than wait for someone else).

  • Strong mentor: actively mentors a number of people in their group or in other groupsor offices.

  • Client focus: introduces intermediate staff to their existing clients, pursues newbusiness opportunities, and seeks new opportunities through regular clientcontact, positive networking and cross-selling.

  • Technical excellence: involved in professional committees, expert panels, publications andconference organisation.

  • Corporate awareness: able to translate global initiatives to the office level, maintainingregular contact with regional and international Golder colleagues and peers.

Your benefits at Golder willinclude:

  • Employee owned structure -own the business, own the result

  • Competitive benefits andremuneration packages

  • Opportunity to deepen yourexpertise in a dynamic work environment

  • Innovative and collaborativemultidisciplinary projects

  • 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.

Title: Senior Hydrogeologist and Technical Business Developer

Location: GHA-Accra

Requisition ID: 19002176