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Golder Associates Range Scientist/Botanist in ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico

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 has a new opportunity for a Range Scientist/Botanist to join our Mine Environment team in 3 to 6 month temporary position at our Albuquerque, New Mexico office.

The selected candidate will support reclamation-related projects efforts with an emphasis on the mining industry in the southwestern US. The ideal candidate is a technically strong scientist with experience collecting and managing project-related vegetation information including data compilation and entry, statistical analyses and validation; document research, and map interpretation. Field knowledge of botanical surveys, vegetation sampling methods and plant identification are required, experience with soils and wetland delineations is desirable. The person in this position will be responsible for documenting all field activities in accordance with project procedures and coordinating with the project managers and clients.

Your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Conduct field vegetation surveys and monitoring.

  • Plant systematics and identification in the field and lab.

  • Data entry and statistical analysis.

  • Commitment to work safely and adhere to health and safety protocols; and

  • Interact positively and communicate clearly with team members, client representatives, regulators, subcontractors, and other stakeholders.


  • Bachelor of Science in Range Management, Botany, Forestry, Ecology, Land Restoration, Environmental Science or related field.

  • Minimum of 1 year of relevant private or public sector experience.

  • Strong understanding of field methods to survey and monitoring vegetation

  • Ability to work independently and within groups.

  • Willingness to travel and work in remote areas as dictated by project demands.


  • Graduate degree in Range Management, Botany, Forestry, Ecology, Land Restoration, Environmental Science or related field.

  • Field experience at mine sites (active and/or closed).

  • Field or classroom experience in soil science and/or geology.

  • Experience with geographic information systems.

  • 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER training and MSHA training.

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages

  • Option to purchase shares in Golder

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

  • Deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment

  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary 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 40 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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Title: Range Scientist/Botanist


Requisition ID: 19001328