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Golder Associates Hydrogeologist II in ATLANTA, Georgia

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 Staff Hydrogeologist to support our engineering and environmental projects in our Atlanta, Georgia office. In this role, you will provide environmental support to a range of projects under the supervision of senior staff. You will have the opportunity to work alongside consultants from various disciplines on exciting and challenging projects locally and around the world, including the government, power, manufacturing, chemical, oil & gas, and land development sectors according to business needs. This role requires demonstrated experience in site investigation and characterization, including subsurface modeling, environmental remediation, and the ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams covering conceptual site model development, remedial design and implementation, groundwater studies, site management and compliance, and environmental/hydrogeologic assessments.

This full-time position will suit someone with strong technical, analytical, and modeling skills and an interest in applying scientific principles to a wide range of environmental and engineering projects.

Responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Participating in a wide range of environmental and engineering projects, from conceptual site model development, to design and implementation of remediation and risk management strategies.

  • Support the Site Assessment and Remediation business unit by:

  • Conducting geologic and hydrogeologic assessments, including field work, data management, visualization, and analytical and numerical groundwater flow modeling;

  • Developing conceptual site models to refine the understanding of site hydrogeology, contaminant plume geometry, chemical fate and transport, and risk;

  • Supporting feasibility studies to identify appropriate remedial strategies;

  • Supporting designs for bench-scale testing, pilot study programs, and full-scale remediation strategies;

  • Support preparation of cost estimates and forecasts, including capital and operational expenditures; and,

  • Working with an internal team, the client, and external stakeholders to develop site closure strategies in accordance with domestic or international regulations.

  • In addition, the successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Support the preparation of design drawings, technical reports, regulatory permit documents, tender documents, and technical specifications.

  • Undertaking project-based travel and site work, both within the USA and internationally. The frequency and duration of this will depend on business and client needs.

  • Providing technical support of environmental projects or environmental-related tasks in large multi-disciplinary projects including work breakdown, providing direction to junior consulting and technical staff, and making decisions with input from senior staff. Acts as the main communication link between senior and junior staff.

  • Supporting report preparation, able to prepare or direct completion of technical documents including descriptions of investigations, results, conclusions, and recommendations for review by senior staff.

  • Participating in Business Development (BD) activities including preparing or providing input to proposals, participating in trade shows and conferences.

  • Displaying a ‘safety first’ attitude, promoting positive health and safety, raising safety issues through the appropriate channels, and adhering to Company health and safety policy and procedures.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Geology or Hydrogeology.

  • Professional Geologist (PG) registration or the ability to obtain within one year.

  • Minimum of 5 years demonstrable experience, with progressive project management and technical acumen in site investigation and remediation projects under CERCLA, RCRA, state programs and/or international regulatory programs.

  • Experience with both traditional and high-resolution site characterization methods and sampling techniques.

  • Understanding of hydrogeologic principals, contaminant fate and transport (including non-aqueous phase liquids), geochemistry, and design and operation of in-situ and ex-situ remediation technologies.

  • Proficient with groundwater and plume modeling software, such as MODFLOW, MODPATH, and/or MT3DMS, and associated interface/processing packages, such as Groundwater Vistas.

  • Proficient with visualization software such as Leapfrog and/or Earth Volumetric Studio (EVS).

  • Ability to work independently and make decisions with input and review from senior staff.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with experience writing technical reports and project proposals.

  • Strong organizational skills with project management capabilities.

  • Confident in managing professional relationships including liaison with clients.

  • Willingness to travel for extended periods of time.

  • 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER health and safety training.

  • Positive approach to working as a mentor and in a team environment.


  • A Master’s degree in Hydrogeology or Geology.

  • Experience with hydrologic and hydraulic modelling software (e.g., HEC-HMS, EPA or PC SWMM, HEC-RAS and/or ICPR), AutoCAD and ArcGIS software.

  • Demonstrated experience in business development and client management.

  • Submittal of a cover letter with your application is appreciated.

Additional Requirement:

  • Successful applicant must be able to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their start date or prior to December 8, 2021, whichever is later, or be granted an exemption based on a disability or sincerely-held religious belief. If you cannot receive the vaccine because of a disability or a sincerely-held religious belief, you may submit an accommodation request ( to the Golder, A Member of WSP, Equal Employment Opportunity Office. Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccination here - .

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages

  • Opportunity to deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment;

  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects; and,

  • On the job training, mentoring, and coaching.

Renowned for technical excellence, Golder, a member of WSP, is a leading global specialized engineering and consulting organization with over 60 years of successful service to its clients. By joining forces with WSP in 2021, Golder is now part of a 14,000-person strong earth and environment practice, providing engineering, remediation, regulatory & compliance, design, and environmental services on projects that span all seven continents. Our 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 & 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 age, color, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, individuals with disabilities or other characteristics protected by law. Golder is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Title: Hydrogeologist II

Location: GA-ATLANTA

Requisition ID: 21002828