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Golder Associates Project Geotechnical Engineer 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? At Golder, we believe in agile careers, where our employees are given the support and latitude to adapt and grow in a global market. Our collegial environment of trust and respect engenders greater satisfaction at every level, personally and professionally. Our comprehensive presence allows for reliable and innovative services on a worldwide scale.

Golder has an opportunity for a Project Geotechnical Engineer to join the Engineering practice in our Atlanta, GA office. In this you will provide technical expertise, project management, and client relations services for a broad range of civil, environmental , and water resources projects. In this role, you will work with government, mining, power, waste and oil/gas clients developing solutions for complex problems. You can expect to be engaged in work that involves dams, waste impoundment structures, foundations, and retaining walls performing field work, design, and project management. The employee will be a part of the Engineering Team and will assist other teams as project and client demands dictate.

Responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Working with project teams on civil engineering and geotechnical projects

  • Managing projects or project tasks and providing oversight of and technical direction for junior staff

  • Performing engineering analyses such as:

  • Site and material characterization

  • Slope stability, seepage, liquefaction, and settlement

  • Surface water management

  • Preparing reports documenting field and laboratory investigations, engineering analyses, and facility designs

  • Preparing project design packages including technical drawings, specifications, schedules, and engineer’s cost estimates

  • Review construction submittals for conformance to contract and design documents

  • Communicating with clients and developing scopes of work

  • Developing plans for and conducting field assignments, such as inspections, investigations, and construction monitoring

  • Complete tasks assigned on time, within budget, and to high level of quality

  • Preparing and implementing project health and safety plans


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, or an equivalent field of study

  • Minimum of five (5) years of relevant work experience

  • Strong engineering skills and ability to complete civil engineering calculations and analyses

  • Detailed oriented with strong analytical skill and a positive attitude as well as the ability to work both independently and on teams

  • Demonstrate time management and organizational skills

  • Comfortable in remote settings, with a can-do attitude, and a willingness to perform a variety of tasks as needed to complete an assignment and satisfy project demands

  • An active focus on health and safety for themselves and others


  • Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent field of study

  • Licensure as a Professional Engineer or the ability to obtain within six months of hire strongly preferred

  • Skill and experience with Microsoft Office, AutoCAD Civil 3D, and RocScience software

  • 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: Project Geotechnical Engineer

Location: GA-ATLANTA

Requisition ID: 21003228