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Golder Associates Staff Geologist in Columbus, Ohio

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 Associates is currently seeking a Junior Geologist to join our team in Detroit (Farmington Hills), Michigan . In this role you will participate in environmental projects that involve field investigations, subcontractor oversight, report preparation, limited task management, and working as a team with coworkers.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Subsurface site investigations involving drilling, soil classification, rock coring and logging, and well installation;

  • Groundwater, surface water, soil and air sampling;

  • Operation, maintenance and monitoring of remedial systems;

  • Investigation-derived data tabulation and evaluation;

  • Regulatory report writing; and

  • Phase I environmental site assessments.

  • This position will involve a mix of office and field work. The position requires overnight travel and fieldwork as dictated by project demands.


  • B.S. in Geologist (Master’s Degree is preferred)

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in the environmental field.

  • Excellent verbal and strong writing and organizational skills combined with leadership ability, a positive attitude, and ability to work both independently and within groups.

  • Ability to routinely write letters and regulatory reports with some assistance from senior professionals.

  • Ability to independently tabulate, evaluate, and draw conclusions from assessment data generated from field investigations and Phase I environmental site assessments.

  • Ability to organize and coordinate field investigations.

  • Strong computer skills including use of Word and Excel to create letters, reports and tables.

  • 40 Hour OSHA health and safety training.

  • Michigan regulatory experience is a plus.

  • Remedial system operation and maintenance experience is a plus.

Qualified candidates will have project and client management experience in subsurface site characterization, analytical data evaluation, remediation planning, environmental regulations, writing reports and small proposals, and performance of Phase I Environmental Site Assessments.

  • 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: Staff Geologist


Other Locations: US-OH-Columbus

Requisition ID: 21002577