Golder Associates Biological / Natural Resources Scientist in ELKO, Nevada

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 Inc. is currently seeking a junior-level Biological or Natural Resources Scientist for the Elko, NV office to provide a variety of biological, ecological, environmental and regulatory permitting services to our high-profile projects in northern Nevada and throughout the world. Due to increasing workloads, we currently have an immediate and long-term opening for a biological or natural resources scientist in our Elko, Nevada office.

The successful candidate/s will provide support for biological surveys and monitoring, planning, design and permitting expertise on large mining projects. As part of a multi-disciplinary team you will apply your biological science capabilities to a variety of projects. The successful candidate will have a strong technical background in a biological or natural resources science such as botany, range science, soil science, ornithology, or wildlife biology, but should also be willing and motivated to apply their broader professional skills to a variety of projects and duties. While the primary focus will be on local mining projects, opportunities will exist to work on a variety of large environmental projects, as well as with other Golder offices worldwide.

Responsibilities include:

  • Preparing and adhering to site-specific health and safety plans to mitigate or eliminate risks to you, Golder's clients, employees and the public.

  • Participating on environmental projects from the proposal stage to planning and execution.

  • Field data collection, analysis and interpretation, report writing and client/project coordination.

  • Participating in conducting field studies, collecting monitoring data, and preparing reports for a wide range of projects.

  • Collecting, preparing and tracking information for various project documents including proposals and progress reports.

  • Undertake assignments that may involve travel and periods of time away from home office, including baseline field studies, construction compliance monitoring, site reconnaissance, field biological surveys, client meetings, etc.

  • Adhering to QA/ QC procedures to ensure completion of project documents according to company standards.

  • Opportunities will exist to work on environmental projects throughout Golder’s global network of offices.

The successful candidate will have a background in:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a biological or natural resources science, such as botany or range science.

  • Self-motivated and well organized.

  • Strong technical writing skills.

  • A strong “safety first” focus.

  • Preference for a strong academic knowledge of or experience working with Great Basin flora and fauna.

  • Preference given to those with previous related field experience, mine environment experience, or related permitting experience.

  • A valid driver’s license is required.

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: Biological / Natural Resources Scientist

Location: NV-ELKO

Requisition ID: 18001029