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Golder Associates CQA Technician 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 is seeking a Construction Quality Assurance (CQA) Technician to join our Elko NV office. In this role you will work on earthworks and geomembrane liner for projects related to the mining and solid waste industry.

Responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Assist with field and laboratory testing, inspection, observation, and design interpretation for earthwork construction projects to assure completion in accordance with project design drawings and technical specifications

  • Assist with the review and documentation of project record documents, contractor requests for payments, requests for additional information, change orders, and certificates of completion

  • Coordination, as needed, with owner and contractor site representatives for testing and inspection needs

  • Complete accurate, legible daily reports

  • Assist with the development and distribution of field notes, meeting minutes, project action item lists, internal tracking of projects activities, and general project coordination activities in support of project managers;

  • Attend project meetings and contribute in meeting the requirements and deadlines associated with the construction activities

  • Positively interact with engineers, contractors, and owners in a constructive manner


  • Ability to work safely

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • At least one year of relevant experience in earthwork construction monitoring, field soils testing, or laboratory soils testing or a combination of these

  • Fluency in common software such as Microsoft Office Suite

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as excellent analytical capabilities

  • Willingness to regularly perform field assignments under varying weather conditions and terrains

  • Ability to travel for extended assignments

  • Ability to lift and move equipment and materials weighing up to 50 pounds


  • At least two years of field and/or construction experience

  • An understanding of civil and geotechnical engineering design and background in earthworks construction including the ability to read and understand technical civil design drawings and technical specifications

  • Exposure to GIS or Civil 3D, and other data analysis tools

  • NICET, ACI, GRI Certification, MSHA and OSHA 40 hour Hazwoper training and certificate

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: CQA Technician

Location: NV-ELKO

Requisition ID: 21001455