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Golder Associates Senior Project Hydrogeologist 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 has a new opportunity for a Senior Project Hydrogeologist to join our Mining Team in a Full-Time position at either our Reno or Elko, Nevada office. Reporting to the Mine Water US Group Leader. This individual will provide office and field support for engineering and environmental investigations and operational water management for the mining sector.

Your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting geological, geotechnical, and hydrogeological studies related to mine water management projects

  • Conducting and leading field work, including site characterization, drilling supervision, well installation and maintenance, hydraulic testing, and water quality sampling

  • Providing technical support to geologic and hydrogeologic visualization, analytical and numerical groundwater flow modeling, and development of conceptual site models

  • Working independently, and under the direction of senior specialists in related and other mining disciplines

  • Preparing technical reports and developing proposals


  • Bachelor’s degree in Hydrogeology, Geology, Geological Engineering, or similar program

  • 7 years of professional experience, including at least 3 years in consulting

  • Experience in the mining sector, including working on mine sites

  • Professional Geologist or Engineer designation, or ability to obtain registration, in the relevant jurisdiction(s)

  • A flexible attitude and the ability to adapt to a dynamic and demanding work environment

  • Willingness to travel for periods of up to 3 weeks at a time

  • Excellent communication, leadership, problem solving, writing and people skills


  • Graduate or post-graduate level knowledge of hydrogeological concepts

  • Experience with the operation and troubleshooting of hydrogeological testing equipment including pneumatic and hydraulic tools, and electronics

  • Strong field and laboratory skills, with demonstrated applications of hydrogeological principles, quantitative hydrogeology and/or geotechnical soils testing

  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Access), MODFLOW, GIS, geological modeling, geochemical modeling, etc.

  • 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPPER health and safety training

  • MSHA open pit new miner training

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: Senior Project Hydrogeologist

Location: NV-ELKO

Other Locations: US-NV-RENO

Requisition ID: 20000086