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Golder Associates Environmental Engineer in IRVINE, California

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 self-directed, hands-on, Environmental Engineer to join our Irvine, California team. The position will focus on the execution of assessment and remediation projects for our diverse range of national clients that have operations in and around Southern California. This will include developing proposals and work plans, control of budget and schedule, maintaining technical quality, and working in a fast-paced, but team-oriented, environment.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and will work under the direction of our senior leadership on a wide variety of environmental projects. This candidate will also be knowledgeable of the regulatory requirements establishing the need for and governing site assessment and remediation. Further, the candidate will be familiar with the human health and ecological risk assessment processes and will understand how environmental assessment supports those processes, and how they in turn provide the basis for remediation. It is expected that the successful candidate will have experience with a wide-range of contaminants (e.g., petroleum, chlorinated solvents, pesticides, PCBs, metals, emerging compounds) and media (e.g., soil, groundwater, soil gas, sediments, storm water).


  • Manage multiple site assessment and remediation projects involving impacted soil, groundwater, soil gas, sediments, and storm water.

  • Prepare work plans and proposals, with a thorough understanding of the requirements for drilling and sampling, including appropriate analytical methods and remediation technologies.

  • With senior staff, develop cost-effective remedial solutions with the regulatory agencies.

  • Delegate and monitor project assignments to junior staff.

  • Mentor junior staff.

  • Conduct Phase I and II environmental site assessments.

  • Prepare remedial investigations, feasibility studies, remedial action work plans, and remedial action plans.

  • Plan and oversee field work, including drilling, sampling, well construction, pilot tests, and installation and start-up of remedial systems.

  • Stay up to date on evolving regulatory requirements related to assessment and remediation

  • Engage with, collaborate with, and develop internal team relationships with other Golder staff.


  • Bachelor’sdegree required (Master’s degree preferred) in engineering.

  • Aminimum of 6 years of experience including an increasing level of projectmanagement responsibility for site investigations under a variety of local,state, and federal jurisdictions (e.g., EPA, DTSC, RWQCB)

  • Knowledgeof standard site assessment techniques and analytical methods

  • Fieldexperience collecting environmental samples for soil, groundwater, soil gas,sediment, and storm water,

  • Experiencesupervising hollow-stem auger, direct push, air rotary and mud rotary drilling(preferred)

  • 40-HourOSHA HAZWOPR certification (preferred)

  • Effectiveverbal and written communication skills

  • CaliforniaProfessional Geologist or Professional Engineer registration (preferred)

Yourbenefits at Golder will include:

  • Competitivebenefits and remuneration packages

  • Optionto purchase shares in Golder

  • Employeeowned structure - own the business, own the result

  • Deepenyour expertise in a dynamic work environment

  • Innovativeand collaborative multidisciplinary projects

  • Onthe 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 30 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.

EqualOpportunity 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: Environmental Engineer

Location: CA-IRVINE

Requisition ID: 19000576