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Golder Associates Project Mining Engineer in Lakewood, Colorado

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’ continued growth has resulted in the need for a Project Mining Engineer to join our community of high performing engineers, scientists, and business professionals. This opportunity will be based in our Lakewood office. Our clients in the global mining industry expect the best from us and you will help us deliver it by providing high‑calibre technical solutions for the development of mineral projects in a safe, cost-effective, and responsible manner.

Salary range: $65,520 - $98,280

Responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Perform strategic modeling, design and engineering analyses duties, including interactive mine design and sequencing utilizing various mine modeling software packages

  • Conduct a full range of mine engineering functions, including:

  • Detailed design of open pit and underground mines

  • Engineering trade-off studies

  • Cost estimation and economic analysis of alternatives

  • Preparation of technical documents including public disclosure documents for Mineral Resources and Reserves

  • Support both the engineering and geologic aspects of projects as necessary

  • Apply Golder’s Project Management standards to manage all aspects of projects

  • Work collaboratively with engineers and technical staff to develop the skills and procedures needed to effectively deliver engineering and consulting assignments

  • Perform business development activities, including client contact/presentations, proposal writing and professional society participation.

  • Serve as an internal technical resource and provide guidance and mentorship to junior-level staff.


  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in mining engineering or a related field

  • A minimum of 3 years relevant experience with an emphasis on open pit and/or underground mine planning, design and scheduling

  • Experience as a consulting engineer or with a technical services role within a mining company

  • Strong English technical writing skills with experience writing proposals and technical reports.

  • Strong organizational, analytical, and strategic planning skills

  • Experience utilizing mine planning, design and scheduling software packages such as MineScape, MineSight 3D, Vulcan, Surpac, Deswik, Datamine, Gemcom, Mine 2-4D, and EPS

  • Ability to travel internationally and to remote project locations


  • Current registration, or eligibility to register as a Professional Engineer

  • Status, or ability to obtain status of Qualified Person for Disclosure Reporting

  • Fluency in languages other than English (e.g. French, Spanish, Portuguese)

*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, some of which may require meeting eligibility criteria:

  • medical, dental, vision, HSA, dependent care FSA, 401k with company match structure, group term life insurance, short- and long-term disability, paid time off including holidays, vacation and sick leave banks, employee assistance program

  • 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: Project Mining Engineer

Location: CO-Lakewood

Requisition ID: 21002979