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Golder Associates Water Resources Engineer (Mining) 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 has a new opportunity for a Water Resources Engineer (Mining) to join our Mining Team in a Full-Time position at our Denver, Reno, or Elko office. Reporting to the Group Leader.

Your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Under the direction of senior staff, participate in a wide range of engineering and mining projects, from conceptual water management planning to detailed design of water infrastructure.

  • Conduct hydrologic assessments, site-wide and tailings impoundment water balances, options assessments for water management infrastructure, hydraulic and streamflow evaluations, and design of water diversions and control structures.

  • Work independently and interact with colleagues and senior specialists in other mining-related disciplines.

  • Write proposals and reports.


  • Degree in Civil Engineering or similar, with experience in water resources management and assessments related to hydrology, hydraulic structures, and design.

  • Experience in consulting and the mining industry, including familiarity with mine sites and operations.

  • Professional engineering designation in the relevant jurisdiction(s).

  • 7 years’ experience in surface water management projects.

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

  • High degree of motivation, strategic planning, and self-starting capability.


  • 10 years’ minimum experience in surface water management projects

  • Experience with the assessment, modeling, and design of gravity pipelines, pressure pipelines, and pumping

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: Water Resources Engineer (Mining)

Location: CO-Lakewood

Requisition ID: 19002730