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Golder Associates Geologist in MANCHESTER, New Hampshire

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 currently seeking a Graduate Geologist to work in our Manchester, NH. From this location, our team of geo-professionals provides services to clients in the transportation, oil & gas, mining, and other industrial sectors, primarily in the northeastern US. This entry-level position provides an opportunity to join a fast-paced team that provides solutions on geological, civil, and geotechnical engineering projects. The work entails a variety of office-related and outdoor “hands-on” activities, with a need to carefully follow instructions, document activities, solve problems, and provide proactive communication.

We are seeking a geologist with an interest in geohazard identification, field mapping, and soil/rock logging. The selected candidate must be comfortable with the use of technology in the practice of geology and working in the field with project teams to support geologic and geotechnical subsurface investigations. This position will include opportunities on a variety of projects such as linear alignments for pipelines, transportation corridors, and infrastructure siting. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated education or field experience in geomorphology, geohazards, and geology of the Appalachian Basin. As part of a global company, the selected candidate may have the opportunity to work on field assignments beyond the Appalachian Basin.

Responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Work with project teams on geohazard assessment and mitigation projects that involve field activities, site observations, data evaluation, and office work

  • Safely perform work in the office and field; fieldwork may occur out-of-town in all seasonal weather conditions, while using equipment (with an ability to lift and move approximately 50 pounds without assistance) and operating vehicles on behalf of the company

  • Perform geologic field reconnaissance and mapping for the identification of geologic hazards using field-based data collection applications

  • Conduct subsurface field geologic exploration tasks including observation and documentation of test pit explorations and support of drilling activities for the installation of groundwater monitoring wells and slope monitoring instrumentation

  • Collect a range of field data, including from groundwater wells and slope monitoring instrumentation; interpret subsurface conditions and prepare exploration field notes

  • Perform data compilation, prepare borehole logs, conduct GIS data analysis and management, research site geology, and other related duties to support project teams and report preparation

  • Local and national travel (up to 50% of the time) with possible opportunities for long-term assignments at project sites


  • Bachelor’s degree in geology, engineering geology, or related field

  • Computer skills and experience with industry standard commercial computer software including Microsoft Office and basic data management applications

  • Detail-orientd with strong verbal and writing skills with a positive attitude as well as the ability to work both independently and on teams

  • Familiar with geologic field skills such as field mapping and identification of geologic hazards

  • Ability to be comfortable in remote settings and a willingness to perform a variety of tasks as needed to complete an assignment


  • Master’s degree in geology, engineering geology, or related field

  • Competence in understanding geomorphology and surface processes

  • Experience using GIS and remote sensing data (e.g., Lidar and aerial imagery) to identify geologic hazards using remote sensing data

  • Experience with collecting field data and samples, and using field-based data collection applications

*Submittal of a cover letter with your resume 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 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: Geologist


Requisition ID: 21000445