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Golder Associates Graduate Geologist in NEWARK, New Jersey

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 Graduate Geologist to work in our Newark, New Jersey office. From this location, our team provides services to US and international clients in the manufacturing and other industrial sectors. This entry level position offers an opportunity to join a fast-paced team who provides sound solutions to challenges on environmental investigation and remediation projects. The work entails a variety of office-related and field activities to complete approved scopes of work, document activities, solve problems that arise, and proactively communicate with project managers.

The selected candidate must be comfortable using technology, such as with data collection, and working in the field both independently and with project teams to support environmental investigations.

Responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Engage in a team environment, working closely with project managers and co-workers to complete work programs

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

  • Participate in a range of field programs, including the collection, handling, and shipment of samples of various environmental media (e.g., groundwater, soil, sediment, soil vapor, indoor air) in compliance with state and federal requirements

  • Perform surface/subsurface site investigations including drilling, classifying soils, coring and logging rock, installing wells, and geophysical and aquifer testing

  • Coordinate and provide oversight of subcontractors (e.g., laboratories, drillers, surveyors)

  • Operate, maintain, and monitor remedial systems

  • Accurately document (e.g., field forms, field notebooks, daily reports) and verbally communicate site conditions, observations, and activities

  • Contribute to environmental monitoring and technical reports, including compiling field and analytical data

  • Local and national travel typically not exceeding five days at a time, with possible opportunities for long-term remote assignments


  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, geology, hydrogeology, geochemistry, or related fields

  • Computer skills and experience with industry standard commercial computer software including Microsoft Office

  • Excellent verbal skills with strong writing and organizational skills, a positive attitude, and ability to work both independently and within groups

  • Strong problem-solving abilities and resourcefulness

  • Understanding the importance of health & safety as a top priority and an enthusiasm to participate in Golder’s associated programs


  • Master’s degree within the geoscience field

  • Classwork including fundamentals of hydrogeology

  • Progress towards Professional Geologist certification

  • Experience with field practices such as geological logging and the collection of environmental monitoring data using industry standard meters, instrumentation, and techniques

  • Experience with hydrogeologic field work and data analysis including water level measurements, groundwater elevation contouring, and well sampling and hydraulic testing

  • Familiarity with geological, hydrogeological, geochemical, and GIS data presentation and modeling software

  • Experience in site remediation, including internships

  • Experience with state and federal environmental regulatory programs

  • 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER and 8-hour refresher (as applicable) are required for site work, preferential consideration for candidates with this training

*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 and remuneration packages

  • Opportunity to deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment

  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects

  • On the job training, mentoring, and coaching

  • An upwardly mobile career path based largely on performance and desire with mentoring by expert senior practitioners

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: Graduate Geologist

Location: NJ-NEWARK

Requisition ID: 21002431