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Golder Associates Principal Hydrogeologist in North Sydney, Australia

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.

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Principal Engineering Hydrogeologist based in Sydney. You will work across a number of civil infrastructure, tunnelling and building projects in Sydney and across wider Australia.

Key duties and responsibilities include:

  • Leading the development of a hydrogeological team in Sydney with a focus largely within the linear infrastructure space, to include planning, tendering and delivery of small and major projects within NSW and across the east coast;

  • Providing technical advice on hydrogeological issues to internal and external clients, including 2D and 3D groundwater numerical modelling;

  • Providing technical advice on hydrogeological issues to internal and external clients, concentrating on groundwater numerical modelling offerings;

  • Developing and implementing business plans to grow Golder's existing client relationships and generate new project opportunities;

  • Develop and implement scopes of work / for projects pertaining:

  • Characterisation and conceptualisation of hydrogeological systems

  • Dewatering management plans / basement dewatering assessments

  • Groundwater inflow / dewatering assessments

  • Seepage assessments

  • Groundwater supply development

  • Groundwater modelling

  • Groundwater contamination assessments

  • Leading, mentoring and transferring knowledge to hydrogeologists within the team including safety leadership;

  • Supervising, coordinating and reviewing hydrogeological tasks undertaken within the NSW Water Group (based in Sydney and supporting our Newcastle office); and

  • Preparing high quality proposals and reports for clients.

Skills, Qualifications, and Experience

  • Engineering and Hydrogeology qualifications with post graduate degree preferred;

  • Experience within the groundwater consulting space, with major infrastructure experience preferred;

  • Experience in the development groundwater dewatering designs and the planning, delivery and interpretation of pumping tests;

  • Experience in leading, planning, designing, costing and management of groundwater projects including numerical modelling and peer review;

  • Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills, and excellent time management;

  • Strong business development and relationship building skills;

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages – very motivated to fill this position!

  • Opportunity to deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment

  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects

Renowned for technical excellence, Golder is a leading specialised engineering and consulting firm with over a half century of successful service to its clients. With over 155 offices in more than 40 countries, Golder's 7,500 professionals are driven by a passion to deliver results, offering unique specialised 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.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply for this role.

Please note: Golder does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies.


Title: Principal Hydrogeologist

Location: AUS-North Sydney

Requisition ID: 21000187