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Golder Associates Decision and Risk Analyst in REDMOND, Washington

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 from world-class experts? The drive to excel and thrive in an engaged, collaborative environment?

Golder has a new opportunity for a junior to mid-level Decision and Risk Analyst to join our Systems team in our Redmond, Washington office(). Golder conducts world-class probabilistic “performance” evaluations (including risk assessment/analysis), often with explicit decision analysis, to help develop defensibly optimal plans (including risk management), using a variety of methods/tools, some of which we have developed, on a wide variety of projects for public and private clients worldwide. Typical application areas include capital project (cost/schedule) risk assessments/management, as well as geotechnical/geohazard (e.g., landslide and dam/dike safety) risk evaluations/mitigation and reliability assessments, and systems analyses (e.g., operational evaluations of pipelines, mine water management systems, nuclear repositories, etc.).

Responsibilities of this position will include:

  • Build and maintain long-term relationships with key clients by being responsive and providing exceptional technical expertise.

  • Conduct (either in a lead or supporting role) probabilistic performance evaluations, which may involve decision analysis, especially for capital project cost/schedule, including:

  • Structuring the analysis and developing conceptual models based on available information and discussions (possibly including stakeholders);

  • Assisting, planning, and facilitating interviews with or workshops attended by relevant subject matter experts (SMEs) representing a wide variety of disciplines to confirm conceptual models and develop defensible input parameters, and possibly identify/evaluate/recommend plan changes (risk mitigations)

  • Developing and reviewing appropriate probabilistic performance evaluation and decision analysis models;

  • Writing and reviewing technical reports documenting the evaluation and findings; and

  • Presenting and discussing the technical report material with clients (and possibly stakeholders).

  • Plan and manage projects and attend client meetings.

  • Perform (either in a lead or supporting role) business development activities, including client contact/presentations, proposal writing, and professional society participation.

  • Serve as an internal technical resource to provide guidance/review to help ensure technical quality within Golder as well as mentoring to more junior-level staff.


  • Post-graduate degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or related field of study with a probabilistic focus.

  • Minimum 2 years of experience with a variety of infrastructure projects, ideally in a consulting environment.

  • Demonstrated expertise in probabilistic performance evaluation and decision analysis (e.g., through published papers on the topic or relevant professional experience).

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully develop and conduct probabilistic performance evaluation and decision analysis using various tools and methods for various application types and complexities.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills (including making presentations, leading discussions, technical documentation, proposal/report writing, etc.), including English fluency.

  • Working knowledge of probabilistic simulation software (e.g., @Risk, GoldSim, etc.) and Microsoft Word/Excel.

  • Good attention to detail, with the ability to quickly recognize significant discrepancies, but also able to synthesize/abstract holistically.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills.

  • Willing and able to listen, quickly learn, assimilate information, and adapt.

  • Strong work ethic and integrity.

  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

  • Willing and able to travel (including internationally, typically less than one week duration) and “perform on-stage” for extended periods.

  • 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; 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 within WSP’s 54,000-person global organization, providing engineering, remediation, regulatory & compliance, design, construction management 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, energy, and infrastructure 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: *Decision and Risk Analyst *

Location: WA-REDMOND

Requisition ID: 21002484