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Golder Associates Environmental Geochemist 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? The drive to excel and thrive in an engaged, collaborative environment?

The Redmond, Washington office of Golder Associates, Inc. is seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated entry-level Environmental Geochemist to join its dynamic team. The selected candidate will support geochemistry-related projects and proposal efforts with an emphasis on inorganic contaminant impacts on groundwater quality. Projects typically involve data and site evaluation, geochemical modeling, and supporting development of remediation strategies at industrial (e.g., manufacturing, mining, power) client sites.

Responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Providing support for geochemical projects related to site characterization, evaluation, and remediation strategy development

  • Conducting geochemical investigation and characterization studies associated with groundwater, surface water, wastes, and geological materials

  • Validating, management and analysis of geochemical data

  • Conducting water quality and geochemical modeling

  • Report and presentation preparation

  • Sampling of groundwater, surface water, wastes, and geologic materials

  • Demonstrating a “Safety-First” focus

  • Maintaining a high standard of behavior to uphold Golder’s reputation and demonstrating a commitment to our Core Values


The selected candidate will demonstrate a passion for geochemistry and geology, possess critical thinking and problem-solving skills, be committed to producing technically excellent work in a client-focused environment and have the following preferred qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Geology, Geochemistry, or related field. Ideally with a strong quantitative background

  • Academic knowledge of geology, geochemistry, mineralogy, hydrology, and physical and chemical hydrogeology

  • Strong understanding of the relationship between aquifer materials and groundwater quality

  • Experience with data manipulation and compilation, including experience with data management and statistical tools (e.g., Excel, EQuIS, Python, R)

  • Experience in geochemical and water quality modeling using common codes (PHREEQC, Geochemist’s Workbench)

  • Experience in GIS data manipulation and processing using common software (Arc Map, QGIS)

  • Strong relational skills within the team environment and with clients are essential

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills

  • Willingness to travel to domestic and international project locations

  • 0-3 years’ work experience

Desirable qualifications but not required:

  • Doctoral Degree in Geology, Geochemistry, or related field

  • Knowledge of organic contaminants and microbially-mediated degradation processes

  • Working knowledge of stable isotope geochemistry

  • Coursework in numerical groundwater flow and/or vadose zone modeling

  • Foreign language skills, in particular Spanish

  • HAZWOPER 40hr Operations level qualified or recertification eligible

  • MSHA 24hr level qualified or recertification eligible

  • Experience in field data collection

  • Experience in laboratory analysis

  • Experience with data validation techniques for environmental data

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Employee owned structure;

  • 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 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 7,000 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 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.

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Title: Environmental Geochemist

Location: WA-REDMOND

Requisition ID: 20001119