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Golder Associates Graduate Civil/ Water Resources Engineer 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?

Golder is seeking a full-time Graduate Civil/Water Resources Engineer to join our Redmond, Washington office. In this role you will focus on civil, water, and hydrotechnical resource related projects. The successful candidate will be able to assist and support in a diverse range of areas including, but not limited to, the following: hydrology, hydraulics, fluvial geomorphology, civil design, pipe and pumping systems, earthen embankments and dams, new mine design and mine remediation, linear project hydrotechnical hazards assessments, hydrotechnical mitigation engineering, erosion and slope stability mitigation engineering, surface water management, and industrial site remediation and transportation projects. Work includes integration and collaboration with related geotechnical, geologic, and environmental efforts. An appreciation for high quality, effective communication, and client-focused work products is essential. Some travel will be required.

Responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Hydrologic, hydraulic, and/or fluvial geomorphic (i.e., hydrotechnical) assessments, analyses, calculations, mitigation, and related technical engineering concepts.

  • Hydrology and hydraulic numerical and analytical modeling using spreadsheet-based tools, and/or software such as 1D HEC-RAS and HEC-HMS programs, other 2D hydrodynamic modeling tools (i.e., HEC-RAS 2D, TUFLOW, etc.).

  • Basin or site-scale water balance and water supply assessments

  • Stream, riverine, and floodplain dynamics assessment and mitigation.

  • Hydrotechnical hazard assessments and mitigation.

  • Ground surface erosion assessments and mitigation.

  • Open-channel and floodplain erosion and scour processes assessments and mitigation.

  • Sediment transport assessments.

  • Water quality data management, evaluation, and interpretation.

  • Civil layout, grading and/or drainage design.

  • Pressurized piping/pump systems design.

  • Compiling construction documents including design drawings and specifications.

  • Construction and/or field experience.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering, or related discipline.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, a positive attitude, and the ability to work independently or as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

  • Proficient in the use of standard MS Office tools, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.

  • Eligibility for Professional registration as an Engineer in Training in State of Washington in related discipline or proven eligibility for Professional registration in US.

  • Willingness to travel locally and within the US.


  • Master’s degree in a water resource or similar related discipline (i.e., Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering)

  • Experience with AutoCAD, Civil3D and civil design.

  • Experience collaborating with related geotechnical, geologic, and/or environmental work.

  • Relevant work and field work experience and self-reliance.

  • Submittal of a cover letter with your application is appreciated.

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: Graduate Civil/ Water Resources Engineer

Location: WA-REDMOND

Requisition ID: 21001400