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Golder Associates Project 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?

Golder is seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated mid-level Geochemist to join our Redmond, Washington office. The selected candidate will support geochemistry and hydrogeochemistry related projects and proposal efforts with an emphasis on the mining industry. Projects typically involve permitting, baseline studies, operational support, and reclamation/remediation.

We are looking for someone to bring their talents, training, enthusiasm and solutions-oriented focus to work as a valued and respected member of our multidisciplinary team as we tackle some of the world’s most challenging environmental problems by delivering some of the world’s most relevant solutions.

Responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Provide support for geochemical projects, including permitting, baseline studies, operational support, and reclamation/remediation, in particular for the mining industry, but also for the oil and gas, power, and solid waste industries

  • Design and conduct geochemical characterization studies (soil, mine wastes, and ore) in the field and laboratory, associated groundwater and surface water sampling, and other environmental investigations

  • Collect, validate, manage, analyze and interpret geochemical and water quality data using a variety of data management and statistical tools

  • Perform water quality and geochemical modeling

  • Prepare reports

  • Prepare proposals in response to client needs and other business development activities

  • Manage projects according to client-approved scopes of work, and deliver high-quality reports on time and within budget

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


  • Bachelor’s degree in Geology, Geochemistry, or related field, with a strong quantitative background and mining-related emphasis

  • At least three years’ relevant work experience

  • Comprehensive understanding of geology and chemistry

  • Strong data manipulation abilities, including experience with data management tools (e.g., Excel, EQuIS, Access, Python, R)

  • Experience in geochemical and water quality modeling using common codes (e.g., PHREEQC, Geochemist’s Workbench, MIN3P)

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills

  • Strong relational skills within the team environment and with clients

  • Willingness to travel to domestic and international project locations


  • Graduate degree in Geochemistry

  • Academic knowledge of geology, geochemistry, surface water and groundwater interactions, hydrology, water treatment and physical and chemical hydrogeology

  • Experience in field data collection

  • Experience in laboratory analysis

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

  • Experience with data validation techniques for environmental data

  • Foreign language skills, in particular Spanish

  • MSHA 24hr level qualified or recertification eligible

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

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: Project Geochemist

Location: WA-REDMOND

Requisition ID: 21000848