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Golder Associates Senior Geologist 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.

Do you have the desire to lead and grow? Do you want opportunities to work with a global team on national or international scale projects?

Golder has a new opportunity for an experienced and motivated senior-level Geologist/Engineering Geologist to join the Geoscience Team in our Redmond, WA office . The qualified candidate shall have broad skills in the field of applied geology and engineering geology, preferably be registered as a Geologist and or Engineering Geologist or capable of obtaining their license in the State of Washington. The preferred candidate will have a minimum of 15 years of experience in engineering consulting. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated project experience in applied geology and engineering geology, strong GIS skills, and experience in planning and executing field exploration programs, writing proposals and reports, and managing client and project deliverables. The position requires effective verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated team leadership skills, a positive attitude, good business acumen and strong project management skills.

We are looking for a self-motivated individual who would enjoy joining a team of 25 geologists and geophysicists who are focused on client needs in the geosciences. The ideal individual will have client relationships in some or all of the following sectors of municipal, government, hydropower, dams, and infrastructure. Our candidate will enjoy working in a team, setting goals, and working with senior colleagues to provide mentoring and growth opportunities to our junior staff. We are looking for someone who is client focused, delivers quality consulting services, and works to grow the client and project opportunities for the Geoscience Team and the office.

Responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Build and maintain long-term relationships with clients by providing technical expertise, being responsive and providing quality and cost targeted consulting services

  • Plan and manage simple and complex subsurface field geologic exploration programs including drilling and test pit explorations

  • Provide interpretation of subsurface conditions and develop conceptual geologic models

  • Review geologic samples and assign geologic unit identification, assign laboratory testing, and supervise the preparation of exploration records

  • Supervise and manage geologists to perform geologic field reconnaissance and mapping for the identification of geologic hazards

  • Proficiency and familiarity with rock mass characterization and all rock and soil logging processes

  • Ability to conduct analysis of static and seismic slope stability

  • Provide direction on the installation of monitoring wells and geotechnical instrumentation (VWP’s, inclinometers, transducers etc.)

  • Conduct geologic research, write, and review project proposals

  • Interpret geologic data and write and review geotechnical and geologic reports

  • Provides technical direction and oversight as well as mentoring and training to junior-level Golder staff.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Geology, Earth Sciences or Geological Engineering required, Master’s degree is preferred

  • Minimum of 15 years of job-related experience

  • Experience managing simple to complex subsurface investigations including drilling, soil classification, monitoring well installation and instrumentation;

  • Experience and proficiency in the use of GIS and remote sensing data (LIDAR and aerial imagery) for geologic reconnaissance.

  • Must have valid PE or PG in Washington state or ability to obtain it

  • Candidates must be willing to work in the field conducting physically rigorous field geologic data collection in a variety of terrain and weather conditions

  • Must be able to safely lift up to 50 lbs.

  • Must have excellent communication and writing skills, with demonstrated report writing skills.


  • Existing strong client relationships in the relative sectors

  • Experience with tunneling, rock mass characterization, grouting and foundation design and improvement

  • Project experience with dams, hydroelectric power stations, tunnels and associated geohazards

  • Track record of successful and strong business development activities

  • Experience with management of mid to large-size, multi-disciplinary projects

  • Specialized computer skills including database applications, AutoCAD, 3D modeling, GIS and Openground.

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 is a leading, global 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.


Title: Senior Geologist

Location: WA-REDMOND

Requisition ID: 21002974