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Golder Associates Junior Civil/Geotechnical Engineer in RENO, Nevada

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 has a new opportunity for a Junior Civil/Geological Engineer to Join our US Mine Waste Team in our Reno, Nevada office. You will have the opportunity to work as a part of a regional team on challenging mining, heavy civil, and geotechnical projects.

Your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Working within our US Mine Waste Team on civil and geotechnical engineering projects for the mining industry.

  • Performing engineering analyses and design such as:

  • Grading, storage capacity, and environmental liner system design

  • Pressure and gravity pumping and piping

  • Slope stability, seepage, consolidation, and settlement

  • Geotechnical and geological site and material characterization

  • Surface water management

  • Preparing portions of technical reports documenting field and laboratory investigations, engineering analyses, and facility designs

  • Assisting with the preparation of project design packages including technical drawings, specifications, schedules, and cost estimates

  • Site work including reconnaissance, siting studies, geotechnical investigation, and construction quality assurance support

  • Performing domestic and international field assignments, such as geotechnical investigations and construction monitoring


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Civil/Geological Engineering or an equivalent field of study (preference may be given to candidates with a graduate degree in a relevant field of study)

  • Successful completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam or the ability to complete the exam within 6 months of start date

  • Strong analytical skills including the ability to complete engineering calculations and analyses;

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience and ability to use software programs including AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Microsoft Office and ability to quickly learn technical engineering software.

  • Ability to work both independently and on teams and comfort working in remote settings.

  • Willingness to travel both domestically and internationally.

  • An active focus on health and safety

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages

  • Option to purchase shares in Golder

  • Employee owned structure - own the business, own the result

  • 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 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 race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Golder is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

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Title: Junior Civil/Geotechnical Engineer

Location: NV-RENO

Requisition ID: 19002711