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Golder Associates Senior Consultant - 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 Geotechnical Engineer to join our Reno, Nevada office. The successful candidate will execute and provide senior oversight of geotechnical pit slope projects in rock and soils for mining projects locally, nationally, and internationally.

Your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Provide leadership in all aspects of project work and business development

  • Provide consultation on open pit mining projects for North America and international clients

  • Design, implement and oversee engineering studies in open pit related projects

  • Provide advice to mining operations

  • Conduct due diligence reviews and independent report work

  • Offer innovative and specialized solutions to internal and external clients

  • Mentor and coach technical staff

  • Stay abreast of new research and developments within the industry

  • Work collaboratively with other senior members of the Golder Mining team to implement the business growth strategy, develop, and maintain relationships with a broad client base

  • In conjunction with the Divisional Leader, and support from the Marketing team, identify, coordinate, and undertake marketing and promotional activities for the specialist area region

  • Establish linkages with other business units to support and enhance service delivery

  • Display safety leadership


  • An undergraduate degree in geotechnical, mining, geological engineering or a related field of study

  • 10 years’ work experience with an emphasis on rock mass characterization, slope design, slope reinforcement, monitoring with a working knowledge of blasting and dewatering

  • Ability to travel to remote mine sites

  • Experience leading large complex projects for open pit and slopes that includes data collection, data processing, numerical modeling, design and monitoring

  • Experience as a consulting engineer

  • Experience in authoring technical papers and presenting at technical and trade conferences

  • The ability to establish and maintain solid client relationships

  • Highly effective leadership capabilities and strong interpersonal skills

  • Experience with numerical modeling software including RocScience (DIPS, SLIDE, RS2) and Itasca products (FLAC 2D/3D, UDEC)

  • Registration or eligibility for registration as Professional Engineer in the United States

  • Experience mentoring junior and intermediate level employees


  • A post-graduate degree in geotechnical, mining, geological engineering or a related field of study

  • Professional Engineer license

* Submittal of a cover letter with your application is appreciated

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, 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: Senior Consultant - Geotechnical Engineer

Location: NV-RENO

Requisition ID: 21002306