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Golder Associates Environmental Health and Safety Scientist in Richmond, Virginia

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?

The Richmond, Virginia office of Golder Associates, Inc. is seeking an Environmental Health and Safety Scientist to support a variety of civil and environmental projects as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Contractor safety/environmental oversight for construction or manufacturing projects

  • Develop, implement, and proactively lead the continuous improvement of all EHS policies, processes, and programs with workers and clients;

  • Conduct environmental and safety audits to ensure compliance to client and regulatory standards;

  • Lead incident and root cause investigations;

  • Manage corrective actions for health, safety, and environmental findings;

  • Organize and track records and statistics;

  • Direct trainings to continuously improve the EHS culture;

  • Implement and manage the environmental, health, and safety programs and procedures

  • Produce reports for EHS permits and regulations;

  • Serve as technical resource for construction EHS;

  • Perform field activities for occupational health exposure monitoring, including noise monitoring, industrial hygiene sample collection, preparation of chain of custody and other documentation;

  • Assist as needed with data review and compilation, technical writing, and meeting internal Company quality control and external regulatory objectives;

  • Assist with the development and distribution of field notes, meeting minutes, project action item lists, internal tracking of projects activities, and general project coordination activities in support of project managers;

  • Assist in preparing studies, plans, specifications, response to regulatory comments, and other communications for civil and environmental engineering projects, and;

  • Attend regular project meetings

  • Application of management systems, such as ISO 14001, Responsible Care® 14000, or OSHA VPP


  • B.S. in Environmental Health and Safety (or associated science)

  • 2-4 years’ experience

  • OSHA 30 preferred; OSHA 500 preferred; HAZWOPER 40 preferred

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Employee owned structure;

  • 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 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 6,500 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: Environmental Health and Safety Scientist

Location: VA-Richmond

Requisition ID: 19001916