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Golder Associates Geologist 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?

Golder is seeking a Geologist to join our Richmond, VA office. In this role you will have opportunities to use your knowledge of geology, hydrogeology, geochemistry, physics, etc. to provide world-class consulting services to a variety of clients.

Responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Performing field work, data collection, data interpretation and evaluation;

  • Perform office-based data review and geologic field reconnaissance and mapping for the identification of geologic hazards;

  • Perform subsurface field geologic exploration tasks including drilling and test pit explorations;

  • Perform various media sampling (groundwater, surface water, soil, air, etc.);

  • Perform Phase I/II Environmental Site Assessments consistent with ASTM standards; and

  • Perform data compilation, report writing and other related duties to support a project team


  • BS in Geology or Hydrogeology required;

  • The candidate must be detail-oriented, and a team player with good communication, analytical, organization, and time management skills;

  • Experience performing soil classifications is required;

  • Strong technical writing and verbal communication skills are required, along with willingness to work as part of a group;

  • Ability to operate and maintain field testing and monitoring equipment;

  • Exhibit strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite; experience with other data analysis and database tools is a plus;

  • Performance of work in inclement weather conditions following OSHA requirements;

  • Ability to lift and transport a minimum of 50 pounds on a regular basis during the course of work;

  • Ability to safely operate a vehicle on behalf of the company;

  • Willingness and exhibit a willingness to travel for field work as dictated by project demands which could be upwards of 50% of the time and periodically adjust personal schedules to meet project needs; and

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, ever changing environment.


  • Completed 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER health and safety training and current, valid refresher course.

  • Master’s degree in Geology or Hydrogeology preferred.

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: Geologist

Location: VA-Richmond

Requisition ID: 21001864