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Golder Associates Senior Project 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 Senior Project Geologist to join our Richmond, VA office. In this role you will manage complex environmental projects that involve field studies, report preparation, budget management, and interaction with coworkers, clients, subcontractors, and regulators. Projects will include groundwater, surface water, soil, and air sampling; environmental site assessments; regulatory permitting; subsurface site characterizations involving drilling, soil classification, and bedrock mapping; and hazardous waste site characterization and remediation. Position requires travel and fieldwork. The successful candidate should enjoy identifying new business opportunities and building successful client relationships.

Responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Understand various regulatory environments and associated technical requirements;

  • Identify, develop, and manage the delivery of solutions to our clients;

  • Supervise, coordinate, and review/evaluate activities carried out by junior engineers and scientists;

  • Conduct field work as needed;

  • Prepare proposals (scope, schedule, and budget);

  • Simultaneously manage multiple projects through all phases of development;

  • Assist with junior staff mentoring, and team planning and development.


  • Requires B.S. (minimum) in Geology, Environmental Science, similar earth science.

  • Minimum 10 years of environmental project experience, including project management, proposal writing, client contact, and regulatory interaction. The successful candidate should have:

  • Strong technical knowledge and the passion and desire to excel;

  • The ability to accumulate and share technical knowledge across a broad spectrum audience of both technical and non-technical persons;

  • Manage in a fast-paced environment;

  • Meet project deadlines;

  • Team management skills, including the ability to build strong relationships with key stakeholders; and

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, and be able to function effectively as a team member. Experience with solid waste projects is a plus.

  • 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 Project Geologist

Location: VA-Richmond

Requisition ID: 21003038