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Golder Associates Staff 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 Staff Geologist to join our team in Richmond, VA . 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:

  • Understand various regulatory environments and associated technical requirements

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

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

  • Providing technical support for geologic and hydrogeologic investigations, hydrogeologic testing, and groundwater monitoring and statistical analyses

  • 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 requiring familiarity with auger, sonic, mud-rotary, direct push drill rigs

  • Oversee on-site subcontractors

  • Prepare boring and well construction logs

  • Prepare state and federal level reports and other deliverables

  • Interact with clients

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced working environment

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

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

  • Routine project management duties – proposal preparation, tracking budget, schedule and resources


  • B.S. (minimum) In Geology, Environmental Science or similar Earth Science

  • Minimum 5 years of environmental project experience, including project management, proposal writing, client contact and regulatory interaction

  • Position requires travel and fieldwork

  • Our ideal candidate will have excellent written and verbal communications skills, attention to detail, EQuIS training, and be able to function effectively as a team member

  • 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;

  • Candidate must have a clean driving record and a valid driver’s license as well as be able to drive a full-sized pickup truck

  • Candidate must pass medical screening, drug screening and background check

*Interested applicants are asked to include a cover letter. To demonstrate your attention to detail, please include the phrase “Making a Difference” in the regarding line of your resume cover letter. *

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: Staff Geologist

Location: VA-Richmond

Requisition ID: 21003254