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Golder Associates Mid-Level Geologist in ROSEVILLE, California

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 mid-level Geologist to work in our Roseville, CA office. From this location, our team of geo-professionals provides services to clients in the solid waste, aggregates, mining, transportation, and manufacturing sectors. This position provides an opportunity to join a fast-paced team that provides solutions on geological, civil, and environmental projects. The work entails a variety of office-related and field activities, with a need to carefully follow instructions, document activities, solve problems, and provide proactive communication.

We are seeking someone with an interest and experience supporting geologic investigations via drilling, soil logging, and environmental sampling. This position will support a variety of projects such as contaminated sites characterization, remediation, groundwater and landfill gas compliance monitoring and reporting. The selected candidate must be comfortable with the use of technology in the practice of geology and working in the field with project teams to support subsurface investigations. The candidate will primarily support projects in the Northern California area with occasional work throughout California. The selected candidate may also have the opportunity to work in project locations throughout North America based on availability for travel for field assignments.

Your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Perform geologic field reconnaissance and environmental sampling (soil, groundwater, surface water, soil gas, and landfill gas)

  • Perform subsurface field geologic exploration tasks including drilling oversight, soil logging, and test pit explorations

  • Install monitoring wells for groundwater sampling and water level readings

  • Interpretation of subsurface conditions and preparation of boring logs and well construction details

  • Perform oversight of remediation subcontractors

  • Provide peer review of staff deliverables

  • Install and collect data from slope monitoring instrumentation

  • Perform data compilation, report writing, GIS data analysis, and other related duties to support project teams

  • Local and national travel (up to 50% of the time) with possible short and long-term assignments at project sites

  • Safely perform work in the office and field; fieldwork may occur in all seasonal weather conditions, while using equipment (with an ability to lift and move approximately 40 pounds without assistance) and operating vehicles on behalf of the company


  • Bachelor’s degree in Geology

  • Minimum of 3 year’s experience.

  • Familiar with geologic field skills such as drilling, soil logging, and environmental sampling

  • Demonstrate competence in understanding geomorphology, hydrogeology, and surface processes

  • Computer skills and experience with industry standard commercial computer software including Microsoft Office and basic data management software

  • Detail oriented with strong analytical skills and a positive attitude as well as the ability to work both independently and on teams

  • Candidates must be willing to work in the field conducting physically rigorous field geologic data collection in a variety of terrain and weather conditions


  • Master’s degree in Geology

  • GIT/PG

  • Experience with field-based data collection applications

* Submittal of a cover letter with your application is appreciated. *

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

  • 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 7,000 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 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: Mid-Level Geologist


Requisition ID: 21002227