Golder Associates Senior Landfill Gas Operation Manager in SUNNYVALE, California

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Golder has a new opportunity for a Senior Landfill Gas Operations Manager to join our California Operations team on a Full time basis based in Sunnyvale or Roseville, CA office .

The position will support landfill gas system operations and maintenance, compliance, and engineering projects for clients in the solid waste and power sectors. Project work requires skills and training pertinent to the planning, development, and management of landfill gas collection and control systems including component/system installation, operation, maintenance, compliance support, and quality assurance. Project sites are located primarily in northern California, with occasional projects located in the greater western United States.

Responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Oversee the operation and maintenance programs of landfill gas to energy and landfill gas control and collection systems in place for multiple client sites;

  • Support gas collection and control system well field evaluations and modifications;

  • Supervise and coach field technicians through daily interactions or as necessary in the operation, maintenance and compliance activities for landfill gas systems, including non-routine, on-call responses;

  • Hire and train field technicians and provide consistent project-specific guidance and oversight;

  • Inspect, diagnose, and repair client gas collection and control systems;

  • Inspect and diagnose gas control equipment, using either local relay logic, PLCs or remote SCADA;

  • Perform service quality assurance inspections and audits on at least an annual basis per site, or as needed;

  • Maintain knowledge of equipment, site conditions and regulatory issues;

  • Maintain knowledge of regulations affecting gas collection and control systems;

  • Observe and implement Golder health and safety policies;

  • Manage timely internal and external data reporting and documentation;

  • Manage project/task and subcontract budgets, schedules, and technical requirements and limitations;

  • Interact with the internal compliance and engineering project team members on a routine basis;

  • Maintain routine communication with clients; communicate routinely and when problems and issues arise with the client, compliance specialist, and senior group leader as appropriate;

  • Develop new clients and project sites

  • Support proposal opportunities with scope of work and cost input and prepare proposals in concert with subcontractors and other disciplines;

  • Assist with CQA activities related to landfill gas system construction, expansion, or modifications;

  • Assist with construction/repair task management assignments including scheduling, staff oversight, subcontractor supervision, and other engineering activities as directed;

  • Understand the purpose of individual tasks and how they relate to overall project objectives.

The successful candidate will have a background in:


  • AA or BS degree

  • Minimum 7 years of applicable work experience

  • Strong analytical and communications skills

  • Competence in basic MS Office suite programs (Word, Excel), and database programs

  • Candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S.

  • Possess a valid U.S. driver’s license and clean driving record

  • Pass a pre-employment physical, including a drug screen

  • Able to work in the field, be out-of-doors, and conduct site walks

  • Ability to work independently and with teams in multiple locations


  • OSHA 40 hour Hazwoper health and safety training preferred

Your benefits at Golder will include:

· Employee owned structure - own the business, own the result

· 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 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: Senior Landfill Gas Operation Manager


Requisition ID: 18000950