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Golder Associates Entry-Level Hydrogeologist in TEMPE, Arizona

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 Hydrogeologist to join its Mine Water Division in Phoenix, AZ. The ideal candidate will have an appreciation for high quality and client focused work product is essential. The ability and willingness to travel locally and internationally is a necessity. As a key member of the team, you will support existing water resource, mining, and environmental projects using a strong foundation in quantitative hydrogeology.

Responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Field data collection planning and implementation in support of hydrogeologic interpretation –

  • Including preparation, installation, and ongoing monitoring and maintenance of field instrumentation for groundwater and surface water monitoring, geologic logging of boreholes, monitoring well installation, oversight of well hydraulic tests, and groundwater and surface water sampling and flow measurements

  • Interpret hydrogeologic and hydrologic data using data manipulation tools (such as Excel and Access), and numerical and analytical groundwater and contaminant transport modeling tools

  • Contribute to large multidisciplinary projects while working with engineers, GIS specialists, and other environmental experts

  • Communicate and document site conditions, observations, and activities

  • Understand the regulatory environment to successfully complete project work


  • Bachelor's degree in hydrogeology, geology, or a related field

  • Strong understanding of geology, physical hydrogeology, surface and subsurface hydrogeology

  • Solid technical writing and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate technical information to clients, regulators, and colleagues in a readily understood format

  • The ability to plan and execute field programs with knowledge of proper data collection and instrumentation techniques

  • Willingness to travel for field work as dictated by project demands up to 50% of the time (including to remote locations and outside work in various climates)


  • Graduate or post-graduate level knowledge of hydrogeological concepts

  • Previous work and/ or familiarity with the mining environment

  • Experience in field hydrogeological testing and instrumentation

  • Experience with data management tools (i.e., Excel, EQuIS, Access, Python)

  • Experience with hydrogeology modeling codes (MODFLOW, FEFLOW, Hydrus)

  • MSHA surface miner new miner training

* 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: Entry-Level Hydrogeologist

Location: AZ-TEMPE

Requisition ID: 21002826