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Golder Associates Modeling Specialist - Mine Stability 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 has a new opportunity for a Modeling Specialist in one of our West Coast Mining Offices (Portland, Tempe, Reno or Denver) for a Full-Time position with our Mine Engineering and Stability Group.

Your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Apply mechanical principles to surface and underground problems using state of the art design and numerical software.

  • Develop techniques and methods to create solutions for mechanical issues.

  • Perform specialist numerical modeling and simulation in support of engineering projects.

  • Prepare technical documentation to support analytical and numerical studies.

  • Be a self-starter and be able to take ownership of project tasks using their technical knowledge.

  • Contribute to technical solutions spanning multiple engineering disciplines


  • Masters or PhD degree in Mathematics, Physics, or Mechanical / Civil /Mining Engineering or related field.

  • 2 to 5 years of relevant simulation or modeling experience;

  • Experience in numerical analyses for engineering applications;

  • Experience in developing models drawing on in-depth theoretical understanding of numerical methods including 3D finite difference, distinct element, and finite element;

  • Proficient in use of commercial codes (such as FLAC, UDEC, PFC, FLAC3D, 3DEC, Map 3D, Abaqus, Plaxis);

  • Experience with Computer aided design (CAD) software;

  • Experience with general-purpose scripting/programming is an asset (C , Python, etc.);

  • Experience in developing complex 3D geometries for numerical modeling purposes;

  • Related training geotechnical, rock, or mine engineering is an asset;

  • Demonstrate critical analytical and strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office software suite (e.g., Word, Excel).

  • Self-motivated and well organized;

  • Ability to work in a team environment.

  • Ability to travel Nationally and internationally.


  • Advanced degree in Mathematics, Physics, or Civil/Mining Engineering.

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages

  • Option to purchase shares in Golder

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

  • 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: Modeling Specialist - Mine Stability


Other Locations: US-NV-RENO, US-AZ-TEMPE, US-CO-Lakewood

Requisition ID: 19001932