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Golder Associates Senior Geochemist 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 Associates is currently seeking a Senior Geochemist to join our US Mine Environment team. This position can be located in any of our Western US Mining offices, including Denver, CO, Reno, NV, Salt Lake City, UT, Phoenix, AZ, or Tucson, AZ.

Salary range : $115,310 - $172,960

Responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Provide leadership and participate in a broad range of technical services in the field of geochemistry including impact assessments, baseline studies, feasibility studies, and water supply development throughout the world

  • Coordinate with local internal and external clients to drive sales and client engagement

  • Support a working environment oriented to trust, open communication, innovation, cohesion and motivation for the team to deliver the organizational vision

  • Active collaboration with other senior practitioners on development and execution of mining business strategy

  • Oversee staff:

  • designing / conducting field investigations and laboratory testing programs

  • completing quantitative evaluations of field and laboratory data using a variety of analytical tools

  • formulating conclusions and recommendations, and preparing reports and presentations

  • Develop opportunities and prepare proposals in response to client needs

  • Direct projects according to client-approved scopes of work, and deliver high quality reports on time and within budget

  • Mentor and develop staff within our business

  • Active membership of Golder’s global geochemistry and other appropriate technical communities


  • A undergraduate degree in geochemistry, geology, hydrogeochmistry, or a related field

  • At least 12 years of applied experience, preferably in the environmental or mining sector

  • Demonstrated success in the development and execution of projects with a focus on mining geochemistry

  • Strong, all-round knowledge of geochemistry, surface water and groundwater interactions, hydrology, water treatment and chemical hydrogeology related to mining environments

  • Experience with industry-standard geochemical, hydrogeological or hydrological software


  • Professional designation as a geoscientist

  • A graduate degree in geochemistry, geology, hydrogeochemistry, or a related field

  • Experience with geochemical modeling codes (PHREEQC, Geochemist’s Workbench)

  • Academic knowledge of geology, geochemistry, surface water and groundwater interactions, hydrology, water treatment and physical and chemical hydrogeology

  • A strong quantitative background

  • Advanced experience in environmental data collection, laboratory analysis, and data validation techniques

  • Advanced knowledge of the mining industry and regulatory environment

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, some of which may require meeting eligibility criteria:

  • medical, dental, vision, HSA, dependent care FSA, 401k with company match structure, group term life insurance, short- and long-term disability, paid time off including holidays, vacation and sick leave banks, employee assistance program

  • 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: Senior Geochemist

Location: CO-Lakewood


Requisition ID: 21003222