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Golder Associates Principal Geochemist in West Perth, Australia

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.

Golder has a new opportunity for a Principal Geochemist to join our team on a full-time basis, based in Brisbane or Perth to grow and lead our Mining Geochemistry Team in the delivery of geochemistry services to our clients. You will have a track record in building teams, collaborating globally, and have experience in mining operations. You will be expected to lead and do technical work, mentor professionals and leverage the considerable experience of our leading, global, technical community within Golder.

Key duties and responsibilities include:

  • Providing consultancy services and technical deliverables to existing and new clients;

  • Providing project and technical direction locally and regionally,  this would include client development, mentoring and technical development of others; 

  • Working collaboratively within multidisciplinary teams, providing technical input on mine management and closure related issues, as well as areas related to contaminated land and infrastructure;

  • Increasing the client base by introducing new clients or expanding contacts within existing clients through active business development with others in the company;

  • Guiding the successful technical delivery of projects where necessary;

  • Collaborating and partnering with key clients to understand their client’s needs, guide their expectations and deliver a solution based outcomes:

  • Developing, growing and mentoring the Geochemical Services team in Australia;

  • Actively participating in and contributing to the leadership of the Golder’s international geochemistry technical community as well as provide technical direction of mining geochemistry projects.

Skills, Qualifications, and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree, (or strong familiarity) in the following disciplines (geo)chemistry, geology, or earth science as well as eexperience with contaminated sites source remediation and acid sulfate soils assessment;

  • Demonstrated experience with geochemical characterization projects for mine waste materials and mine water, with good understanding of AMD geochemistry and classification methodologies (static and kinetic assessments) as well as ability to identify and conduct tiered assessments depending on project stages and client needs;

  • Excellent understanding of standard sampling methodologies for soil, rock and water (surface water and groundwater) as well as geochemical laboratory methodologies (e.g., ANC, NAG, etc.) and their limitations;

  • Geochemical speciation modelling using software such as PHREEQC and/or Geochemist Workbench (GWB).

  • Demonstration experience in project direction and/or management skills with previous consulting experience, as well as strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a diverse team environment.

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages

  • On the job training, mentoring and coaching

  • Global projects and travel opportunities

Renowned for technical excellence, Golder is a leading specialised engineering and consulting firm with over a half century of successful service to its clients. With over 165 offices in more than 40 countries, Golder's 7,500 professionals are driven by a passion to deliver results, offering unique specialised 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.

At Golder, we care about our people – we operate with integrity and embrace diversity.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply for this role.

Please note: Golder does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies.


Title: Principal Geochemist

Location: AUS-West Perth

Requisition ID: 21000840